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World Wind Power Climbs to New Record in 2011
Mar 14, 2012
Publisher(s): Earth Policy Institute
Issue Area(s): Energy and Environment
Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. With more than 80 countries now harnessing the wind, there is enough installed wind power capacity worldwide to meet the residential electricity needs of 380 million people at the European level of consumption.