Accelerate the share of wind in the global energy supply to become a principal source of electricity.
To reduce greenhouse gases and end the climate crisis, we need to accelerate the adoption of wind energy as part of a strategy to electrify everything. Global wind capacity has grown exponentially in recent years, reaching 743 gigawatts in 2020. Wind energy is competitive with other energy sources, costing around half the price of coal power. New wind turbines are safer for wildlife and can serve as habitat for sea life. Advances include technologies that dampen turbine noise and batteries that can store turbines’ electrical charge more efficiently. To harness wind’s full potential, we must continue to foster further technological advancements, grow public support for wind projects big and small, install more wind farms, and reduce energy use overall.