Global Wind Day 2020: World Wind Day 2020 Theme, Quotes, Activities, Competition, Celebration, Photos | World Wind Day in India

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Global Wind Day 2020: World Wind Day 2020 Theme, Quotes, Activities, Competition, Celebration, Photos | World Wind Day in India:

Global Wind Day 2020

Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind energy, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and boost jobs and growth.

Wind turbines have only continued to become bigger, better, cheaper, and more efficient. Wind energy is now one of the most competitive energy sources in markets across the world and is one of the key technologies we need to build the clean energy system required to limit global warming to 1.5°C. The growth of both onshore and offshore wind throughout the world also means more local investment, job creation and energy savings.

Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is organised by WindEurope (WindEurope) and GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council). [1] It is a day when wind energy is celebrated, information is exchanged and adults and children find out about wind energy, its power and the possibilities it holds to change the world. In association with EWEA and GWEC, national wind energy associations and companies involved in wind energy production organise events in many countries around the world. In 2011, there were events organised in 30 countries, on 4 continents. Events included visits to onshore and offshore wind farms, information campaigns, demonstration turbines being set up in cities, wind workshops and a wind parade. Many events happened on Global Wind Day (15 June) itself, but there were also events on the days and weeks before and afterwards. In 2012 there were 250 events around the globe and a very popular photo competition.

Taking place this year on Saturday, 15 June, Global Wind Day is a worldwide event celebrating the success of wind energy. Organised by WindEurope and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Global Wind Day also gives members of the public the chance to participate in the wind energy success story via the annual photo competition.

Competition for Global Wind Day

The Global Wind Day photo competition offers major cash prizes to participants the winners. The theme of the competition is “Future Wind”, and aims to show the world how wind energy can slash emissions, improve air quality and create thousands of jobs.

As energy decision-makers look at ways to meet the growing electricity needs of families and businesses, wind power is the compelling choice. In addition to being cost-competitive, it has directly benefited more than 299 communities, including involvement with over 35 Indigenous communities. Wind energy in Canada has attracted more than $23 billion in investment, created over 58,000 person years of employment in construction and operations, and continues to provide annual land lease payments to landowners and contribute property taxes to local municipalities.

It does all of this without consuming or contaminating water or emitting air pollutants or greenhouse gases.

Levels of wind energy integration are going up, and in many jurisdictions around the world, large amounts of wind energy are being reliably and cost-effectively integrated within the electricity grid. Several European countries get a fifth or more of their electricity from wind, while Denmark generates more than half of its electricity from wind turbines.

As the world turns to renewable energy to power a low-carbon future, Canada is fortunate to have an untapped abundance of one of the most environmentally sustainable forms of electricity generation – wind energy.

Currently, wind energy meets approximately 6 per cent of Canada’s electricity demand, producing enough energy to power approximately 3.3 million homes. And it could supply more than one-third of the country’s electricity without compromising grid reliability.

Wind is a resource that is poised to make a major contribution to ensuring that Canada’s future electricity grid is affordable, reliable and environmentally sustainable.

Wind energy more important than ever to power economic development and achieve climate action goals

There is now more than 591GW of wind power capacity installed globally in 91 countries, with continued growth predicted as wind power is quickly becoming one of the cheapest energy sources available.Wind power is contributing to global development and climate goals by creating jobs, decreasing carbon emissions, stimulating local investment and decreasing energy poverty.

WindEurope, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the global wind community will celebrate Global Wind Day tomorrow. This is a day to discover wind energy, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and boost jobs and growth.

Since last year’s Global Wind Day, over 51GW of both onshore and offshore wind have been installed, bringing the global total capacity up to 591GW and making wind power a significant contributor to energy systems across the world. Today 91 countries have installed wind energy, with over one third having installed more than 1GW. In addition to established markets in Europe, China and North America, emerging markets in Latin America and Asia will continue to drive growth in years to come.

Wind power will continue to grow and play a pivotal role in the global energy transition towards a prosperous low-carbon economy. Onshore and offshore wind have recorded historically low costs this year, making wind power more competitive than ever vis-à-vis conventional power generation. Onshore wind is already the cheapest form of new power generation in many parts of Europe, with offshore not far behind. By 2020, this will also be the case on a global scale.

Ben Backwell, CEO at GWEC said: “Global energy demand is growing, and we have seen a steady growth in wind power in mature and emerging markets to take on a more significant role in fulfilling this demand. It is now a clear choice for companies to invest more and more in wind energy, and we are tangibly seeing this shift happen with investment in renewable energy more than doubling investments in fossil fuels in the power sector last year.

As we see more investment in wind power, we will also see a decrease in carbon emissions, the creation of local jobs, an increase in access to electricity worldwide, greater energy security as the need for fuel imports reduces, and local economic development. Wind power is therefore key to meet both the world’s development and climate goals as we work towards achieving SDG7 and beyond”.

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said: “Climate change is at the top of the political agenda in a way we’ve not seen before. Citizens are urging their governments to address one of the most pressing challenges of our time. Governments can deliver by unlocking investments in wind, the most cost effective climate mitigation technology. From 2011-2016 wind helped the EU avoid over 819 million tons of CO².

And reduce Europe’s fossil-fuel import dependency and improve our air quality. But wind energy also provides jobs and investment. 300,000 people work in wind energy in Europe today and local communities are benefitting too from investment and local tax revenues. Wind is currently 14% of Europe’s electricity. It could be the cornerstone of Europe’s energy system providing half of all of Europe’s electricity by 2050 according to the European Commission”.

As part of the Global Wind Day celebrations, WindEurope and GWEC organised the ‘Future Wind’ photo competition that focused on four main themes: Local Impact, Boosting Economies, Visionary Wind and Beyond Wind. This competition is run annually to showcase all the various benefits that wind power can bring to communities across the world. The winners of the competition can already be seen here and will be officially announced tomorrow morning via social media.

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