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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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How will Europe’s offshore wind energy supply chain meet growing demand?

On 24 June, WindEurope hosted its first Offshore Supply Chain Workshop. Over 60 experts gathered at the WindEurope office in Brussels to discuss the main obstacles to the rapid and optimal development of the industry in Europe. Offshore wind power will be a key factor in the decarbonisation of the EU economy and energy system … Continue reading How will Europe’s offshore wind energy supply chain meet growing demand?

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The European Parliament is a key enabler of wind energy

It was the Parliament that fought for the 32% EU renewables target for 2030 – the European Commission and the Member States initially only wanted 27%. Last year the Parliament also pushed for more EU finance for renewables and R&D funding. And it secured key improvements to make Europe’s electricity markets ready for more renewables. … Continue reading The European Parliament is a key enabler of wind energy

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Why offshore wind energy is essential to the fight against climate change

16 May marked the opening of European Maritime Day (EMD) 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. The two-day event is the annual EU meeting point on maritime affairs and blue growth, focusing on entrepreneurship, research, innovation and investment to transform traditional maritime sectors and boost emerging technologies and value chains.  With the eyes of the world focused on the ongoing climate … Continue reading Why offshore wind energy is essential to the fight against climate change

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Cross-border energy markets are a reality

On Tuesday 14 May On Tuesday 14 May WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke on a panel on European energy markets at the European Economic Forum in Katowice, Poland. Dickson told attendees that cross-border coupling of energy markets is not a future goal: it’s a present reality. There is already an integrated European market for energy … Continue reading Cross-border energy markets are a reality

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Collapse in wind energy jeopardises German renewables targets

The growth of onshore wind power is collapsing in Germany, jeopardising both German and EU renewables targets. Germany installed just 134 MW of new onshore wind farms in the first quarter of 2019 – the country’s worst first quarter for onshore wind turbines installations since 2000.   Germany is likely to install a total of … Continue reading Collapse in wind energy jeopardises German renewables targets

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300,000-strong wind energy community mobilises for European Elections

WindEurope today launched a campaign to mobilise the 300,000 people who work in wind power throughout Europe to go and vote in the upcoming European Elections. The European Parliament is a key enabler of renewable energy. It was the European Parliament that fought for the 32% EU renewables target for 2030 – the European Commission and … Continue reading 300,000-strong wind energy community mobilises for European Elections

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Wind energy tells nuclear: it’s time to electrify Europe’s energy mix

On 29 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson gave the dinner speech at the EU’s 14th European Nuclear Energy Forum dinner in Prague.  He spoke about the current outlook for wind energy in Europe and made common cause with nuclear power in decarbonising Europe’s energy mix.   He shared the key facts about wind today: 14% … Continue reading Wind energy tells nuclear: it’s time to electrify Europe’s energy mix

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How working in partnership can help the recyclability of wind turbines

WindEurope and Cefic – the European Chemicals Industry Council – met in Bilbao today to discuss circular design and the recyclability of wind turbines. The aim of the meeting was to further the collaboration and discuss current regulatory issues and promising methods for composite blade waste recycling. The event served as a platform to explore … Continue reading How working in partnership can help the recyclability of wind turbines

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King Felipe VI of Spain: wind energy is transforming Spain and Europe

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain made an official visit to the 2019 WindEurope annual event in Bilbao today and delivered the keynote speech at the official inauguration. The King’s speech focused on the economic benefits that come with addressing the challenge of climate change, which he described as “very alarming”. The King identified … Continue reading King Felipe VI of Spain: wind energy is transforming Spain and Europe

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Draft National Energy & Climate Plans won’t deliver 32% renewables target

Europe’s draft National Energy and Climate Plans are insufficient to deliver the EU’s 32% renewables target for 2030, according to analysis released today by WindEurope at its annual event in Bilbao. The analysis shows that some EU countries are pledging to deploy good volumes of wind in their Plans. But the Plans are badly lacking … Continue reading Draft National Energy & Climate Plans won’t deliver 32% renewables target

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His Majesty King Felipe VI visits Siemens Gamesa booth at WindEurope

Miguel Ángel López, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Siemens Gamesa and Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens Gamesa, together with David Mesonero, CFO, Mark Albenze, CEO of Onshore and Service, and Andreas Nauen, CEO of Offshore, welcomed today His Majesty Felipe VI, King of Spain. The visit is part of the WindEurope Conference & … Continue reading His Majesty King Felipe VI visits Siemens Gamesa booth at WindEurope

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The Ingeteam Group showcases its wind power technology at WindEurope

The Ingeteam Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers in the wind industry, is to showcase its technology at the WindEurope 2019 Conference & Exhibition. This is the most important event in the European wind power sector, attracting more than 7,000 professionals and 300 exhibitors from 50 countries. The conference will serve to discuss the … Continue reading The Ingeteam Group showcases its wind power technology at WindEurope

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