Every year, June 15th marks Global Wind Day. Founded in 2009, WindEurope and the Global Wind Energy Council host events all around the world to promote wind power.
In the European Union, wind power provides just over 11% of all electricity. Here in the United States, about 5% of our electricity is generated from wind power, but that number is expected to grow rapidly. Over the next few years, the United States could double the amount of wind power generated. Several states already generate more than 25% of their electricity from wind power. Last year, the United States generated the most wind power electricity in the world.