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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

China on world's 'biggest push' for wind power

Level: Upper-intermediate / B2

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China is already the world's largest producer of wind power.
Read this article about its plans to double the number of wind turbines, then answer the following questions:
1) How much energy will be produced by wind in 2020 in China?
2) Integrating this surge in wind energy has posed what three challenges?
3) What is China's biggest source of energy?
4) Which country produces the most wind energy in Europe?
5) Which potential foreign markets exist for Chines wind technology?

Answers below!


1) 200GW
2) a: the windiest regions tend to be far from cities
    b: the building of turbines has outstripped the expansion of the grid
    c: the grid has struggled to cope with the intermittent wind energy
3) Coal (75%)
4) Germany
5) Asia, Latin America and Africa

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