PoA Briefing Paper: Wind Energy

As of 2021, wind power is mainly harvested in onshore sites where wind turbines are installed on land, in areas with high wind speeds. However, offshore wind power is expected to grow rapidly since offshore wind is able to take advantage of the better wind resources in the sea thereby achieving more full-load hours, while also benefitting from not having to compete with alternate uses of the space that the wind turbines occupy. Offshore wind, in combination with storage solutions like green hydrogen, is considered the best bet for meeting the energy demand in the hard-to-abate sectors, such as steel production, chemicals, aviation, maritime shipping and other forms of long-haul transport that have higher barriers for electrification.

Download file: http://PoA-Briefing-Paper_Wind-Energy.pdf

Support CAN

Help us build power in the climate movement by contributing a one-time or recurring donation that will go to supporting our global work as well as various activities and campaigns in communities in different regions.

Donate to CAN

Stay informed

Subscribe to receive monthly updates on the latest on the climate movement including the content from across the network, upcoming climate change events, news articles and opinion pieces on climate, straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our newsletter