Windforce 12

Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) today launched ‘Windforce 12’, a global wind energy blueprint that describes how wind power can supply 12% of the world’s electricity by 2020. The report is a crucial tool in the race to cut greenhouse gas emissions, showing that by 2020, 1,250 GW of wind power can be installed saving a cumulative 10,771 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, a key contributor to climate change. Wind Force 12 demonstrates that there are no technical, economic or resource barriers to supplying 12% of the world’s electricity needs with wind power alone by 2020 – against the challenging backdrop of a projected two thirds increase of electricity demand by that date.

via Wind Energy News

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