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Europe Installs 4.9 Gigawatts Of New Wind In 1st Half Of 2019

July 29th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Europe installed a total of 4.9 gigawatts (GW) of new wind energy capacity across the first half of 2019, according to new figures published last week by the region's wind energy trade body, WindEurope, including a total of 1,927 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind energy. 


Corporate Heavyweights Back EU Move To Eradicate PPA Barriers

June 13th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A group of some of the world's largest corporations, including Amazon, Google, IKEA, and Microsoft, have backed an industry call for the European Union to eradicate the barriers to corporate renewable energy sourcing and Power Purchase Agreements, or PPAs


German Offshore Wind Supply Chain At Risk

May 24th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Germany's offshore wind energy supply chain is currently under significant pressure, according to European wind energy trade body WindEurope, with a lack of auctions and underwhelming future prospects threatening a once-leading industry


Wind Provided 14% Of European Union’s Electricity In 2018

February 21st, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Wind energy provided 14% of the European Union's electricity last year, according to figures published Thursday by the region's wind energy trade body, WindEurope, with 11.3 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity added, including nearly 3 GW of offshore wind. 


Europe Installed 2.6 Gigawatts Of Offshore Wind In 2018

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


Wind Dominates Corporate Procurement In Record 2018

February 7th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Corporate clean energy procurement levels skyrocketed in 2018 according to a raft of new reports which highlight the continued dominance of the technology and data industry in driving clean energy purchasing and the increasing importance of the wind energy industry in supplying the necessary clean energy. 


Polish Government Plans 9 Gigawatts Of Onshore & Offshore Wind

November 8th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The Polish Government announced on Wednesday plans to develop 8 gigawatts (GW) worth of offshore wind by 2035, a move the country will sign into law. At the same time, the Government opened a 1 GW onshore wind energy auction on Monday which could yield prices between €43-63/MWh


Upgrading The Grid To Make The Integration Of Renewables Easier & Cheaper

August 14th, 2018 | by The Beam

The integration of increasing shares of renewable energy into electricity grids is getting easier and cheaper. Smart grids, demand response, flexible wind turbines and storage are helping to do this. But we need to upgrade and expand the grid to secure the significant cost savings that an interconnected power market could offer. If renewables are to meet 35% of Europe’s energy needs by 2030, then investments in electricity grids need to be more strategic


Europe Invested €51.2 Billion In Wind In 2017

April 17th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The European wind energy industry invested a total of €51.2 billion ($63.22 billion) in 2017, with €22.3 billion ($27.54) of this going towards new wind farms, a figure down on the €28 billion invested during 2016, but allowing for more capacity. 



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