Wind power on course to become major European energy source by the end of decade
The European wind industry is capable of reaching a target of 75,000 MW of wind power by 2010, said industry leaders as 3,000 participants gathered at the opening of the European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition today. 28,500MW has been built to date in Europe. The European Wind Energy Association's target of 75 GW would provide electricity equal to the needs of 86 million Europeans, deliver one third of all new EU generation capacity and meet one third of the EU's total Kyoto commitment by 2010.
EWEA is the voice of the wind industry, actively promoting wind power in Europe and worldwide. It has over 600 members, which are active in over 50 countries, making EWEA the world's largest and most powerful wind energy network.