European wind sector places second in ‘volatile’ 2015

The European wind energy sector remained the second largest in the world in 2015 amid concerns about market volatility and a “weakened” legislative environment, according to industry

The European wind energy sector remained the second largest in the world in 2015 amid concerns about market volatility and a “weakened” legislative environment, according to industry.

A report by trade association Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) showed on Tuesday that Europe had 147.7 gigawatts (GW) of wind capacity in 2015, 141.6 GW of which was recorded within the 28 EU member states. Only Asia installed more new capacity at 175.8 GW.

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