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Wind power and solar energy could power business all over Europe

The private sector accounts for around half of Europe’s electricity consumption. Powering corporate consumers with renewable energy could deliver massive reductions in CO2 emissions, save businesses money and make it easier for people to invest in renewables. Large energy consumers such as chemical and aluminium producers, ICT and food & drink companies gathered in Brussels … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy could power business all over Europe

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Europe adds 6.1 GW of wind energy capacity in first half of 2017

6.1 GW of extra wind energy capacity was installed in Europe in the first half of 2017, according to figures released today by WindEurope. The figure puts Europe on course for a bumper year for installations, although hides some worrying trends.   A total of 4.8 GW of onshore wind capacity was installed in the … Continue reading Europe adds 6.1 GW of wind energy capacity in first half of 2017

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A new narrative for Europe

This year’s European Business Summit invited EU thought leaders to discuss Europe’s future. Around 2,500 delegates listened to 200 speakers on this two-day highlight in Brussels. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson deliberated in a panel with European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, BusinessEurope President Emma Marcegaglia and representatives from the steel, engineering and ICT sectors. Energy has … Continue reading A new narrative for Europe

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WindEurope attends meeting on strategy implementation by the Trans-European Networks for Energy

WindEurope attended a joint meeting on the implementation of the priority corridors identified in the Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) regulation. This meeting was held with five regional groups representing the five priority corridors: the North South West corridor, the North South East corridor, the Baltic region, the North Sea region, and a horizontal group … Continue reading WindEurope attends meeting on strategy implementation by the Trans-European Networks for Energy

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Moventas wins major Iberdrola service tender in Europe

Moventas has been chosen as one of the selected suppliers for wind turbine gearbox repairs and supply in Europe by Iberdrola, a leading clean energy utility. The deal includes multibrand gearboxes in kW and MW class for the next 3 years. With the tender Iberdrola recognizes certified service partners for Iberdrola wind turbine fleet in … Continue reading Moventas wins major Iberdrola service tender in Europe

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Wind Energy Is a Jobs and Economic Engine

There’s a lot of talk about jobs these days. President Donald Trump speaks often, and passionately, about bringing jobs (especially manufacturing jobs) back to America. Wind energy is and will continue to be an important driver of the growth in American manufacturing and other family-supporting jobs across this nation. And, according to a new Navigant … Continue reading Wind Energy Is a Jobs and Economic Engine

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Manufacturers call on European institutions to strengthen EU industrial strategy

92 trade associations have signed a Joint Declaration in the run-up to the Competitiveness Council calling on the EU to strengthen its industry strategy. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker marked the reindustrialisation of Europe as a priority to ensure the EU remains a competitive global power as other countries including China, India and the USA … Continue reading Manufacturers call on European institutions to strengthen EU industrial strategy

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WindEurope launches Daily Wind Power Numbers

WindEurope launches a unique digital platform in the presence of European Commission Vice-President Šef?ovi?. The Daily Wind Power Numbers platform will inform policy makers, stakeholders and citizens every day on: the share of wind in yesterday’s power mix in Europe, broken down by Member State; yesterday’s hourly electricity mix (all fuels and technologies), again broken down … Continue reading WindEurope launches Daily Wind Power Numbers

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Offshore Wind Energy is Booming in Europe

As Europe’s wind energy production rises dramatically, offshore turbines are proliferating from the Irish Sea to the Baltic Sea. It’s all part of the European Union’s strong push away from fossil fuels and toward renewables. On a sunny October morning, our boat passes the run-down relicts of Liverpool’s maritime past and heads down the river … Continue reading Offshore Wind Energy is Booming in Europe

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WindEurope appoints Pierre Tardieu as Chief Policy Officer

WindEurope has appointed Pierre Tardieu as Chief Policy Officer to succeed Kristian Ruby who has become Secretary General of Eurelectric.  He takes on the role with immediate effect. Tardieu has been at WindEurope – formerly the European Wind Energy Association – since 2011.  He has coordinated the Association’s advocacy on a number of issues including … Continue reading WindEurope appoints Pierre Tardieu as Chief Policy Officer

