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The percentage of electricity that is generated domestically from low-carbon sources.

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?

Yes, due to its relatively low lifecycle emissions, Wind is considered to be a low-carbon energy source.

The median estimate of lifecycle emissions from Wind is 11 gCO2eq / kWh. Where do our emissions numbers come from?

Wind11 gCO2eq / kWhLow-carbon
Nuclear12 gCO2eq / kWhLow-carbon
Hydropower24 gCO2eq / kWhLow-carbon
Geothermal38 gCO2eq / kWhLow-carbon
Solar45 gCO2eq / kWhLow-carbon
Biofuels230 gCO2eq / kWhLow-carbon
Gas490 gCO2eq / kWhHigh-carbon / fossil fuel
Oil650 gCO2eq / kWhHigh-carbon / fossil fuel
Coal820 gCO2eq / kWhHigh-carbon / fossil fuel

Wind compared to other low-carbon energy electricity sources

Most significant producers of electricity from Wind

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