Tag Archives: WindEurope

Offshore wind energy in Europe as of 2019: 105 wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity of 18.5 GW

BRUSSELS, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — According to new data made public by WindEurope, the size and scale of offshore wind continues to rise in Europe. As of February 2019, Europe already has 105 offshore wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity … Read the full press release

WindEurope: EU’s newly-agreed renewable energy and energy efficiency target aims for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

The European Commission today called for the bloc to aim for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in its new decarbonisation strategy. BRUSSELS, 29-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The EU’s newly-agreed renewable energy and energy efficiency targets put the bloc on track … Read the full press release

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson discussed the future of renewables in Europe at the German parliament

On Monday 18 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in a lively discussion at the German parliament on the future of renewables in Europe. BRUSSELS, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dickson was speaking at the EUFORES (European Forum for Renewable Energy) workshop … Read the full press release

WindEurope: Europe invested €51.2bn in wind energy in 2017

BRUSSELS, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe invested a total of €51.2bn in wind energy in 2017.  The development of new farms accounted for €22.3bn of this. This is according to WindEurope’s ‘Financing and Investment Trends’ report released today. The rest of the investment … Read the full press release

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson on zero-subsidy bidding in latest Dutch offshore wind auction

BRUSSELS, 27-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Dutch government has given subsidy-free bidders first bidding in an auction for the twin 350 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind projects. On Friday 15 December Swedish energy group Vattenfall announced its zero-subsidy bid. EnBW, … Read the full press release

WindEurope on the State of the Energy Union report: we need ambitious national plans telling the industry which countries want to see these investments

BRUSSELS, 27-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — WindEurope today applauded the central message of the State of the Energy Union report from Vice-President of the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, which called on Member States to accelerate the completion of their 2030 National Energy … Read the full press release

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson: It’s good the Commission has recognised that the EU can do better than a 27% renewables target for 2030

BRUSSELS, 27-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (24 November 2017) Vice President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič said the European Commission will update its long-term energy projections for 2030. He said that increasing the EU’s renewable energy to 30 percent by … Read the full press release

WindEurope: The German onshore wind auction was oversubscribed; costs have fallen again

BRUSSELS, 27-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The results are in from the latest German onshore auction and costs have fallen again. The average support price is €38/MWh. The lowest bid was €22/MWh. The auction was oversubscribed. 210 bids were issued with a … Read the full press release

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson met with Finnish Energy Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen at Finnish Wind Energy Association conference

BRUSSELS, 27-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson met with the Finnish Energy Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen on 26 October before presenting with the Minister at the annual conference of the Finnish Wind Energy Association. Finland has 2 GW of installed … Read the full press release

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson met with Portugal’s Secretary of State for Energy Jorge Seguro Sanches in Lisbon

BRUSSELS, 11-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson met with Portugal’s Secretary of State for Energy, Jorge Seguro Sanches, in Lisbon on 4 September. António Sá da Costa, President of the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association (APREN), also took part in … Read the full press release

WindEurope: Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) show that renewables are maturing into market based solutions

BRUSSELS, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Google, Norsk Hydro and Facebook are leading the growing trend of major companies looking to secure reliable and competitive power from renewable energy and reduce the risks associated with fossil fuel-based power supply. 100 top companies … Read the full press release

WindEurope Urges Biomass Industry To Ensure Rigorous Accounting Methodology While Promoting Renewable Energy

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addressed the annual European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Stockholm on 12 June. BRUSSELS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On a panel with Paolo Frankl (Head of the Renewable Energy Division at the International Energy Agency) and Dana … Read the full press release

WindEurope and RenewableUK join forces to host Offshore Wind Energy 2017 from June 6-8, London

BRUSSELS, 26-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Offshore Wind Energy 2017, the globe’s largest dedicated offshore wind event ever, is just around the corner! Thousands of delegates, exhibitors, and visitors will be heading to London’s magnificent ExCeL Centre from June 6-8 for what promises to … Read the full press release

WindEurope calls on EU Member States to adopt European Commission’s new environmental standards proposal for coal and lignite plants

BRUSSELS, 28-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 28 April the European Commission will seek the support of EU Member States for new environmental standards for large industrial plants including coal and lignite plants. EU Member States will meet in the Industrial Emissions … Read the full press release

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson talks EU energy policy and wind at Hannover Messe

BRUSSELS, 28-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (27 April 2017) at the Hannover Messe (the world’s largest trade fair), WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson gave a lecture at the Enercon stand on EU energy policy and wind. He explained the goals and achievements … Read the full press release