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Rise in number of countries using wind energy

86 countries are now generating energy from wind power, according to an industry report.

By Isabella Kaminski

The number of countries using wind energy for electricity generation increased in the first half of 2011 to 86, according to international non-profit association WWEA. The total capacity of wind turbine installations across the world is now over 200 GW, with annual generation of over 430 Twh. This is equal to 2.5% of global electricity consumption.

The World Wind Energy Association’s (WWEA) Yearbook Wind Energy International 2011/2012 examines the status of wind energy in almost 100 countries as well as emerging trends around the world.

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