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Millions of Euros for innovative wind energy demonstration projects

NER300 is the EU’s funding programme for innovative demonstration projects for renewable energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS). However while no CCS projects qualified for funding as part of the first call in 2011, renewables projects got EUR 1.2 billion – with six wind energy projects granted EUR 273 million total. “In the first … Continue reading Millions of Euros for innovative wind energy demonstration projects

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EU Commission’s 2030 energy policy needs binding renewables target

The European Commission today opened the debate on EU energy and climate policy after 2020 – offering the energy industry the prospect of the long-term clarity and stability needed for large, long-term investments. The European Commission’s Green Paper on a “2030 framework for climate and energy policies” published today in Brussels presents 2030 targets as … Continue reading EU Commission’s 2030 energy policy needs binding renewables target

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Climate and energy Green Paper: Put the EU on the right track for 2030

The Green Paper launched today by the European Commission kick-starts the debate about EU climate and energy policies for the period 2020-2030.   Filling the policy vacuum from 2020 onwards is crucial in order to reduce both regulatory risk and investor uncertainty, while at the same time creating jobs, restoring growth and sustaining innovation through … Continue reading Climate and energy Green Paper: Put the EU on the right track for 2030

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European Parliament calls on the Commission to assess a binding 2030 renewable energy target

The Industry, Transport, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee of the European Parliament has adopted the Reul report today, which calls on the European Commission to assess a mandatory 2030 renewable energy target.   “The European Parliament calls for post-2020 renewable energy policies and targets to be set on the road towards 2050. This of course resonates … Continue reading European Parliament calls on the Commission to assess a binding 2030 renewable energy target

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Technological progress brings Europe-wide electricity grid closer

Recent technological advances by leading engineering companies to improve the integration of renewable energy, especially wind energy, within Europe’s power grid by 2020, will bring a pan-European electricity grid closer to reality. Last year, the Swiss-based engineering company ABB announced the development of the world’s first circuit breaker for high voltage direct current (HVDC). “This … Continue reading Technological progress brings Europe-wide electricity grid closer

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Key data on wind energy for the year 2012

European Union cumulative installed wind power capacity exceeds 100 GW in 2012. Of all cumulative installed capacity 4% is located offshore, equalling 10% of the EU 2012 market. Wind power makes further inroads into the world’s electricity mix every year. It looks as though global wind power capacity will increase by another 44184 megawatt (MW) … Continue reading Key data on wind energy for the year 2012

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Wind energy reducing carbon emissions in E.U., Germany

A few press articles in recent weeks have discussed the fact that carbon emissions in Germany and the European Union have increased slightly over the last year or two because the country has shut down many of its nuclear power plants. It is important not to miss the forest for the trees, and to understand … Continue reading Wind energy reducing carbon emissions in E.U., Germany

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EU Energy Commissioner promises post-2020 policy next year » By Tom Rowe

At a special press briefing organized by The International Press Association in Brussels last night, EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger confirmed that he will be bringing forward proposals for post-2020 policy, before the current term of the Commission ends, which is 31 October 2014. He said that the Council would talk about binding targets in … Continue reading EU Energy Commissioner promises post-2020 policy next year » By Tom Rowe

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EU wind power now 7 percent, but industry challenged in 2013

The European Union wind energy sector installed 11.6 gigawatts (GW) of capacity in 2012—enough additional power for the continent to now meet 7 percent of its electricity needs–according to the 2012 annual statistics released this week by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). The megawatts added in 2012 bring the E.U.’s total wind power capacity … Continue reading EU wind power now 7 percent, but industry challenged in 2013

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European Wind Energy Installations Topped 11 GW Last Year

The 11.6 GW of wind energy installed in 2012 represents a 23.4% increase over the 9.4 GW installed last year, EWEA notes. Wind energy represented 26% of all new EU power capacity installed last year and is now meeting 7% of Europe’s electricity demand – up from 6.3% at the end of 2011. Renewable energy … Continue reading European Wind Energy Installations Topped 11 GW Last Year

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The EU wind energy sector installed 11.6 gigawatts (GW) of capacity in 2012

The EU wind power sector installed 11.6 gigawatts (GW) of capacity in 2012, bringing the total wind power capacity to 105.6 GW, according to the 2012 annual statistics launched today by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). 2012 was a record year for offshore installations, with 1,166 MW of new capacity grid connected. Offshore wind … Continue reading The EU wind energy sector installed 11.6 gigawatts (GW) of capacity in 2012

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EU financing for solar power plant in Burkina Faso

Commissioner Piebalgs announces EU support for building the largest solar power plant in West Africa, ahead of energy ministerial meeting in Addis Ababa Today, EU Development Commissioner Piebalgs announced that the EU will support the construction of what will be the largest African photovoltaic power plant, in Burkina Faso. It will provide 32 gigawatt hours … Continue reading EU financing for solar power plant in Burkina Faso

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EU: an internal energy market by 2014?

“The European wind industry strongly supports the creation of a single market in electricity,” said Paul Wilczek, Senior Regulatory Affairs Advisor, Grids and Internal Electricity Market, at EWEA. “If Europe is serious about decarbonising the power sector in a cost-effective manner, it has to create a market that facilitates this transformation. EWEA’s new report sets … Continue reading EU: an internal energy market by 2014?

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European wind power industry backs Commission proposal to boost carbon price

The European Commission has today taken action to shore-up the EU’s Emission Trading System (ETS) by  proposing to delay the auctioning of carbon allowances. Delaying allowances is needed to prevent further falls in the carbon price. The move must now be agreed by Member States and the European Parliament. “The European Commission has finally taken … Continue reading European wind power industry backs Commission proposal to boost carbon price

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