As per Euronews.green, wind turbines have become increasingly important in Europe since the late 20th century, when they started to get into the landscape. Thus, at the end of last year, they were able to account for 17% of the Europe's energy mix.
"But [the industry] is currently facing a unique mix of challenges. This is why we will put forward a European Wind Power package - working closely with industry and Member States", von der Leyen added.
Among the top measures to be implemented by the head of the EU Commission lays faster and easier permitting, as well as improving the auction process across the EU member states and facilitating the access to finance.
Denmark, Germany and the UK have always been and still are among the top wind power producers on the continent. Industry experts suggest that Denmark holds the number one spot for the most amount of wind energy generated and used last year, with 55%, while Ireland follows next, with 34%. The UK and Germany were next, with 28% and 26%, respectively.
Sweden and Finland could soon get into the mix of the big wind powers, as well, with their upcoming onshore plants.
"The main lesson I would draw from countries like Denmark, Germany and the UK, is that you have to have a clear and stable strategy and ambitious targets. Then you align all of the other policies and spatial planning and permitting and grid planning etc. towards that", said Paweł Czyżak, senior energy and climate data analyst at think tank Ember.
Latvia and Italy are two other states with great potential wind power, but slow permitting and lack of ambitious targets make it so that great wind energy share is still a dream for them.
Others say that the wind power industry also matters, with Germany, Denmark and Spain having a strong wind turbine research and production capacity.
Bulgaria, Romania and the Czech Republic are among the countries that need to accelerate their transition to wind power in order to catch up with the rest of the block, as they have significant potential to make use of the power resource.
"The bloc needs to be adding at least 50 per cent more capacity annually than predicted - 31 GW as opposed to 19-20 GW. This is only possible if countries that have not utilised their full potential yet, such as Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria, step up their game and deploy large amounts of offshore wind", Czyżak added.
Grid investments are also necessary, as for example Czech Republic officials had to recently shut down hundreds of solar panels, since they were generating more power than the infrastructure could handle, causing issues in the process.