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Challenging times ahead for European wind energy?

Today we launched our ‘Wind Energy in Europe: Outlook to 2023’ report. It sets out our expectations for new installations (onshore and offshore) over the next five years. We’re hosting a webinar this afternoon breaking down the key findings. You can register for that here. There’s a lot to unpack. According to our Central Scenario, … Continue reading Challenging times ahead for European wind energy?

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Significant uncertainty over the growth of wind energy in Europe over the next five years

There is significant uncertainty over how much wind energy capacity will grow in Europe over the next five years, according to WindEurope’s new ‘Wind Energy Outlook to 2023’ released today. If Governments end up producing clear and ambitious National Energy & Climate Plans (NECPs) and they improve the permitting arrangements for wind farms and they keep investing … Continue reading Significant uncertainty over the growth of wind energy in Europe over the next five years

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European Renewable Energy Buyer’s Toolkit provides guidance to businesses and policymakers

The RE-Source Platform has launched a comprehensive new toolkit, offering guidance and advice on corporate sourcing of renewable energy. The toolkit has a dual purpose: first, to raise awareness and inform entrant corporates and policymakers to the opportunities in sourcing renewable energy; second, to facilitate business transactions between buyers and sellers, making them faster, easier, … Continue reading European Renewable Energy Buyer’s Toolkit provides guidance to businesses and policymakers

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Corporate sourcing of renewables key to meeting Europe’s 32% renewable energy target

Europe has set a target that 32% of its energy should come from renewables by 2030, up from 17.5% today. Corporates are and can play an even bigger role in meeting this target. Thousands of key corporate buyers – including from the steel, aluminium, ICT, and chemicals industries- and clean energy suppliers, are meeting in … Continue reading Corporate sourcing of renewables key to meeting Europe’s 32% renewable energy target

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New distance rule could rule out new onshore wind power in half of Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new “climate package” contains a raft of new measures aimed at accelerating climate action. But the package also includes a measure that would ban the building of wind farms closer than 1000 metres from residential areas. The measure would make it impossible to build wind farms in around half the country, … Continue reading New distance rule could rule out new onshore wind power in half of Germany

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Good quality and cost-competitive steel central to success of wind energy industry manufacturing in Europe

Access to good quality and cost-competitive steel is a key pillar to the success of the European wind power industry. It enables the industry to compete effectively both against conventional energy sources and in third country wind energy markets. WindEurope is alarmed therefore by the decision to render the existing safeguard measures on steel imports … Continue reading Good quality and cost-competitive steel central to success of wind energy industry manufacturing in Europe

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Public support for wind energy

On 11 September WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi. His message was firm: we cannot take public support for wind energy for granted. We need to plug the societal benefits.  And involve communities in wind farms and allow them to benefit.    Speaking on a panel about … Continue reading Public support for wind energy

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WindEurope’s 5 priorities for the incoming European Commission

European citizens have succeeded in putting climate change onto the political agenda in a way never seen before. As Ursula von der Leyen’s European Commission takes shape, it will be looking to deliver an ambitious climate strategy that works for all Europeans. Here’s how they can do it. First, they should focus on both ambition … Continue reading WindEurope’s 5 priorities for the incoming European Commission

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Horns Reef 3 Offshore Wind Farm Inaugurated in Hvide Sande

Executives from Vattenfall and MHI Vestas joined HRH Crown Prince of Denmark and Danish Prime Minister to open the country’s largest offshore wind farm. Horns Reef 3, Denmark’s latest wind energy achievement, was inaugurated at a VIP ceremony with HRH Crown Prince of Denmark officially opening the wind farm, along with Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, … Continue reading Horns Reef 3 Offshore Wind Farm Inaugurated in Hvide Sande

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Horns Reef 3 Offshore Wind Farm Inaugurated in Hvide Sande

Executives from Vattenfall and MHI Vestas joined HRH Crown Prince of Denmark and Danish Prime Minister today to open the country’s largest offshore wind farm. Horns Reef 3, Denmark’s latest renewable energy achievement, was inaugurated today at a VIP ceremony with HRH Crown Prince of Denmark officially opening the wind farm, along with Prime Minister, … Continue reading Horns Reef 3 Offshore Wind Farm Inaugurated in Hvide Sande

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Vattenfall inaugurates Scandinavia’s largest offshore wind farm

“Horns Rev 3 is the largest offshore wind farm in Scandinavia and shows our commitment to Denmark’s ongoing transition to a renewable energy system. The wind farm is a significant contribution to Vattenfall´s production portfolio and takes us one step further in our ambition to enable a fossil-free living within one generation”, says Magnus Hall, … Continue reading Vattenfall inaugurates Scandinavia’s largest offshore wind farm

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Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm to boost Danish wind power production by 12%

The Danish Crown Prince, Prime Minister and Climate, Energy & Utilities Minister today inaugurated the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm. Horns Rev is in the North Sea, 25-40 km off the west coast of Jutland. Vattenfall is the developer, operator and owner. The 407 MW wind farm – Denmark’s largest – will boost Danish … Continue reading Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm to boost Danish wind power production by 12%

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Time now running out for a large share of Europe’s installed wind energy capacity

There is a major challenge confronting European wind energy – and it is a challenge the industry and policy-makers must face before it is too late. Back in 2000, wind power accounted for only 12 GW of power in Europe. Since then, the industry has spent years growing, maturing, and becoming one of the great … Continue reading Time now running out for a large share of Europe’s installed wind energy capacity

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Permitting issues behind yet another under-subscribed German onshore wind energy auction round

Just 208 MW worth of wind farm projects won capacity in the latest German onshore wind auction results released today. A total of 650 MW was on offer. The amount of capacity allocated in German onshore wind auctions has been falling consistently. From 71% of the total capacity on offer in February 2019, it then … Continue reading Permitting issues behind yet another under-subscribed German onshore wind energy auction round

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Cantabria will promote its offshore wind energy at the WindEurope Offshore in Copenhagen

SODERCAN, in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Cantabria, promotes a grouped visit to the WindEurope Offshore 2019 that will be held in November in Copenhagen (Denmark), one of the most important fairs in the world in offshore wind, in which Cantabria will have a stand for the international promotion of the marine wind … Continue reading Cantabria will promote its offshore wind energy at the WindEurope Offshore in Copenhagen

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Europe installs 4.9 GW of new wind energy capacity in first half of 2019

The combined installations of new onshore and offshore wind capacity is up on the same period last year (4.5 GW), but onshore installations were down due to serious issues in Germany. Europe installed 2.9 GW of onshore wind in the first half of the year. This is down on the 3.3 GW installed in the … Continue reading Europe installs 4.9 GW of new wind energy capacity in first half of 2019

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Poland is ‘joining the offshore wind energy party at the right time’

On 10 July the Polish Electricity Association (PKEE) held its annual Summer Day event, with a focus on offshore wind power in the Baltic. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson told attendees that Poland couldn’t have picked a better time to ‘join the offshore wind party.’ He said that offshore wind costs have come down rapidly. According … Continue reading Poland is ‘joining the offshore wind energy party at the right time’

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5 ways the Commission can strengthen wind energy projects

On 3 July WindEurope hosted a workshop with industry and the European Commission on the recently created Innovation Fund.   The Fund is the successor of the NER300 programme. It will run from 2021 to 2030. It is endowed with at least 450 million allowances. This could amount to around €10 billion, depending on the … Continue reading 5 ways the Commission can strengthen wind energy projects

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New joint project between wind energy and chemical industry to advance wind turbine recycling

WindEurope, Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council) and EUCIA (the European Composites Industry Association) have created a cross-sector platform to advance novel approaches to the recycling of wind turbine blades. In 2018 wind power supplied 14% of the electricity in the EU with 130,000 wind turbines and this number will only grow in the coming … Continue reading New joint project between wind energy and chemical industry to advance wind turbine recycling

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Resource assessment experts gather to reduce uncertainty in wind projects

On 27-28 June, WindEurope hosted the 5th edition of its Resource Assessment technology workshop. This year, the workshop focused on using better models and validation tools to reduce uncertainty when estimating how much wind there is at a given site. Proper wind resource assessment is a cornerstone of every wind project, especially as the environment for wind … Continue reading Resource assessment experts gather to reduce uncertainty in wind projects

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