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6.2% of global electricity is generated from Wind

What is Wind?

Wind power is the conversion of wind energy to electricity. The movement of air is used to turn a wind turbine, which turns a generator which makes electricity.

Is Wind a low-carbon energy source?

The median estimate of lifecycle emissions from Wind is 11 gCO2eq / kWh. This is based on the Technology-specific Cost and Performance Parameters report from the IPCC.

Wind compared to other low-carbon energy electricity sources

Most significant producers of electricity from Wind

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