World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

Green Blog

At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries had a combined generating capacity of 318,000 megawatts, which would be enough to meet the residential electricity needs of the European Union’s 506 million people. New data from the Global Wind Energy Council show that wind developers built 35,000 megawatts of new generating capacity worldwide in 2013. wind farm installations from a record 13,000 megawatts in 2012. wind power in 2013.

13 Best Energy Ideas (And 3 Really Bad Ones) :: by Sarah van Gelder

The Green Changemakers

For starters, it will have to be both highly efficient and powered by renewable energy—the sun, wind, earth, or ocean. Here are our picks for the best (and a few of the worst) ideas: Put a Price on Carbon What: Carbon pollution costs the polluter nothing; all the rest of us pay the price. Carbon taxes and “cap & trade” mechanisms make it expensive to be a carbon polluter (see Claim Your Piece of the Sky for how to do cap-and-trade right).

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