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Wind Power Fact Sheet

Wind power capacity is an indicator of building a sustainable economy because wind is poised to become the foundation of the new energy economy. With total capacity exceeding 318,000 megawatts, wind farms generate carbon-free electricity in more than 85 countries. … Continue reading

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Denmark, Portugal, and Spain Leading the World in Wind Power

By J. Matthew Roney Denmark produced one third of its electricity from the wind in 2013. In no other country has wind’s share of annual electricity generation yet topped 30 percent. But the Danes are not stopping there—they are eyeing … Continue reading

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World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

By J. Matthew Roney At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries had a combined generating capacity of 318,000 megawatts, which would be enough to meet the residential electricity needs of the European Union’s … Continue reading

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After Record 2012, World Wind Power Set to Top 300,000 Megawatts in 2013

By J. Matthew Roney Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide. With total capacity exceeding 280,000 megawatts, … Continue reading

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Offshore Wind Development Picking Up Pace

By J. Matthew Roney Wind power is the world’s leading source of renewable electricity, excluding hydropower, with 238,000 megawatts of capacity installed at the start of 2012.  Thus far, almost all of this wind power has been tapped on land; … Continue reading

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