The members of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) agreed at its recent annual general meeting in Kassel, Germany, to increase the Association's targets for future installed wind energy capacity.
The President of the European Wind Energy Association has told delegates at its annual conference that the threat to Europe’s energy security can be neutered by investment in the EU’s wind energy sector. He told his audience, “Mr Putin cannot turn off the tap that supplies our wind, our free indigenous fuel.”
Clarity in policy-making and an accelerated development of the grid are essential to the wind energy industry generating a positive momentum, according to the European Wind Energy Association.
European Wind Energy Association Chief Executive Officer Thomas Becker is stepping down as the head of the association for personal reasons after two years of service.
In the first half of 2011 offshore wind installations in the EU rose by 4.5 per cent from the same period of last year, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).