Who’s Winning The Wind Race? China Or The US?

Clean Technica

Much has been made of China’s meteoric wind energy installation figures over the past few years, seeing them top the charts of wind installed at over 90 GW. However, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), just because China has the most wind energy installed does not mean they are producing the most wind energy — a title AWEA believes should go to the US.

According to AWEA, measuring how much total electricity is generated and delivered is “a better measure” of a country’s wind energy performance.

For 2013, according to recent reports by the International Energy Agency and the Global Wind Energy Council, China delivered just under 138 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of wind energy.

The US, on the other hand, according to the American Wind Energy Association and the US Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration, produced over 167 billion kWh — more than 20% over that of China.

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