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Marshaling the Winds of Mongolia

February 22, 2012, 4:25 PM

NEW YORK TIMES

By DYLAN WALSH

 

Construction is to begin in March on Mongolia’s first wind farm, and its backers hope it will be the beginning of a renewable energy boom.

 

Mongolia’s first wind installation is a $120 million project that will provide 5 percent of the country’s electricity demand. Transmission lines were installed last year, while turbine construction waited out the fierce Mongolian winter. It is scheduled to begin in March.

 

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