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Key steps Member States can take to aid Europe’s long-term climate commitments

On 19 October WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated to the 18th Inter-Parliamentary Meeting on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency organised by the European Forum for Renewable Energy (EUFORES) in Vienna. In a panel discussion dedicated to the Clean Energy Package, Dickson presented the key provisions that will help the renewable electricity sector to contribute to … Continue reading Key steps Member States can take to aid Europe’s long-term climate commitments

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Permitting issues leave latest German onshore wind energy auction under-subscribed

Challenges in the permitting procedure mean the latest German onshore wind auction has come in under-subscribed. The prices – average €62.6/MWh – were also up on the €57/MWh in the last auction in May. The German Federal Network Agency, BNetzA, announced the results of the latest German onshore wind auction today. Only 363 MW of … Continue reading Permitting issues leave latest German onshore wind energy auction under-subscribed

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France will miss out on major wind energy potential if it does not get its house in order now

On 17 October WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the France Energie Eolienne (FEE) conference in Paris and delivered a clear message: if France doesn’t get its house in order soon the costs of unrealised potential will be significant. France needs to take decisive action to ensure that it doesn’t squander its major wind energy … Continue reading France will miss out on major wind energy potential if it does not get its house in order now

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Europe’s leading sustainable innovation event set to launch next week

Next week the world’s leading event in sustainable energy innovation, The Business Booster, will take place in Copenhagen from 17-18 October. Attendees will gain unparalleled insight into more than 150 sustainable energy start-ups currently translating scientific theories into world-changing, commercially viable solutions. It’s no surprise that wind energy will be a major presence at this … Continue reading Europe’s leading sustainable innovation event set to launch next week

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WindEurope stresses the urgency of National Energy and Climate Plans at IWEA Conference

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson delivered a clear message at the Irish Wind Energy Conference in Galway: it is essential for all EU Member States to get their National Energy and Climate Plans in order. The 2030 National Energy and Climate Plans have to be submitted to the European Commission at the end of this year: … Continue reading WindEurope stresses the urgency of National Energy and Climate Plans at IWEA Conference

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IPCC report: electrification of Europe’s economy will be key to decarbonisation

A report published today by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that that urgent and unprecedented measures are required to keep global temperature rises to below 1.5 degrees Celsius. The IPCC warned that there is only twelve years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C. Even half a … Continue reading IPCC report: electrification of Europe’s economy will be key to decarbonisation

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Europe needs to act fast to secure global lead in floating offshore wind energy

Europe has taken a pioneering lead in the development of floating offshore wind power. Europe’s companies lead three quarters of the 50-plus floating offshore wind farm projects currently in development across the globe. Floating offshore wind turbines is a fast-maturing technology with the potential to cement Europe’s leadership in renewables globally. It has the potential … Continue reading Europe needs to act fast to secure global lead in floating offshore wind energy

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Wind energy to become EU’s largest power source well before 2030 according to IEA Executive Director

Wind energy is set to become the EU’s largest power source well before 2030, said International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director, Fatih Birol at the Global Wind Summit. Birol, speaking in the ministerial session, struck an optimistic tone. According to the IEA’s projections, wind energy will become the EU’s largest power source in 2027. This … Continue reading Wind energy to become EU’s largest power source well before 2030 according to IEA Executive Director

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What digital technology can bring to the wind power industry

The theme of the WindEurope 2018 Conference, part of the Global Wind Summit, is ‘Breaking new ground’ – and Day Two focused on the one of the most ground-breaking frontiers of wind energy today: digital wind & new technologies. For the opening plenary session of the day, WindEurope invited several keynote speakers to share their … Continue reading What digital technology can bring to the wind power industry

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Investments in port facilities could help offshore wind energy cut costs by 5.3%

Investments of €0.5-€1bn in new port infrastructure could help the offshore wind sector to cut costs by up to 5.3%. This is according to figures released by the WindEurope Ports Platform at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg. European ports are set to take on an expanded role in the offshore wind supply chain. By … Continue reading Investments in port facilities could help offshore wind energy cut costs by 5.3%

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Alpha-I and Power2U are the winners of Hack The Wind 2018

Alpha-I and Power2U hacked their way to a €5000 prize each on the second edition on the hugely successful wind energy hackathon, held under a deal between industry advocacy body WindEurope and European sustainable energy innovation outfit InnoEnergy. The prizes were awarded during the WindEurope Conference at the Global Wind Summit2018, held from 25 till … Continue reading Alpha-I and Power2U are the winners of Hack The Wind 2018

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Renewables-based electrification the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy

According to WindEurope’s Breaking new ground report, the renewables-based electrification of Europe’s industrial processes, buildings and transport would allow Europe to reduce energy-related CO2 emissions by 90% by 2050. The level of electrification of energy would rise from 24% today to 62% in 2050. According to the report, released today at the Global Wind Summit … Continue reading Renewables-based electrification the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy

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Wind energy to continue to grow over next five years but clouds on the horizon

Wind energy in Europe is on track for solid growth over the next five years. But policy uncertainty and lack of ambition in many countries mean clouds on the horizon. This is according to WindEurope’s ‘Wind energy outlook in Europe’ report that is released today. Wind energy capacity in Europe will grow at an average … Continue reading Wind energy to continue to grow over next five years but clouds on the horizon

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WindEurope presses the case for offshore wind energy in Poland at Krynica Economic Forum

WindEurope was speaking with Michael Simmelsgaard, Head of Offshore Wind at Vattenfall, and Zbigniew Gryglas, chair the offshore wind energy committee in Polish Parliament, as well as representatives of the Lithuanian and Polish Transmission System Operators. All insisted on the strong fundamentals that will drive the deployment of offshore wind turbins in the Baltic. With … Continue reading WindEurope presses the case for offshore wind energy in Poland at Krynica Economic Forum

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Exploring the prospects for offshore wind energy in Norway

WindEurope was at the Offshore Northern Seas (ONS 2018) event in Stavanger this week to promote the future prospects of offshore wind power. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson presented the outlook for offshore wind in Europe. There is currently 17 GW of offshore wind power capacity in Europe – providing 1.5% of Europe’s electricity – Dickson … Continue reading Exploring the prospects for offshore wind energy in Norway

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COP22: What next for the Paris Agreement?

When diplomats arrived in Marrakech for the next round of UN climate talks, they knew the conference would get off to a good start. Only a few days before the opening ceremony of COP22, the Paris Agreement formally entered into force. It gave diplomats renewed impetus as they began critical discussions on how to implement … Continue reading COP22: What next for the Paris Agreement?

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Response to Reuters article on offshore wind energy

On 16 November, a Reuters article on offshore wind cited that: “Coal is still the cheapest energy source at between 50 and 90 euros per megawatt hour, according to industry group WindEurope.” The article wrongly attributes the data and statement to WindEurope as the reference source after consulting a page on the economics of wind … Continue reading Response to Reuters article on offshore wind energy

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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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