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China beats record with major surge in wind capacity

According to a new BNEF report, the country's wind power capacity set a new record of almost 58 GW installed last year, with GE and Goldwind also topping the global wind market.

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(Correction at 11:48. Danish news agency Ritzau Finans falsely reported information via The Guardian and BNEF, claiming that China added 100 GW of wind capacity during 2020. The correct figure for China is 58 GW, with the global fleet achieving 96.6 GW in new installations. We apologize for the misinformation)

China installed more new wind capacity in 2020 than the rest of the world combined in the year prior, also setting a new installation record for new wind power despite the coronavirus pandemic, The Guardian writes based on a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

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