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The 17 percent increase in energy production from wind turbines, previously credited to technological innovation, was in fact largely due to a reversal of wind speed pattern.
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Increase in wind speed worldwide means boost for alternative energy, U. study finds

Average daily wind speeds have picked up in the last decade after over 30 years of gradual decline, according to research led by a team at the University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The study, published in “Nature Climate Change” on Nov. 18, could implicate a dramatic surge in the efficiency of wind power in the coming years.

NEWS | 12/03/2019