Technicians carry out a sky-high check of wind turbine blades in Lindenberg near Berlin, Germany. The wind industry provides 1.15 million high-skilled jobs globally. Germany. Spain, India and the US lead the world with the largest cumulative capacities of wind energy. The global wind market will see “dramatic” growth in 2019, forecasts the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which expects wind power to cross the 60 gigawatt (GW) annual deployment mark in 2020, up from 52.9 GW in 2018.
The photograph won the Boosting Economies section of a competition held by wind associations WindEurope and GWEC to celebrate Global Wind Day 2018.
The Arctic has lost more than half its volume of sea ice over the past three decades and three-quarters of the sea area that was once frozen is now open water.
Lack of space in cities restricts opportunities for outdoor exercise, resulting in city-dwellers wasting energy on journeying to the outskirts in search of open areas. The energy saving solution to the problem is close by, however.
ØsterGro Rooftop Farm in Copenhagen is an example of a growing trend for urban green rooftops. Some cities have even made them part of their sustainability plans