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Friday, November 1, 2013

Amid uncertainty, just 70 MW of wind capacity installed in 2013: AWEA

"The uncertainty is hugely problematic. People are exhausted by the boom and the

bust," Tom Kiernan, AWEA's CEO, told reporters Thursday.

After a record-breaking 2012 the US wind industry has slowed to a unprecedented crawl this year, installing less than 70 MW of new capacity in the first three quarters of 2013, the most stagnant growth in recent industry history, according to the American Wind Energy Association.

In a report released Thursday, AWEA said the industry installed 68.3 MW of new wind capacity in the third quarter after installing 1.6 MW in Q1 and no new capacity in Q2. There are 60,078 MW of installed capacity in the US, according to the report. Continue...

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