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  • By now youre seeing the trend here: the world’s biggest city, the world’s longest

  • canal, biggest airport, longest high speed rail network and underwater tunnel. So the

  • fact that China is building the world’s largest Wind Power Farm too shouldn’t surprise

  • you. The Gansu Wind Farm Project will produce 20 Gigawatts of power by 2020, and will cost

  • nearly $20 billion to build. Turbines are going up at the staggering rate of 35 per

  • day across the three areas that make up the power base. In 2012, Gansu’s capacity surpassed

  • the total wind-generated-electricity produced by all of the United Kingdom, and it’s just

  • the largest of six mega-wind farms currently under construction throughout China.

  • But China isn’t embracing wind just to reduce its carbon emissions, it’s doing everything

  • it can to simply keep the lights on. Some parts of the country with booming middle class

  • populations suffer persistent electricity shortages because, just like us, people want

  • refrigerators, dishwashers, washer and dryers, and computers in their homes, but there’s

  • only so much energy to go around.

  • So China’s State Council is pushing for an across-the-board renewable strategy to

  • reduce its dependence on oil, coal and gas, the finite resources of the 20th century whose

  • extraction and consumption are subject to constant geopolitical tensions.

  • Since 2013, China has led the world in renewable energy production, with a total capacity of

  • 378 installed Gigawatts, coming from projects as wide-ranging as Gansu to hydroelectric

  • power plants like the Three Gorges Dam, which spans the Yangtze River and is the world’s

  • largest power station of any kind. In just the last 10 years, China has increased its

  • solar panel production 100-fold to become the world’s leading manufacturer of the

  • technology.

  • With China now pumping more CO2 into the atmosphere than the number two and three emitting countries

  • - the US and India - combined, it’s vital for the future of the planet that it continues

  • using MegaProjects to create a lot more Megawatts of clean, green power.

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  • me out. Until next time, for TDC, I’m Bryce Plank.

By now youre seeing the trend here: the world’s biggest city, the world’s longest

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