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Environmental Scientists Estimate That China Could Meet Its Entire Future Energy Needs by Wind Alone
September 10, 2009
A team of environmental scientists from Harvard and Tsinghua University demonstrated the enormous potential for wind-generated electricity in China. Using extensive meteorological data and incorporating the Chinese government's energy bidding and financial restrictions for delivering wind power, the researchers estimate that wind alone has the potential to meet the country's electricity demands projected for 2030.
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