Global Wind Energy Outlook

Publication - 21 October, 2014
Published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International, the Global Wind Energy Outlook is a biennial report that examines the status and future prospects of wind power.

Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014

The new Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 presents three visions of the future of the global wind energy industry out to 2020, 2030 and up to 2050 showing how the global wind industry will deliver in terms of covering global electricity demand, new jobs, CO2 emission savings, cost reductions & investment rates, offshore development, and more.


Global Wind Energy Outlook 2012

The fourth edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook shows that wind power could supply up to 12% of global electricity by 2020, creating 1.4 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 1.5 billion tons per year, more than 5 times today's level. By 2030, wind power could provide more than 20% of global electricity supply.


Global Wind Energy Outlook 2010

The GWEO 2010 presents three different scenarios for global wind power development up to 2030. By providing detailed wind power trajectories for all the world's regions, the GWEO 2010 shows how global wind power capacity could reach 2,300 GW by 2030, providing up to 22% of the world's electricity needs.


Global Wind Energy Outlook 2008

GWEC predicts that in 2013, five years from now, global wind generating capacity will stand at 332 GW, up from 120 GW at the end of 2008. During 2013, 56.3 GW of wind generating capacity will be added, more than double the annual market in 2008. The year-on-year growth rates during this period will average 22%, which is modest compared to an average increase of 28% over the last ten years.


Global Wind Energy Outlook 2006

GWEC published a position paper on the International Energy Agency's 2006 World Energy Outlook (WEO). While the industry welcomes the upwards adjustment of the figures for the expected development of wind energy around the world by over 30% compared to the 2004 Outlook, it criticises that the WEO figures still fall a long way behind the expectations of the wind energy industry.