Global wind power surpasses for the first time nuclear energy

EUGENE GARCIA

Wind turbines frame a farmer's barn in Clear Lake, Iowa, USA, 27 January 2016.

The capacity of wind power generation worldwide reached 432.42 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2015, surpassing for the first time in history nuclear energy


For the first time in history the capacity of wind power generation surpassed nuclear energy, according to data released by global industry bodies.

According to the Global Wind Energy Council, wind power generation worldwide reached 432.42 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2015 while the global nuclear power generation capacity was 382.55 gigawatts as of Jan. 1, 2016, according to the London-based World Nuclear Association said.

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