Wind power share in China's total power output can reach 17% by 2050
Dec 28, 2012 - Wind power can account for 17% of China's total power output by 2050, shows a road map for wind power by the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission's Energy Research Institute with the support of the International Energy Agency (IEA).
China plans to source 8.4% of its energy from onshore and offshore wind power by 2030 and double the share by 2050.
According to the road map, China has to add some 15 GW of wind power capacity annually to its base of 31 GW in 2010 to reach 5% wind power share by 2020.
The focus on wind power will also avoid the burning of 130 million tonnes of coal equivalent in 2020, 260 in 2030 and 660 in 2050, the road map estimates.