Wind Energy in China

China has seen tremendous growth in its wind energy sector, with a CAGR of 49% between 1998 and 2008. In 2008, the cumulative installation of wind energy reached 12.2 GW, which represents 10% of the world’s wind generation capacity. China’s newly installed wind power capacity in 2008 represented 23.1% of the total global newly installed wind capacity…”

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China’s total consumption volume of primary energy was 2.66 billion tons of standard coal in 2007. Energy consumption is expected to grow at a rate slower than GDP due to the government’s plan to reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 20% by 2010 and another 25% by 2020. While more than 70% of energy comes from coal today, there will be a shift towards other sources, especially natural gas…”

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Water Purification Syytems

“Current trends in the water purification market suggest a shift from widely used bottled water dispensers to point-of-use (POU) water purification systems. In recent years, the growth in sales of POU systems has shown year-on-year increases, while the growth in sales of bottled water dispensers has slowed down rapidly. There are currently more than 1,000 companies manufacturing water purification equipment in China…”

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Coalbed Methane

China’s 11th Five Year Plan (2006-2010) aims to produce 10 billion m³ of coalbed methane / coal mine methane by 2010. CBM extraction volume is targeted at 5 billion m³ from surface wells and 50 million m³ from underground wells. The main drivers behind CBM / CMM development in China are concerns over coal mine safety, environment, and sustainable energy generation…”

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