Wind Power to Replace Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power (Belgium)


The positive climate impact of renewable energy production in Europe has today been acknowledged in a report by the European Environmental Agency (EEA).

The published EEA data is precisely in line with the latest analyses of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) showing that greenhouse gas emission reductions in 2009 were caused not only by the economic recession, but also equally through the deployment of renewable energy installations.

“An increase of almost 6% of the EU’s primary energy consumption by renewable sources in just one year shows the power of the renewable energy sector, particularly wind power, to replace at the same time both fossil fuels and nuclear power”, said Justin Wilkes, Policy Director, in Brussels.


Source: EWEA, June 01, 2011