Turkey Reaches 10 GW Wind Energy Milestone: WindEurope

Turkey reached 10 GW of wind energy installations, a significant achievement for the country, according to WindEurope. It means that Turkey managed to increase its wind energy capacity tenfold over the last 10 years. Over that period, Turkey has seen considerable diversification of its energy mix, in particular through the expansion of renewable generation capacity. […]

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Big-scale Floating Wind is Kicking Off in France: WindEurope

France has closed the world’s first-ever auction for a commercial-sized floating offshore wind farm. The future wind farm will be located in the Atlantic Ocean south of Brittany and will have a capacity of 250MW. France will then auction two other floating projects of a similar size over the next year. These will be in […]

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WindEurope Calls for Ban on Landfilling Turbine Blades

European Wind Energy Association, now WindEurope has asked for a Europe-wide landfill ban on decommissioned wind turbine blades by 2025. At the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE)’s Annual Congress Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope, and Juan Virgilio Márquez, General Director of AEE, yesterday called upon the European Commission to propose a Europe-wide ban on landfilling […]

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Wind-based Electrification Will Drive Europe to Net Zero: WindEurope

Electrification is the most cost-effective way to decarbonise Europe’s economy according to a report from ETIPWind and WindEurope out today. Wind energy will lead the process: the EU sees it being half of Europe’s electricity by 2050. With the right investments in grids and technology, the combined rate of direct and indirect electrification will be […]

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More Research Needed to Attain Climate Goals with Wind: WindEurope

On 4 May, the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Wind Energy (ETIPWind) with the support of WindEurope gathered cross-sectoral experts – from the wind energy sector, composite, copper, cement, rare earth industries and the European Commission – to tackle the development of new materials used in wind turbines and turbine recycling. The EU has […]

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‘Fit-for-55’; Need More Than Targets to Boost Wind Energy: WindEurope

With its ‘Fit-for-55 Package’ the European Union wants to create the right framework for an emission reduction of 55% by 2030 and set the course for carbon neutrality by 2050. The package will include a higher renewable energy target, but targets alone won’t deliver the wind volume Europe needs. WindEurope outlines the wind industry’s key […]

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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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