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EWEA decide to rebrand to “WindEurope”

Wind power makes economic sense. Onshore wind is the cheapest form of new power generation in Europe today. Wind in Europe accounts for €67bn+ annual turnover and 255,000 jobs. Offshore wind is rapidly reducing costs and will play a central role in Europe’s power mix going forward. Wind is mainstream In the last year, wind … Continue reading EWEA decide to rebrand to “WindEurope”

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Industry stands together to make economic case for wind energy in Poland

The European wind industry will descend on Warsaw today to make the economic arguments for wind power in a market that faces increasing uncertainty. The Wind Power Poland 2016 event is organised by the Polish Wind Energy Association and is supported by EWEA. GE and Vestas are headlining as the two event ambassadors. Poland’s wind … Continue reading Industry stands together to make economic case for wind energy in Poland

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Wake up call for policymakers as China overtakes EU on wind power installations

In 2015, China overtook the EU for total installed wind energy capacity, according to statistics released today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). China installed almost 3 times as much wind than the EU and now has 145GW total capacity to the EU’s 142GW. Giles Dickson, Chief Executive Officer of the European Wind Energy … Continue reading Wake up call for policymakers as China overtakes EU on wind power installations

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Wind energy added more new capacity than any other form of power in Europe in 2015

Across the 28 EU member states, wind accounted for 44% of all new power installations, connecting a total of 12.8GW to the grid – 9.766MW in onshore and 3,034MW offshore. The volume of new installations was 6.3% up on 2014. Total wind capacity in Europe now stands at 142GW and covers 11.4% of Europe’s electricity … Continue reading Wind energy added more new capacity than any other form of power in Europe in 2015

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Record 3 GW new capacity in offshore wind power in 2015

Offshore wind investments in Europe doubled in 2015 to €13.3 billion in a record year for financing and grid-connected installations.   A total of 3,019 MW in new offshore wind capacity came online in European waters in 2015, more than double what was connected to the grid in 2014. Europe’s total offshore wind capacity is … Continue reading Record 3 GW new capacity in offshore wind power in 2015

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Spain’s 500 MW wind energy auction inadequate

Spain’s 500MW wind power auction last week was too small to satisfy demand and the country risks missing its 2020 target for renewables. The auction is Spain’s first under the new support scheme for renewable energy projects since the government implemented a series of harsh retroactive cutbacks to the country’s feed-in tariff in 2013. A … Continue reading Spain’s 500 MW wind energy auction inadequate

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Floating wind power winning cost argument

The fast-emerging floating wind power sector is winning the economic argument over its perception as a high-cost technology, led by the huge resource potential in deepwater water regions around the world, a new industry poll run by Make Consulting and Recharge has found. Some 80% of those surveyed at a specially-organised Recharge forum, attended by … Continue reading Floating wind power winning cost argument

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Ambitious UN climate deal could be investment opportunity for European wind energy industry

China, India, Morocco, Brazil and Turkey are just a few of the countries that have made post-2020 national pledges on the deployment of wind energy in the coming years. In all 70 countries have identified wind as a key climate mitigation technology. Giles Dickson, Chief Executive Officer of the European Wind Energy Association, said: “The … Continue reading Ambitious UN climate deal could be investment opportunity for European wind energy industry

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Wind energy key to Europe’s successful carbon reductions

Michael Goggin http://www.aweablog.org/author/mgogginawea-org/ Given its successful use of wind energy to rapidly reduce carbon pollution, Europe is a fitting host for world leaders who have gathered this week to chart a path to a low-carbon future. Europe’s largest wind energy users have all seen drastic declines in carbon emissions over the last decade, in lock-step … Continue reading Wind energy key to Europe’s successful carbon reductions

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Siemens presents cost reduction solutions in wind energy at EWEA 2015 trade show

Siemens is presenting innovations solutions to further reduce the cost of wind power at one of the most important trade show for wind energy in Europe, EWEA 2015 in Paris. At a 200 square meter booth (M01 in pavilion 1 of the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles), new products for wind energy plants, grid connections, … Continue reading Siemens presents cost reduction solutions in wind energy at EWEA 2015 trade show

