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European Comm Approves Germany’s Problematic RE Law: WindEurope

Last week the European Commission approved the latest amendments to the German Renewable Energy Act. This means Germany can now publish the results of its last onshore wind auction, and work on the relevant wind farms can start. But the Commission have set an unhelpful precedent by approving a new mechanism in the Act which […]

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Europe Invested €43 Bn in 2020 to Cover 20 GW of new Wind Farms

Europe invested EUR 43 billion in new wind farms in 2020, the second-highest annual amount on record, to fund 20 GW of new projects. Europe invested EUR 43 billion in new wind farms in 2020, the second-highest annual amount on record. The investments cover 20 GW of new capacity that will be built in the […]

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Improving Data Exchange Between Wind Farms and Power System key to Cost-Effective Energy Transition

With increasing shares of distributed energy, seamless data exchange between power generation assets and grid operators is central to a cost effective management of the energy system. Clear guidance at EU level and consistent implementation at national level can reduce system operation costs. And they can make the EU power system more secure and reliable. […]

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Innovations in Floating Wind Technologies Key to Further Cost Reductions

Floating offshore wind is maturing and has performed significant cost reductions over the past years. The technology allows Europe to unlock its full offshore wind potential and enables more countries to benefit from offshore wind in reaching their green transition objectives. Research and innovation remain key to the future competitiveness of floating offshore wind: the […]

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Latest UK Seabed Leasing Risks Raising Costs of Offshore Wind: WindEurope

On February 8, 2021, the Crown Estate announced the results of its Round 4 seabed leasing for offshore wind in the UK. The Offshore Wind Lease Round 4 allocated areas for developing nearly 8 GW of capacity. This is too little new capacity considering the huge ambitions the UK Government has to quadruple its offshore […]

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Europe Invested a Record €26 bn in Offshore Wind in 2020: Report

Despite COVID constraints, Europe confirmed a record amount of EUR 26.3 billion of investments in new offshore wind farms in 2020. Despite COVID constraints, Europe confirmed a record amount of EUR 26.3 billion of investments in new offshore wind farms in 2020. This will finance 7.1 GW of new offshore wind which will be built […]

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Grid Optimisation: a ‘no regret option’ to Allow More Renewable Energy

The expansion of wind energy continues despite COVID-19. And that requires the continued expansion of electricity grids. It also requires us to optimise and reinforce existing grids. In a new paper, WindEurope shows how available and proven technologies can optimise Europe’s existing grid infrastructure, and how this can help accommodate higher shares of renewables in […]

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Each new Wind Turbine Installed in Europe Generates €10m of Economic Activity

Wind energy is 300,000 jobs in Europe and contributes EUR 37 billion to EU GDP every year according to WindEurope’s new report ‘Wind Energy and economic recovery in Europe – How wind energy will put communities at the heart of the European recovery”. European leadership in wind energy will continue to boost jobs and benefit communities. Delivering the National Energy and Climate Plans is […]

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8 Governments Pledge to Kickstart Offshore Wind in Baltic Sea

8 Baltic Sea countries and the European Commission have signed a joint declaration to accelerate the build-out of new offshore wind capacities in the Baltic Sea At an Offshore Wind Conference, hosted by the Polish Wind Energy Association (PSEW), high-level representatives of eight Baltic Sea countries and the European Commission signed a joint declaration to […]

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