Vision, mission and values
Wind energy will be the leading technology in transforming the global energy supply structure towards a truly sustainable energy future based on indigenous, non-polluting and competitive renewable technologies.
Through effective communication and its engagement in the political decision-making processes, WindEurope seeks to facilitate national and international policies and initiatives which strengthen the development of European and global wind energy markets, infrastructure and technology. In doing so, we achieve a more sustainable and cleaner energy future.
To achieve this, WindEurope works to:
- Act as a single European voice which, in conjunction with the efforts of its members, promotes the best interests of the wind energy sector;
- Develop and communicate effective strategic policies and initiatives which influence the political process towards the maintenance and creation of stable markets while overcoming barriers to the deployment of wind energy;
- Optimise the turnover opportunities of the wind energy sector vis-à-vis the growth of European generation capacity over the next two decades;
- Further consolidate Europe’s position as the international driver for the global growth of the wind energy sector by engaging in close coordination with national, regional and global organisations and companies;
- Vigorously communicate the benefits and potential of wind energy to a wide variety of Important audiences: politicians, opinion-formers, decision-makers, businesses, the media, the public, NGOs and other stakeholders;
- Act as the central network on wind energy issues for our members and interact with wider constituencies.
Our goal is to make WindEurope the leading voice of wind power and the driving force for the future direction of our sector by:
- Establishing WindEurope as the go-to source for quality input into the policy and legislative processes;
- Establishing WindEurope as the point-of-reference for both Brussels-based and international media and external stakeholders;
- Ensuring the WindEurope Secretariat works in close partnership with its members and other relevant organisations;
- Ensuring WindEurope’s profile and reputation are world class.
Our six strategic objectives
- Maximise wind in the EU energy mix, incentivising demand for RES-based electricity
- Ensure the energy networks and system are fit for renewables
- Ensure stable regulatory and market frameworks
- Tackle overcapacity of inflexible carbon intensive assets
- Influence EU priorities on Research and Innovation
- Ensure access to low cost finance
The interests of the wind industry come first
- Advocate WindEurope’s positions and narratives.
- Promote the benefits of our sector.
- Cultivate strong relationships with our members, represent their interests and leverage their contributions.
The highest professional standards
- Place integrity and sustainability at the heart of our actions.
- Commit to delivering high-quality outputs.
- Use WindEurope resources responsibly (time & money).
Each of us contributes to having a respectful, inspiring and dynamic work environment
- Mutual development and support through a culture of coaching, feedback and trust.
- Be fair and constructive in how we assess performance.
- Work together as one team that values diversity and celebrates each other’s successes.
WindEurope’s core principles
- Europe must achieve climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest.
- Wind energy will be at the core of a home-grown, resilient, cost-efficient and climate neutral energy system.
- A successful and just energy transition requires us to ensure wind energy is environmentally sustainable, that we engage communities and activate the local economy, and strive for happy coexistence with other societal interests.
- Direct electrification is the most cost-effective and energy efficient way to decarbonise the bulk of our economy – anything that can be electrified should be electrified.
- Europe should prioritise renewable hydrogen to decarbonise hard-to-abate end-uses e.g., parts of steel and cement and some heavy-duty transport.
- Electricity grids are the backbone of a climate-neutral energy system. Their expansion is a priority.
- Members must have significant wind-related operations based in Europe.