Published on 01 June 2020
Europe has installed 14 GW and 4,000 wind turbines per year on average over the past 5 years. But wind needs to develop at a much faster pace to reach the 750 GW of onshore wind and 450 GW of offshore wind needed to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. In the 2020s Europe must deploy at least 20 GW per year. The industry is ready to deliver but this cannot be done without public support. To this end, WindEurope has developed this paper to reinforce and underline our strong commitment to working with local communities across Europe. It outlines three guiding principles that the wind industry commits to follow as a model of best practice for good community engagement.