Worldwatch lists the top countries for wind power generation as Germany, Spain, and the United States--totally about 60% of global capacity. But fast growth is foreseen in India and Asia, led by China. The race is on, and TreeHuggers hope that the winner will be...mankind.
Will the baton be handed off soon to next generation technologies like the magnetic levitation turbine?Mag-lev was touted by Chinese developers at Wind Power Asia Exhibition 2006 in Beijing. A year later, a colossal levitating turbine is envisioned by Arizona-based company, MagLev Wind Turbine Technologies.
Some debate challenges Worldwatch's numbers, an interesting link for anyone making case studies of denialist mentality. Do people really buy into the argument that because wind power alone cannot solve the CO2 problem, it is "pathetic"?