Europe number 1 in renewables? Successful energy transition? Not without more ambitious policies, innovation and electrification, according to a new WindEurope report.
Two of the world’s largest companies signed wind power deals in the UK and Norway last month, as Europe continues to see a strong year for Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).
The wind industry in Europe is at tipping point, Francesco Venturini, Chief Executive Officer of Enel Green Power, said in a statement following his appointment as chairman of the board of WindEurope, formerly known as the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).
The European Wind Energy Association and a group of other industry associations from different sectors have today called for ambitious proposals for electricity market reforms in 2016.
The European wind industry will descend on Warsaw today to make the economic arguments for wind power in a market that faces increasing uncertainty.
Wind energy added more new capacity than any other form of power in Europe in 2015.
Offshore wind investments in Europe doubled in 2015 to €13.3 billion in a record year for financing and grid-connected installations. A total of 3,019 MW in new offshore wind capacity came online in European waters in 2015, more than double what was connected to the grid in 2014. Europe's total offshore wind capacity is now 11,027 MW.