The race to install wind

Source: BY MATTHEW CHOI, Politico • Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2021

Global wind power growth will need to triple over the next decade to stay on a net-zero pathway and avoid the worst impacts of climate change, according to a report today from the Global Wind Energy Council . A record 93 gigawatts of new wind capacity was installed last year across the globe, with the U.S. and China leading the pack, and bringing the total worldwide capacity to 743 GW. GWEC expects that more than 469 GW of new wind power capacity will be installed over the next five years, but the world will need to install at least 180 GW of new capacity every year through 2025 to limit global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius.