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Energy Union governance deal will give much-needed visibility on post-2020 wind energy market

The deal on the Governance Regulation, one of the key pillars of the Clean Energy Package, says Member States will have to complete their national energy and climate plans by 31 December 2019. These plans will outline how countries will co tribute to the EU-wide target. They will detail how much renewable energy they will … Continue reading Energy Union governance deal will give much-needed visibility on post-2020 wind energy market

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Lithuania significantly steps up its wind energy ambitions with new National Energy Strategy

On 13 June, a plenary session of the Lithuanian Parliament officially adopted an ambitious National Energy Strategy which significantly steps up the country’s ambitions on renewables. According to the terms of the National Energy Strategy, Lithuania will aim for a 45% renewables share of its electricity mix by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Renewables are … Continue reading Lithuania significantly steps up its wind energy ambitions with new National Energy Strategy

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Without an ambitious national plan, France cannot meet its immense offshore wind energy potential

Tuesday, 12 June marked the opening of the International Conference on Marine Energy in Normandy. Over three days, this biennial global marine energy event will focus on the industrial development of ocean energy. The event takes place at a particularly important time both for Europe’s energy mix and for France. As EU Energy Ministers and the … Continue reading Without an ambitious national plan, France cannot meet its immense offshore wind energy potential

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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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WindEurope CEO welcomes momentum on renewables target, calls for ambitious delivery measures

Europe’s energy ministers met yesterday in Luxembourg to find common ground on the Renewable Energy Directive, a key part of the Clean Energy Package. It’s clear now that there is political momentum behind more European ambition for renewable energy. Spain, Lithuania, Sweden, Italy and Portugal all put their weight behind a 35% renewable energy target … Continue reading WindEurope CEO welcomes momentum on renewables target, calls for ambitious delivery measures

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WindEurope calls on the German government to side with progressive governments on 2030 renewables target

On 11 June, WindEurope CEO called on the German Government to side with other progressive European governments – Spain, Sweden, Portugal and Lithuania – on renewables and secure a positive outcome on the 2030 renewable energy target. Dickson was speaking at an event organised in Berlin by the European Energy Exchange (EEX). His words come … Continue reading WindEurope calls on the German government to side with progressive governments on 2030 renewables target

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A lot to still play for as Clean Energy Package reaches crunch time

As negotiations on the EU’s Clean Energy Package reach crunch time, a lot is still up in the air for wind energy. With a critical Energy Council meeting on June 11 and a final meeting on June 13, where a deal is due to be struck on the Renewable Energy Directive, a key part of … Continue reading A lot to still play for as Clean Energy Package reaches crunch time

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Leading corporate buyers & clean energy suppliers join forces to unlock huge untapped renewable energy sourcing opportunities in Europe

Google, Microsoft, IKEA Group, BT, Danone, Amazon, Enel Green Power, Engie, RES, Iberdrola and Facebook, Inc. have become Steering Group members of the RE-Source Platform, which pools resources and coordinates activities to promote a better framework for corporate renewable energy. The companies were announced today at the official launch of the Platform during the EU Sustainable Energy Week. … Continue reading Leading corporate buyers & clean energy suppliers join forces to unlock huge untapped renewable energy sourcing opportunities in Europe

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6 ways to enable hybrid projects in the North Sea: WindEurope CEO urges action at Horizon 2020 grids conference

On 6 June, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson took part in a high-level panel discussion on the potential benefits of meshed offshore grids in Europe. The panel discussion took place at the mid-term project conference organised by the Horizon 2020 project PROMOTioN (PROgress on Meshed HVDC Offsfhore Transmission Networks). Dickson said that a meshed offshore grid … Continue reading 6 ways to enable hybrid projects in the North Sea: WindEurope CEO urges action at Horizon 2020 grids conference

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Ban retroactive policy decisions that hinder the energy transition, WindEurope tells CEER conference

On 5 June, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the Council of European Energy Regulators’ (CEER) annual conference in Brussels: ‘Digitalisation, Decarbonisation & Dynamic Regulation.’ Dickson was taking part in a panel discussion on the cheapest way to decarbonise society. Panellists wanted to know if the wind industry is ready to play by market rules. … Continue reading Ban retroactive policy decisions that hinder the energy transition, WindEurope tells CEER conference

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Global Wind Summit: World’s Biggest Wind Industry Gathering

