Report: Wind Energy Could Provide One-Fifth of World’s Electricity by 2030

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Wind energy could provide up to a fifth of all global electricity needs by 2030, according to a new report by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International.

Examining different scenarios for the development of the industry and projected levels of electricity demand, “Global Wind Energy Outlook 2012” (pdf) predicts “installed capacity could increase by more than four-fold,” from 240GW to 1,100GW by 2020, The Guardian reports.