Some 3.3 million new jobs could be created around the world by the wind power industry as it accelerates its international expansion in the next five years, according to a new forecast from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

Based on data gathered by International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) from 2017 and 2018, factored together with the 470GW of new wind capacity that it expects to be installed globally between 2021-2025 – the GWEC report points to the jobs being primarily “locally based” for the construction and operations phases of projects in “high growth” wind markets including China, the US, India, Germany, UK, Brazil, France, Sweden, Spain, South Africa, and Taiwan.