Here are some other exciting advantages of celebrating Global Wind Day:
1. Creation of green jobs
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics declared that wind turbine technician is the fastest growing occupation, with the number of jobs expected to increase 108 percent between 2014 and 2024, resulting in 88,000 jobs. Wind power had a record growth year globally, too. Strong installation rates in China, the United States and Germany resulted in a 5-percent increase in global employment, to reach 1.1 million jobs, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). As a result, the workers and colleagues of this field, have increased during the last decade and it will increase in the following decades.
2. More power
The World Wind Energy Association reported that 2015 was a record-setting year for growth in wind energy capacity – 63,690 megawatts of wind energy capacity were added in 2015, bringing the total wind capacity to 435 gigawatts. And according to AWEA, wind energy was the largest source of new electric generating capacity that came online in the U.S. in 2015, at 41 percent of the market – more than solar energy or natural gas.