The Global Wind Energy Council released the 2012 market statistics, showing continued expansion of the market, with annual market growth of almost 10%, and cumulative capacity growth of about 19%. Finds that both the Chinese and Indian markets slowed somewhat in 2012, with their annual installations coming in at 13.2 and 2.3 GW respectively.

This new report by GWEC, IWTMA and WISE examines the current status of wind power development in India, assesses the potential for future growth, and highlights the socio-economic, environmental and energy security benefits.

This Global Wind Energy Outlook 2012 released by Global Energy Council projects that by 2030 India would generate almost 504 TWh per year from wind power and avoid the emission of 304 million tons of CO2 each year.

GWEC's annual market update on the status of the global wind industry is the authoritative source of information on wind power markets around the world. It provides with a comprehensive snapshot of the global industry, now present in about 75 countries, with 21 countries having more than 1000 MW installed.

This report produced jointly by by GWEC, WISE and IWTMA focuses on the market opportunities and the legal and regulatory framework in India. Also provides an insight into the challenges and offers suggestions on how to overcome hurdles for wind power development.

Wind energy is a key solution in the fight against climate change, and the technology is on track to saving 10 bn tons of CO2 by 2020. This means that more than 65% of all emissions reductions pledges tabled by industrialised at the climate negotiations following the Copenhagen Accord could be met by global wind energy alone. This document shows that the current pledges can and must be revised.

The study examines the potential of wind power in India up to the year 2030. It explains how wind energy can provide up to 24% of India


This new report released by GWEC finds that wind power could play a key role in satisfying the world's increasing power demand, while at the same time achieving major greenhouse gas emissions reductions. By providing detailed wind power trajectories for all the world’s regions, it shows how global wind power capacity could reach 2,300 GW by 2030, providing up to 22% of the world's electricity needs.

GWEC's annual report is the autoritative source of information on wind power markets around the world. The Global Wind 2009 Report contains installation figures for over 70 countries for the 2009 record year, as well as a five-year forecast up to 2014 and detailed chapters on the key countries.