The latest United Nations Environment Programme report highlights wind as the global favorite source of energy, with 64 new gigawatts installed in 2015.
This leading position is due to the unexpected investment promoted by both China and USA in 2015.
China has installed 30 gigawatts worth of wind farms, followed by the US with 8.6 gigawatts and Germany with 6 gigawatts, half of which have been installed at sea.
At the end of 2015, the use of wind energy surpassed nuclear and hydroelectric energy, thus becoming the third source for cumulated capacity, unfortunately still behind gas and coal energy.
Excerpt from the Sole 24 Ore Nova article “Le rinnovabili oltre la congiuntura” by Elena Comelli.