15 June is a Global Wind Day.
This holiday was initiated by the European Wind Energy Association (WindEurope) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) in 2007, and since 2009 this date has acquired the status of a Global Day and is celebrated annually. The goal was to attract the attention of the public, governments and businesses to the huge potential of wind power, a solution to a wide range of energy and environmental issues. A special resource of the same name has been created − the website www.globalwindday.org, which publishes a global list of events in honour of the Wind Day and informs about the benefits of using this renewable resource.
Experts are confident that wind energy is the future. The development of wind power today helps not only to improve the energy sector in a cost-effective way and create jobs, but also solves the problem of limited fossil fuel resources.
Currently, more than 591 GW of wind power capacity is installed in the world, while growth is projected to continue, as wind power is rapidly becoming one of the cheapest available energy sources. The top 10 countries of wind energy include: China, USA, Germany, India, Spain, UK, France, Brazil, Canada and Italy.