Global wind energy capacity is now higher than nuclear


Global wind energy capacity is now higher than nuclear

wind energy capacity higher than nuclear

 
According to the Global Wind Energy Council’s Global Wind Statistics for 2015, total global wind energy capacity reached 432.42GW, which shows a cumulative growth of 17%.
 
China surpassed Europe in total wind energy capacity with 145.1GW while EU sits at 141.6GW. To give a greater understanding of that level of capacity, USA ended the year with a total of 8.6GW.
 
According to the report:
 
‘The Chinese government’s drive for clean energy, supported by continuous policy improvement, is motivated by the need to reduce dependence on coal which is the main source of the choking smog strangling China’s major cities, as well as growing concern over climate change. Elsewhere in Asia, India chalked up a respectable 2,623 MW, pushing past Spain into fourth place in terms of cumulative capacity, after China, the US and Germany; and Japan, South Korea and Taiwan added some new capacity as well.’
 
Secretary General of GWEC, Steve Sawyer, said “Wind power is leading the charge in the transition away from fossil fuel. Wind is blowing away the competition on price, performance and reliability, and we’re seeing new markets open up across Africa, Asia and Latin America which will become the market leaders of the next decade. Wind power led new capacity additions in both Europe and the United States, and new turbine configurations have dramatically increased the areas where wind power is the competitive option.”
 
“2015 was a big year for the big markets – China,
 

Posted By Sally on February 23, 2016 | 0 Comment

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