Wind Energy Could Supply 20% Of Global Electricity By 2030  

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Cleantechnica has a post on this year's Global Wind Energy Outlook report - Wind Energy Could Supply 20% Of Global Electricity By 2030. The main obstacle to this is probably the rise of solar power - with solar PV generation doubling every 2 years there might not be enough room left for additional wind power in 2030.

Specifically, the report outlined ways in which wind power could reach 2,110 GW by 2030, supplying up to 20% of global electricity while simultaneously creating 2.4 million new jobs, reducing carbon emissions by more than 3.3 billion tonnes per year, and attracting annual investments of €200 billion. ...

“Wind power is the most competitive option for adding new capacity to the grid in a growing number of markets,” Sawyer continued, “but if the Paris agreement targets are to be reached, that means closing fossil fuel fired power plants and replacing them with wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and biomass. That will be the hard part, and governments will have to get serious about it if they are to live up to the commitments to which they have now bound themselves.”

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