On June 15, Europe celebrated Global Wind Day, promoted by Ewea, the European Wind Energy Association and the GWEC, Global Wind Energy Council. Wind Day was established to create awareness on how wind can produce clean energy at competitive prices throughout the world.
In Italy, the results prove this point clearly. According to Legambiente, macro turbines and small wind turbines installed in Italy in 2013 produced 8,650 MW which satisfied the needs of more than 5.5 million households through 14.8 TWh derived from wind (almost 5% of total consumption). In every part of the world the installed wind power capacity is growing, which has increased tenfold in the last decade, with more than 300 GW installed in 2014 and it is estimated that new installations will reach 47 GW of power.
“Wind turbines are now a reality in Italy and also in all the continents that they can no longer be regarded as marginal, declares Edoardo Zanchini, vice president of Legambiente .Particularly in a period of crisis and the need to reduce consumption of fossil fuels and imports, a country like Italy has everything to gain in betting on wind energy. Today we are at a decisive step, because renewables provide more than a third of the electricity consumed in Italy and we can build a modern and distributed energy model focused on energy efficiency and renewables. “
At ENESSERE we believe that wind farms would be an important guarantee for a really secure and clean energy future.