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Market to watch: China

China is the world’s largest wind power market in both new and cumulative installations. In 2018, the country installed 20.2 GW of onshore wind and 1.6 GW of offshore wind, representing 44% and 37% of global market share respectively.

China will end subsidies for new onshore wind power projects at the start of 2021, with renewable projects set to compete on an equal footing with coal- and gas-fired electricity, the country’s state planning agency announced.

Altogether, China continues to be on track to lead the transition from traditional energy sources such as coal, to wind and other renewables – and they are proving that this transition can now be subsidy-free!

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GWEC to expand its local team in China

In order to provide professional services to our members and support the GWEC activities in the world’s largest wind market, GWEC has recently expanded our local team in China by adding Mr. Wanliang Liang as our new China Director.

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Participate in a Global Gender and Renewable Energy survey

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), with support from GWNET and REN21, is undertaking a global Gender and Renewable Energy survey. The objective of the survey is to gather quantitative and qualitative insights on the current status of women’s participation in the renewable energy sector, existing challenges and potential solutions to improve gender diversity.

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