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Europe's onshore and offshore wind energy potential

Publication Created 08 Jun 2009 Published 08 Jun 2009
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Technical report No 6/2009
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This report provides a Europe-wide resource assessment of onshore and offshore wind potential in a geographically explicit manner. In addition to calculating raw wind resource potential, this study also introduces and quantitatively analyses the environmental and social constraints on wind sector development. Concerns addressed include the noise and visual impact of wind power, as well as the deaths of birds and bats that fly into rotor blades. The report also evaluates the future costs of wind energy production across Europe in order to gauge the potential output at competitive rates.

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  • EEA (European Environment Agency)
  • Published: 08 Jun 2009


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