Big Economic Boosts From EU Wind
According to WindEurope, on a macro level, wind energy contributes €36 billion to the GDP of the European Union, supports 263,000 jobs and generates €8 billion of exports.
May 18, 2018 (New Europe)
“…[W]ind energy contributes €36 billion to the GDP of the European Union, supports 263,000 jobs and generates €8 billion in export revenue….[A new Local Impact, Global Leadership toolkit from WindEurope] shows how the wind supply chain is benefitting regions all across Europe, including in those that are economically disadvantaged…[The study also] shows how citizens benefit from shared ownership of wind farms and how wind farms are contributing to local economic activity through the taxes they pay to local governments – covering up to 20% of municipal revenues…The wind industry has brought jobs and investment to many regions that have depended on traditional industries, WindEurope said, adding that shipbuilding areas in northern Spain and on Poland’s Baltic coast now produce towers, foundations, cranes and the jack-up vessels that install offshore turbines…” click here for more