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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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Continued Scaling up of Wind Energy is Critical to Jobs: WindEurope

With the right regulatory framework in place, wind energy promises immediate and lasting jobs creation to spur the EU economy. In its Recovery Strategy, the EU Commission encouraged the Member States to invest in green and future-proof technologies such as wind. With the right regulatory framework in place, wind energy promises immediate and lasting jobs […]

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Permitting Problems Still a Major Stumbling Block in NECPs: WindEurope

26 European countries have submitted their NECPs to the EU. And according to WindEurope the main hurdle remains the permitting problems 26 European countries have submitted their National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) to the EU. WindEurope has analysed what those plans entail for wind energy deployment in Europe. The main hurdle remains permitting – many NECPs […]

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Doors now Open for Offshore Wind Energy in Poland

The Polish government and Polish wind energy industry signed a “Letter of Intent on cooperation for the development of offshore wind energy in Poland”. On July 1, 2020 representatives of the Polish government and Polish wind energy industry signed a “Letter of Intent on cooperation for the development of offshore wind power in Poland”. The […]

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Cross-Sector Industry Platform Outlines Best Strategies for Turbine Blades Recycling

WindEurope, Cefic and the European Composites Industry Association have presented their recommendations for recycling of wind turbine blades in a new report WindEurope, the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) have presented their recommendations for the recycling of wind turbine blades in their new report ‘Accelerating Wind Turbine Blade […]

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