Published: 05 November 2008 05 November 2008
Wind energy could be supplying 12% of the world's electricity needs and saving 1.5 billion tonnes of CO2 a year by 2020 according to a coalition of wind energy companies, associations and NGO's determined to find practical solutions to climate change.
With plans to launch a Wind Power Works campaign at the COP 14 climate meeting in December, the coalition will promote bold emissions targets and a rapid deployment of wind energy around the world in a bid to achieve the IPCC target of a decline in emissions by 2020. Coordinated by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) the campaign will set out to remove the policy and infrastructural obstacles to the technology's rapid deployment. The campaign will engage with policy makers and governments to discuss the world's energy needs and the role which wind power is playing in fulfilling those needs, including the potential to massively increase its contribution. The campaign will run across the world and includes a series of case studies of wind power in action to demonstrate the solutions it offers to different energy challenges. Wind Power Works, including its website at www.windpowerworks.net goes live on December 1st.