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More new wind power capacity was installed in the EU in 2009 than any other electricity-generating technology. 39% of all new capacity installed in 2009 was wind power, followed by gas (25%) and solar photovoltaics (17%). Europe decommissioned more coal, fuel oil and nuclear capacity than it installed in 2009. Taken together, renewable energy technologies account for 62% of new power generating capacity in 2009. Investment in new European wind farms in 2009 reached €13 billion, including €1.5 billion offshore. 10,163 MW of wind power capacity were installed across the European Union – a 23% increase compared to 2008 installations – made up of 9,581 MW onshore (up 21% from last year) and 582 MW offshore (up 56% from last year). 2009 is the second year running that more wind power capacity has been installed than any other electricity-generating technology, and wind’s share ...

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