Wind energy could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030

The Actuary

The Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook report states that by 2030 wind power could reach 2,110 GW accounting for 20% of global electricity.

This would create 2.4 million new jobs, reducing CO2 emissions by more than 3.3 billion tonnes per year, and attract annual investment of around €200bn.

The report states that decreased prices for wind, solar and other renewables mean that a decarbonised power sector is now technically feasible as well as economically competitive.

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