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  • 01 April, 2021

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Global Wind Report 2021

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released the Global Wind Report, 2021.

About Global Wind Report:

  • The Global Wind Report highlights the role of wind power on the road to net zero emissions.

Key Findings of the report:

  • The world’s capacity to generate electricity from wind jumped 53% in 2020.
  • A total 93 gigawatts (GW) capacity was installed in the year.
    • However, this is not sufficient for the world to reach a ‘net zero’ emission status by 2050.
    • The world needs to install a minimum of 180 GW of new wind energy capacity every year.
  • At present, the world has a total wind energy capacity of 743 GW.
  • This has helped avoid an annual CO2 emission of over 1.1 billion tonnes which is equivalent to the volume of carbon South America emits in a year.
  • China and the United States accounted for 75% of the new installations and over half the world’s wind power capacity.

India’s Wind Power Capacity:

  • India’s total installed wind power capacity was 38GW (Feb-2021), the 4th largest installed wind power capacity in the world.

About Global Wind Energy Council(GWEC):

  • The Global Wind Energy Council (GEWC) was established in 2005 to provide a credible and representative forum for the entire wind energy sector at an international level.
  • It’s mission is to ensure that wind power is established as one of the world’s leading energy sources, providing substantial environmental and economic benefits.
  • Headquarters: Brussels,Belgium.

Source: TH


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