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Europe invests a record €26bn in offshore wind energy in 2020

Despite COVID constraints, Europe confirmed a record amount of €26.3bn of investments in new offshore wind farms in 2020. This will finance 7.1 GW of new offshore wind which will be built in the coming years. Last year Europe built 2.9 GW of new offshore wind. Europe now has 25 GW of offshore wind capacity. … Continue reading Europe invests a record €26bn in offshore wind energy in 2020

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ESTELA welcomes the long-awaited auction for renewable energy for the period of 2020-2025 in Spain

As expected, the total volume of 3 GW to be awarded in this first auction in Spain is split into 1 GW of wind power and 2 GW of photovoltaic (PV). As this very first auction is a non-specific tender, neither storage, manageability of delivery with a specific quota reserved for Concentrated Solar Power were … Continue reading ESTELA welcomes the long-awaited auction for renewable energy for the period of 2020-2025 in Spain

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Wind energy supplies 15% of Europe’s electricity in 2020

Wind power contributed 15% of total electricity generation in Europe in 2020, the sector’s highest ever contribution to the region’s power mix, according to new analysis by EnAppSys. A total of 429 terrawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity was generated by wind farms last year, up 4% on 2019, out of a total of 2727TWh, EnAppSys said. … Continue reading Wind energy supplies 15% of Europe’s electricity in 2020

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How is wind energy going to support economic recovery?

Wind energy is well positioned to support Europe’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The EU wants a major expansion of wind energy to deliver the Green Deal. The wind industry has proved resilient this year and is ready to deliver the investments the EU wants – all of which will create jobs and growth. Starting at … Continue reading How is wind energy going to support economic recovery?

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Expansion of onshore wind energy needed for the Green Deal

Europe wants to be climate neutral by 2050. And onshore wind power will play a central role in that. According to the European Commission‘s decarbonisation scenarios it will be a quarter of Europe’s electricity consumption by 2050. That requires a 4-fold increase in the volume of onshore wind capacity between now and then. The European … Continue reading Expansion of onshore wind energy needed for the Green Deal

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Wind energy and economic recovery in Europe

October saw the launch of our new report – “Wind energy and economic recovery in Europe”. It shows you can combine European economic recovery with a successful energy transition – specifically, that the expansion of wind energy can help power recovery, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and supporting communities across Europe. The key messages … Continue reading Wind energy and economic recovery in Europe

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Each new wind turbine installed in Europe generates €10m of economic activity

Wind energy is 300,000 jobs in Europe and contributes €37bn to EU GDP every year according to WindEurope’s new report: ‘Wind Energy and economic recovery in Europe – How wind energy will put communities at the heart of the European recovery”. European leadership in wind energy will continue to boost jobs and benefit communities. Delivering the National Energy and Climate Plans is key. If … Continue reading Each new wind turbine installed in Europe generates €10m of economic activity

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European Green Deal Call is launched

European Commission launches €1 billion European Green Deal Call for green and digital transition The European Commission has launched a €1 billioncall forResearch and Innovation (R&I) projects to reduce carbon emissions by 2050. The European Green Deal Call will be part of the Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme. According to the Commission it differs in important … Continue reading European Green Deal Call is launched

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Energy potential of concentrated solar power for Europe

In the light of the EU 2030 climate & energy framework, MUSTEC (Market uptake of solar thermal electricity through cooperation) aims to explore and propose concrete solutions to overcome the barriers that hinder the deployment of concentrated solar power (CSP) cooperation projects. CSP has a high potential in supplying renewable electricity on demand not only … Continue reading Energy potential of concentrated solar power for Europe

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Energy potential of concentrated solar power for Europe

In the light of the EU 2030 climate & energy framework, MUSTEC (Market uptake of solar thermal electricity through cooperation) aims to explore and propose concrete solutions to overcome the barriers that hinder the deployment of concentrating solar power (CSP) cooperation projects. Concentrated solar power has a high potential in supplying renewable electricity on demand … Continue reading Energy potential of concentrated solar power for Europe

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Wind energy deployment in Europe

26 European countries have submitted their National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) to the EU. WindEurope has analysed what those plans entail for wind energy deployment in Europe. The main hurdle remains permitting – many NECPs do not set out effective solutions to existing permitting bottlenecks. “For the first time, the NECPs offer a long-term … Continue reading Wind energy deployment in Europe

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European collaboration in offshore wind energy development

Ministerial Meeting of the North Sea Energy Cooperation (NSEC) reinforced the need for a European approach to future offshore wind development. The Ministers of the NSEC countries in a joint declaration agreed on the key role of offshore wind energy in achieving Europe’s climate targets for 2050. They see an increasing need for joint and … Continue reading European collaboration in offshore wind energy development

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A robust wind energy and solar power industry – at the core of the European Green Deal

On 25 June WindEurope and SolarPower Europe joined forces for EU Sustainable Energy Week to host a panel discussion on the need for a coherent industrial strategy for renewables. The session opened with a scene-setting presentation from WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson. Wind is already 15% of the EU’s electricity mix and is a well-established, homegrown … Continue reading A robust wind energy and solar power industry – at the core of the European Green Deal

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Wind energy industry ready to deliver Europe’s green recovery

On 3 June, WindEurope participated in a press conference with co-organiser Hamburg Messe und Congress on the decision to postpone WindEnergy Hamburg until 1-4 December. Originally, WindEnergy Hamburg was to take place from 22 to 25 September 2020. Hamburg Messe und Congress and WindEurope are planning to adapt the event concept in a roundtable with … Continue reading Wind energy industry ready to deliver Europe’s green recovery

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Wind energy gains ground in Europe

Fifteen percent of total European electricity consumption comes from wind power. That is thanks to the installation of an additional 15.4 GW of wind farm capacity in 2019, which takes the total of wind energy capacity across the continent to 205 GW, according to the latest annual WindEurope report. But while these figures are are … Continue reading Wind energy gains ground in Europe

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Europe now gets 15% of its electricity from wind energy

Europe installed 15.4 GW of new wind energy in 2019. Three quarters of this wind power was onshore wind farm, 11.8 GW, new offshore wind power was 3.6 GW. Europe now has 205 GW of wind energy. And it accounted for 15% of all electricity consumption in Europe last year. The United Kingdom (2.4 GW, … Continue reading Europe now gets 15% of its electricity from wind energy

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Europe installs a record 3.6 GW of offshore wind energy in 2019

Europe installed 3.6 GW of new offshore wind power capacity in 2019, according to statistics released today by WindEurope. This is a new record in annual installations. 10 new offshore wind farms came online across 5 countries. The UK accounted for nearly half of the new capacity with 1.7 GW. Then came Germany (1.1 GW), … Continue reading Europe installs a record 3.6 GW of offshore wind energy in 2019

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IEA: big volumes of offshore wind energy are key to Europe’s 2050 climate neutrality

Offshore wind power is set to play a major role in the world’s energy mix according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the ‘Offshore Wind Outlook 2019’. The IEA predicts that global offshore capacity may rise 15-fold by 2040. The IEA thinks European offshore wind capacity will reach 130-180 GW by … Continue reading IEA: big volumes of offshore wind energy are key to Europe’s 2050 climate neutrality

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Corporate sourcing of renewables key to meeting Europe’s 32% renewable energy target

Europe has set a target that 32% of its energy should come from renewables by 2030, up from 17.5% today. Corporates are and can play an even bigger role in meeting this target. Thousands of key corporate buyers – including from the steel, aluminium, ICT, and chemicals industries- and clean energy suppliers, are meeting in … Continue reading Corporate sourcing of renewables key to meeting Europe’s 32% renewable energy target

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