Success Stories

Why wind energy makes sense for big business and local communities

Viana do Castelo, Portugal Manufacturing Site

ENERCON, one of the world’s leading companies in the wind energy industry, established the manufacturing cluster in Viana do Castelo and Lanheses in Portugal in 2006. The company has since been an important contributor to the infrastructure, employment and the economy of the region. ENERCON invested €200m in the facility, which also included the transformation Read more about Viana do Castelo, Portugal Manufacturing Site[…]

Wind Power leading the charge to drive out fossils

Wind power has crossed the 500GW milestone – Global Wind Day 2017 Today we celebrate Global Wind Day. With over 500GW installed worldwide, wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world. In 2016 alone $112.5 billion were invested in wind power globally, and Read more about Wind Power leading the charge to drive out fossils[…]


Unilever is committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and increasing their energy efficiency. It currently uses the latest and most cost-effective technological advancements in renewable energy to power one-third of all its manufacturing sites. Goal: In 2010, Unilever launched its Sustainability Living Plan and pledged to help more than one billion people improve their Read more about Unilever[…]


Lego is dedicated to energy efficiency and leaving a positive impact on the planet. This is why it turned to wind energy: to support a better future for its young customers and because investing in renewables benefits its business. Goal: Lego has a goal of producing more renewable energy than the energy it consumes by Read more about Lego[…]


Google has been carbon neutral since 2007 and already powers 35% of its operations through long term power purchase agreements (PPAs) mostly from wind energy because of its competitiveness, ethical impact and business sensibility. Goal: Google’s has a goal of eventually becoming 100% renewable and reducing its carbon footprint to zero. How: To date, Google Read more about Google[…]


IKEA Group isn’t holding back when it comes to sustainability. With its People & Positive strategy, IKEA is going “all-in” with a goal of being completely energy independent by 2020. It currently owns and operates 314 offsite wind turbines in nine countries. Goal: IKEA wants to make sure its business growth is sustainable by using Read more about IKEA[…]


Aveda is a pioneer in the revolution of environmental responsibility in beauty as it not only powers the entire company with 100% wind energy, but also funds projects, schools and technologies to advance the wind industry. Goal: Aveda already powers its manufacturing facility in Minnesota, its primary headquarters, its institute in Minneapolis, and the Aveda-owned Read more about Aveda[…]