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EU Wind Power Industry: 520,000 Employed by 2020

April 10, 2012

BRUSSELS, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

The European wind power industry’s contribution to EU economic growth will increase
almost threefold over the decade by 2020. More than half a million people will be working
for the wind power industry in Europe by 2020.

The sector has been proven to be a powerful motor against economic slowdown in Europe.
This will be shown on Monday 16 April 2012, as the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)
presents its latest report “Green Growth – The Impact of Wind Energy on Jobs and The
Economy”, published at the EWEA 2012 Annual Event in Copenhagen. The report analyses the
sector’s contribution to GDP and job creation now and in future, with forecasts for 2020
and 2030. The EWEA 2012 Annual Event will be opened in Copenhagen by the Danish Prime
Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger and Crown
Prince Frederik of Denmark, with 10,000 participants expected to come.

Denmark’s Energy and Climate Minister Martin Lidegaard will chair a debate on the EU
Energy Roadmap to 2030, with Presidents and Chief Executive Officers of Acciona Windpower,
Dong Energy, GE Renewable Energy, Iberdrola Renewables, RES Group, Siemens, Vattenfall and

More than 100 journalists from all over the world have registered so far. The Global
Wind Energy Council will publish its latest Global Market Report while Chief Executive
Officers of wind energy associations from Europe, the US, China, India, Brazil, South
Africa and Japan will explain the latest wind power industry developments in their

For further information please use the following links:

EWEA 2012 Annual Event: http://events.ewea.org/annual2012

EWEA 2012 press registration: http://events.ewea.org/annual2012/press-corner

SOURCE EWEA European Wind Energy Association

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