Thursday, April 10, 2008

Worldwatch Institute points to rapidly growing wind power industry.

According to the Worldwatch Institute Windpower continues is rapid rise in prominance. Last year wind was second only to gas new installed capacity for the US and was the most installed new source of energy in the EU.

Global wind power capacity reached 94,100 megawatts by the end of 2007, up
27 percent from the previous year, and then topped 100,000 megawatts by April
2008.
1 (See Figure 1.) The roughly 20,000 megawatts installed in
2007 was 31 percent above the 2006 record for capacity additions.


The wind power sector offers a great example of economic growth and environmental protection going hand in hand.

The global wind market was estimated to be worth about $36 billion in 2007,
accounting for nearly half of all investments in new renewable power and heating
capacity last year.
38 As many as 200,000 people around the world are currently employed by the wind industry.39 These numbers will only rise in coming years.

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1 Comments:

At 5:11 PM, Blogger fpteditors said...

Good. Except. The world grows by 1 New York City per month. We must:

1. Stop sprawl
2. Curb the private auto
3. Educate all children

Otherwise creating clean energy just extends the life of an unsustainable system

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