29% Growth in Wind Power during 2008

The Worldwatch Institute has completed a study of wind power in 2008 and concluded that wind power generation increased by 29%!

Europe now generates 65,946 MW of wind power, or 55 percent of global capacity.

Germany still leads the region, generating 23,903 MW of wind power, but it saw new installations drop slightly in 2008.

In Asia, China ranked second globally in new capacity last year, adding some 6,300 MW to bring its total to over 12,200 MW.

The Chinese government has now surpassed its 2010 goal of 10,000 megawatts of installed wind power and a senior energy official said in April the country will have 100,000 MW in place by 2020.

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