Global wind power installations rose by 44 percent in 2014. China led again, but the U.S. improved

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The Global Wind Energy Council has released results of its survey of wind energy installed across the planet in 2014, and it's impressive: 51.5 gigawatts for a worldwide total of 369 gigawatts. In 2013, global installations of wind totaled 35 GW.

In the United States, 4.9 GW were installed in 2014, a big step up from the 1.1 GW installed in 2013, but well below the record of 13.2 GW installed in the United States in 2012. The U.S. total is now 65.9 GW. That's more than the Department of Energy forecast in 2005 that the United States would have installed by 2030.

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