21 May '12, 9am

EWEA urges EU leaders to invest in wind energy for economic growth #energy #renewable #wind

EWEA urges EU leaders to invest in wind energy for economic growth #energy #renewable #wind

“European leaders meeting on 23 May to discuss how to achieve growth despite massive budgetary challenges must turn to wind energy for immediate job-creating and economic benefits,” says EWEA. The trade association highlights that every EU citizen is paying more than €700 for energy imports and this is increasing as prices climb and domestic resources deplete. But wind energy replaces imported fuel - saving €5.7 billion in 2010 alone, while creating growth. In 2010, the wind energy sector's growth rate was twice that of EU GDP, and as overall unemployment rose between 2007 and 2010, over 50 new jobs were created in the European wind industry daily. "EU funds must be leveraged, for example through the European Investment Bank (EIB) and by potentially using structural funds, towards technologies that can make a significant and immediate impact on jobs, while reducing Europe'...

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