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    Wind Power Reports Big Annual Jump

    News from another crisis: Wind power surged last year, adding another 60 gigawatts around the world, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. That brings the sector's cumulative generating capacity to 651 gigawatts, its second-biggest annual increase — 70 percent of which came from China, the U.S., India, the U.K. and Spain.

    Will this chill global warming? For there to be "any chance" of meeting the Paris climate agreement goals, the council warned, yearly increases of 100-200 gigawatts will be needed.

    Check out this OZY examination of Europe's coal dilemma.

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