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EWEC 2008 - the gateway to wind generation

13.02.2008

The 2008 European Wind Energy Conference (EWEC), organised by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), will provide vital input to the recently proposed renewables legislation. This event will also demonstrate why the 20% renewables target is a unique opportunity for Europe.

The European Commission’s proposal sets out a clear pathway towards a new generation of energy supply. If the 27 Member States swiftly commit to their national targets, Europe could witness a massive expansion of wind energy. This would help combat climate change, limit dependency on fuel imports, promote jobs and economic growth in Europe and provide secure and affordable energy to all consumers.

“Wind energy is ideally positioned to lead the charge towards the 20% objective. Wind power not only has the potential to satisfy the increasing energy demand, it is also a significant and vital stimulus for local economies. Today, wind energy is the second largest contributor to European employment and economic activity in the power generation sector”, said Christian Kjaer, EWEA Chief Executive.

The EWEC 2008 event will bring together over 4,000 decision makers and key players from the wind energy and electricity sectors, who will debate these challenges and opportunities during four days of intensive networking, business development and information exchange.

Conference sessions include 500 oral and poster presentations, which will provide up-to-date information and a perceptive analysis of many relevant topics, including the economic, environmental and social benefits of wind energy.

Alongside the conference sessions, a parallel exhibition will feature over 200 leading companies involved in wind energy. EWEC 2008 provides the ideal opportunity to examine the latest technologies, hardware and services that will keep wind energy moving into the next generation.

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