Sunday, June 17, 2007

China To Clean Energy For 2008 Games

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Prensa Latina reports that China will power its stadiums during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games with about 500 KW of solar energy and has pledged to cut dependence from pollutants like coal and oil.

Yu Xiaoxuan, Beijing 2008 vice director for Planning, Construction and Environment, said this weekend they want to improve the clean energy volumes promised during the bid.
More than 64,583 sq. feet of solar panel powers the Olympic Village water heating systems, and its cooling system will recycle drain water and keep the dorms during Beijing’s hot summer at 13 degrees.

Aeolic energy also supplies electricity to the new installations, and a parking lot.

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