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WindEurope explores synergies between wind and hydrogen energy

On March 22nd, WindEurope joined forces with the hydrogen community to hold a joint technical workshop exploring synergies between wind power and hydrogen energy. The large sector-coupling potential of such a synergy could expand the use of wind energy far beyond the power sector and lead to significant emission reductions throughout the whole economy. Because … Continue reading WindEurope explores synergies between wind and hydrogen energy

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WindEurope Technology workshop in Edinburgh

Over 180 wind resource assessment specialists met in Edinburgh on 16 & 17 March for WindEurope’s fourth technology workshop on this popular topic. Giles Dickson, CEO, WindEurope, opened “Resource Assessment 2017” by welcoming delegates from 23 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. When asked to explain resource assessment as simply as … Continue reading WindEurope Technology workshop in Edinburgh

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WindEurope delivers vision for European floating offshore wind energy

Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope, opened the Floating Offshore Wind Energy event in Marseille. His keynote focused on the industry’s vision to maintain European technological leadership in offshore in the coming decades. Floating offshore wind is coming of age in Europe; with a pipeline of projects approaching the commercialisation of over 300 MW, and a … Continue reading WindEurope delivers vision for European floating offshore wind energy

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WindEurope talks auctions for South East Europe

WindEurope participated in a one-day workshop on auctions organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Energy Community Secretariat in Vienna. The workshop aimed to provide guidance to the Energy Community members on the key elements for efficient auctions and to present best practices from around the world. Participants included the European Commission, … Continue reading WindEurope talks auctions for South East Europe

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Member States agree on general approach on post-2020 ETS reform

Member States proposed to strengthen the Market Stability Reserve, a facility designed to take excess carbon permits out of the market from 2019 onwards. The rate at which it will take permits out of the market would be doubled. And permits stored in the reserve would be cancelled if a certain threshold is reached. The … Continue reading Member States agree on general approach on post-2020 ETS reform

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WindEurope wins “Overall Best European Association” at the European Association Awards 2017

The award reflects the outstanding contribution our 450 members make to our Association. It’s our members who build, supply, finance and operate Europe’s wind farms – which now deliver over 10% of Europe’s electricity. They also inform the work we do: engaging governments; organising trade fairs and other events; coordinating the publicly-funded R&D; and compiling and … Continue reading WindEurope wins “Overall Best European Association” at the European Association Awards 2017

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Wind generates enough to cover Denmark’s entire power demand on Wednesday

Denmark produced 70 GWh from onshore wind and 27 GWh from offshore. That’s the equivalent of powering 10 million EU households. Germany was the second-best performing country meeting 52% of its demand from wind, followed by Ireland with 42%. Wind power in the EU as whole covered almost 19% of the bloc’s electricity needs. Take … Continue reading Wind generates enough to cover Denmark’s entire power demand on Wednesday

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Manufacturers call on European institutions to strengthen EU industrial strategy

92 trade associations have signed a Joint Declaration in the run-up to the Competitiveness Council calling on the EU to strengthen its industry strategy. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker marked the reindustrialisation of Europe as a priority to ensure the EU remains a competitive global power as other countries including China, India and the USA … Continue reading Manufacturers call on European institutions to strengthen EU industrial strategy

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WindEurope joins EU mission to Uzbekistan

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson accompanied the EU Commission to a one-day energy workshop with the Government of Uzbekistan in Tashkent on 15 February. Christopher Jones, Deputy Director General of DG Energy, led the EU delegation which also included representatives of the European Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the solar and … Continue reading WindEurope joins EU mission to Uzbekistan

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European Parliament agrees on measures to reform ETS after 2020

The European Parliament has established a common position on reforms to the Emissions Trading System after 2020. Policymakers voted to strengthen the Market Stability Reserve, a facility designed to remove excess carbon permits from the market. They also agreed to cancel 800 million allowances from the reserve, which comes into force in 2019. However, MEPs … Continue reading European Parliament agrees on measures to reform ETS after 2020

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Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers

