Wind power growth to slow, pick up after 2020



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Global installed wind capacity reached 240 gigawatts at the end of 2011. Its growth is likely to slow over the next few years, hit by cutbacks in the budget subsidies and struggling world economy, according to a report from GWEC and Greenpeace, writes Reuters. However, the capacity could still triple by 2020 reaching 759 gigawatts - supplying up to 12 percent of global electricity - and continue to increase during the 2020s to reach 1,600 gigawatts by 2030.