Global wind energy capacity grows 19 per cent in 2012; Canada remains the world’s 9th largest wind energy market



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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its 2012 market statistics, showing continued expansion of the market, with global installed wind energy capacity increasing by 19 per cent in 2012 to 282,000 MW. Canada remains a global wind energy leader as it experienced the 9th largest increase in installed capacity in 2012 (936 MW).  Both China and the United States, the world's wind energy leaders, installed more than 13,000 MW of new capacity in 2012.