GANSU JINCHANG MAGANG
Clean energy from windpower
Province Gansu, CHINA*
The bundled Gansu Jinchang Magang and Huangmaopo wind power project is located in Jinchang City, Gansu Province, PR China, and is operated by Three Gorges New Energy Jinchang Wind Power Co., Ltd. financed and operated.
The project consists of two sub-projects: Jinchuan Magang 49.5 MW wind power project is located north of the Jinchuan district in the city of Jinchang. The purpose of the Magang project is to install 33 sets of 1.5 MW wind turbines to produce clean and renewable electricity with zero emissions. The total installed capacity of the Magang project is 49.5 MW. It is estimated that the amount of net electricity generated by the Magang Project when fully operational is approximately 102.8687 GWh per year. The Magang project activity will achieve an average reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of 88,137 tCO2e per year.
The 49.5 MW Yongchang Huangmaopo wind power project, the second project is located in Yongchang County, Jinchang City. The purpose of the Huangmaopo project is to install 24 sets of 2 MW wind turbines and 1 set of 1.5 MW wind turbines to produce clean and renewable electricity with zero emissions. The total installed capacity of the Huangmaopo project is 49.5 MW. It is estimated that the amount of net electricity generated by the Huangmaopo Project when fully operational is approximately 101.3816 GWh per year. Through the project activity of Huangmaopo, an average reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of 86,863 tCO2e per year is achieved. The total installed capacity of the bundled project is 99 MW and the annual net electricity generation is 204,2503 GWh.
Before the bundled project activity was carried out, the electricity was supplied by operating grid-connected power plants and adding new generation sources within the Northwest China Electricity Network (NWPG), which corresponds to the baseline scenario. The bundled project activity is a project for renewable energies in which an average annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of 175,000 tCO2e per year and a total of 1,225,007 tCO2e for the first crediting period compared to the generation of electricity from fossil fuels, is avoided.
Climate change exacerbates the already extremely strong air pollution
According to an international study, climate change will further exacerbate air pollution in China. The number of premature deaths due to particulate matter will continue to rise, said study author and emeritus director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Mr. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber in an interview with Deutschlandfunk.
Is there a link between climate change and air pollution? This is the question that the international scientists have pursued.
The result of this international study, which is based on model calculations, gives figures: The scientists assume that, in addition to the approximately 1 million premature deaths due to respiratory diseases, lung cancer and strokes per year, triggered by fine dust, ozone and nitrogen dioxide, another 10,000 Deaths are caused by possible consequences of climate change. The main reason for this, according to Schellnhuber, is stagnating weather conditions. So hardly any wind, the warm air lies on top of the cold, like a lid. Dirt particles, including fine dust that penetrates into the lungs and brain, can cause damage undisturbed there. According to Schellnhuber, for up to 6 weeks until this so-called inversion weather situation changes again. Schellnhuber explains that these weather conditions are primarily related to the weakening, the change in the jet stream, as a result of the disproportionate warming of the Arctic. An effect that PIK calculated and published decades ago.
According to Schellnhuber, however, the study can also be applied to Germany or Central Europe. Air pollution in India is the focal point and far worse than in China. According to Schellnhuber, up to eight Indian cities will be on the list of the ten dirtiest cities (air).