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100% renewable energy by 2050

15.04.2010

Supporting today’s publication “RE-thinking 2050 – A 100% Renewable Energy Vision for the European Union”, by the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), Christian Kjaer, Chief Executive of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), said:

“EWEA fully supports EREC’s vision of Europe moving towards 100% renewable energy by 2050. We have abundant wind, sun and other resources and the technologies to do it. Harnessing these natural and clean energy sources would give Europe energy independence and create hundreds of thousands of jobs in Europe.”

“100% renewables is an inspiring but achievable objective which makes economic, environmental and social sense for Europe. I urge European leaders to have the courage and the vision to seize this opportunity and facilitate the necessary changes to infrastructure and market design.”

The contribution of wind energy to the EU’s 2050 vision will be the main subject of the opening session of the European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition (EWEC 2010) which will open in Warsaw next Tuesday, 20 April.

The full publication of RE-thinking 2050 will be available as of Tuesday, 20th April 2010: www.rethinking2050.eu

More information about EWEC 2010 in Warsaw

 

For more information contact:
Paolo Berrino, EWEA
[email protected]
+32 2 400 10 55

 

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