Big Picture: Renewable Capacity Is Growing Worldwide

According to GE’s new white paper, “The Renewable Energy Era,” almost 900 GW of renewable energy capacity was added to power grids worldwide between 2005 and 2014. Canada is well represented in the trend, especially when it comes to wind power. The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CANWEA) reports that installed wind capacity here reached 9,700 MW in 2014 — enough to power more than 3 million homes. In 2015, installed capacity climbed to 11,205 MW, making Canada the world’s seventh largest wind-energy producer.

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