Sweden Expects Big Wind Power Expansion

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 27 (UPI) — The Royal Swedish Academy says it expects a massive expansion of wind power during the decades ahead, with an annual worldwide average increase of 8 percent.

The academy’s energy committee says, globally, wind power is expected to rise from the 260 terawatt hours of electricity generated during 2008 to approximately 5,000 terawatt hours during 2050.

The scientists said by 2050 they expect wind power to account for about 10 percent of electricity worldwide, compared with the 1.3 percent generated today.

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