Transitioning to a wind-powered world
Global wind power capacity is estimated to grow by 60% in the next five years, with emerging markets such as Asia expected to play a major role in this transition. Clive Turton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, at Vestas, discusses the rise in wind power and what more needs to be done to ensure a faster decarbonization of the global energy market.
With DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook 2019 finding that five times more wind power is needed to close the emissions gap by 2030, Clive explains why education on clean energy is still needed to ensure that policymakers around the world are making the required investment to help slow climate change.
Wind energy is at the heart of the energy transition, a necessary shift to a sustainable future for our society and its people. Before COVID-19, the global community had started to make strong progress on implementing the Paris Accord to prevent damaging and irreversible climate change. The pandemic has created a temporary reduction in carbon emissions, allowing us to see some immediate health benefits. As we recover from the pandemic, it is important for us to create a more resilient and sustainable clean energy system, not only reducing the risk of climate change but also accelerating economic recovery by boosting investment and job creation.