After record levels last year, world wind power is set to break new records in 2013

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With total capacity exceeding 280,000 megawatts, wind farms generate carbon-free electricity in more than 80 countries, 24 of which have at least 1,000 megawatts. But in Carbon County, Wyoming, a project of up to 3,000 megawatts is under development. But it is Denmark that sets the bar for wind’s role in electricity production. The Danish Wind Industry Association reports that wind farms generated 30 percent of Denmark’s electricity in 2012, up from 28 percent in 2011.

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World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

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Denmark gets one third of its electricity from wind, well on its way to a target of 50 percent by 2020. Offshore projects account for just over 2 percent of the wind capacity installed worldwide. Having hit a seventh straight annual installation record in 2013, however, offshore wind is growing fast. More than half of the 7,100 megawatts of offshore capacity belongs to the United Kingdom, which installed 730 megawatts in its waters in 2013.