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WindEurope launches “Windflix”, an on-demand wind energy video platform

After the success of last year’s WindTV*, WindEurope is launching “Windflix”, a new on-demand wind energy video platform. It’ll offer informative and entertaining content on all aspects of wind energy. Windflix content will be available for free – and with no registration required. Today WindEurope launches “Windflix“, a new on-demand video platform on all aspects … Continue reading WindEurope launches “Windflix”, an on-demand wind energy video platform

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Wind energy industry calls for Europe-wide ban on landfilling turbine blades

WindEurope called for a Europe-wide landfill ban on decommissioned wind turbine blades by 2025. Europe’s wind industry actively commits to re-use, recycle, or recover 100% of decommissioned blades. This comes after several industry-leading companies announced ambitious plans for blade recycling and recovery. A landfill ban would further accelerate the development of sustainable recycling technologies for … Continue reading Wind energy industry calls for Europe-wide ban on landfilling turbine blades

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Electrification with wind power will bring Europe to net zero CO2

Electrification is the most cost-effective way to decarbonise Europe’s economy according to a report from ETIPWind and WindEurope out today. Wind energy will lead the process: the EU sees it being half of Europe’s electricity by 2050. With the right investments in grids and technology, the combined rate of direct and indirect electrification will be … Continue reading Electrification with wind power will bring Europe to net zero CO2

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Proposed new Spanish measure against wind energy is plain wrong

The Spanish Government yesterday presented a new measure that, if approved, would impact the revenue of certain wind farms, which according to the Government, unduly benefit from rising carbon prices. It would apply specifically to wind farms that have been connected to the grid before 2005 and that no longer benefit from any support scheme. … Continue reading Proposed new Spanish measure against wind energy is plain wrong

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The Annual WindEurope Wind Energy Event returns to Bilbao in 2022

WindEurope and the Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC) today announced that the WindEurope Annual Event in 2022 will take place in Bilbao on 5-7 April. It will be the second time Bilbao has hosted the event, after 2019. It will be a full exhibition and conference, showcasing the latest in onshore and offshore wind, as wind … Continue reading The Annual WindEurope Wind Energy Event returns to Bilbao in 2022

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More research into innovative materials and recycling key to delivering 2050 climate neutrality with wind energy

On 4 May, the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Wind Energy (ETIPWind) with the support of WindEurope gathered cross-sectoral experts – from the wind energy sector, composite, copper, cement, rare earth industries and the European Commission – to tackle the development of new materials used in wind turbines and turbine recycling. The EU has … Continue reading More research into innovative materials and recycling key to delivering 2050 climate neutrality with wind energy

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Public Sector Wind Power Purchase Agreements Support Europe’s Decarbonization

The Dutch Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with a 22 turbine wind farm in the Port of Rotterdam that is being developed by the utility Eneco. The wind farm will be on land owned by the Rijkswaterstaat. It will generate 400 GWh of electricity a … Continue reading Public Sector Wind Power Purchase Agreements Support Europe’s Decarbonization

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Higher targets alone will not make for more wind energy

With its ‘Fit-for-55 Package’ the European Union wants to create the right framework for an emission reduction of 55% by 2030 and set the course for carbon neutrality by 2050. The package will include a higher renewable energy target, but targets alone won’t deliver the wind volume Europe needs. WindEurope outlines the wind industry’s key … Continue reading Higher targets alone will not make for more wind energy

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Eu approves new German renewables law but sets unhelpful precedent by allowing short-term cuts in auction volumes

Last week the European Commission approved the latest amendments to the German Renewable Energy Act. This means Germany can now publish the results of its last onshore wind auction, and work on the relevant wind farms can start. But the Commission have set an unhelpful precedent by approving a new mechanism in the Act which … Continue reading Eu approves new German renewables law but sets unhelpful precedent by allowing short-term cuts in auction volumes

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The EU’s revised Industrial Strategy: towards a strategic approach to renewables