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WindEurope CEO says oil and gas sector future in offshore wind power

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson today spoke at the annual Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) event in Stavanger, a major gathering of the offshore oil and gas sector. He set out where offshore wind stands today in Europe and the outlook for the industry. He described how the oil and gas sectors were benefitting significantly from its … Continue reading WindEurope CEO says oil and gas sector future in offshore wind power

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Offshore wind energy in Europe draws €14 billion investment in first half of 2016

The European offshore wind power industry attracted a record €14 billion in new investments during the first six months of 2016.   Seven projects reached final investment decision this year, financing a total of 3.7GW of new capacity. The UK accounted for nearly three-quarters of the new investments. The volume of new grid-connected installations in … Continue reading Offshore wind energy in Europe draws €14 billion investment in first half of 2016

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Offshore wind power industry sets record year for installations in first half of 2015

In the first six months of 2015, the European offshore wind energy industry installed more new capacity than in any other year on record as several projects reached completion and deployment of larger wind turbines increased. Installations in the first half of 2015 touched 2,342.9MW – tripling the grid-connected capacity for the same period last … Continue reading Offshore wind power industry sets record year for installations in first half of 2015

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Wind energy provides 8 percent of Europe’s electricity

EU’s grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland. According to a JRC report, the impressive growth of the industry will allow at least 12% electricity share by 2020, a significant contribution to the goal … Continue reading Wind energy provides 8 percent of Europe’s electricity

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50% renewable energies possible in Europe by 2030 with greater integration

Greater integration of Central Western European (CWE region) power systems can significantly help cut costs in balancing out weather- and renewable energy-related electricity fluctuations, while reducing demands on other parts of the system. By 2030 around half of all electricity in Europe should come from renewable energies in order to reach EU climate targets. This … Continue reading 50% renewable energies possible in Europe by 2030 with greater integration

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New European Wind Atlas (NEWA) project to produce the best database of wind power characteristics throughout Europe

The New European Wind Atlas (NEWA) project celebrated its kick-off meeting last 19 March at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Risø campus in Roskilde. This project aims at delivering, over the next five years, the best database of wind characteristics throughout Europe and a new generation of flow models to exploit this database. The … Continue reading New European Wind Atlas (NEWA) project to produce the best database of wind power characteristics throughout Europe

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557 GW of new renewable energy capacity to come online in Europe by 2030

The next decade and a half will see renewable energy raise its share of European electricity generation capacity from 40% in 2012, to 60% in 2030, while the share of fossil-fuel sources such as coal and gas falls from 48% to 27%, according to a major report from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The … Continue reading 557 GW of new renewable energy capacity to come online in Europe by 2030

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Wind energy is an attractive alternative to fossil fuels

Wind energy is an attractive alternative to fossil fuels. It is plentiful, renewable,widely distributed, clean and produces no greenhouse gas emissions. Europe is a global leader in wind energy. In 2009, it accounted for five of the top ten wind suppliers and it held a 46 % share of globally installed wind energy capacity. In … Continue reading Wind energy is an attractive alternative to fossil fuels

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Wind energy sector in Europe reaches 117 GW in 2013

The wind energy sector reached 117 GW of installed capacity in Europe in 2013. This is sufficient, in a normal wind year, to produce 257 TWh of electricity and supply 8% of the EU’s electricity consumption, according to a Strategic Research Agenda / Market Deployment Strategy (SRA/MDS) published by the European Wind Energy Technology Platform … Continue reading Wind energy sector in Europe reaches 117 GW in 2013

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Europe can reduce gas imports by 26% with higher 2030 renewable energy target

A 30% renewables target for 2030 would cut Europe’s reliance on gas imports by almost three times as much as the European Commission’s proposal for 27%, the Commission’s own figures show. In a letter to EU foreign ministers, The European Wind Energy Association’s chief executive Thomas Becker said that a renewable energy target of “at … Continue reading Europe can reduce gas imports by 26% with higher 2030 renewable energy target

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