Wednesday, July 29, 2009

China's Renewable Energy

Some people point the finger at China when it comes to greenhouse gases. But an article in the Australian points out what China is doing with renewable energy:
By 2020 China aims to have installed 300,000MW of hydro power (equal to 80 Snowy Mountains schemes), 30,000MW of plants fuelled by agricultural waste, 1800MW of solar power and more than 50,000MW of wind farms (about four times what will be needed here to meet the Rudd renewable energy target)
Also, there's 600,000 people employed installing solar hotwater heaters. It seems China is very far ahead of us - and remember, their per capita greenhouse emissions are only 1/6th of Australia's.

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