In the first six months of this year 108 offshore wind turbines were installed in the European waters; 101 of them were erected in the UK, The Guardian reports. Germany installed six and Norway installed one. Those hundred-plus UK wind turbines also means that the nation led the entire world in offshore installations.
By the end of June 2011, the European Wind Energy Association reports that there were 1,247 offshore wind turbines connected to the grid (not all of those newly erected in the UK are yet...), with a capacity of just under 3.3 GW in 49 wind power projects. Nine European nations now boast at least one offshore wind farm.
And the US has... wait for it... zero.