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China Well Behind Its Wind Power Target

Diarmaid Williams, Power Engineering

The Global Wind Energy Council has unveiled data showing China is failing to reach the target set for itself in development of offshore wind power capacity.

The country installed just 1 GW of offshore wind capacity last year, against a target of 5 GW. However officials say they would prefer to master the technology first, and added that the target is not mandatory.

The plan to install 10 GW by 2020 looks unlikely at this juncture, with lack of progress being blamed on technical problems and high costs.

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