Wind power could supply between 17 and 19 percent of global electricity by 2030 and create more than two million new jobs.
At this level, wind power would reduce carbon emissions by more than three billion tons a year.
These are the projections in the Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 report by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International.
The report presents three scenarios of the global wind energy industry in 2020, 2030 and 2050.
It compares the International Energy Agency’s central scenario with a “moderate” and an “advanced” scenario.
By 2050 it states wind power could provide 25 to 30 percent of global electricity supply.