Wind Share of World Electricity Will More Than Double By 2018 | Zero Footprint | Scoop.it

Global prospects for wind power are rising despite disappointing 2013 numbers, say analysts at Navigant Research.  


Analysts had expected this market decline because of important European markets continuing to feel the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and negative conditions in several key countries (notably the United States and Spain, both plagued by policy inconsistency).


Still, wind power now supplies about 3% of the world’s electricity, and the signs are good for the next several years. Navigant expects wind power to deliver 7.3% of global electricity by 2018.