The EU wants wind energy to meet 50% of its electricity needs by 2050. This means a significant acceleration of wind power deployment. The REPowerEU plan, proposed by the European Commission in response to the invasion of Ukraine, already foresees the need of 510 GW of wind by 2030– up from 190 GW today. That is a tremendous challenge, but also a fantastic opportunity to sustain Europe’s technology leadership in wind energy.
Targeted Research and Innovation (R&I) investments for wind energy can make a significant contribution to foster the technology developments that will help achieving the EU’s ambitions.
To kick off a new cycle of activities that will support the alignment, coordination, and prioritisation of wind energy-related R&I policies, ETIPWind hosted a stakeholder event that gathered key experts from the wind industry and research as well as policy makers from the European Commission and Member States.
It addressed the following topics:
- Manufacturing and competitiveness of the wind supply-chain;
- Sustainability, recycling and coexistence of wind with nature and society;
- Energy system integration of wind.
For more information, the recording of the event will be published soon.