Global Wind Energy Could Reach 2,000 GW By 2030: GWEC

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Wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030 and supply up to 19% of global electricity, according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International. In fact, the study shows that wind power could provide between 25% and 30% of global electricity supply by 2050.

The new report, "Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014," presents three visions of the future of the global wind energy industry out to 2020, 2030 and up to 2050. The scenarios compare the International Energy Agency's central scenario from its World Energy Outlook with a "moderate" and "advanced" scenario developed especially for this report, detailing how the global wind industry might deliver in terms of global electricity supply, CO2 emission savings, employment, cost reductions and investment.

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