Global Wind Day 2018
This year’s Global Wind Day is celebrating the impact of wind energy around the world
Discovering the power of wind energy
Inthe present day we are living in a world of rapid transition, moving from an era of fossil fuel-based energy towards an increasingly decarbonised energy supply system.
The renewable-based electrification of transport, heating and cooling sectors - as well as industrial processes - looks set to revolutionise the world’s energy mix. Europe is recognisably the historical hub of wind energy, exporting wind energy knowhow and technology to the emerging markets across Africa, Asia and Latin America, with a pipeline of wind projects lined up in previously quiet regions.
An important aspect to note is
thatenergy transition is not about changing the energy mix, instead it is about transforming communities.
Giles Dickson, Chief Executive Officer of Windeurope explains: “Wind energy is good for the environment and the economy, bringing clean energy and jobs to local communities all over the world.”
The wind industry brings new jobs and investment to areas where traditional industries (shipbuilding, coal regions, etc.) have declined. Households, as well as industrial and commercial energy consumers, all stand to benefit from embracing the clean power sourced from wind farms.