China is still the world's largest greenhouse gas emitter. Despite the huge growth of national renewable energy industry coal still remains the king among energy sources thus preventing the country from reducing its carbon footprint.
Is wind power the way to go in order for China to reduce its huge greenhouse gas emissions? The Chinese are already committed to an energy plan under which country should produce at least 20% of its energy from non-fossil fuels by 2030.
There have been several studies conducted with the purpose to determine China's wind energy potential. All of them have one thing in common, namely plentiful wind resources for China to exploit.The latest study conducted by the researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tsinghua University of Beijing says that China could generate 11.9 percent of its primary energy demand from wind in the year 2030.