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WindEurope’s CEO talks at VIND 2017 on the new rules of renewables

The Swedish wind energy association, Svensk Vindenergi, held its annual conference and exhibition on 11-12 October in Stockholm. This is the largest gathering of the wind industry in the Nordic region. The mood at the event was reasonably upbeat with a number of new onshore wind projects in Sweden having recently secured or being close … Continue reading WindEurope’s CEO talks at VIND 2017 on the new rules of renewables

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WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addresses the importance of Offshore Wind Ports

On 10 October, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addressed an audience composed of members of the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) in Tampere, Finland. Dickson gave a global overview of the current market data and the outlook for offshore wind, highlighting the unique role of offshore wind ports in cost reduction and efficiency in offshore wind … Continue reading WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addresses the importance of Offshore Wind Ports

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UK continues offshore wind energy ambition

The UK government announced this week a further subsidy auction for offshore wind and other renewable technologies in the spring of 2019.   Minister for Energy and Industry, Richard Harrington, announced that renewable energy projects will be able to compete for contracts worth up to £557m. The news was swiftly followed with the publishing of … Continue reading UK continues offshore wind energy ambition

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Wind power and solar energy could power business all over Europe

The private sector accounts for around half of Europe’s electricity consumption. Powering corporate consumers with renewable energy could deliver massive reductions in CO2 emissions, save businesses money and make it easier for people to invest in renewables. Large energy consumers such as chemical and aluminium producers, ICT and food & drink companies gathered in Brussels … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy could power business all over Europe

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Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), the new frontier for wind energy

Corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) are the next big thing in the energy sector. Allowing corporates and industrial consumers to secure a supply of green electricity at a competitive price, they have the potential to deliver massive reductions of CO2.   PPAs have numerous economic benefits for wind energy generators and the wider industry. … Continue reading Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), the new frontier for wind energy

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DONG Energy goes from black to green

WindEurope member DONG Energy unveiled its new name – Ørsted – and corporate identity this week, just days after completing the divestment of its upstream oil and gas business.   DONG Energy, originally short for Danish Oil and Natural Gas, is one of the global leaders in offshore wind with a market share of 25%. … Continue reading DONG Energy goes from black to green

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WindEurope urges Estonia to stimulate regional cooperation on offshore wind power in the Baltic

The Baltic Sea is a promising market for offshore wind energy in Europe. The basin offers extremely favorable climate and logistical conditions such as strong and stable winds, low waves, shallow waters and close distances to shore. According to the recently launched WindEurope analysis on wind energy scenarios for 2030, the Baltic Sea, where 1.5 GW of offshore wind … Continue reading WindEurope urges Estonia to stimulate regional cooperation on offshore wind power in the Baltic

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WindEurope elects RES Group’s Ivor Catto as new Chairman

Mr Catto was elected for an 18-month term by WindEurope’s Board of Directors, which is comprised of corporate members, national associations and other organisations. Upon his appointment, Mr Catto said: “It is an honour for me to have been elected as WindEurope’s new Chairman. At a time when wind energy continues to advance, is now … Continue reading WindEurope elects RES Group’s Ivor Catto as new Chairman

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Wind energy could provide 30% of Europe’s power by 2030

Wind energy has the potential to provide up to 30% of Europe’s power by 2030 according to figures released today by WindEurope in its Outlook to 2020 and Scenarios for 2030 reports. According to WindEurope’s projections, Europe could be on course for an average installation rate of 12.6 GW per year in the years up … Continue reading Wind energy could provide 30% of Europe’s power by 2030

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France can be no. 2 in wind energy in Europe

WindEurope CEO, Giles Dickson, addressed the annual conference of the French Wind Energy Association (FEE) on Wednesday 20 September. He highlighted the positive outlook for wind energy in France thanks to the policies being put in place by the new French Government.   The positive outlook applied both to onshore and offshore wind. France was … Continue reading France can be no. 2 in wind energy in Europe

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Debating the future of Europe’s electricity markets in Tallinn

