20 Feb '12, 1am

Wind Energy Grows by 21% Despite Economic Turmoil: Brussels Green Living Guy /via @seth_leitman

Wind Energy Grows by 21% Regardless Of Economic Turmoil Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 7:45PM Brussels, 7 February 2012. The Global Wind Energy Council annual market statistics published today show that the wind industry installed just over 41,000 MW of new clean, reliable wind power in 2011, bringing the total installed capacity globally to more than 238,000 MW at the end of last year. This represents an increase of 21%, with an increase in the size of the annual global market of just over 6%. Today, about 75 countries worldwide have commercial wind power installations, with 22 of them already passing the 1 GW level. “Despite the state of the global economy, wind power continues to be the renewable generation technology of choice”, said Steve Sawyer, GWEC Secretary General. “2011 was a tough year, as will be 2012, but the long term fundamentals of the industry remain very s...

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