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 September 18, 2009
EWEA Says Offshore Wind Could Supply 20% of Europe's Power

 Recent research from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) reports that existing and planned European offshore wind projects would, if implemented, supply 10% of Europe's electricity whilst avoiding over 200 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.

The full extent of existing and planned European offshore wind projects is outlined in a new report called 'Oceans of Opportunity', recently launched by EWEA.

The report was backed by EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs who said "harnessing the winds off Europe's coasts – starting with the planned projects announced by EWEA - would provide an answer to the global challenges of climate change, depleting indigenous energy resources, increasing fuel costs and the threat of energy supply disruptions. The European Commission is committed to doing everything we can to support offshore wind developers and make sure their planned projects come to fruition."

For more information on the new report: www.ewea.org/offshore

Source: Clean Edge News