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Climate Change

China's share of new wind power tops 90% of region's total in 2020

Asia-Pacific leads world as Beijing pushes to meet zero carbon goal

Wind turbines in Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia: China is rapidly expanding its wind power capacity to meet a net-zero carbon emissions goal by 2060. (Photo by Yusuke Hinata)

TOKYO -- China installed a record 52 gigawatts of new wind power capacity in 2020, driving global growth in renewable energy, according to data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), a Brussels-based trade association.

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