Global wind power grew by 20 per cent in 2012

A new peak in wind power generation was recorded in 2012 with total installed capacity reaching 282 GW.

Of the 45 GW of new wind turbines that were activated in 2012, China and the US led the way with 13 GW each, while Germany, India and the UK were next with about 2 GW apiece, according to the Global Wind Energy Council.
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The UK now ranks sixth in the world for installed wind power, with 8.5GW. In Europe, only Germany (31GW) and Spain (23GW) have more. China leads the world with 77GW installed and the US is second with 60GW.

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