BWEA announces dates for UK Wind Week 2009

BWEA, the UK’s leading renewable energy association, has announced the dates for UK Wind Week 2009.

Taking place between June 13 and 21, the annual celebration, which coincides with Global Wind Day (June 15), has been extended to a whole week of activity. Wind farms and supporters will be celebrating the power of wind energy with events going on across the country.

During Wind Week 2009, the industry will be raising awareness of the incredible benefits offered by wind energy in terms of sustainability, economic prosperity and energy security.

BWEA Chief Executive Maria McCaffery comments: “We are at a crucial stage in the development of wind energy in the UK. Wind Week 2009 is an opportunity for everyone to find out the truth about this amazing free, clean energy that blows through the UK in abundance.”

Last year 20 wind farms opened their doors to the public with thousands of visitors taking part in the festivities, including wind farm tours, science shows, kite making and concerts. This year BWEA will be working with members, partners and other supporters of green energy to ensure 2009 is more successful than ever.

The British Wind Energy Association is the trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewables industries. Formed in 1978, and with 468 corporate members, BWEA is the leading renewable energy trade association in the UK. Wind has been the world's fastest growing renewable energy source for the last seven years, and this trend is expected to continue with falling costs of wind energy and the urgent international need to tackle CO2 emissions.