China to Become World’s Largest Wind Power Producer

Beijing, China [Xinhua] China is expected to overtake Germany and the United States to become the world’s largest wind power producer by 2020, a report forecast. The 2006 Annual Report on China’s New Energy Industry says that the 10th Five-Year Plan (2000-2005) period saw a rapid development of wind power industry, with the installed capacity rose by 30 percent on an annual average, rising from 350,000 kW in 2000 to 1.26 million kW in 2005, ranking 7th in the world. The report quotes a prediction by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) that the total wind power installed capacity in China will probably reach 150 million kW in 2020, making China one of the world’s major wind power markets.
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