A new report from the International Energy Agency released Friday claims that wind power could be a $1 trillion business by 2040 and that the power provided by the green technology has the potential to outstrip global energy needs. "Talk about a breath of fresh air," tweeted writer Steven E. de Souza. Talk about a breath of fresh air https://t.co/r2a0bvMXBc — Steven E. de Souza (@StevenEdeSouza) 1571985817.0 The IEA report looks at the business of wind power and opines that as investment increases and the technology becomes cheaper, the sector could explode. The IEA finds that global offshore wind capacity may increase 15-fold and attract around $1 trillion of cumulative investment by 2040. This is driven by falling costs, supportive government policies and some remarkable technological progress, such as larger turbines and floating foundations. That’s just the start—the IEA report finds that offshore wind technology has the potential to grow far more strongly with stepped-up support from policy makers. "Offshore wind currently provides just 0.3% of global power generation, but its potential is vast," said IEA executive director Fatih Birol. It would take a major infrastructural commitment to develop wind power to the point that the renewable energy resource […]

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