On 15 June, ‘Global Wind Day’, people around the world can discover the benefits of wind energy while having fun.

With the instability in the Middle East affecting oil prices and the debate on nuclear energy after Fukushima, hundreds of events offered in World Wind showing people around the world how the wind can be part of a future stable and clean energy.

From Austria to Australia to Japan, Canada, Uruguay, Germany to Ukraine, participants can look at outdoor theater, build kites for kite-surfing, visiting new wind farms, see job fairs in the wind industry and parties acting in wind energy. Among the highlights include the German Technical Museum in Berlin, which opens its doors for an exhibition on wind energy, and an announcement in New York City on WindMade, an initiative to develop a label for consumers to companies and products that use wind energy.

On World Wind Day 2010 there were 220 ​​events in 29 countries around the world. World Wind Day is organized by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which coordinate a global network of partners.

“With the wind we can achieve genuine energy revolution, and on June 15, people from all continents will hold the promises that wind power has for our planet,” said President of GWEC, Klaus Rave.

“Fukushima, the Arab spring and the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have created a huge public interest in the future of wind energy,” said EWEA President Arthouros Zervos. “World Wind Day encourages citizens to find out for themselves how the wind can make our energy supply more secure, friendly and environmental standpoint.”

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