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China installs more wind turbines in efforts to mitigate climate change

China is on a wind turbine installation spree, and the country has reached an operational wind energy capacity totaling 171.6 GW, shows a new report from the National Energy Administration of China.

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China has increased the tempo of its wind energy expansion and has installed capacity at 7.94 GW in the first half of this year. That is an increase of 30 percent, and the new turbines bring the country's total operational capacity up to 171.6 GW, shows a new report from the National Energy Administration of China.

Looking only at offshore wind energy, which is not China's forte, the country lands at a total capacity of 2.7 GW, show the figures, and the provinces Jiangsu, Shanghai and Fujian top the list.

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