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In connection with the Global Wind Day on 15 June, the global wind energy industry launched a public awareness campaign called Wind Power Works… Pass it on, which aims to catalyse wide spread support for wind energy and call on policy makers to commit to significant carbon emissions reductions to combat climate change.

The campaign, coordinated by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) urges people all round the world to generate the power of change and to send a message to world leaders that they can make the deep cuts needed and still power the world.

Wind Power Works… Pass it on campaign involves downloading a virtual wind turbine onto users’ desktops to show their support for wind energy and deep emissions cuts. These turbines will demonstrate how many homes can be powered and how much CO2 can be saved through wind energy. The more wind turbines downloaded, the stronger the call to world leaders to agree the reductions necessary to avert climate change and to make wind energy part of the solution.

Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of GWEC, said, “We have the technology to transform the global energy system, and we can do so rapidly. That’s an important message for our leaders to hear so that they commit to making the cuts so desperately required, and we want it delivered in the strongest terms possible.”

The campaign wind turbine game can be downloaded at www.windpowerworks.net/passiton, which also houses a short video and campaign material. The campaign is also supported on Facebook and Twitter and encourages people to start their own virtual wind farms or join existing ones and to pass the idea on.

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