Wind power market ‘to triple by 2030’

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The global wind power market could triple by 2030, a report by Greenpeace International and the Global Wind Energy Council claimed today.

The latest edition of the bi-annual Global Wind Energy Outlook claimed wind power could supply up to 12% of global electricity by 2020, creating 1.4 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 1.5 billion tons per year – more than 5 times today’s level.

By 2030, it said,wind power could provide more than 20% of global electricity supply.