Mighty wind . . . a force to be reckoned with



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Wind power could supply up to 12% of global electricity by 2020, creating 1.4million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 1.5billion tons per year, more than 5 times today's level, according to new research.

And by 2030, wind power could provide more than 20% of global electricity supply, the Global Wind Energy Council and pressure group Greenpeace claim.

The fourth annual Global Wind Energy Outlook paints a picture of three different futures for the wind industry, looking at scenarios out to 2020, 2030, and eventually to 2050.