Wind power for greater energy independence!




Global Wind Day, celebrated on 15 June will once again provide people the opportunity to discover the benefits of wind energy and to learn more about the technology.

An abundance of events are being organised around the world: you can join a family picnic with speakers and fun activities for the kids in Canberra; follow a seminar on wind energy in Tehran; participate in a Golf Tournament in Ontario; have a go at a windmill-screw-throwing-competition in Linz, attend a wind energy conference in Montevideo; see art work painted in a turbine at Global Wind Day celebrations at Viru-Nigula wind farm in Estonia and much more. 

This year a specific focus is also given to energy dependency on fossil fuels. The six biggest fossil fuel importers in the world – EU, China, US, Japan, Korea and India - together spend over $1,680 billion per year to import polluting coal, oil and gas.

This isn’t necessary. Wind energy does not need to be imported. Each wind turbine installed replaces expensive imported fuel and brings new jobs and cleaner air. That’s why Global Wind Day, 15 June, is focusing on the cost of fossil fuel imports around the world showing how wind energy can reduce our coal, oil and gas dependence.

Join the Global Wind Day celebrations on 15 June!

For more information: www.globalwindday.org. Follow what’s happening in different parts of the world and like the Global Wind Day Facebook page.