Project Development, Wind Power

Monday Marks World Commitment to Wind Energy

On Monday, June 15, the first-ever Global Wind Day will be celebrated in 30 countries. Organized by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the awareness campaign for the promotion of wind energy worldwide gives the public an opportunity to show its support for wind energy, celebrate wind power as a near-term solution to global climate change, and highlight jobs and other economic benefits that wind energy investment is bringing to local their communities.

“In the United States, Global Wind Day comes at a time when the nation is surging forward in wind and renewable energy development, but risks loosing this momentum and leaving tens of thousands of jobs on the cutting room floor if we do not adopt a strong renewable energy policy,” said Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). “America trails China and Europe in passing renewable energy policy commitments.  It’s time for a national renewable electricity standard (RES) here in the U.S. to seize this historic opportunity to create jobs, build up our renewable energy industry, and fight climate change.”

The day will be marked by events around the world. In the U.S., AWEA is asking those in the industry and the public at large to call on representatives in Congress to support a stronger national renewable portfolio standard (RPS).
 
AWEA is also organizing a visual petition. Wind energy supporters can submit a photo or a comment that shows how wind energy is making a difference today.

There will be events around the world, including tweet-ups, marches, wind farm open houses, public demonstrations, training events and much more. Click here to see a full list and find events near you.

RenewableEnergyWorld.com is marking the day by launching our brand-new wind energy focused newsletter. The twice-monthly newsletter will feature in-depth articles and commentary from industry experts on wind technology, policy and finance. It’s your complete source of information for all that’s happening in the wind industry.

Click here to sign up for our Wind Newsletter today to make sure it’s in your box on Global Wind Day.