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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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European RE Associations Moves EC to Solve Permitting Bottlenecks

8 European renewable energy trade associations have sent a letter to the EC urging concrete action to solve permitting bottlenecks for renewables. WindEurope and seven other European renewable energy (RE) trade associations – Bioenergy Europe, EGEC, EREF, ESTELA, Ocean Energy Europe, ESTIF, and SolarPower Europe, have sent a letter to the European Commission (EC) urging […]

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Solving Permission Issues key to Post Pandemic Green Recovery in Italy: WindEurope

The European Union’s 2018 Renewable Energy Directive demands that the Member States simplify and shorten their permitting processes. Italy has the 5th largest amount of installed wind energy capacity in Europe. In its final 2030 National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), the country aims at almost doubling its installed wind power capacity. The NECP plans […]

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France Aiming for 1/3rd Renewable Energy Mix by 2030

France has recently submitted its final 2030 NECP to the EC, with an aim for 1/3rd renewable energy in its energy mix by 2030. France has recently submitted its final 2030 National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) to the European Commission. The country will aim for 33 percent or 1/3rd renewable energy in its energy […]

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Too Early to Assess Impact of COVID-19 on European Wind Sector – WindEurope

WindEurope believes the outbreak of COVID-19 still at a relatively early stage in Europe, and it is too soon to judge its impact on the wind energy sector WindEurope, formerly the European Wind Energy Association, an association based in Brussels for promoting the use of wind power in Europe, has stated that with the outbreak […]

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Wind Energy – The Struggling Pillar of the European Green Deal: WindEurope

Wind is a natural pillar of the European Green Deal, but the sector is struggling and Europe is at risk of losing its global leadership on wind energy. When launching the European Green Deal in December President von der Leyen described it as the EU’s new growth strategy. The Industrial Strategy to be launched by […]

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Blade Recycling now a top Priority for the Wind Industry

Wind turbine recycling is an important task for the wind industry – and it is making significant progress in the right direction, according to WindEurope. Wind turbines already have a recyclability rate of 85 percent to 90 percent. However, making the turbines 100 percent recyclable is an important task for the wind industry – and […]

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