18 Apr '12, 9am

European Wind Sector Grew Twice as Fast as EU Economy

European Wind Sector Grew Twice as Fast as EU Economy

In the midst of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) annual conference, EWEA has released data showing that in recent years the European wind energy industry has grown twice as fast as the EU economy as a whole. “Focusing on the role of wind power for our sustainable future makes good sense from both an environmental and an economic perspective,” Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark said. “The green agenda is both about job creation in the short run and climate protection in the long run,” Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said. To enlarge, click the image and then click on it again on the next page, or hold "ctrl" (or "command") while clicking the "+" key. According to EWEA, the European wind industry contributed 33% more to EU GDP from 2007 to 2010. Wind energy was a big support in the midst of economic slowdown, providing a €32 billion boost in 2010 alone....

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/04/18/european-wind-sector-...

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