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. China installed some 13,000 megawatts of wind in 2012, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). In a country more readily associated with coal-fired electricity and nuclear power ambitions, wind reached some impressive milestones in China’s energy mix in 2012.

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The sun keeps shining bright: World solar power topped 100,000 megawatts in 2012

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Now 30 countries are on that list, which the International Energy Agency (IEA) projects will more than double by 2018. PV semiconductor materials convert the sun’s rays directly into clean, carbon-free electricity. According to the solar energy consultancy Bridge to India, the country had 1,700 megawatts of PV installed by May 2013, with 80 percent of it in the sun-drenched northwestern states of Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Brita Climate Ride 2009

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but we need to see a significant commitment to curbing global warming and increasing renewable energy options," Quinn said. The hundred or more riders, and the thousands of people who sponsored them, make this journey possible and send a message straight to Washington – that America must take action to arrest climate change and become energy independent." Climate Ride is the first group bicycle ride to address climate change and renewable energy issues.

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