Sciencedaily.com February 21, 2020
Source: Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Summary: If China is to meet and exceed its Paris Climate Agreement goal by 2030, it’s going to need to find a way to increase its wind capacity. Researchers found that offshore wind could be a big part of the solution.
Under the Paris Climate Agreement, China committed to rely on renewable resources for 20 percent of its energy needs by 2030. Currently, the country is on track to double that commitment, aiming to hit 40 percent by the next decade. Wind power is critical to achieving that goal. Over the past 20 years, China’s wind power capacity has exploded from 0.3 gigawatts to 161 gigawatts.
But, in recent years, that growth has slowed and the hopes for China’s wind-powered future have dampened.