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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 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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EU on track to meeting 20% renewable energy target

EU countries are well on the way to meeting the EU’s target for 20% renewable energy in the overall energy supply by 2020, a new report shows.   Presented on 16 June, the European Commission’s renewable energy progress report reveals that 25 EU countries are expected to meet their 2013/2014 interim renewable energy targets. In … Continue reading EU on track to meeting 20% renewable energy target

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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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EWEA welcomes Energy Union proposal for post-2020 renewables directive

The European Commission’s Energy Union proposal to establish post-2020 legislation for renewables is a clear signal to investors that Europe is open for business on zero-carbon energy, says the chief executive officer of the European Wind Energy Association. The Vice President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic plans to put forward a Renewable Energy Package as … Continue reading EWEA welcomes Energy Union proposal for post-2020 renewables directive

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Annual wind power market grows by 44%, passes 50 GW for the first time

After a slowdown in 2013, the wind industry set a new record for annual installations in 2014. Globally, 51,477 MW of new wind generating capacity was added in 2014 according to the global wind market statistics released today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The record-setting figure represents a 44% increase in the annual … Continue reading Annual wind power market grows by 44%, passes 50 GW for the first time

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The European wind energy industry installed more new capacity than gas and coal combined in 2014

Across the 28 Member States, the wind industry connected a total of 11,791 MW to the grid with coal and gas adding 3,305 MW and 2,338 MW respectively. Moreover, the coal and gas industries in Europe both retired more capacity than they commissioned in 2014. In comparison, wind energy capacity in Europe increased 3.8% year … Continue reading The European wind energy industry installed more new capacity than gas and coal combined in 2014

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Heads of State miss the chance to back renewable energy in Europe

The European Council’s decision to set an EU-binding target of 27% showed a lack of ambition to improve Europe’s energy security. Governments also ignored calls from the renewable energy sector and European business leaders for a nationally-binding target of at least 30%.   Thomas Becker, chief executive officer of the European Wind Energy Association, said: … Continue reading Heads of State miss the chance to back renewable energy in Europe

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EU Commission has capitulated to anti-renewables lobby groups

The European Commission proposes a greenhouse gas target of 40% and a renewables target of 27% by 2030 in its Communication published today. This is despite its own figures which show that setting a 30% renewables target would create over 560,000 more jobs in Europe and boost economic growth while saving billions on imported fossil … Continue reading EU Commission has capitulated to anti-renewables lobby groups

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Gamesa, Acciona and other European companies call for 2030 EU renewable energy target of more than 30%

The group represents 176,000 jobs, over €250 billion annual turnover and is providing European cleaner generation technologies, equipment and energy to more than 70 countries worldwide. Industry statement on a 2030 EU climate and energy framework Today, eight European companies (Gamesa, Acciona Energía, Alstom, Dong Energy, EnBW, ERG, Res and Vestas) call for a strong … Continue reading Gamesa, Acciona and other European companies call for 2030 EU renewable energy target of more than 30%

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