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Resilient wind energy industry delivers 17% of Europe’s electricity

The new WindEurope publication “The Impact of COVID-19 on Europe’s wind sector” analyses how the ongoing pandemic affected new installations, auction schedules, financing and electricity production in the first half of 2020. While the wind energy industry experienced dis­ruptions in the first semester, wind turbines installation levels were comparable to previous years and financing for … Continue reading Resilient wind energy industry delivers 17% of Europe’s electricity

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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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Working towards a European standard for decommissioning wind turbines

European wind turbines manufacturers and suppliers sell their technologies on different markets across the EU. Harmonising national standards that apply to the decommissioning of wind turbines will be key to ensuring cost- and resource-efficient processes. That’s why WindEurope is intensifying its efforts towards a European standard. This November WindEurope will publish a comprehensive document on … Continue reading Working towards a European standard for decommissioning wind turbines

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The path to a green recovery: European Council has no time to lose

Tomorrow the EU Heads of State and Government meet in Brussels to try and reach agreement on a European recovery plan. The revised proposal combines a €750 billion recovery fund with a seven-year budget amounting to almost €1.1 trillion. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said, “This is a crucial European Council. If they can agree the … Continue reading The path to a green recovery: European Council has no time to lose

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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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Innovation Fund launches first call for proposals

The Innovation Fund’s first call for proposals has been published today. The Innovation Fund is one of the largest EU funding programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies contributing to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction. The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) is responsible for the implementation of the calls and provides extensive information and … Continue reading Innovation Fund launches first call for proposals

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WindEurope supports initiative to adopt grid planning in line with climate neutrality

Together with 40 other organisations including transmission system operators, WindEurope signed a ‘Request to Adapt European Energy Planning Scenarios’ initiated by the Renewable Grids Initiative (RGI). Renewables-based electrification is a key driver for the decarbonisation of Europe. To integrate the rapidly growing shares of wind energy and other renewables, Europe needs to optimise and expand … Continue reading WindEurope supports initiative to adopt grid planning in line with climate neutrality

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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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EU Recovery Plan: it’s time to roll up our sleeves for a green recovery

The European Commission has tabled a Recovery Strategy of unprecedented scope: €1.85 trillion to counter the economic impacts of COVID-19. The plan is presented as a chance to accelerate the European Green Deal. But it will only be as green as the projects it funds and the jobs it creates. Society expects the huge resources … Continue reading EU Recovery Plan: it’s time to roll up our sleeves for a green recovery

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Unlock corporate sourcing of renewables to deliver a cleaner, stronger EU, say multinationals

50+ major companies call for corporate renewables to be built into the EU’s COVID-19 economic stimulus package – includes 40+ of Europe’s biggest corporate buyers of renewable electricity, such as Mars, Ingka Group and VF Corporation; Key asks include stimulating greater investment from the financial sector, and policies to support a faster roll-out of corporate … Continue reading Unlock corporate sourcing of renewables to deliver a cleaner, stronger EU, say multinationals

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EU Recovery Plan: it’s time to roll up our sleeves for a green recovery

The European Commission has tabled a Recovery Strategy of unprecedented scope: €1.85 trillion to counter the economic impacts of COVID-19. The plan is presented as a chance to accelerate the European Green Deal. But it will only be as green as the projects it funds and the jobs it creates. Society expects the huge resources … Continue reading EU Recovery Plan: it’s time to roll up our sleeves for a green recovery

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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 wins lion’s share in Italian renewable energy auction

Wind power won 406 MW of the 425 MW awarded in an undersubscribed auction – 500 MW were on offer. The primary reason for the undersubscription is Italy’s cumbersome and lengthy permitting process. Besides the challenges with permitting, the auction was also undersubscribed because repowering projects were not allowed to bid. This is significant. Italy … Continue reading Wind energy wins lion’s share in Italian renewable energy auction

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Central and Eastern Europe: now leading the way in facilitating corporate renewable PPAs

Corporate renewable electricity sourcing is set to play a major role in the energy transition. Corporates are increasingly looking at ways to reduce the environmental impact of their own operations, both for reputational reasons and to gain a competitive edge in a society in which awareness and the importance of environmental impacts are ever increasing. … Continue reading Central and Eastern Europe: now leading the way in facilitating corporate renewable PPAs

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Spain rolls out ambitious new climate legislation

Spain’s new Climate Change and Energy Transition Bill, reinforces the country‘s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement and promotes green growth as a pillar of its COVID-19 recovery plans. It raises climate targets, boosts e-mobility, and makes cities greener. And it forces the investors to divest from fossil fuels. In line with EU ambitions, Spain … Continue reading Spain rolls out ambitious new climate legislation

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Renewable hydrogen is key to unlocking the complete decarbonisation of European industries

Today eight industry leading companies, SolarPower Europe and WindEurope have launched “Choose Renewable Hydrogen”, a joint initiative highlighting the crucial role of renewables to ensure a sound economic recovery, aligned with the European Green Deal. Signatories called on the European Commission to make the right choices for Europe’s upcoming energy system integration and hydrogen strategy, … Continue reading Renewable hydrogen is key to unlocking the complete decarbonisation of European industries

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Broad alliance of European countries calls for an EU industrial policy for renewables

In a letter to EU Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton and EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson, ministers from Lithuania, Poland, Greece, Spain, Latvia, Estonia, Austria and Luxemburg call for an EU industrial policy to expand renewables supply chains in Europe. “When Ministers from Poland, Greece, Spain, Austria, the Benelux and all 3 Baltic States say they … Continue reading Broad alliance of European countries calls for an EU industrial policy for renewables

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New date: WindEnergy Hamburg to take place from 1 – 4 December 2020

WindEnergy Hamburg, the global on & offshore wind event, has been postponed to 1-4 December 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic and its global impact on major events and international travelling. “Unfortunately, it is currently difficult to predict the future development of COVID-19 and its consequences for large-scale international events planned for September 2020. … Continue reading New date: WindEnergy Hamburg to take place from 1 – 4 December 2020

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A majority of EU countries support green recovery plans for Europe

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, a clear majority of voices across Europe is calling out for an accelerated energy transition towards renewable energy sources. Different initiatives are asking European leaders to put the Green Deal at the heart of Europe’s economic response to the pandemic. Malta, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ireland recently joined 13 … Continue reading A majority of EU countries support green recovery plans for Europe

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EU Green Recovery is now needed to restart Europe

31 organisations from Europe’s electricity, heating, cooling, building and transport sectors called on the European Institutions today to stick firm to the European Green Deal objectives. And to restart Europe’s economy after the COVID-19 crisis by placing renewable energy and energy efficiency at the core of the EU Recovery Plan. The EU Heads of State … Continue reading EU Green Recovery is now needed to restart Europe

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