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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)