China sets to diversify energy supply
China is seeking alternate energy supplies in regions where
sources other than coal or oil, such as solar or wind power,
are possible, said an official Monday.
Zheng Xinli, deputy director of the Policy Research Office of
the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, a major
think tank, noted that "China has rich renewable energy
resources, and must optimize its energy structure to shake off
its energy shortage."
(People's Daily Online, August 31, 2004)
China grapples with energy demands
In China, the fastest growing economy in the world is grappling
with a massively increased demand for electricity.
Over the past few weeks, Beijing has been experiencing "brown-outs"
- partial power cuts deliberately introduced to conserve energy.
(Correspondents Report, ABC Radio National, August 1, 2004)
Wind Energy Has Huge Potential
China has abundant wind energy reserve which could be vital to properly
solve the country's energy issue, Green Peace said Saturday in a research
report jointly issued by the organization and Europe Wind Energy
Association and China Renewable Industry Association...
(China Internet Information Center, China.org.cn, May 15, 2004)
Zhangjiakou Promotes Wind Power Industry
The city of Zhangjiakou, 100km northwest of Beijing,
is planning to increase its wind power generation
capacity in the next 10 years from the current 10 megawatts to 5,000
megawatts. The city's long-term plan is for a generating capacity of
10,000 megawatts. This represents a significant part of the
central government's overall plan to increase the nation's wind power
capacity from the current 350 megawatts to 35,000 megawatts....
(China Internet Information Center, China.org.cn, April 29, 2004)
China Power Generation
The installed electricity generating capacity in China reached 384.5 GW
by the end of 2003, up 7.8 percent over 2002. National Development and
Reform Commission of China estimates that an additional 37GW of new
generating capacity will be added in 2004....
(US Department of Commerce, 2004)