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.
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.
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.
The European Commission today released its assessment and recommendations on the EU-28 countries’ National Energy and Climate Plans for 2030. These Plans aim to drive investments into the energy transition and ensure that Europe meets its collective 2030 target of 32% renewable energy.
On 10 May WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at TenneT’s offshore wind event in Schiedam. The TSO’s event marked the setting sail of both the topside for the Borssele Alpha substation and the jackets for the Borssele Beta substations.
Het voorbije jaar zijn er 30 nieuwe onshore windturbines bijgekomen, goed voor een vermogen van ongeveer 83 megawatt. De provincie Limburg scoort het best wat vermogen per inwoner betreft, gevolgd door de provincie Oost-Vlaanderen. Dat blijkt uit de Energiekaart van het Vlaams Energieagentschap, waar de cijfers van de 300 Vlaamse steden en gemeenten zijn terug te vinden.
WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke about the current outlook for wind energy in Europe and made common cause with nuclear power in decarbonising Europe’s energy mix, at the EU’s 14th European Nuclear Energy Forum dinner in Prague.
Europe invested €27bn in new wind farms in 2018, which will finance a record amount of future new wind energy capacity. This is according to WindEurope’s annual Financing and Investment Trends report.
In order to achieve the Paris Agreement’s goals, the EU will have to meet the targets, rules and guidelines detailed in the ‘Clean energy for all Europeans’ package. This means addressing key issues like energy security.
Europe installed 2.6 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity in 2018, according to statistics released today by WindEurope. That’s an 18% increase in Europe’s offshore wind capacity.