According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the total worldwide wind power capacity has reached 1 terawatt.
It has taken over four decades to achieve this milestone, but GWEC predicts that it will take less than seven years to double the capacity and reach 2 terawatts.
GWEC’s data reveals that wind power projects in China, the USA, Morocco, and Europe, which were recently completed, have contributed to surpassing the 1TW mark.
CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council, Ben Backwell, said “This is an enormous moment for the wind industry, but it is also a moment to celebrate for the whole world – this landmark achievement shows the path to a clean energy future is here.”
“Renewable energy must be at the centre of our collective drive to net-zero, with wind energy – along with solar PV and other renewable energy technologies – the foundation on which our new energy system is being built.”
“The stories of early wind pioneers have inspired a generation of innovators to turn these early ideas into a pillar of the world’s energy system – enabling new clean industries and creating millions of clean jobs all over the world.”
“It is also time to recognise a new generation of pioneers that are already driving the next era of wind energy.”
“Building to 2TW by 2030, and eventually to 8TW by 2050, will require unprecedented collaboration and cooperation across the world, and the creation of a huge and diverse new workforce.”
“At GWEC we are looking forward to working with governments, companies and communities around the world to make this vision a reality.”
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