The WindEnergy Hamburg expo will bring 1400 exhibitors from over 100 countries, while the WindEurope Conference will host more than 500 expert speakers and presenters  From 25 to 28 September the world´s largest wind industry event, the Global Wind Summit, will take place at the Hamburg Messe fair site. Comprising the world’s leading wind industry expo … Continue reading Global Wind Summit: World’s Biggest Wind Industry Gathering

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WindEurope hosts successful workshop on optimising wind farm operations in Vilnius, Lithuania

On 14-15 May 2018, WindEurope hosted the 4th edition of the ‘Analysis of Operating Wind Farms’ workshop focusing on how big data can be used to optimise the performance of wind farms worldwide. The event – held in Vilnius, Lithuania – attracted over 180 wind energy experts from industry and academia. Delegates discussed new techniques … Continue reading WindEurope hosts successful workshop on optimising wind farm operations in Vilnius, Lithuania

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‘Collaboration is key to driving sustainability development across Europe’ WindEurope CEO tells Sustainability Summit

On May 23, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in a plenary session at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit, organized by CSR Europe. As part of the European Business Summit, the event gathered over 300 people, including business representatives, National Partner Organizations, NGOs, EU stakeholders and policy makers. Dickson’s presentation was part of the session … Continue reading ‘Collaboration is key to driving sustainability development across Europe’ WindEurope CEO tells Sustainability Summit

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Local impact of wind energy at heart of new industry push for renewables ambition

WindEurope today launched a new “Local Impact, Global Leadership” toolkit that maps out the local economic benefits of wind energy. With the future of renewables in Europe at stake in Clean Energy Package negotiations, now is a critical time to show policy-makers the local economic benefits of wind energy to make the case for more … Continue reading Local impact of wind energy at heart of new industry push for renewables ambition

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WindEurope pledges support for Polish transition from coal

Poland has been the site of increasing activity for the wind industry. The Polish parliament has started debating legislation that will reverse the real estate tax and facilitate a 1,000 MW onshore auction by the end of 2018, while the Polish TSO recently announced that the Polish grid could accommodate 4 GW offshore wind by … Continue reading WindEurope pledges support for Polish transition from coal

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WindEurope sparks debate on wind energy integration at AWEA 2018

The American Wind Energy Association is hosting its annual event in Chicago this week, providing an opportunity for WindEurope members to address Europe’s approach to integrating wind into the energy system. Wind meets 12% of Europe’s power demand and, in the US, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota already get more than 30% of their power … Continue reading WindEurope sparks debate on wind energy integration at AWEA 2018

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Launch event announced for RE-Source Platform: bringing together renewable energy buyers and sellers

The launch event for the RE-Source Platform will take place in Brussels on Wednesday 6 June, as part of Sustainable Energy Week. Up to 400 participants will gather in the European Commission’s Charlemagne building, including representatives from European institutions and industry, with electricity sellers and buyers in attendance. Together, they will formally launch the RE-Source … Continue reading Launch event announced for RE-Source Platform: bringing together renewable energy buyers and sellers

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More regional cooperation key to unlocking offshore wind energy potential in the Baltic Sea

On Thursday 3 May, WindEurope organised a breakfast discussion in the European Parliament to explore ways of unlocking the potential for offshore wind in the Baltic Sea. The breakfast was hosted by MEP Claude Turmes and gathered industry leaders, MEPs, and representatives of the European Commission.  WindEurope CEO, Giles Dickson, stressed the potential of offshore … Continue reading More regional cooperation key to unlocking offshore wind energy potential in the Baltic Sea

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WindEurope CEO urges EU Member States to unleash the potential for floating offshore wind

Europe’s leadership in offshore wind energy, and in facilitating the energy transition, can only be maintained by expanding the renewable energy focus to include floating offshore wind. But this requires stronger commitments from policymakers throughout Europe. With no floating offshore wind projects in the pipeline between 2021 and 2025, there is a window of opportunity … Continue reading WindEurope CEO urges EU Member States to unleash the potential for floating offshore wind

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WindEurope CEO urges national legislation to unlock Egypt’s wind energy potential

On Monday 23 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson took part in the EU-Egypt Sustainable Energy Business Forum in Cairo. At the event he spoke about the needs and opportunities to boost the renewable energy sector in Egypt. Egyptian ministers and government representatives joined EU Commissioner for Energy & Climate Arias Cañete at the event. The European Commission and … Continue reading WindEurope CEO urges national legislation to unlock Egypt’s wind energy potential

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