Wind power in Central and Eastern Europe will become a significant source of electricity production by 2020 but only if there is stability for investors, according to a new report out today.
The wind industry is being hit by the economic crisis across Europe. Politicians must ensure that investor confidence is not undermined, warn top industry figures in Vienna.
Leading wind energy experts today call on EU energy ministers to commit to a binding 2030 renewable energy target as the best way to tackle climate change and ensure the continued expansion of the European wind industry.
The Middelgrunden offshore wind farm provides four percent of Denmark’s energy. When it was built it was the biggest in the world. Now other European countries are looking to Denmark’s example to invest in clean, renewable energy.
Wind energy in Europe is set to deliver nearly 100 billion euros’ worth of jobs and revenue over the next ten years, according to the EWEA”s new report.
Putting more wind power into the energy mix not only brings down CO2 emissions but the price of electricity as well.
The building of a full size wind turbine blade on the Schuman roundabout in Brussels, right in front of European Union buildings. It has been put up to mark Global Wind Day on 15 June and the beginning of the EU’s Green Week (1-4 June).
Findings from an EU-funded project – Wind Barriers- have been released at the European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition in Warsaw. The study details how long it takes to obtain consent to build wind farms in EU member states.