The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today: the 2016 market was more than 54 GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands, the global market was nonetheless less than 2015’s … Continue reading Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers

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Wind in power: 2016 European statistics

Wind accounted for 51% of all new power installations in 2016, connecting a total of 12.5 GW to the grid across the 28 EU Member States – 10.923 MW in onshore and 1,567 MW offshore. Europe installed 12.5 GW of gross additional wind capacity in 2016. This was 3% less than the new installations in … Continue reading Wind in power: 2016 European statistics

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WindEurope launches Daily Wind Power Numbers

WindEurope launches a unique digital platform in the presence of European Commission Vice-President Šef?ovi?. The Daily Wind Power Numbers platform will inform policy makers, stakeholders and citizens every day on: the share of wind in yesterday’s power mix in Europe, broken down by Member State; yesterday’s hourly electricity mix (all fuels and technologies), again broken down … Continue reading WindEurope launches Daily Wind Power Numbers

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WindEurope welcomes European Commission’s State of the Energy Union address

WindEurope welcomes today’s State of the Energy Union address from Maroš Šef?ovi?, Vice President for the European Commission in charge of Energy Union. Giles Dickson, Chief Executive Officer of WindEurope, said: “The Commission has reinforced its clear commitment to the energy transition in Europe with renewables at its heart. The Clean Energy Package is the … Continue reading WindEurope welcomes European Commission’s State of the Energy Union address

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Europe installed 1,558 MW of new offshore wind energy in 2016 with cumulative capacity reaching 12,631 MW

The industry announced a record €18.2 billion of investments in new wind farms to be built in the coming years. This represents a further 4.9 GW of new capacity across five countries, half of it in the UK. Giles Dickson, Chief Executive Officer of WindEurope, said: “It’s good to see the high level of investments … Continue reading Europe installed 1,558 MW of new offshore wind energy in 2016 with cumulative capacity reaching 12,631 MW

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WindEurope visits Sweden’s Energy Minister

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson met with Sweden’s Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy, Ibrahim Baylan, in Stockholm on 17 January.  Charlotte Unger, CEO of the Swedish Wind Energy Association, also took part in the meeting. They discussed the EU’s Clean Energy Package, notably: the importance of Sweden deploying new renewable capacity beyond 2020 in a … Continue reading WindEurope visits Sweden’s Energy Minister

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WindEurope appoints Pierre Tardieu as Chief Policy Officer

WindEurope has appointed Pierre Tardieu as Chief Policy Officer to succeed Kristian Ruby who has become Secretary General of Eurelectric.  He takes on the role with immediate effect. Tardieu has been at WindEurope – formerly the European Wind Energy Association – since 2011.  He has coordinated the Association’s advocacy on a number of issues including … Continue reading WindEurope appoints Pierre Tardieu as Chief Policy Officer

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WindEurope welcomes ENVI Committee vote to reform ETS

On 15 December, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee passed a series of changes to the Emissions Trading System, a majority of which would come into effect after 2020. These include: Measures to speed up the removal of pollution permits from the market.  The committee agreed to increase the annual linear reduction factor from 2.2% to … Continue reading WindEurope welcomes ENVI Committee vote to reform ETS

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WindEurope CEO highlights falling costs of grid integration: “€5-13/MWh”

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson plugged the falling costs of the integration of variable renewables at a G20 energy event in Munich. Responding to the German think-tank Agora Energiewende he noted that average system integration costs were now in a range of €5-13/MWh on top of LCOE, at least according to the Agora data. He highlighted … Continue reading WindEurope CEO highlights falling costs of grid integration: “€5-13/MWh”

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Offshore wind energy industry steams ahead with cost reduction

The Netherlands’ Minister of Economic Affairs has today awarded the consortium made up of Shell, Van Oord, Eneco and Mitsubishi/DGE the concession to build the offshore wind farms Borssele III and IV (700 MW). The winning bid came in at € 54.5/MWh excluding the cost of grid connection. This is 25% lower than for Borssele … Continue reading Offshore wind energy industry steams ahead with cost reduction

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