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China’s New Renewable Project Rivals All Wind and Solar in India

  • President Xi announces mega-project at UN biodiversity event
  • Details remain scant on project that dwarfs Three Gorges Dam
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China has started building a massive renewable energy project that’s bigger than all of the wind and solar power in India.

Construction on the first phase, comprising 100 gigawatts of wind and solar, in the desert has started smoothly, President Xi Jinping said via video link Tuesday at a United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Kunming.