On the road to net zero

The Global Wind Energy Council has released the 16th edition of its Global Wind Report 2021. The theme of this year’s report is Wind energy’s role on the road to net zero, and looks at the growing trend of countries and regions to announce net zero targets as the world ramps up its commitments to head off the threat of climate change. According to the report, the global wind industry installed a record 93GW of new capacity in 2020, a 53% year-on-year increase, showing strong resilience in the face of Covid-19. This brings the total installed capacity to 743GW, but this growth is still not sufficient to ensure the world achieves net zero by 2050. The record growth in 2020 was driven by a s

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