The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have designated June 15 as Global Wind Day. The groups are organizing wind events around the world in order to provide more information about wind energy. About 38 organizations have already signed up to take part.
Last year, over 300 Global Wind Day events were held in 35 countries from China to the Czech Republic to Canada.
‘Wind Day has grown in popularity since its launch in 2007, because wind power itself is breaking all records,’ says Christian Kjaer, CEO of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). ‘In Europe, more wind power was installed in the last two years than any other energy-generating technology. There is spectacular growth in China, the U.S. and elsewhere.’
EWEA will erect a 29-meter turbine blade in Brussels, Belgium, near the European Commission and European Council.
SOURCE: European Wind Energy Association Â