Pure Power on the Horizon- More than one third of the EU's new electricity generating capacity will be wind power

Date

21 May 2008

Sections

Climate & Environment
Sustainable Dev.

Press release

Wind power has experienced dramatic growth over the past years. It currently meets 3.7% of the EU electricity demand and has ranked second in terms of net power capacity additions over the last eight years (3). This strong development can be maintained, and further reinforced in the coming years, as long as the clear commitment from the European Union and its Member States continues. Swift adoption of the new EU Renewables Energy Directive by the European Parliament and the Council is the key to a strong future development.