Wind energy is the renewable energy source with the greatest development potential. It produces clean electricity with zero emissions and does not depend on fossil fuel.
The European Union and Sweden have formulated ambitious targets which indicate a significantly increasing extension of renewable energy. EU's goal is 20 per cent of energy from renewable sources by 2020. When the target was divided up between the member countries, Sweden set its goal to achieve 49 per cent by 2020. Sweden's government then chose a target of 50 per cent. Wind energy plays a significant role in reaching this target.
Sweden has little wind energy in comparison with many other countries in Europe. This is not because there is less wind in Sweden, but here the rate of expansion was much slower than for example in Germany and Denmark.
For a long time, wind energy was considered to be an expensive energy source. Today the situation is different. Developments in technology have made wind energy competitive compared with other newly produced plants for energy production. Wind energy is also an energy source that produces electricity without emitting harmful greenhouse gases. It is an inexhaustible source of energy that strongly contributes to a better climate and to make Sweden self-sufficient when it comes to energy.
VKS Vindkraft Sverige AB is a member of Swedish Wind Energy, which is a trade organization aimed at companies with an interest and involvement in the wind energy industry in Sweden. Information contained on this page is derived from Swedish Wind Energy.