Association - Tasks and Goals
Climate change and rising energy costs are crucial challenges for the 21st century – and will remain so. The increasing scarcity of fossil energy, growing demand for energy, and the warming of our planet are all reasons to revisit our energy policy.
The way Germany, Europe, and the world tackle these issues today will decisively affect the way we all live tomorrow. In Germany, people reacted to these challenges early on and began switching to decentralized renewable energy. Today, clean, reliable wind power is a major pillar of our energy supply and the most important source of electricity in Germany. BWE's goal is to promote the advantages of wind energy as a key technology on the way to an energy system based on 100 percent renewable energies.
The German Wind Energy Association – A Strong Partner
Since its founding in 1996, the German Wind Energy Association (Bundesverband WindEnergie e.V. or BWE) has played a major role in Germany's energy transition process. With some 20,000 members, it is one of the world's largest associations in the renewables sector. For many years, BWE has been increasingly successful in advising political decision makers and efficiently expanding wind power in Germany. Furthermore and since climate and energy policy decisions are increasingly influenced by international politics, our experts work closely together with European and international associations, such as the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA).
With its ambitious expansion targets, the wind energy sector is the main driver behind the transition to renewables. The BWE and its members do their utmost to ensure that the success story of German wind energy continues – and that the vision of "100 percent renewable energies" becomes a reality as soon as possible.