24 April 2019 | Piotr Nowakowski and Ryszard Wnuk, The Polish National Energy Conservation Agency

The Polish approach to RES and the potential of Wind Energy

The EU Climate & Energy Package, established in December 2008, imposed an obligation on Poland to foster the development of Renewable Energy Sources (RES). Therefore, as a mandatory target, the share of RES in the energy mix was fixed...


25 February 2019 | Aija Zucika, LEIF

Feeding the Latvian Policy Process: Creating recommendations towards a new national renewable energy policy

At the moment less than 2% of the Latvian Energy supply are generated by on-shore wind energy and only around 10% of Latvia's 119 municipalities have some form of wind energy installation. With the exception of a few coastal communities,...


31 July 2018 | Merethe Dotterud Leiren and Stine Aakre

10 factors for social acceptability of wind energy in wind energy scarce regions

Wind Energy Scarce Regions (WESR) are regions with wind energy penetration levels that are considerably lower than EU average. In WinWind we study a number of these regions in six countries: Saxony and Thuringia in Germany, Lazio and...


13 March 2018 | Michele Zuin, ICLEI Europe

WinWind to contribute to European Union goal to increase the share of Renewable Energy

The European Union wants to use more renewables to meet its energy needs, lower its energy import dependence and drive technological innovation and employment across Europe. Renewable energy produced from wind in wind energy scarce regions...