European energy supplier RWE Innogy expects to begin construction of the North Sea Windpower 3 off the island of Juist by 2010. The completed wind farm, slated to be finished in 2015, will generate 960 megwatts of renewable wind energy, enough to displace 2.6 million tons of carbon emissions. Along with other offshore wind farms, geothermal energy, biomass, and even CO2 conversion using algae, the European Union is working hard for sustainable devlopment.

Image: "222- Middlegrunden Offshore Wind Farm near Copenhagen, Denmark" by ccbg on Flickr courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.