Alyssa Pek

Global Wind Workforce Outlook 2021-2025

In 2019, Global Wind Organisation partnered with the Global Wind Energy Council to highlight the importance of safety, training and job creation to power wind energy deployment and the global energy transition. This second report builds on Powering the Future, providing GWO-trained workforce forecasts for a range of 10 emerging and growth markets (the ‘target countries’) and expands the scope to include onshore wind.

Nearly half a million workers must be trained to safely meet expansion of global wind market over next five years

A new report released today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Global Wind Organisation (GWO) in partnership with the Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) finds that the global wind industry will need to train upwards of 480,000 more people to GWO standards over the next five years to meet global wind power market demand in line with health and safety standards.

Debrief: What do all these new climate pledges mean for renewables?

The Leaders Climate Summit promised to be a big moment on the (so far virtual) road to COP26. With global leaders setting out their updated NDCs and climate strategies ahead of the Glasgow-bound conference in November, it’s fair to say that global climate ambition has never been higher. Now that the dust has settled, it seems like a good moment to take stock of what the flurry of announcements means for renewables – and whether the ambition will be matched by action.