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China Building More Wind, Solar Capacity Than Rest of World Combined: Report

Workers installing solar panels at the Ningxia Tengger Desert New Energy Base in Zhongwei, in China’s northern Ningxia region. STR/AFP

By Matthew Walsh

China is building almost twice as much wind and solar energy capacity as every other country combined, research published Thursday showed.

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