Renewable energy and climate change

The fundamental role of renewable energy sources, like wind energy and others, in the global climate change prevention process, is the reduction of greenhouse gases and the replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energy source consumption.

Wind energy is currently performing a meaningful role in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Every kWh produced using the wind creates the opportunity to avoid about 696 g of CO2, which is produced during the operation of power plants that use coal, gas, and oil.

In 2020, it is planned for wind power to provide about 213 GW, which would help avoid 316 Mt of CO2, or about ¾ of the EU’s current automobile emissions and 28 percent of the EU’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goal (20 percent by 2020).