EWEA publishes its European onshore wind energy statistics annually. It also publishes European offshore statistics half-yearly, statistics that are eagerly awaited by the industry and media. For global figures on onshore and offshore, EWEA relies on its partner the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
EWEA statistic publications are not available to order in hardcopy, but are freely available online.
Wind in power: 2012 European statistics
The EU wind energy sector installed 11.6 gigawatts (GW) of capacity in 2012, bringing the total wind power capacity to 105.6 GW. Wind energy represented 26% of all new EU power capacity installed in 2012, and investments of between €12.8 billion and €17.2 billion. It is now meeting 7% of Europe’s electricity demand – up from 6.3% at end 2011.