Global Wind Day

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Every year on June 15th, people worldwide unite to celebrate World Wind Day.

An overview of the news

  • This is a significant event that highlights the immense potential and importance of wind energy in addressing climate change and promoting sustainable energy solutions.

  • In India, these celebrations were initiated by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India.

  • As a part of the celebrations, a day-long program was organized in New Delhi.

  • The event discussed the success, progress and potential of wind energy in India.

  • Theme of celebration in India was ‘Pawan – Urja: Powering the Future of India’.

  • MNRE has set a target of 500 GW renewable energy capacity by 2030.

Background of the day

  • World Wind Day was first established in 2007 by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), which later became WindEurope. 

  • The event aimed to promote wind power and increase public awareness about its potential as a renewable energy source. 

  • Over the years, World Wind Day has gained international recognition, with numerous countries and organizations actively participating in the celebrations.

Important facts about Wind Energy

  • Wind power is a renewable energy source generated by harnessing thekinetic energy of the wind through wind turbines.

  • Wind turbines are often found in wind farms, which consist of multiple turbines strategically placed to maximize energy production.

  • Wind power is clean and produces no greenhouse gas emissions or air pollutants during operation, contributing to improved air quality and reduced environmental impact.

  • Wind energy is a rapidly growing industry globally, with increasing investments and technological advancements leading to greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

  • Wind energy has the potential to provide a significant portion of the world's electricity needs and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

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