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Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy, will give a speech at the conference dinner on Thursday 22 April
Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy, will give a speech at the conference dinner on Thursday 22 April

"As Energy Commissioner I am pleased to attend EWEC 2010 because I want to show my support for the European wind industry and underscore its important contribution in helping Europe achieve its emission reduction goals, energy security, and sustainable economic growth. A conference and exhibition as large and as wide-ranging as EWEC 2010 can play a very useful role in creating common understanding and a shared vision for wind power technology, financing and policy in order to secure Europe’s energy future."

Mr Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Energy European Commission



Xabier Viteri, CEO of Iberdrola Renewables, and chair of the European Wind Energy Conference 2010
Xabier Viteri, CEO of Iberdrola Renewables, and chair of the European Wind Energy Conference 2010

“Europe leads the world in renewable energy. And wind is at the cutting edge of the renewable mix. But wind gives Europe more than energy; it is also the source of a strong industry, technological leadership, job opportunities and increased energy independence. We must continue to support wind, strengthen its competitiveness and prepare the system for mass-scale integration. Everything will be easier if we all work together.

There is still a long way to go. Thought, analysis, strategy and technical responses, relating to the present and future of wind power, will come together at EWEC 2010 in Warsaw.”

Xabier Viteri, CEO of Iberdrola Renewables, and chair of the European Wind Energy Conference 2010



Waldemar Pawlak, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Poland
Waldemar Pawlak, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Poland

"Ensuring a stable and secure energy supply is essential for economic and social development. Therefore, we should aim to develop solutions that ensure energy security in accordance with sustainable development principles (i.e. limiting the energy sector’s environmental footprint).

Renewables represent a great opportunity to increase energy security whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Poland puts a great emphasis on development of renewable energy sources (RES) and the industry has grown rapidly in recent years. Wind energy, both onshore and offshore, is a crucial part of the development of the Polish RES sector.

Europe, along with the rest of the world, is currently facing new challenges related to environmental protection and climate change. Without a doubt, the international community has to take action to tackle man-made climate change. On a global level, the world economy must become more environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient, resulting in a reduction of atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions.

The European Union’s summit in March 2007 in Brussels established a mandatory Community target of a 20% share of renewable energy in the Community energy mix by 2020. It must be emphasised that the potential and dynamic growth of wind energy strongly affects our ability to meet this target.

An important milestone for the development of wind energy is the annual European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition (EWEC) organised by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). In 2010, the event will be held in Poland, and will be a unique opportunity to exchange views and experiences related to the use of renewable energy sources, identify the obstacles currently facing the industry and develop solutions to overcome them."

Waldemar Pawlak, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Poland.



Jarosław Mroczek, President of the Board, PWEA - the Polish Wind Energy Association
Jarosław Mroczek, President of the Board, PWEA - the Polish Wind Energy Association

“The Polish Wind Energy Association (PWEA) will have the utmost pleasure in hosting the European wind industry during EWEC 2010. The selection of Poland as a host of the most important wind energy industry event is proof that the wind resources in this part of Europe are rich and attractive to the market players. We hope that the decision to organise EWEC 2010 will be a catalyst for the dynamic development of this sector in our country. We are aware how much must be done in Poland for wind power to reach its deserved position.

For the Polish wind power industry and for the investors acting in this market, EWEC 2010 will be a perfect opportunity to present the direction of the sector’s development, the targets of the industry, to share problems and exchange opinions, and to present novelties and innovations. We also hope that we will be able to present extraordinary solutions, which are essential for future investment, in particular in the field of environmental protection.

In a country such as , rich in extraordinarily valuable natural assets, unique in Europe, the co–existence of wind power technology and sustainable development is of special importance. We are convinced that Poland has a vital role to play in this field.

We invite you to Poland, to EWEC 2010!

Jarosław Mroczek
President of the Board, PWEA

 

 


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EWEC Bulletin, February 2010


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