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WindEurope at COP25: This is how wind energy can help deliver a climate-neutral economy

On 10 December WindEurope’s Iván Pineda spoke at the EU Energy Day side event of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) in Madrid. He spoke on a panel discussion: “Towards an energy system based on 100% renewables.”  Pineda was clear: “The number one objective is to fully decarbonise the power sector – … Continue reading WindEurope at COP25: This is how wind energy can help deliver a climate-neutral economy

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WindEurope to IEA Ministers: citizens and businesses want more wind energy

WindEurope’s CEO Giles Dickson took part in the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) biennial Ministerial Meeting in Paris on 5 December. He addressed the Ministers on consumer and citizen engagement. He noted the growing demand for clean energy among household and business consumers. Because of climate change. And because they also see that renewables are now … Continue reading WindEurope to IEA Ministers: citizens and businesses want more wind energy

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The EU’s big goals for offshore wind energy are achievable, between 230 and 450 GW by 2050

The EU Commission’s big goals for offshore wind power – between 230 and 450 GW by 2050 – are achievable provided the right investments in electricity grids and Governments take the right approach to maritime spatial planning. That’s the conclusion of a new WindEurope report ‘Our energy, our future’ released today at Offshore 2019 in … Continue reading The EU’s big goals for offshore wind energy are achievable, between 230 and 450 GW by 2050

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Mandate to act on renewables – so leverage Europe’s wind energy industry

We need urgent policy action and ambition to respond to citizens’ desire for a vibrant wind energy supply chain here in Europe. This was WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson’s message today at the 19th Inter-Parliamentary Meeting on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency organised in Helsinki by EUFORES, a cross-party European network of MEPs and politicians from … Continue reading Mandate to act on renewables – so leverage Europe’s wind energy industry

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Lowered costs and hydrogen production in focus for Vattenfall at WindEurope Offshore wind energy conference

By means of hydrogen production offshore wind power could play a bigger role in decarbonizing heavy industry. This is one of the topics Vattenfall executives will address at the leading wind energy conference in Copenhagen next week. The WindEurope Offshore conference in Copenhagen 26 to 28 November is the leading-edge, international conference for the offshore … Continue reading Lowered costs and hydrogen production in focus for Vattenfall at WindEurope Offshore wind energy conference

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Wind power in the energy transition

On 21 October WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the Beijing Renewable Energy Investment Summit. The summit forms part of the China Wind Power event organised by the Global Wind Energy Council, and Dickson spoke on a panel about ‘Globalising the Energy Transition.’ Europe is at the cutting edge of the energy transition, Dickson said, and … Continue reading Wind power in the energy transition

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What can wind energy do to make the power system happy?

WindEurope participated in the Wind Integration Workshop. Held in Dublin from 16 to 18 October, the 18th edition of this event gathered international experts on grid integration from industry and academia.  Power system issues such as frequency control, voltage stability, harmonics and grid connection requirements were the recurrent topics. And grid forming converters, for the 3rd … Continue reading What can wind energy do to make the power system happy?

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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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