EU continues to push for more clean energy sources, with wind energy leading the way. According to the latest EWEA (European wind energy association) report 13 GW of new wind capacity was added to the EU grid last year. Gas and coal are still the biggest power sources in EU but wind power capacity continues to grow at very high rate.
Wind energy now provides a total of 142GW of capacity in Europe, and is getting close to the capacity of gas and coal. The current EU gas capacity is 192GW and coal capacity is at 159GW.
EU's wind energy leader is Germany, which accounts for almost half of the newly installed capacity, with 6GW being installed in 2015, bringing the country's total installed wind capacity to remarkable 45GW.