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WindEurope focus on opportunities for renewables at World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

This week, WindEurope participated in the World Future Energy Summit, an annual event that is part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. WindEurope attended the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Renewable Energy Industry Advisory Board on 15th January 2018 along with key energy policymakers, business leaders and executives from Middle-East based organisations. At the meeting, participants discussed … Continue reading WindEurope focus on opportunities for renewables at World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

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European Parliament set for crucial vote on future of European renewables

EU Energy Ministers opted to endorse the Commission’s original proposal of just 27% at December’s Energy Council. Now it’s the European Parliament’s turn to vote on the Renewable Energy Directive and Governance Regulation. These two pieces of legislation will determine Europe’s ambition on renewable energy post-2020 and the trajectory on how to get there. Giles … Continue reading European Parliament set for crucial vote on future of European renewables

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Wind industry Executives advocate market scale and ramping up R&I funding for renewables

On 9 January, EU Climate and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete hosted the first meeting of the Clean Energy Industrial Forum dedicated to renewables. A group of 25 industry Executives representing a broad range of renewable energy technologies was convened by the Commission to outline priorities for enhancing Europe’s competitiveness in renewables, with an emphasis … Continue reading Wind industry Executives advocate market scale and ramping up R&I funding for renewables

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Zero-subsidy bidding in latest Dutch offshore wind energy auction

The Dutch government has given subsidy-free bidders first bidding in an auction for the twin 350 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind projects. On Friday 15 December Swedish energy group Vattenfall announced its zero-subsidy bid. EnBW, Masdar, Shell and Statoil have also confirmed their bid for this auction. The Dutch Government accepted bids from any … Continue reading Zero-subsidy bidding in latest Dutch offshore wind energy auction

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As Clean Energy Package reaches end-game, a mixture of positive signals and worrying shortfalls for the wind industry

Yesterday’s Energy Council agreed general approaches on four key files of the EU Clean Energy Package. These will serve as the basis for negotiations with the European Parliament in 2018. As far as the wind industry is concerned, there was progress on some key issues but Ministers fell short on others. There is some good … Continue reading As Clean Energy Package reaches end-game, a mixture of positive signals and worrying shortfalls for the wind industry

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Corporate Renewable PPAs on the agenda in Rome and Warsaw

The Polish workshop was held in Warsaw and organised by the Polish Wind Energy Association. Even though corporate PPA talks are very much in the early stages of discussions, the industry in Poland is looking at the corporate PPA market as a way to support the development of wind energy in the country, particular following … Continue reading Corporate Renewable PPAs on the agenda in Rome and Warsaw

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Wind energy’s contribution to Europe’s economy

Six MEPs were in attendance: Claude Turmes and Jakop Dalunde of the European Green Party; Jo Leinen, Arne Lietz and Jeppe Kofod of the Party of European Socialists; and Sean Kelly, of the European People’s Party. There was a great deal of interest in the report among the MEPs. The flagship report sets out the … Continue reading Wind energy’s contribution to Europe’s economy

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Corporates call for greater government ambition on renewables ahead of EU Energy Council Meeting

Major multinationals and energy companies call for greater EU policy ambition to unlock the potential of renewables in Europe’s energy mix. Some of the world’s largest multinationals and energy companies today issued a joint declaration urging EU Member States to support a renewable energy target of at least 35% by 2030. The declaration was signed … Continue reading Corporates call for greater government ambition on renewables ahead of EU Energy Council Meeting

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European Parliament sends strong signal to Council on renewables ambition

Today the European Parliament’s Industry & Energy (ITRE) and Environment (ENVI) committees voted their position on the Energy Union Governance Regulation, steered by MEPs Claude Turmes and Michèle Rivasi from the Greens/EFA party. The vote comes just a week after the ITRE committee called for raising the EU’s 2030 renewable energy target to 35% instead … Continue reading European Parliament sends strong signal to Council on renewables ambition

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Digitalisation and regional cooperation can help reconcile grids and markets

On 5 December, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson took part in a high-level discussion on ‘Grids and markets for the Energy Union’ at ENTSOE’s 2017 annual conference. The event gathers European TSOs, policy-makers and industry representatives. Dickson shared the stage with MEP and rapporteur on Market Design Initiative Krisjanis Karins, Eurelectric Secretary General Kristian Ruby, Chair … Continue reading Digitalisation and regional cooperation can help reconcile grids and markets

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Envision Energy Unveils New International Wind Turbines at WindEurope 2017

Envision Energy, a leading global smart energy solution provider, today announces the global release of its latest international product portfolio including its largest wind turbine to date at WindEurope in Amsterdam. Envision’s new EN148-4.5 MW turbine is the latest evolution of Envision’s 4MW platform, equipped with a 148-meter rotor and a flexible nominal capacity to … Continue reading Envision Energy Unveils New International Wind Turbines at WindEurope 2017

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Offshore wind power outside the EU – new business opportunities?

