Yes – of course it does.

And the local micro-economic benefits are laid out in a new toolkit launched today by WindEurope.

“Wind energy is a smart choice for the economy. It’s a European industrial success story. And it delivers local economic benefits to communities across Europe – jobs and income that support local economic activity and public services. Our new toolkit illustrates this and has a simple message: more wind means more economic benefits for communities throughout Europe,” said Giles Dickson, WindEurope CEO.

Check out the Local Impact, Global Leadership toolkit for more.