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China's sea monster: world's largest wind turbine built

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    In 2021, China once again revalidated its position as the world's most polluting country by further increasing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. In fact, these emissions rose by 4.34% compared to 2020. This brought per capita carbon dioxide emissions to 8.73 tons. At the close of the year, the Asian giant ended with more than 12 billion tons of CO2 emitted, which is three times more than the United States and 54 times more than Spain.

    Now, to cover up the pollution problems, China has announced the creation of an amazing offshore windmill, which has become the largest in the world. Its blades measure no less than 128 meters each and can sweep an area of 53,000 square meters, which would be equivalent to seven soccer fields. According to the manufacturer, CSSC Haizhuang, this wind power monster could generate up to 44.8 kilowatts per hour, which would be equivalent to the consumption of 40,000 homes per year.

    The windmill is part of China's project to boast the world's largest offshore wind farm. To this end, a giant installation will be built in the Taiwan Strait, 10 kilometers long, to install this type of turbine.

    However, none of this seems to be enough, at least for the time being. In 2021, the country already broke the record of having surpassed 300 million kilowatts generated by offshore wind power, and still continued to shoot CO2 emissions to record highs. While it is true that the Asian giant produces twice as much offshore wind power as the European Union and three times as much as the United States, it is not enough to reduce pollution levels.


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