The use of energy is growing rapidly and the resources of our planet are already under great pressure. We need to change the way we produce our energy. We need to produce more renewable energy, and the most promising source of energy is the power of wind.
At Vestas, we believe energy to be an important catalyst for founding a better quality of life. A stable energy supply is an essential part of the infrastructure for a developed society. Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it jobs, security, climate change or food production - access to sustainable energy is essential for strengthening economies, protecting ecosystems, reducing poverty and achieving equity.
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The predicted effects of climate change could be both devastating and irreversible. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the effects of climate change will be broad-ranging, affecting water supplies, ecosystems, food availability, health and the economy and devastating coastal regions. Vestas considers it to be crucial that greenhouse gas emissions are limited, and that low carbon energy generation technologies take over. This echoes with one of the core messages from the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2011:
"Delaying action to reduce emissions is a ‘false economy’ - for every $1 of investment avoided in the power sector before 2020 an additional $4.3 would need to be spent after 2020 to compensate for the increased emissions.”
A single Vestas wind turbine will generate more than 25 times the energy to society than it uses in its entire lifecycle. And, a single Vestas wind turbine only emits one percent of carbon dioxide when compared to a coal power plant. However, it’s important that we acknowledge that when producing solutions to harness wind energy a small negative impact on the environment is made. Vestas is committed to reducing this impact to the extent possible together with our suppliers and customers.
Take a deeper look at how we make Vestas a safe place to work, our environmental views, how we develop sustainable products and approach business ethics.
Also, learn more about Vestas and our Sustainability engagement in the Vestas World of Wind.