Reports

Climate change

Climate change

Moving to 30% emissions cuts

December 2010

A 30% cut by 2020 is a crucial first step to the 80-95% emissions cut by 2050 agreed by the Heads of State.

Powering Europe

Powering Europe

Wind energy and the electricity grid

November 2010

‘Powering Europe’ puts forward a well-argued case that there are no major technical barriers, but rather major economic benefits, to integrating large amounts of fuel- and pollution-free wind energy into Europe’s electricity grid.

Green jobs

Green jobs

Wind energy is already working in Europe

September 2010

Wind energy is a mainstream power source, providing the answers to many of the challenges facing Europe today.

Wind Barriers

Wind Barriers

Administrative and grid access barriers to wind power

July 2010

Based on a survey of over 200 recent wind energy projects from across the EU, this report analyses the administrative and electricity grid-related barriers to wind power development.

The European Wind Initiative (2010)

The European Wind Initiative (2010)

June 2010

"The European Wind Inititative - Wind power research and development for the next ten years" offers an overview of EU wind research policy.

EWEA 2009 Annual Report

EWEA 2009 Annual Report

April 2010

The report contains all the information on EWEA activities over 2009.

Wind Energy & Electricity Prices

Wind Energy & Electricity Prices

Exploring the 'merit order effect'

April 2010

The new literature review, prepared for EWEA by energy consultants Pöyry, shows that adding wind energy into the power mix has a significant influence on the resulting price of electricity - the so-called merit order effect (MOE) - whilst at the same time reducing CO2 emissions.

Wind Energy: Action Plan for the new European Commission and Parliament

Wind Energy: Action Plan for the new European Commission and Parliament

January 2010

Wind power can contribute significantly to all of the EU’s energy policy objectives – increased competitiveness, energy security and fighting climate change.

Pure Power 2009

Pure Power 2009

Wind energy targets for 2020 and 2030

December 2009

Pure Power presents EWEA's new wind energy targets for 2020 and 2030. It looks in detail at how the targets can be met, and their probable effects on electricity, greenhouse gas emissions and the EU economy.

Harness the wind to tackle climate change

Harness the wind to tackle climate change

EWEA Climate change briefing for the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen

October 2009

Wind power fights climate change. It is an abundant energy resource. Wind energy is a real alternative to emission producing fossil fuels and, crucially, can be deployed and begin reducing CO2 emissions immediately. Wind energy is already fighting climate change: in 2008, wind power in the EU avoided the emission of 91 million tonnes (Mt) of CO2.