Wind Power To Play Vital Role In Global Energy Mix

Energy Matters

The latest biennial report from the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International shows that by 2050, wind power could supply up to 30 per cent of the world’s energy needs and play a vital role in avoiding catastrophic climate change.

The GWEC’s Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 (PDF) presents three scenarios for the future of the global wind power industry out to 2050. The report compares the International Energy Agency’s current “World Energy Outlook” model with a “Moderate” and “Advanced” vision of wind power expansion in the global energy mix.

It finds that wind has become the least expensive option for adding new grid-connected electricity in the global power sector – which the report states is responsible for more than 40 per cent of all carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels, and about 25 per cent of total greenhouse gas emissions.


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