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Renewables step into the breach to counteract power plant problems during Europe’s heatwave

With record temperatures being reached across the continent this summer, power plants have needed the intervention of renewables to compensate for serious shutdowns and curtailments over the summer months. Europe’s summer heatwave has had a significant impact on power plants, with nuclear and coal plants either reducing their output or closing down temporarily. This is … Continue reading Renewables step into the breach to counteract power plant problems during Europe’s heatwave

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Wind energy breaking new ground

Wind energy continues to expand all over the world. It’s at the heart of government thinking on the energy transition. The technology continues to evolve and the costs continue to fall. And crucially it’s now moving beyond the power sector, and we’re beginning to think how wind can help decarbonise heating, transport and industrial processes. … Continue reading Wind energy breaking new ground

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Mercedes Benz has announced Europe’s first automotive PPA with a Polish wind farm

It is also the first such deal signed in Poland. Mercedes Benz will buy electricity generated at the 45MW wind farm to power its manufacturing facility in Jawor, 10km away from the wind farm. The longer-term goal is to source all of its power needs from renewables. The Taczalin wind farm has been operational since … Continue reading Mercedes Benz has announced Europe’s first automotive PPA with a Polish wind farm

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Europe adds 4.5 GW of wind energy in first half of 2018

There was 3.3 GW of onshore wind, driven by Germany (1.6 GW), France (605 MW) and Denmark (202 MW).   The 1.1 GW of offshore wind was mainly in the UK (911 MW), Belgium (175 MW) and Denmark (28 MW). Germany is set to install new offshore wind in the second half of the year. … Continue reading Europe adds 4.5 GW of wind energy in first half of 2018

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Leveraging Europe’s offshore wind energy expertise in Turkey

On 12 July, 3E organised a workshop in Istanbul entitled “Leveraging the EU offshore wind expertise in Turkey”, with the support of the Turkish Wind Energy Association and WindEurope. Turkey recently kick-started its offshore wind power market by launching a tender for building a capacity of 1,200 MW. The ceiling for support is established at … Continue reading Leveraging Europe’s offshore wind energy expertise in Turkey

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WindEurope supports India in kicking-off its offshore wind energy market

On 10 July, WindEurope hosted a delegation of representatives of the Indian government and the European Commission for a workshop entitled “Offshore wind energy in India.” The workshop focused on how Europe’s extensive offshore wind experience can help develop an offshore wind energy market in India. India has recently announced a very ambitious offshore wind … Continue reading WindEurope supports India in kicking-off its offshore wind energy market

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Electrification the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy

Electrification is the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy, according to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson, who was speaking today at a European Commission event on long-term emissions reductions. EU leaders asked the Commission earlier this year to update the EU’s 2050 climate strategy. The current version, dating back to before COP21 in Paris, says the EU … Continue reading Electrification the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy

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InnoEnergy’s ‘Hack the Wind’ to return to WindEurope Conference

InnoEnergy, Europe’s sustainable energy engine supported by the EIT, and WindEurope, the voice of the European wind industry, today announce that they are partnering to host a joint hackathon for a second consecutive year. Hack the Wind aims to help shape the future of wind energy by facilitating the development of innovative new technologies. Participants … Continue reading InnoEnergy’s ‘Hack the Wind’ to return to WindEurope Conference

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Competitive prices in first Greek onshore wind auction

The Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) has awarded seven wind projects with a total capacity of 171 MW in the country’s first onshore wind auction. The price range of the winning bids was €68–€72/MWh. The weighted average price came in at €69.53/MWh. The auction was over-subscribed, with 14 wind projects with a total capacity … Continue reading Competitive prices in first Greek onshore wind auction

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Alcoa signs another PPA deal in Norway

Alcoa has signed another corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) deal for its aluminium manufacturing facilities in Norway. Production from the 197.4 MW wind farm near Florø in Norway will power Alcoa Norway’s nearby aluminium plant under a 15-year PPA. BlackRock Real Assets has signed a deal with developer Zephyr to acquire the Guleslettene wind … Continue reading Alcoa signs another PPA deal in Norway

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New Danish Energy Agreement: good deal and clear visibility for wind industry

The Energy Agreement will get Denmark to 55% of renewable energy by 2030. This means all of its electricity and heating needs will be generated by renewables. The deal includes new commitments for the build-out of offshore wind. Three new offshore wind farms with a capacity of at least 2.4 GW will be built in … Continue reading New Danish Energy Agreement: good deal and clear visibility for wind industry

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WindEurope promotes local benefits of wind at Galician steel event

On 30 June, WindEurope addressed the annual Galician Offshore Energy HUB 2018 conference organised by the Galician metallurgical industry association. The event headlined by the Galician Minister for the economy tackled the role of a competitive supply chain in delivering Europe’s energy objectives while delivering benefits to local communities. WindEurope Chief Policy Officer Pierre Tardieu … Continue reading WindEurope promotes local benefits of wind at Galician steel event

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Wind industry tells Energy Ministers how to unlock South East Europe’s renewable potential

WindEurope and Eurelectric held a joint workshop in Sofia yesterday looking at how to unlock the vast potential of wind energy in South East Europe. The event gathered policy makers and industry to discuss how to restart local markets in view of the Clean Energy Package, with a focus on Bulgaria, Greece and Romania. An … Continue reading Wind industry tells Energy Ministers how to unlock South East Europe’s renewable potential

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EU countries give green light to 32% renewable energy target for 2030

European countries gave their endorsement today to a binding EU-wide renewable energy target of 32% for 2030. They confirmed a deal on the Renewable Energy Directive, which negotiators from the Council and European Parliament reached on 14 June. According to the deal, 32% of Europe’s final energy consumption will need to come from renewables by … Continue reading EU countries give green light to 32% renewable energy target for 2030

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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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