Wind energy industry commits to charter for UK prosperity

The Charter is based on three principles:

To invest in the future prosperity and energy security of the UK

To provide financial security for families by creating tens of thousands of longterm jobs

To provide clean, safe and affordable energy for the UK today and for future generations

The Charter was backed by eleven founding signatory companies including RWE, GE and Vestas and is now open to the whole industry and its extended supply.

The UK has a vocal and strong anti-wind farm campaign in parts of its media. On 23 April, a group of companies, organisations and NGOs, including EWEA, wrote to the Scottish Parliament’s energy committee convenor re-stating their support for wind power and renewable energy and stressing their economic and environmental benefits, and calling for continued support from the committee.