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Wind Power

16pc increase in clean power capacity planned

Industry regulator the National Development and Reform Commission said in its report at yesterday's opening session of the National People's Congress that it aimed to increase output from the four sources by 52.24 gigawatts this year. Installed hydropower generating capacity will increase by 21 GW, nuclear power capacity by 3.24 GW, wind power capacity by 19 GW and solar power capacity by 10 GW.

Wednesday, 6 March, 2013, 6:31am

BMW taps wind to maintain profit

Four wind turbine towers will soon supply almost a quarter of the power used at Bayerische Motoren Werke's Leipzig plant, where the carmaker builds the X1 sport utility vehicle and soon the i3, its first electric car.

20 Feb 2013 - 2:52am

US breathes life, barely, into offshore wind

Europe: 1,662 turbines; United States: 0. After delays that left the American industry years behind other nations, the first wind farm off the US coast should finally produce electricity by 2015.

11 Feb 2013 - 12:41pm 1 comment

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology eyes market in Australia

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, China's largest wind-turbine maker, is studying new projects to take advantage of Australia's 2020 renewable energy target.

18 Dec 2012 - 4:49am

China Longyuan seeks US$312m in share sale

Mainland wind power producer China Longyuan Power said yesterday it would raise up to US$312 million selling new shares, joining the rush among liquidity-thirsty firms to place shares following the recent strong run of the Hong Kong market.

14 Dec 2012 - 5:01am

Mainland's wind potential blown away by power grid monopolies

The mainland's wind power generators will reach their full potential only if the state-owned power distribution giants lose their monopolies, said the China director of the Global Wind Energy Council.

25 Oct 2012 - 4:53am

Mainland wind power industry undergoes painful shake-up

The entire supply chain of the mainland's wind power industry - from the manufacturing of components to the generation of power - is undergoing painful rationalisation after years of overly rapid and disorderly expansion.

And the pain will not go away any time soon, analysts say.

20 Sep 2012 - 3:55am

CKI buys into Australian wind power distribution

Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI) plans to buy a power distribution business in Australia, its fourth in that country and the second overseas investment it has unveiled in just over a month.

4 Sep 2012 - 2:34am

6.6b yuan of wind power blown away in first half

Wind power producers in three northern regions on the mainland were forced to waste 6.6 billion yuan (HK$8.09 billion) of electricity generated in this year's first half due to chronic power grid capacity shortages, says the State Electricity Regulatory Commission.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:04pm

Swire sails into offshore wind farm market

Swire Blue Ocean has taken delivery of the biggest ship in the world specifically built to install offshore wind farm equipment in a move that marks the firm's entrance into the burgeoning global offshore wind farm market.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am