Wind power is now poised to move from a marginal source of energy to a major contributor in many parts of the world. Windforce 10, a study released in October 1999 by EWEA, Greenpeace International, and the Forum for Energy and Development, contends that wind energy could meet 10 percent of the world's electricity demand by 2020.8 The report assessed the number of jobs that might be generated under this scenario. It relied on the results of the most comprehensive national study undertaken to date, done by the Danish Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association. This assumes that 17 job-years of employment are created for every megawatt of wind energy capacity manufactured and an additional 5 job-years for the installation of every megawatt, for a total of 22 job-years.9