Published on 28 November 2017
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.
In 2016 the wind energy industry contributed with €36.1bn to the EU's Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
The wind energy industry is a global net exporter, with a positive trade balance of €2.4bn in 2016.