28 November 2017
Local impact, global leadership
Wind energy has transitioned in the last decade from a niche technology to an industrial sector that provides Europe with clean, competitive and reliable energy.
In the process Europe has built up a world-beating wind energy industry with turbine manufacturers that lead the global market, developers with an international footprint and unmatched research and innovation capability.
This remarkable development has yielded considerable benefits to the European economy, generating revenue to local communities, creating tens of thousands of high skilled jobs and reducing Europe’s fuel import dependency.
Explore the key figures
The of wind energy on jobs and impact the EU economy
Contribution of wind energy to the EU’s economy in 2016
Biggest GDP contributors within the wind industry
Wind energy’s contribution to EU GDP 2007 – 2016
Indirect economic impact of €1,000 spent in wind energy
Gross exports and imports of the wind energy industry
Biggest exporting countries in the EU for wind energy equipment and components
Direct jobs created within the wind energy industry
R&D Investments in wind energy
Avoided CO2 emissions by wind energy
Avoided fossil fuel imports by wind energy
Wind energy’s contribution forecast to 2020 and 2030
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