Investments in wind energy projects in South-East Europe are exceptionally low while the development of investors’ confidence has been lagging due to macro economic data. Only 1 billion EUR has been invested in the region out of a total of 26.7 billion EUR invested in new wind farms in Europe, making it a share of only 4% in 2018, while a year earlier it amounted to 16%! It is therefore the right moment to review what has been achieved and deliberate on the impending steps on the joint road to fulfilling the European renewable energy goals.
With that goal in mind and after last year’s very well attended scientific-expert Days of Good Wind gathering RESC decided to broaden the circle of participants and organize on the occasion of Global Wind Day the first regional level conference.
The PROGRAMME of the first Good Wind Days conference is available here.
With the sponsorship of the Ministry of Environment and Energy and partner support of Wind Europe, present for the first time in Croatia through this event, the conference will gather the representatives of European and world institutions such as the International Agency for renewable energy sources, the European Commission, the Energy Community, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Financial Corporation, World Bank as well as the representatives of ministries and financial sectors from the region, turbine producers, electric power producers, representatives of the academic community.
Main talks will include panels on wind energy in Europe with emphasis on South-East Europe, wind farms and environmental protection, including trends in corporative agreements on the direct purchase of wind produced electric power, present and future investments in wind farms in SE Europe, implementation and financing of wind energy projects in the region.
- Wind energy is one of the cleanest and environmentally most acceptable energy sources
- Wind energy had the largest number of installed capacities in the EU in 2018, covering a total of 48% installed capacities in the EU
- With 362 TWh produced in 2018 wind energy accounted for 14% of the demand for electric power in the EU
- Europe has achieved record 65 billion EUR investments in the development of new wind farms, re-financing of projects and acquisition of companies as well as investments of the public sector through fundraising
- Owing to lower costs in new investments, 2018 was a record year for new capacities (16.7 GW)
- 2018 was also a record year for corporate agreements on the direct purchase of wind farm produced electric power
An article on last year’s “Days of Good Wind” is available on our website as well as a video on our You Tube chanel.
Following the good practice of socially responsible business operations and recognizing the need for support we steered wind in the sails of the Šibenik International Children’s Festival.