If one sustainable fuel form has the wind at its back, it’s, well, wind energy. According to the Global Wind Energy Council , it could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030.
“Now that the Paris Agreement is coming into force, countries need to get serious about what they committed to last December,” says Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the group. “Meeting the Paris targets means a completely decarbonised electricity supply well before 2050, and wind power will play the major role in getting us there.”
By 2030 wind power could reach 2,110 gigawatts, it says. That would spawn 2.4 million new jobs, attracting billions in new investment. Meantime, it adds that carbon dioxide emissions would fall by more than 3.3 billion tons per year.