Within one year, the global wind infrastructure potential almost doubled from 429GW to 846GW; and it could grow faster. While much of the talk is about solar energy, which is also making impressive progress, wind power is also increasing. The wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t shine at night, but each contribute to lowering fossil fuel demands, decentralizes power generation, and don’t require recurring transportation costs. China is first with 98GW, the UK has 91GW, and the US is in third with 80GW. Its irregular nature means other sources are needed, but renewable sources like solar, wind, and geothermal mean generating energy closer to where its needed reduces the need for the pipelines, barges, and massive trains that haul oil, gas, and coal. Renewable energy is not done growing.
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