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Brazil, Technology, Innovation & the Environment: government investment on wind farms

Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social (BNDES) approved financing of R$ 445.7 million (nearly 300 million US dollars) for the construction of eight wind farms in Rio Grande do Sul. With a total installed capacity of 150 MW, these farms will start operation between July 2012 and September 2013 […]

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China, Technology, Innovation & the Environment: offshore wind power expected to reach 30 gigawatts by 2020

In the next five years, China will boost its offshore wind power installed capacity to 5 gigawatts and form a complete technology and industrial chain […]

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China, Technology, Innovation & the Environment: ambitious clean energy plans for next five years

China announced recently its goals of building 235 million kilowatts of power generation capacity from clean energy forms in the next five years, in an effort to trim the country’s heavy reliance on fossil fuels […]

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China, Technology and the Environment: Electricity consumption to almost double by 2020

The China Electricity Council (CEC) released projections recently that the country’s electricity consumption will almost double from the 2010 level to 8.2 trillion kWh by 2020 […]

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China, Technology, Innovation & the Environment: aiming for 230 gigawatts wind power capacity

China is set to achieve wind power of 230 gigawatts of installed capacity by 2020, which is equal to 13 times the current capacity of the Three Gorges Dam, according to a latest report […]

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China, Technology, Innovation and the Environment: energy security pushes China into Wind Power

The Chinese government recently upgraded its wind installation capacity target for 2020 to 150 gigawatts from 100 gigawatts, representing a compound annual growth rate of 20% for accumulated wind-generation capacity, according to analysts Min Li and Wendy Wang at Yuanta Research {…]

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China, Technology and the Environment: Electricity bills to jump for Chinese industries

China announced a 5.7 percent increase in electricity prices for businesses and industries and said it will adjust residential tariffs early next year through a new pricing mechanism to promote energy savings […]

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Intellectual Property: IPR threatens China’s new energy sector

Stimulated by governments’ supporting policies, a large number of Chinese firms have turned to new energy and related industries. Over 10 large scale new energy bases have been established. However, experts say that China’s emerging new energy sector may face a lack of core technology crisis […]

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China, Technology and the Environment: building the world’s largest solar power base

China’s first demonstration project integrating wind power, photovoltaic power and power storage was recently established in Zhangbei, northern China’s Hebei province with a planned total investment of over 8 billion yuan (nearly 1.2 billion US dollars) […]

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China, Technology and the Environment: first 10 million-kw-level wind power station to be built in mid-July 2009

Workers would begin construction on China’s first 10 million-kw-level wind power station in mid-July in the far northwestern city of Jiuquan, Gansu Province, a local official said recently […]