Installed capacity could reach 2,110GW by 2030, say the authors of the Global Wind Energy Outlook(GWEO), in the process creating 2.4 million new jobs, reducing CO2 emissions by more than 3.3 billion tonnes per year, and attracting annual investment of about €200bn ($220bn). 

"Now that the Paris Agreement is coming into force, countries need to get serious about what they committed to last December," states GWEC secretary general Steve Sawyer.

"Meeting the Paris targets means a completely decarbonised electricity supply well before 2050, and wind power will play the major role in getting us there."

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