WWW.GOODNEWS.WS European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)


goodnews.ws The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) is an association based in Brussels, promoting the use of wind power in Europe. It has over 600 members from nearly 60 countries including manufacturers with a 90% share of the world wind power market, component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations,[clarification needed] developers, electricity providers, finance companies, insurance companies, and consultants. EWEA is a founding member of the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) which regroups 8 renewable industry and research associations, and of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). EEA (European Environment Agency)s Europe’s onshore and offshore wind energy potential report, confirms wind energy could power Europe many times over. The report highlights wind powers potential in 2020 as three times greater than Europes expected electricity demand, rising to a factor of seven by 2030. The market for European wind power capacity grew in 2006, according to statistics from the European Wind Energy Association. 7588 MW of wind power capacity, worth some €9 billion, was installed in the European Union (EU) in 2006, an increase of 23% compared to 2005. For the seventh consecutive year, wind power is second only to gas-fired capacity (approximately 8500 MW in 2006) in terms of new electricity generating installations. Germany and Spain continue to attract the majority of investments. In 2006 these two countries represented 50% of

Invitation to European Wind Energy Conference (EWEC) 2009


European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Chief Executive Christian Kjaer invites you to EWEC 2009 in Marseille.