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Wind Directions, April issue Powering the Economy

Wind energy: it’s clean and green, but the industry always says it’s also good for the economy. What is the real impact of wind energy on the EU’s wealth at a time of crisis?

EWEA Press Releases

EU Ministers must stop the flood of CO2 emissions allowances

The carbon price must be urgently boosted to fix the EU's Emissions Trading System and fight climate change.

Wind energy sector growing over twice as fast as EU economy

The wind energy industry increased its contribution to the EU’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 33% between 2007 and 2010. In 2010, the industry’s growth was twice that of the EU’s GDP overall, with the sector contributing €32 billion to an EU economy in slowdown.

EWEA Blog

Europe's largest annual wind power conference sets impressive attendence record

The final blog from EWEA 2012 - a great success, with over 10,000 people in attendance.

Europe’s emerging wind power markets continue to grow even with obstacles

Emerging wind energy markets in Europe are expected to significantly increase installed wind power capacity by 2020.

What does the wind industry need? CEOs bare all

Renewable energy targets for 2030, investments in electricity grids and the continuation of stable national support schemes for wind power.

Financing offshore wind farms requires new capital sources

A blog from a day at EWEA 2012 focused on Finance - day three.

Whats going on at EWEA 2012 in Copenhagen?

A round-up of all the action of day two at the event.

Global wind power market is expected to more than double in next five years

Steve Sawyer of GWEC on future changes in the international electricity-generating sector.

Political commitment to wind energy is vital for green growth

A firsthand report from Day One of EWEA 2012.

Trying to determine Europe's energy mix is no easy task

Tough questions asked at panel debate on Day One of EWEA 2012.


What’s planned for press and media?

Full Press and Media Schedule

  • Danish Prime Minister and Chair of the EU's rotating Presidency Helle Thorning Schmidt will attend the opening session, as will Crown Prince Frederik, European Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger and Felix Ferlemann, CEO of Siemens Wind Power.
  • Danish Energy Minister Martin Lidegaard will chair a panel discussion on European energy supply towards 2030. Other high-level speakers include:
    Ditlev Engel, CEO of Vestas Wind Systems
    Jan Kjaersgaard, EMEA CEO of the Wind Power Division at Siemens Energy.
    Stephan Ritter, General Manager Europe, GE Energy, Renewable Energy
    Ian Mays, CEO of RES Group
    Øystein Løseth, President & CEO of Vattenfall
    Christina Grumstrup Sorensen, Senior Vice President, DONG Energy
    Pedro Ruiz, General Manager, Acciona Windpower
    Xabier Viteri, CEO, Iberdrola Renovables
  • The launch of a major new study on the impact of the wind industry on Europe’s economy, growth and employment.
  • The publication of the Global Wind Energy Council’s ‘Annual Global Market Report 2011’.
  • The opportunity to visit Middelgrunden offshore wind farm on Tuesday 17 April.
  • The main EWEA 2012 press conference on Monday 16 April followed by lunch and an opportunity to meet key conference participants informally.
  • Briefings with track chairs and other speakers.
  • Please see the Danish Wind Industry Association press kit.

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