Wind power to bounce back in 2014

According to Treehugger : ” ¬†At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries had a combined capacity of 318,000 megawatts, which would be enough to meet the residential electricity needs of the European Union.” ” New data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) show that wind developers built… Continue reading Wind power to bounce back in 2014

Global wind capacity grew by 12.5 % in 2013

To Enerdata ” global wind capacity increased by 12.5% in 2013, reaching 318,137 MW. During the year, 35,467 MW were installed worldwide, which is almost 10 GW below capacity additions in 2012. “ ” US installations were badly impacted by a policy gap created by the US Congress in 2012; in Europe, installations grew by… Continue reading Global wind capacity grew by 12.5 % in 2013

Global wind capacity to exceed 300 GW this year

As Cleantechnica reported, according to data collected from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), global wind capacity may exceed 300 gigawatts this year. As Greenpeace pointed out (see left), this represents the capacity of all power plants in Mexico and South and Central Americas. In 2012, the global… Continue reading Global wind capacity to exceed 300 GW this year

Global wind capacity grows to 238 GW

Here are great news concerning wind energy. To Sustainable Business : ” In 2011, just over 41 gigawatts (GW) of wind capacity was installed, bringing the world total to 238 GW, reports the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). “ ” This represents an increase of 21%, with an increase in the size of the annual… Continue reading Global wind capacity grows to 238 GW