GWEC predicts wind energy to almost double in 5 years

GWEC predicts wind energy to almost double in 5 years

wind energy capacity higher than nuclear

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) just released its Global Wind Report: Annual Market update in Brussels today, which including projections that the wind industry will almost double in the next 5 years.
GWEC believes that China will lead the way in installed wind energy capacity, but that the EU and the US will also be major contributors thanks to 2020 targets and policy stability.
GWEC Secretary General Steve Sawyer said: “Wind power led all technologies in new power generation in 2015. Led by wind, renewables have come of age and are transforming the power sector.”
“The Paris Agreement requires a fully decarbonized power system by 2050 if not before, if we are keeping temperatures below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, we have to turn things around very quickly.”
According to the press release: ‘At the same time, new markets are emerging across Africa, Asia and Latin America, which will provide the major growth markets in the next decade. Outside of China, Asia will be led by India, but new markets such as Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Pakistan and Mongolia are developing quickly.’
Sayer said, “Wind power is now mainstream, supplying competitive, reliable and clean energy to fuel economic growth, and to cut emissions in established economies, while at the same time creating new jobs, new industries, and enhancing energy security.”

Posted By Sally on April 19, 2016 | 0 Comment

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