The KPMG wind energy report “The socioeconomic impacts of wind energy in the context of the energy transition” highlights significant benefits for society through the delivery of clean energy. The report found that wind energy demand could increase by nine times by 2040 (to 34% from 4%), and by a decade later in 2050 would avoid the same pollution as the 80 most polluting cities (5,6-billion tonnes of CO2). This reduction would have real benefits for society saving up to four million lives a year and reducing health-related costs by up to 3,2-trillion dollars a year. In response, Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens Gamesa, called on students across the world to opt for studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and careers in renewable energy to play their part in halting climate change. Students have transformed the climate change debate in 2019, bringing new urgency and energy to the growing crisis.
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