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The world celebrates the power of wind
Thousands of people all around the world celebrated the power of the wind during the Global Wind Day on 15 June. The hundreds of different events on offer included guided tours of wind farms, conferences, exhibitions in capital cities, workshops, information days, regattas, marathons, theatrical shows and much more.
Speaking just before the Wind Day, Germany Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel said, "Wind energy is a driving force for climate protection, economic development and the creation of future-proof jobs. The Global Wind Day 2009 demonstrates the enormous potential of wind energy to the public. I wish all the best for the numerous Global Wind Day events.”
“We know that there is huge public enthusiasm for wind as a clean, sustainable source of energy that creates jobs and boosts local economies,” said Paolo Berrino, EWEA’s coordinator of the global event. “The Wind Day is the chance for people actively to show their support, and it is a real pleasure to see how much fun can be had at the same time!”
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) also took part in the Global Wind Day, launching its new video, ‘Wind Power Works – pass it on’. The campaign’s aim is to spread the word about wind energy’s benefits to promote bold emissions targets and a rapid deployment of wind energy around the world to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. The new video can be downloaded from GWEC’s website.
For more information on this year’s Wind Day see www.globalwindday.org.