Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Taiwan pushes wind power

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Taiwan's wind power capacity is set to increase to 3,000 megawatts by 2020.

The government of Taiwan is moving to increase its renewable energy focus, and wind is one of the country's most important renewable resources, according to Asia in Focus.

The Industrial Technology Research Institute made the 3,000-megawatt prediction and said that $6.12 billion is expected to be spent on wind turbines by 2020.

ITR researchers also predicted that by 2009 China will replace the United States as the world's largest country in terms of wind power installation capacity. The Chinese government is working to increase investment to boost the capacity of wind power.

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