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Vattenfall and GE Renewable Energy to cooperate on deployment for largest offshore wind turbine in Europe

“As a leader of the wind energy industry, we are constantly striving for top notch technology. The cooperation with GE Renewable Energy enables us to remain one step ahead in wind turbine technology developments. The size and performance of Haliade-X 12MW will support us to further improve the competitiveness of offshore wind energy production. Due … Continue reading Vattenfall and GE Renewable Energy to cooperate on deployment for largest offshore wind turbine in Europe

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300,000-strong wind energy community mobilises for European Elections

WindEurope today launched a campaign to mobilise the 300,000 people who work in wind power throughout Europe to go and vote in the upcoming European Elections. The European Parliament is a key enabler of renewable energy. It was the European Parliament that fought for the 32% EU renewables target for 2030 – the European Commission and … Continue reading 300,000-strong wind energy community mobilises for European Elections

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King Felipe VI of Spain: wind energy is transforming Spain and Europe

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain made an official visit to the 2019 WindEurope annual event in Bilbao today and delivered the keynote speech at the official inauguration. The King’s speech focused on the economic benefits that come with addressing the challenge of climate change, which he described as “very alarming”. The King identified … Continue reading King Felipe VI of Spain: wind energy is transforming Spain and Europe

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Wind energy now provides 14% of Europe’s electricity

Wind power provided 14% of the EU’s electricity last year, up from 12% in 2017, according to statistics released today by WindEurope. Wind power capacity rose in Europe by 11.3 GW in 2018: 8.6 GW onshore wind turbines and 2.65 GW offshore wind farm.   Continued growth in capacity and the use of more powerful … Continue reading Wind energy now provides 14% of Europe’s electricity

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Wind Energy and the Electrification of Europe’s Energy System

On 22 January WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at an event organised by ENTSO-E (the association of European Transmission System Operators) to mark the launch of the PowerFacts Europe report. With the right policies it is technically and economically possible to increase the share of electricity in energy from 24% today to 62% in 2050, … Continue reading Wind Energy and the Electrification of Europe’s Energy System

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European Commission: wind energy on course to be the cornerstone of Europe’s energy mix

Commission’s recent decarbonisation strategy puts wind power centre stage in Europe’s future, echoing several major publications by energy analysts.   There is now a widespread consensus: wind energy is to become the largest source of power generation in Europe. The 173 GW of installed wind energy in the EU now satisfies 12% of the total … Continue reading European Commission: wind energy on course to be the cornerstone of Europe’s energy mix

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Collaboration with the chemicals sector set to improve wind turbines circularity

On 4 December WindEurope and the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) joined forces to host a workshop in Brussels. The workshop aimed to assess how the chemicals industry can support the wind power industry to ensure that the lifecycle of wind turbines is as environmentally sound as possible.   In the transition towards an EU carbon-neutral economy, … Continue reading Collaboration with the chemicals sector set to improve wind turbines circularity

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European Parliament misses opportunity to strengthen support for wind power research & innovation

On Wednesday 21 November the Industry, Research & Energy (ITRE) committee of the European Parliament concluded its report on the European Commission’s proposal for Horizon Europe, the next EU framework programme on research and innovation. In its report the ITRE Committee repeats its claim for a stronger research budget of €120 billion Euro compared to … Continue reading European Parliament misses opportunity to strengthen support for wind power research & innovation

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Wind energy set to become EU’s largest power source well before 2030

Wind power is set overtake coal, nuclear and gas to become the EU’s largest power source well before 2030. This is according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2018 World Energy Outlook released today. According to the IEA’s projections, wind energy will become the EU’s largest power source in 2027, overtaking coal, nuclear and then … Continue reading Wind energy set to become EU’s largest power source well before 2030

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Europe adds 4.5 GW of wind energy in first half of 2018

There was 3.3 GW of onshore wind, driven by Germany (1.6 GW), France (605 MW) and Denmark (202 MW).   The 1.1 GW of offshore wind was mainly in the UK (911 MW), Belgium (175 MW) and Denmark (28 MW). Germany is set to install new offshore wind in the second half of the year. … Continue reading Europe adds 4.5 GW of wind energy in first half of 2018

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European institutions strike overnight deal on 32% binding renewable energy target

Negotiators from the European Parliament and Member States agreed to increase the EU renewable energy target for 2030 to 32% with a possibility for upward revision in 2023.   This is a significant improvement over the target of at least 27% the European Commission tabled in November 2016. Dramatic progress in recent years on the … Continue reading European institutions strike overnight deal on 32% binding renewable energy target

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Offshore wind energy in Europe grew 25% in 2017

2017 was a record year for offshore wind in Europe according to statistics released today by WindEurope. Europe installed 3.1 GW of new offshore wind, taking total capacity to 15.8 GW, an increase of 25% in just one year.   13 new offshore wind farms were completed, including the world’s first floating offshore wind farm, … Continue reading Offshore wind energy in Europe grew 25% in 2017

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Wind energy on track to become Europe’s number one electricity source

Wind energy is set to become the leading source of electricity in the EU soon after 2030. This is according to the latest report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), ‘World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2017,’ released today. The IEA attributes this to the rapidly falling costs of renewables. They predict continued strong growth in both … Continue reading Wind energy on track to become Europe’s number one electricity source

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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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