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China has over 300 GW of wind power capacity

China now has more than 300 gigawatts of grid-connected wind power capacity, the National Energy Administration announced. This means that capacity has doubled since 2016. Overall, China’s wind power capacity is 1.4 times higher than the EU and 2.6 times higher than the US. Despite the rapid expansion of wind power, coal remains China’s dominant power source, accounting for just over 2/3 of electricity generation. Wind power now accounts for about 13 percent of China’s installed power generation capacity and contributed 6 percent of energy production in 2020. As overall demand for power has also surged in recent years, renewables have not yet been able to push back the share of coal-fired power (China.Table reported). nib

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