In 2010, China added 91.3GW of new power capacity, bringing the total to roughly what the United States had in 2007.
The National Energy Administration (NEA) recently published initial energy figures for 2010. And yes, the numbers continue to be staggering. In 2010, China added 91.3GW of new power capacity to bring the total to 960GW, roughly what the United States had in 2007, according to EIA estimates. That 91.3GW is larger than all of United Kingdom’s power system capacity as of 2007. In other words, China just added another UK to its power system in a single year!
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Source: Damien Ma | The Atlantic