November 01, 2006

Study: Wind Power Fastest Growing Energy Source

(U-WIRE) SAN JOSE, Calif. ­— According to the Earth Policy Institute, a private organization dedicated to providing a vision of an environmentally sustainable economy, wind is the world’s fastest-growing energy source with an average annual growth rate of 29 percent over the last 10 years.
In contrast, over the same time period, coal use has grown by 2.5 percent per year, nuclear power by 1.8 percent, natural gas by 2.5 percent and oil by 1.7 percent, according to a report published this summer by the organization.