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China planning to build the world's largest wind farm

CHINA is planning to build the world’s largest wind farm in the Taiwan Strait.

The plans for the huge 43.3 gigawatt facility, announced by the city of Chaozhou on Tuesday, will see a 10km-long wind farm featuring thousands of powerful turbines.

The blustery conditions in the area will mean the turbines will be able to run up to 49 per cent of the time.

Construction work will begin before 2025 and, once completed, will outstrip the current largest wind farm, also in China, at Jiuquan.

China already accounts for half of the world’s total on- and offshore wind power capacity of 830 GW.

During 2021 alone China installed more offshore wind generation capacity than every other country in the world managed over the last five years.

China is aiming to generate a third of its electricity from renewables by 2025.

At the recent Communist Party Congress President Xi Jinping said: “We will work actively and prudently toward the goals of reaching peak carbon emissions and carbon neutrality.”

He added: “Based on China’s energy and resource endowments, we will advance initiatives to reach peak carbon emissions in a well-planned and phased way, in line with the principle of getting the new before discarding the old.”

 

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