EU wind energy installations outperform gas and coal

The wind industry connected almost 11,791MW to the grid across EU states in 2014 compared with a combined total of 5,643MW of new coal and gas facilities, according to a trade body.

In its annual analysis of the state of the wind industry, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) notes that operators of coal and gas power stations both retired more capacity than they commissioned in Europe last year.

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