Growth of global wind capacity ‘must triple over next decade to reach net zero’. The world needs to install a minimum of 180GW of new wind energy every year to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, according to a new report.
Energy Live News 25th March 2021 read more »
Despite a record year for wind power growth in 2020, a new report warns the rate of global installation needs to triple over the next ten years to set the world on track to achieve its climate targets. Rebuffing the challenges presented by the pandemic, wind capacity around the world grew by 53% compared to 2019, with a record 93 gigawatts (GW) of new power installed throughout the year. That brings the entire international wind fleet to 743 GW, according to the latest annual report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). But the trade organisation says 180 GW of new wind capacity needs to be installed each year this decade in order to avert the worst impacts of climate change, meaning “industry and policymakers need to act fast to accelerate deployment”.
NS Energy 25th March 2021 read more »