Adjusting China's sails

A third of the world's installed wind energy capacity is in China, but technological and policy challenges need to be addressed to make the most of the country's wind resources.

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    China has promised to cut emissions from its coal power plants by 60% by 2020. COP21 (2015);

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    China's new wind power capacity rises 60%, hits record high. China Daily (3 February 2016);

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    China wasted 20 percent of wind power generated in 2015. Reuters (17 March 2016);

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    Facing grid constraints, China puts a chill on new wind energy projects. Inside Climate News (28 March 2016);

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    China lull behind quiet quarter for global clean energy investment. Bloomberg (19 April 2016);

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