Today the European Commission published its revised Industrial Strategy. The revised Strategy is an update of its Industrial Strategy of March 2020. It contains several new measures aimed at accelerating the roll-out of wind energy and other renewables. And crucially it acknowledges the strategic importance of renewable energies as a key industry that will make … Continue reading The EU’s revised Industrial Strategy: towards a strategic approach to renewables

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Latvia has a lot of wind energy potential – it’s time to start using it

On 29 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at “WindWorks. Powering Latvia’s energy future” organised by the Latvian Wind Energy Association (LWEA), the Danish Embassy in Latvia and business technology platform BiSMART. Other speakers included the President of Latvia Egils Levits, EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson, Danish Energy Minister Dan Jørgensen and Latvian Minister for … Continue reading Latvia has a lot of wind energy potential – it’s time to start using it

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Recovery and resilience plans must double wind power

30 April was the deadline for EU Member States to submit their draft Recovery & Resilience Plans (RRPs) to the EU Commission for approval.  The Commission’s approval is necessary for Member States to access their share of the €673bn EU Recovery & Resilience Facility, the centrepiece of the EU’s post-COVID Recovery Plan. Almost half of … Continue reading Recovery and resilience plans must double wind power

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Offshore wind power must remain a priority

Only 6 EU countries met the deadline for the submission of the final Maritime Spatial Plans.  Others will need to ensure that their Plans are aligned with EU climate goals and allow for the development of offshore wind. Offshore wind will play a central role in helping the EU meet its climate goals and decarbonise … Continue reading Offshore wind power must remain a priority

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Money pouring into wind energy despite COVID, but are there enough projects out there?

Europe invested €43bn in new wind farms in 2020, the second highest annual amount on record. The investments cover 20 GW of new capacity that will be built in the coming years, 13 GW of it in the EU. But this is much less than what Europe needs to deliver its 2030 climate and energy … Continue reading Money pouring into wind energy despite COVID, but are there enough projects out there?

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Improving data exchange between wind farms and the power system is central to a cost-effective energy transition

With increasing shares of distributed energy, seamless data exchange between power generation assets and grid operators is central to a cost effective management of the energy system. Clear guidance at EU level and consistent implementation at national level can reduce system operation costs. And they can make the EU power system more secure and reliable. … Continue reading Improving data exchange between wind farms and the power system is central to a cost-effective energy transition

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Six measures for more onshore wind energy in Germany

Germany’s new Renewable Energy Law (EEG2021) fails to address the two biggest challenges facing onshore wind development in Germany: permitting and repowering.  Together with the German wind energy associations, WindEurope has outlined six measures Germany could and should take now to improve things. Wind was 27% of Germany’s electricity consumption last year. And renewables in … Continue reading Six measures for more onshore wind energy in Germany

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How renewable hydrogen will help Europe’s decarbonisation

Renewable hydrogen is currently among the hottest topics in the energy field. The molecule has been closely linked to Europe’s vision of a decarbonised energy system by 2050. Renewables such as wind energy are the raw material for the production of renewable hydrogen. That’s why WindEurope is active in different initiatives, promoting the future use … Continue reading How renewable hydrogen will help Europe’s decarbonisation

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EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility and wind power

The €673bn Recovery & Resilience Facility (RRF) regulation was published on 18 February 2021. It represents an unprecedented EU-level fiscal intervention to revive the European economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Crucially, the objective of the RRF is not to return the EU to business-as-usual but to lay the foundations for Europe’s future … Continue reading EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility and wind power

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EU needs a proactive renewables industrial strategy to reach its climate goals

On 1 February WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in the kick-off meeting of the EU Industrial Forum. The Forum brings together all 27 EU Member States, the EU Commission and other stakeholders to consider how the EU can support its strategic industrial eco-systems.   The EU needs a proactive renewables industrial strategy to reach climate … Continue reading EU needs a proactive renewables industrial strategy to reach its climate goals

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