Wind Energy 2014 Outlook: Major Markets Recover, Battling Policy and Grid Concerns

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Wind energy demand in 2014 promises to be significantly better than 2013 with expectations of stabilization and growth in both the U.S. and China, and continued growth in some emerging markets.

Preliminary estimates suggest worldwide wind energy installations were 34-35 GW in 2013, “a substantial dropoff” from a record-setting 2012, according to Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). In fact 2013
will have been the frst time in nearly a decade where global demand contracted, almost entirely because of softness in demand in the U.S. and China, added Steen Broust Nielsen,
partner with Make Consulting.

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