The 'Wind Energy – The Facts' publication is widely considered to be the most important wind energy reference in the world. It presents a detailed overview of the wind energy sector, with the most up-to-date and in-depth information on the essential issues concerning wind power today.
This new edition of the ‘Wind Energy - The Facts’ publication includes chapters on Technology, Grid integration, Economics of wind, Industry and markets, Environmental impacts, scenarios and targets, prepared by a consortium of leading experts from different sectors all over Europe.
Here we offer the PDF version of the English executive summary of Wind energy – The Facts.
Wind energy and job creation in the EU
Wind energy has come of age and more and more Europeans are attracted by the jobs created in the industry. Over the past five years, the EU wind energy industry has created more than 60,000 new jobs - an average of 33 new employees every day, seven days a week. This report aims to shed light on wind energy’s benefits in terms of employment by looking into the tremendous evolution the sector has experienced in terms of job creation, offering an in-depth analysis of the current situation and investigating the industry’s current shortage of human resources and prospects up to 2030.
The European Wind Energy Technology Platform (TPWind) has a vision in which wind energy covers 12-14% of the EU’s electricity consumption by 2020, with a total installed capacity of 180 GW. By 2030, it sees this increasing to cover 25% of electricity consumption, with 300 GW of installed capacity. Fulfilling this vision will be a major industrial and technological challenge.
To begin the process, the members of TPWind have drawn up a common roadmap of the sector’s research priorities: the Strategic Research Agenda.
Delivering energy and climate solutions
This annual report provides an overview of EWEA’s output in 2007 and demonstrates our commitment to furthering the development, implementation and deployment of wind energy in the EU.
Wind Energy Scenarios up to 2030
Pure Power presents EWEA's three new wind energy development scenarios for 2010, 2020 and 2030. It looks in detail at the probable effects of the scenarios on electricity, greenhouse gas emissions and the EU economy.
Policy recommendations for large-scale depolyment of offshore wind power in Europe by 2020
EWEA was mandated by its Board of Directors to set up a working group on offshore wind power. This report is the result of the group’s work, undertaken in the second half of 2007 and chaired by Gordon Edge, British Wind Energy Association (BWEA).
This annual report offers an overview of our organisation's activities and output during 2006, as well as evidence of our team's constant commitment to furthering European wind energy.
Wind. Power without fuel.
Europe’s energy crisis: the No Fuel Solution.
"Wind. Power without fuel." This is the main message of a report released on 23rd February 2006 by EWEA. The report is part of a broader campaign and outlines how wind can meet over one fifth of European energy needs, eliminate the economic risks of volatile and uncertain fuel prices, and provide an indigenous and practical solution to the current European energy crisis.