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China Wind Capacity May Reach 1,000 GW by 2050

October 19th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

China continues to create headlines in the area of renewable energy, this time concerning the wind power generating capacity it might reach by 2050 – some 1,000 gigawatts. China is already the world’s largest generator of wind energy capacity.

Renewable Energy Passed Up Nuclear in 2010

April 17th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

It seems that total cumulative installed power capacity from renewable sources passed up nuclear for the first time in 2010, according to the draft version of a new report coming out soon by the Worldwatch Institute, The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2010-2011. "In 2010, for the first time, worldwide cumulated installed capacity of wind turbines, biomass and waste-to-energy plants, and solar power reached 381 gigawatts, outpacing the installed nuclear capacity of 375 gigawatts,'' the draft report says

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