Wind Power

Use of wind power around the world increased by more than 20% in 2010, as production of electricity from wind has become cost-competitive with other energy sources, while it also promotes local economic development and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Countries have employed an array of mandates, incentives and deployment programs to accelerate the use of wind energy. This page provides access to technical resources that policymakers can use to inform the design and implementation of policies and programs to advance deployment of wind power technologies.

Before you begin your search for wind policy resources, you can learn more about wind power development by reading our policy brief on wind power, which outlines good practices, provides design considerations, and shares examples of wind power in action in various countries.