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"China did it in 5 years (though it will take another 5 years to reach European quality standards.)"

What? Are you suggesting that all Chinese electricity production now comes from renewables? Or at least all baseload production?

I never heard any such claim and would be extremely surprised (thought thrilled, of course). If it's not the case, we're back to my question of how long to replace, at the very least, every single coal plant.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Wed Dec 7th, 2011 at 03:48:43 PM EST
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No, wind production in China is only 1.5% of total, if you can rely on their stats. China is a long way from replacing coal, if they don't have to replace their population first.

I had meant that China built a huge renewable supply chain in 5 years. China went from 2.6 GW at the end of 2006 to over 52 GW middle of 2011. Which is really something.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Wed Dec 7th, 2011 at 06:02:11 PM EST
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