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The European Parliament votes for ‘at least’ 30% target for renewables in Europe

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted in favour of increasing the European Union’s target for renewables to ‘at least’ 30% by 2030. Europe current has a target of at least 27%, which was agreed by European leaders in October 2014. The parliamentary vote, which has no direct legislative impact, sends a clear message to … Continue reading The European Parliament votes for ‘at least’ 30% target for renewables in Europe

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Happy Global Wind Day!

Today, marks the ninth edition of Global Wind Day, a movement created to bring individuals, communities and organisations together to celebrate wind energy and the positive difference it can make in the world.   In 2015, wind power alone met 42% of electricity demand in Denmark, 20% in Spain, 13% in Germany and 11% in … Continue reading Happy Global Wind Day!

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WindEurope goes all in at Sustainable Energy Week

With legislative proposals on market design and renewables expected for the end of the year, WindEurope is taking its proposals to policymakers and the public at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (13-17 June). On Tuesday, WindEurope will host a panel where industry representatives calling for flexible power markets (the paper industry, Statoil and the demand … Continue reading WindEurope goes all in at Sustainable Energy Week

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Offshore wind energy can reduce costs to below €80/MWh by 2025

Energy Ministers from 9 countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Work Programme to enhance their cooperation on renewable energy, particularly offshore wind. The Ministers of Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, France, Denmark, Ireland and Belgium signed the agreement, which aims to reduce the costs and accelerate the deployment of wind power at sea. … Continue reading Offshore wind energy can reduce costs to below €80/MWh by 2025

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Wind energy industry calls on European Commission to scrutinise new Polish wind energy law

The wind energy industry is calling on the European Commission to look closely at Poland’s proposed law to restrict the siting of wind farms. Under the new legislation, which was passed by Poland’s lower house last week, wind farms would have to be built a minimum distance from residential areas of at least 10 times … Continue reading Wind energy industry calls on European Commission to scrutinise new Polish wind energy law

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WindEurope joins EU Commission to back European renewables in Algeria

On 24 May, WindEurope joined EU Energy and Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and officials at an EU-Algeria Energy Business Forum in Algiers. The EU and Algeria have agreed to increase gas exports to Europe and to work together to expand renewables in the North African country. Algeria is targeting 5GW of wind and 13GW … Continue reading WindEurope joins EU Commission to back European renewables in Algeria

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WindEurope CEO at Africa-EU Energy Forum

A stable regulatory environment is essential in reducing capital costs for renewable energy investments in Africa, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson told an Africa-EU Summit in Milan today. Dickson said: “The cost of capital is the largest share of total costs when investing in renewable energy projects in Africa. With long-term visions for the wind energy … Continue reading WindEurope CEO at Africa-EU Energy Forum

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WindEurope welcomes Enel Green Power’s Francesco Venturini as new chairman of the board

WindEurope has elected Francesco Venturini, Chief Executive Officer of Enel Green Power, as its new chairman. Mr. Venturini 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. Venturini said: “It is an honour for me to have been … Continue reading WindEurope welcomes Enel Green Power’s Francesco Venturini as new chairman of the board

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EWEA decide to rebrand to “WindEurope”

Wind power makes economic sense. Onshore wind is the cheapest form of new power generation in Europe today. Wind in Europe accounts for €67bn+ annual turnover and 255,000 jobs. Offshore wind is rapidly reducing costs and will play a central role in Europe’s power mix going forward. Wind is mainstream In the last year, wind … Continue reading EWEA decide to rebrand to “WindEurope”

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