This morning at the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition, Steve Sawyer, Secretary-General of the Global Wind Energy Council, chaired a session on the potential for offshore wind outside the EU. Panel participants included: Heymi Bahar, Project Manager for Renewable Energy Outlook, International Energy Agency; Mary Beth Tung, Director of the Maryland Energy Administration; Steve Lockard, CEO … Continue reading Offshore wind power outside the EU – new business opportunities?

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Plotting the future of offshore wind power in the North Sea

Last year ten countries signed a declaration on cooperation in offshore wind in the North Seas, acknowledging the need for closer regional collaboration. On the 28 and 29 November, the North Sea Forum, which was set up to implement the declaration, met with stakeholders from the industry at WindEurope’s annual Conference & Exhibition in Amsterdam. … Continue reading Plotting the future of offshore wind power in the North Sea

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Hedging emerges as potential solution for wind energy resource risk

By 2030 only 6% of Europe’s wind energy capacity will be unexposed to market risks through support schemes, down from 75% today. This means that the transition to auctions allocating renewable energy support comes with more exposure to price risk. One new way to address uncertainty on project revenues is hedging against volume risk. This … Continue reading Hedging emerges as potential solution for wind energy resource risk

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WindEurope CEO in Iran for EU-Iran dialogue on renewables

Last week, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson accompanied Dominique Ristori, Director General in DG Energy in the European Commission, to Iran for an EU-Iran dialogue on renewables. Dickson and Ristori held discussions with 15 Iranian government officials along with representatives from the EU SMEs Agency, SolarPower Europe, Shell, IRENA, Total and Iberdrola. The Iranian delegation was … Continue reading WindEurope CEO in Iran for EU-Iran dialogue on renewables

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Europe’s €36bn industrial success story: but for how long?

The European wind industry contributed €36bn to the EU’s GDP in 2016, supports 263,000 jobs and generated €8bn of exports outside of Europe. These are the main findings of a new report, ‘Local Impact, Global Leadership’ carried out by Deloitte for WindEurope and published today. The report also outlines what the wind industry saves Europe … Continue reading Europe’s €36bn industrial success story: but for how long?

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European Parliament paves the way for increased ambition on 2030 renewable energy laws

WindEurope today congratulated the Industry Committee of the European Parliament for backing a binding target of at least 35% renewable energy for 2030 and more stringent renewable energy laws. Members of the European Parliament voted this morning on the Committee’s position on the post-2020 Renewable Energy Directive, steered by Spanish MEP José Blanco López. The … Continue reading European Parliament paves the way for increased ambition on 2030 renewable energy laws

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The outlook for wind energy in Europe

Political frameworks and technological developments are key to wind energy success in Europe. This was the main message in a wide-ranging, high-level panel discussion at the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition this morning in Amsterdam. The session, which addressed the outlook for wind in Europe and future business models, was chaired by Dagmara Koska, Member of … Continue reading The outlook for wind energy in Europe

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Affordable and economically desirable EU renewables target isn’t 30%, it’s 35%

Today Vice President for the Energy Union Maroš Šef?ovi? said the European Commission will update its long-term energy projections for 2030. He said that increasing the EU’s renewable energy to 30 percent by 2030 would cost more or less the same as implementing its originally proposed target of 27 percent. The rapid fall in renewable … Continue reading Affordable and economically desirable EU renewables target isn’t 30%, it’s 35%

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State of the Energy Union: Member States should provide visibility through 2030 plans

WindEurope today applauded the central message of the State of the Energy Union report from Vice-President of the Energy Union, Maroš Šef?ovi?, which called on Member States to accelerate the completion of their 2030 National Energy & Climate Action Plans. Vice President Šef?ovi?’s address framed 2018 as the ‘year of engagement’. Two thirds of Member … Continue reading State of the Energy Union: Member States should provide visibility through 2030 plans

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