New wind power installations are projected to increase 34% globally to 47.3 gigawatts this year, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. The boost will primarily come from the recovery of the U.S. wind power sector as well as from increasing wind power demand in developing countries such as Brazil and China. "The U.S. had an all-time high of more than 12,000 megawatts under construction in December of 2013, and the nature of last year's [wind energy Production Tax Credit] extension means that not only 2014 but 2015 will be solid and productive years," wrote GWEC Secretary-General Steve Sawyer and Chairman Klaus Rave.

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