Wind power overtakes nuclear in China February 9, 2013 : 5:25 PM

The Chinese government has made major investments in renewable energy technology over the last few years. Now, one group reports that wind power generates more electricity than nuclear. More from

"According to data from the China Wind Energy Association (CWEA), wind energy capacity has now surpassed nuclear power to become the third largest source of electricity in China, after coal, and large-scale hydro-electric plants."

"In 2012 wind power generation totalled 100.4 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 0.5% from the years before, and enough to send it past nuclear power generation."

"Wind energy capacity has grown rapidly over the years, fuelled by ambitious renewable energy targets, and strong government support of wind energy manufacturers. By the end of 2012 China had 60.83GW of installed capacity, and targets aim to see a total of 100WGW by the end of 2015."