June 28th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The Global Wind Energy Council published its inaugural Global Offshore Wind Report this week, which shows that not only has offshore wind grown at an average of 21% each year since 2013, but that the sector could install an additional 200 gigawatts (GW) of capacity by
April 18th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The European wind energy industry invested a total of €65 billion ($73 billion) in 2018 including €27 billion on new wind farms which, thanks to cost reductions, will finance a record 16.7 GW of new wind capacity
February 7th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Europe installed a total of 2.6 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind capacity in 2018, an 18% increase that takes the region to a total capacity of 18.5 GW, according to new figures published this week by the region's wind energy trade body, WindEurope
December 12th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
More than 680 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power is expected to come online around the globe in the next decade, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
September 27th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Speaking at the Global Wind Summit on Tuesday, Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, predicted that wind energy would play "a critical role" in the world's energy mix over the coming decades, and in Europe particular could generate as much as 1,100 terawatt-hours (TWh) by 2040, boosted in part by up to at least 200 gigawatts (GW) worth of offshore wind, if not more
July 27th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Europe added a total of 4.5 gigawatts (GW) of new wind energy throughout the first half of 2018, according to new data from WindEurope, down by 26% on the same period a year earlier, heralding what some believe are "worrying trends" for the market
February 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Navigant Research has published new figures which show a total of 3.3 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind energy capacity was installed in 2017, bringing the cumulative capacity up to almost 17 GW, with another 7.9 GW in the pipeline.
February 6th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The European offshore wind industry had an impressive year in 2017, increasing capacity by 25% with 3.1 gigawatts of new capacity installed, bringing the region's total offshore wind capacity up to 15.8 gigawatts.
June 12th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Up to a quarter of the European Union's electricity demand could be met by onshore wind energy at an average of €54 per megawatt-hour in the most favorable locations, according to a new report published this month, which also suggests offshore wind could generate between 2,600 to 6,000 terawatt-hours per year.
October 18th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci
Fast-changing economics mean renewables worldwide will represent 34% of all installed capacity by 2030, according to a new report from the World Energy Council and Bloomberg New Energy Finance
August 1st, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci
Deepwater Wind has won the Interior Department’s first-ever competitive offshore wind lease auction, totaling 164,750 acres near Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Deepwater’s $3.8 million bid wins it the right to build the Deepwater Wind Energy Center, a 1,000MW utility-scale wind farm with 200 turbines and a regional transmission system linking to New York State and southeastern New England.
May 8th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci
Offshore wind power may yet not match the overall strength of onshore wind, but the industry is on course grow rapidly to become an €130 billion annual global market by 2020.
A new report from industry consultants Roland Berger, “Offshore Wind Toward 2020,” concludes a combination of industry trends will soon make offshore wind cost competitive with other generation sources in many markets
March 8th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci
Maryland's state legislature has passed Governor O'Malley's signature clean energy initiative to install 200MW of offshore wind capacity and kickstart the state's clean energy industry
September 14th, 2012 | by Silvio Marcacci
America is at a turning point toward harnessing 52 GW of generation capacity, 300,000 jobs, and $200 billion in economic activity from offshore wind.
July 24th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey
Battling severe economic headwinds, Europe’s wind industry has picked up the pace and substantially increased offshore projects developed in [&hellip
July 22nd, 2012 | by Jake Richardson
Even though national and regional economies are sputtering across the globe, offshore wind power installations in Europe increased fifty percent [&hellip
June 7th, 2012 | by Andrew
Centrica plc-DONG Energy-Siemens Project Ventures GmbH joint venture Lincs Wind Farm Ltd. has secured non-recourse project finance facilities of GBP425 million ($662.15 million) for their 270-MW Lincs offshore wind farm
February 3rd, 2012 | by Andrew
2012's set to be another pivotal year for the global wind power industry. Momentum's building behind offshore wind power, however, which has the potential to lift the industry to new heights. Scotland and South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries just announced a major offshore wind R&D and manufacturing investment partnership, and news announced yesterday by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar paves the way for the first auctions of US offshore wind leases.
December 4th, 2011 | by Andrew
It was another event-filled week of clean and renewable energy news. Among this week's briefs and links: Chinese solar anti-dumping case moves forward, First Solar's 550 MW DesertSolar project, offshore and trans-national grid flows hot topic at European Wind Energy Association's annual conference, Madrid's big smart grid project, Japan clean energy investment fund & more
August 3rd, 2011 | by Andrew
Swiss engineering group ABB closed the largest power transmission order in its long history, a $1 billion contract to connect planned offshore North Sea wind farms to the German electricity grid. Due to be completed by 2015, the transmission system will deliver 400 MW of clean, renewable power to the German grid - enough to supply more than 1.5 million households - while avoiding more than 3 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions