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European Commission proposes raising 2030 climate target to at least 55 percent

President Ursula Von der Leyen officially called for a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of at least 55% to 2030 in her 16 September State of the European Union speech. This is a significant increase from today’s 40% target and would set the EU on a credible trajectory towards climate neutrality. The European Commission’s impact … Continue reading European Commission proposes raising 2030 climate target to at least 55 percent

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WindEurope’s 5 priorities for the incoming European Commission

European citizens have succeeded in putting climate change onto the political agenda in a way never seen before. As Ursula von der Leyen’s European Commission takes shape, it will be looking to deliver an ambitious climate strategy that works for all Europeans. Here’s how they can do it. First, they should focus on both ambition … Continue reading WindEurope’s 5 priorities for the incoming European Commission

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European Commission calls out EU countries on insufficient renewables ambition, lack of policy measures in their National Energy and Climate Plans

The European Commission today released its assessment and recommendations on the EU-28 countries’ National Energy and Climate Plans for 2030. These Plans aim to drive investments into the energy transition and ensure that Europe meets its collective 2030 target of 32% renewable energy. As they stand the Plans will not allow Europe to deliver on … Continue reading European Commission calls out EU countries on insufficient renewables ambition, lack of policy measures in their National Energy and Climate Plans

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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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Wind energy ready to step up to Europe’s decarbonisation challenge

The European Commission today called for the bloc to aim for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in its new decarbonisation strategy. The EU’s newly-agreed renewable energy and energy efficiency targets put the bloc on track to cut emissions in 2050 by 60% compared to 1990. But that will still not be enough to meet … Continue reading Wind energy ready to step up to Europe’s decarbonisation challenge

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WindEurope discuss EU technology dependence at the European Commission

On 23 January WindEurope participated in the Energy Technology Dependence Workshop at the European Commission. The event was organized in the context of a project carried out for DG RTD by Trinomics, Ricardo, DNV-GL and TNO. The project aims to both develop a better understanding of EU technology dependence in the field of renewable energy … Continue reading WindEurope discuss EU technology dependence at the European Commission

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WindEurope welcomes European Commission’s State of the Energy Union address

WindEurope welcomes today’s State of the Energy Union address from Maroš Šef?ovi?, Vice President for the European Commission in charge of Energy Union. Giles Dickson, Chief Executive Officer of WindEurope, said: “The Commission has reinforced its clear commitment to the energy transition in Europe with renewables at its heart. The Clean Energy Package is the … Continue reading WindEurope welcomes European Commission’s State of the Energy Union address

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