Wind Power: A cornerstone of Green Recovery

Re-building Better for a More Sustainable and Resilient Future.

The COVID-19 crisis is one of the worst health and economic emergencies that the world has witnessed in the past century. As the pandemic forced countries into lockdown, the urgency to secure jobs and safeguard economic activity threatens to overshadow the looming climate emergency. Impacts of COVID-19 resulted in an 8% CO2 emissions reduction in the first half of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019. But research has shown that emissions have already returned to pre-COVID levels in many markets, and we remain on a dangerous trajectory towards around 3°C of global warming above pre-industrial levels.
The current crisis offers a unique window of opportunity to put the world on a sustainable trajectory and meet our international climate goals, but we must act now or we will miss the opportunity.

Global Wind Industry Statement on Green Recovery

In May 2020, the global wind industry, representing 98% of the total global wind power installed capacity,  published a statement highlighting how wind power can support a green recovery, and outlining key policy recommendations to maximise the socioeconomic benefits of wind power across the world.

Governments and the wind industry must work together to deliver change.

Data & Analysis

Track the latest economic stimulus packages and policies being approved for the energy sector around the world. Drawing upon data and insights from Energy Policy Tracker, see in real-time how green recovery policies are being implemented at global, regional and country level.

How can wind energy support a #GreenRecovery?

Policy Recommendations

A robust policy framework is key to accelerating wind power growth at the necessary levels to meet Paris-compliant decarbonisation scenarios. Policy is also critical to realising the environmental and socioeconomic benefits of wind power, including job creation, local investment, development of critical infrastructure, public health savings, energy security and much more.

Spread the word about how wind power can support a #GreenRecovery!

News & Resources

Wind can power 3.3 million new jobs worldwide over next five years

New analysis by the Global Wind Energy Council (“GWEC”) shows that 3.3 million new wind power jobs can be created globally over the next five years thanks to major industry...

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Wind can power 3.3 million jobs worldwide over the next five years

In addition to providing affordable, clean and zero-carbon electricity, wind energy has the capacity to bring tremendous socioeconomic benefits to local communities. Large-scale onshore and offshore wind projects generate sustainable...

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An Ocean of Potential: Recommendations for Offshore Wind Development in India

Offshore wind will have a prominent role in India’s energy transition. As the world’s third-largest producer and fourth-largest consumer of electricity, India’s energy demand is forecast to grow between 6-7%...

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Global wind industry unites to address climate emergency ahead of COP26

Leading wind energy corporates and associations from around the world have today launched the Global Wind Energy Coalition for COP26. Convened by the Global Wind Energy Council (“GWEC”), the voice...

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Global wind power growth must triple over next decade to achieve Net Zero

2020 was the best year in history for the global wind industry with 93 GW of new capacity installed – a 53 per cent year-on-year increase - but a new...

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Global Wind Report 2021

In this special edition of GWEC’s 16th annual flagship report ahead of the crucial COP26 conference in November 2021, the Global Wind Report 2021 highlights wind power’s role on the...

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