The world added 41 gigawatts of new wind power capacity in 2011, up 6% from the previous year, according to a report from the Global Wind Energy Council. China led the world in new installations with 18 GW, followed by the U.S. and India, with 6.8 GW and 3 GW, respectively, GWEC said. "Despite the state of the global economy, wind power continues to be the renewable generation technology of choice," said GWEC Secretary-General Steve Sawyer.

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