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Wind Energy Development in China

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February 14, 2013

Dr. C. K. Woo and Dr. Fredrich Kahrl of E3 were co-authors in a recent paper, “What moves wind energy development in China? Show me the money!” published in Applied Energy. This paper finds that the most important drivers of wind energy investment in China are perceived to be those that can have an immediate impact on a wind energy developer’s cash flow: government financial assistance, easy and inexpensive transmission access, wind energy cost decline, and a high feed-in-tariff. None of these drivers are directly tied to energy output, which suggests that China’s wind energy policies must be modified to incentivize energy output, rather than just installed capacity.

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