China Leads Wind Industry Growth for 2013

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Around the world, the wind industry added 12.4% of new capacity last year, bringing the total to 318 gigawatts (GW), says the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

While that’s nothing to scoff at, growth was slower (as expected) in 2013, adding about 10 GW less than in 2012.  The US is responsible for the gap – growth crawled when the production tax credit (PTC) wasn’t renewed until the very last minute. Planned projects were dropped put on hold and thousands of people were laid off.