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Published on May 31st, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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European Wind Power: Denmark, Portugal, & Spain Leading the World

May 31st, 2014 by  


The Earth Policy Institute always produces great content, so I’m happy to share another article from that team via this sustainablog repost. Beforehand, however, I’ll just point you in the direction of a bit more (context from previous CleanTechnica articles).

We’ve got articles with more details on some of the points quickly noted below, such as Denmark rising above 30% electric from wind power, wind generation getting to #1 in Spain, as well as Denmark, Spain, and Portugal’s wind power leadership in relative terms such as wind power per capita and wind power per GDP.

And for a ton of wind fun, check out these wind energy facts and charts.

European Wind Power: Denmark, Portugal, and Spain Leading the World (via sustainablog)

By J. Matthew Roney Denmark produced one third of its electricity from the wind in 2013. In no other country has wind’s share of annual electricity generation yet topped 30 percent. But the Danes are not stopping there—they are eyeing a goal of…


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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.



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