Europe can lay claim to having brought the international offshore wind power sector into being, with almost 25GW switched on in the last three decades, and China looks set to double the global market singlehandedly with its time-warping build-out, but it could be ‘emerging’ regions that end up being key to the industry taking “truly global” role in the world’s energy system, a fast-evolving programme being led by the World Bank is finding.

The institution, working with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), is seeing its Going Global initiative, launched