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Value added and employment effects of wind energy in Baden-Wuerttemberg in the years 2010 and 2020

Greenpeace commissioned the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW, Berlin) to determine value added and employment effects of wind energy (onshore) in Baden-Wuerttemberg for the years 2010 und 2020. Additionally, the study analyzes the savings on costs and carbon dioxide emissions through a reduction of imported fossil fuels.

Basis for determining the value added and employment effects was the study "Local value creation through renewable energies", conducted by the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) in cooperation with the Centre for Renewable Energy (ZEE), University of Freiburg, which was published in September 2010 (IÖW / ZEE 2010). There on the one hand, the value generated in 2009 at the municipal level was quantified. On the other hand, the study identified the development of local value added in 2020 for selected local economic indicators.

IÖW Project Team