The use of wind power in the United States shot up in the fourth quarter of 2013 as result of the construction of new wind farms. This was in response to the extension of the Production Tax Credit in 2013 as well as investments in technological advancements that led to a 43 percent fall in the cost of wind energy. Read more here.
According to the Global Wind Energy Council, global wind power capacity increased by 12.4 percent in 2013. China and Canada are the leaders in the use of this energy source. Read more here.