Wind & Chemical Industry Partner to Advance Turbine Recycling

WindEurope, Cefic and EUCIA have created a cross-sector platform to advance novel approaches to the recycling of wind turbine blades. WindEurope, Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council) and EUCIA (the European Composites Industry Association) have created a cross-sector platform to advance novel approaches to the recycling of wind turbine blades. In 2018 wind energy supplied […]

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Decline In Wind Growth Puts German and EU Renewable Targets at Risk

The growth of onshore wind energy is collapsing in Germany, jeopardizing both the German and EU renewables targets. Germany installed just 134 MW of new onshore wind farms in the first quarter of 2019 – the country’s worst first quarter for onshore installations since 2000. And is likely to install a total of just 1-2 […]

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Aviation Task Force to Tackle One of Wind Energy’s Biggest Hurdles

WindEurope has launched a new Aviation Task Force, gathering a wide range of stakeholders to tackle one of the major challenge areas for wind energy. According to many in the wind energy sector, aviation-related issues are now the leading cause of permitting problems across the several Member States. And the launch of the Aviation Task […]

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Europe Invested EUR 27 Billion in New Wind Farms Last Year

Europe invested EUR 27 bn in new wind farms in 2018, which will finance a record amount of future new wind energy capacity. According to WindEurope’s annual Financing and Investment Trends report, the amount invested is similar to previous years. But, with cost reduction, especially in the offshore wind segment, the investments will finance a […]

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Declaration Calls For More Ocean-Based Renewables

We must reconcile the desire to expand offshore renewables with the necessity to preserve our marine environment. The Belgian government recently organised a major international conference on ‘Climate Change and Oceans Preservation.’ The Belgian government asked WindEurope to run the panel on the happy co-existence of ocean energy and biodiversity. The panel comprised EU Commissioner […]

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Wind Energy and Hydrogen Can Work Together For a Cleaner Europe 

WindEurope recently hosted a workshop exploring the wind energy’s potential to decarbonize industries that are resource and energy-intensive – with a focus on hydrogen. Speakers included the IEA, the European Commission, the hydrogen sector, wind energy sector representatives and sectoral trade organizations. Late last year, the European Commission presented its strategic long-term vision for a […]

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Wind Now Provides 14% of Europe’s Electricity 

Wind energy provided 14% of the EU’s electricity last year, up from 12% in 2017, according to statistics released by WindEurope. Wind power capacity rose in Europe by 11.3 GW in 2018. Continued growth in capacity and the use of more powerful turbines are helping to drive up wind’s share in the electricity mix. Denmark […]

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