The European wind industry has an annual turnover of €60bn. 65% of this adds value to the EU economy. The wind industry today generates €2.5bn of value added to the EU economy for each new GW of onshore wind installed and €2.1bn for each new GW of offshore wind.
The wind energy industry pays €5bn in taxes to the EU economy, including €1bn in local taxes and other payments benefiting communities.
Source: Wind Europe. More information about offshore wind energy on their website.