WindEurope is in Tallinn today to take part in a conference on ‘Europe’s Future Electricity Markets’ organised by the Estonian Presidency of the EU Council. EU Energy Ministers are gathering in Estonia’s capital to discuss the Clean Energy Package, making this event an excellent opportunity to network with senior officials. The event comes at a … Continue reading Debating the future of Europe’s electricity markets in Tallinn

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Wind energy can be a key player in new Industrial Policy Strategy

The European Commission today published its new Industrial Policy Strategy, which aims to provide a boost to Europe’s industry, making it stronger and more competitive. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson, commented on the Strategy: “WindEurope very much welcomes the European Commission’s new Industrial Policy Strategy, two of the pillars of which are digitalisation and industrial innovation. … Continue reading Wind energy can be a key player in new Industrial Policy Strategy

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Wind industry at International Energy Charter: de-risk renewable energy investments

On 14 September 2017, WindEurope and the Industry Advisory Panel of the International Energy Charter jointly organized an event on “Promoting and De-risking Renewable Energy Investments.” The event was attended by government representatives, financial and legal institutions and energy companies. Discussions focused on the promotion of investors’ legal and financial certainty in renewable energy projects. … Continue reading Wind industry at International Energy Charter: de-risk renewable energy investments

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Global Wind Energy Summit in Hamburg in one year

The world’s biggest wind industry meeting reflects wind energy success story: WindEnergy Hamburg and WindEurope Conference to be held in parallel at the Hamburg Messe site in 2018. Wind energy has made its breakthrough – in the energy market, in technology development and cost reduction and in its geographical reach. Starting from a European base, … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Summit in Hamburg in one year

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WindEurope welcomes State of the EU speech

The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, today delivered his annual speech on the State of the European Union at the European Parliament. WindEurope welcomed the speech today, in which President Juncker announced the new industrialisation strategy and placed a strong emphasis on climate action. The speech also looked at Europe’s current political and … Continue reading WindEurope welcomes State of the EU speech

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Offshore wind energy cost reductions come to the UK

WindEurope welcomes the results of the latest UK Contract for Differences (CfD) auction announced today by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, where offshore wind submitted record bids of £57.50 per megawatt hour including the costs of grid connection.   The winning offshore wind projects – DONG Energy’s Hornsea 2, Innogy and Statkraft’s … Continue reading Offshore wind energy cost reductions come to the UK

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WindEurope unveils new long-term events strategy

In collaboration with the wind energy industry’s major players, WindEurope today unveiled its new long-term events calendar. Together with its members and long-standing partners, WindEurope has developed an extensive events strategy to address the needs of what is a highly dynamic and innovative sector. The WindEurope events, comprising both a vibrant industry exhibition and a … Continue reading WindEurope unveils new long-term events strategy

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WindEurope discusses Clean Energy Package with Portuguese Secretary of State for Energy

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson met with Portugal’s Secretary of State for Energy, Jorge Seguro Sanches, in Lisbon on 4 September. António Sá da Costa, President of the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association (APREN), also took part in the meeting. Portugal is one of the frontrunners in Europe’s energy transition, and currently has more than 5 GW … Continue reading WindEurope discusses Clean Energy Package with Portuguese Secretary of State for Energy

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Autumn 2017 will give us a number of key pointers of where the wind industry will be in the next decade

The new EU policy framework that will guide our industry post-2020 will be defined by the end of this year. The European Parliament and Member States have entered the crucial phase of negotiation on the EU’s “Clean Energy Package.” They will vote on their respective positions in November / December then start the final negotiations … Continue reading Autumn 2017 will give us a number of key pointers of where the wind industry will be in the next decade

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Wind energy industry gears up for Spanish 4.1 GW deployment challenge

WindEurope welcomes the 1.1 GW awarded to wind yesterday in the Spanish renewables auction. The figure adds to the nearly 3 GW wind won in the previous auction in May 2017. According to the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE), the installation of the projects accorded to wind this year (and in 2016) will translate into … Continue reading Wind energy industry gears up for Spanish 4.1 GW deployment challenge

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