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Wind power to serve a quarter of Europe’s electricity demand by 2030

Wind power can meet a quarter of Europe’s electricity demand by 2030 if Member States deliver on climate and energy pledges, according to the latest forecasts by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Over the next 15 years, EWEA expects wind power installations in Europe to reach 320GW of capacity, which could serve 24.4% of electricity demand across the region. Today, … Continue reading Wind power to serve a quarter of Europe’s electricity demand by 2030

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New CEO for European Wind Energy Association

The European Wind Energy Association has appointed Giles Dickson as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Dickson was Vice President of Global Public Affairs at Alstom before joining EWEA. Prior to this, he was a civil servant in the UK government for over 15 years. Mr. Dickson comes to EWEA with substantial experience and knowledge … Continue reading New CEO for European Wind Energy Association

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Keeping conventional power plants on life support not the answer to Europe’s overcapacity puzzle

Capacity mechanisms should not be a tool to keep unprofitable and unnecessary power plants online as the European Union continues to grapple with overcapacity, according to a paper released by the European Wind Energy Association. Capacity mechanisms – instruments whereby governments pay some generators to keep power plants online in order to meet peak demand … Continue reading Keeping conventional power plants on life support not the answer to Europe’s overcapacity puzzle

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European Commission needs new controls to ensure EU meets 27% RES target by 2030

The European Commission needs new powers to ensure that Member States meet the EU’s 27% renewable energy pledge by 2030, according to a paper released by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). The European Commission needs new powers to ensure that Member States meet the EU’s 27% renewable energy pledge by 2030, according to a … Continue reading European Commission needs new controls to ensure EU meets 27% RES target by 2030

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Global Wind Day 2015 – events list

EWEA has compiled a detailed list of events taking place across Europe in the run-up to – and during – Global Wind Day. Name Date Country Organiser Danilo Rea Concert 11-06-15 Italy ANEV (Italian wind energy association) Conference “Wind energy in Italy: cost and benefit analysis” 11-06-15 Italy ANEV (Italian wind energy association) Global Wind … Continue reading Global Wind Day 2015 – events list

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European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) appoints Kristian Ruby as Chief Policy Officer

Ruby is a widely recognised expert in sustainability communication and political affairs. He joins EWEA from Danish consultancy Operate, where he was manager in the sustainability team, specialising in climate, environment and energy issues. Prior to his consultancy work, Ruby worked as a journalist and served seven years as a public servant in the Danish … Continue reading European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) appoints Kristian Ruby as Chief Policy Officer

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EWEA welcomes deal on reform of the ETS

The European Wind Energy Association welcomes the deal between lawmakers to reform the Emissions Trading System before 2021. The EU-28 Member States and the European Parliament have agreed to introduce a market stability reserve in 2019 to tackle a glut of over 2 billion excess permits in the ETS. The surplus of allowances is currently … Continue reading EWEA welcomes deal on reform of the ETS

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Largest offshore wind energy conference draws over 8000 delegates from around the world

Over 8000 delegates from 54 countries descended on Copenhagen this year to attend the EWEA OFFSHORE 2015 event at the Bella Center – the world’s largest offshore wind energy conference and exhibition. In addition to 430+ exhibitors, the event saw keynote speeches from high-level political and industry players on the state of Europe’s offshore wind industry … Continue reading Largest offshore wind energy conference draws over 8000 delegates from around the world

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EWEA CEO Thomas Becker steps down

European Wind Energy Association Chief Executive Officer Thomas Becker is stepping down as the head of the association for personal reasons after two years of service. European Wind Energy Association Chief Executive Officer Thomas Becker is stepping down as the head of the association for personal reasons after two years of service. Following his appointment … Continue reading EWEA CEO Thomas Becker steps down

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Offshore Wind energy conference backed by UK and European Associations announced for London

The first ever joint offshore wind conference organised by EWEA and RenewableUK was announced today. Offshore Wind Energy 2017 will take place in London between 6th and 8th June 2017, and will be instead of the annual event which RenewableUK holds and the biannual EWEA OFFSHORE event. The announcement was made today at EWEA OFFSHORE … Continue reading Offshore Wind energy conference backed by UK and European Associations announced for London

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