Global wind energy to surpass 1 terawatt milestone by end of 2023

Global wind energy to surpass 1 terawatt milestone by end of 2023

According to a recent market report from Wood Mackenzie, global wind energy capacity is expected to surpass the milestone of 1 terawatt (TW) sometime in 2023. With the world’s total energy capacity from all sources now roughly 8 TW, the share of the world’s energy generated from climate-friendly wind turbines is already more than 10% and growing quickly.

The world’s push toward wind power has been led by China, which accounts for more than a quarter of all wind capacity worldwide. Germany, the United States, India, Spain, the United Kingdom, France, and Brazil have also proven notable global leaders in wind power.

This 1 TW milestone is the culmination of more than four decades of effort and investment. But the 2 TW won’t take nearly as long; it is expected to be reached by 2030 or sooner due to rapidly accelerating investment from China and many others. By 2032, the global wind power sector will likely see sevenfold growth compared to today and account for more than a quarter of all energy capacity worldwide.

With similar growth in renewable solar energy also happening in parallel, our journey to a clean energy future is perhaps now finally kicking into high gear.

The Cook Islands decriminalize homosexuality

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The number of motorists has fallen by 64% since 1999, while the number of climate-friendly cyclists has increased by 386%.

New Jersey governor protects trans youth seeking health care with executive order

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The world’s first rewilding center opens in Scotland

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Convictions cleared for nearly 850,000 Michiganders as ‘Clean Slate’ program takes effect

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Apple will use 100% recycled cobalt in batteries by 2025

In addition, all Apple-designed printed circuit boards will use 100% recycled tin soldering and 100% recycled gold plating by 2025, and magnets in its devices will be made completely of recycled rare earth materials.

Germany to ban new gas and oil heating beginning in 2024

A recently approved bill stipulates that any heating system installed in new or old buildings after January 1, 2024 must be 65% based on renewable energy.

Alzheimer’s proteins beaten back by sleeping pill in small study

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James Blyth of Scotland builds and operates the world’s first electricity-generating wind turbine (1887 C.E.)

Blyth built a cloth-sailed wind turbine at his cottage in Marykirk and used the electricity it produced to charge accumulators. The stored electricity was then used to power the lights in his cottage.

Global wind energy capacity surpasses 2 terawatts (2029 C.E. ???)

After reaching the milestone of 1 TW of global wind capacity, the global community surpasses the 2 TW milestone just six years later due to massive growth in renewables worldwide.

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