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.
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
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
May 13th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The growth of onshore wind energy is collapsing in Germany, according to European wind energy trade body WindEurope, and in the process is jeopardising not only the renewable energy targets of Germany but of the whole European Union.
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 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.
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
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.
November 26th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Poland's Energy Regulatory Office announced last week that it has awarded nearly 1 gigawatt (GW) of wind energy in a mixed renewable energy auction held on November 5 at prices so low experts believe the country could award a further 850 megawatts (MW) of capacity.
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
September 13th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The growth of the wind energy industry in Europe is expected to continue over the next five years, increasing by around 17 gigawatts (GW) per year through to 2022, but WindEurope believes "policy uncertainty and a lack of ambition" may halt this impressive growth in the long term
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
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
May 22nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The bid prices in Germany's second onshore wind round in 2018 rose to an average of €57 per megawatt-hour (MWh), slightly up on the €47.3/MWh which was recorded only a few months ago in February, in a surprisingly undersubscribed tender process.
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.
February 22nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Giles Dickson, the CEO of the European wind energy trade body, WindEurope, told representatives from the European Commission this week that continued research into developing ever-larger wind turbines is vital to future cost reductions which can lead to meeting European Climate and Energy objectives.
February 21st, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Integrating renewable energy sources into the electricity grid is becoming easier and cheaper, according to the Renewables Grid Initiative and WindEurope, but more needs to be done for European electricity grids if the region is to achieve increased levels of renewable energy in its electricity mix.
February 14th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The European wind energy industry installed a record 15.7 gigawatts of new wind energy capacity in 2017, bringing its cumulative total up to an impressive 169 gigawatts (GW), but the future for the industry is uncertain after a messy transition to an auction system and continued lack of clarity for post-2020 Government renewable ambitions
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.
December 6th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy last month unveiled two new wind turbines for onshore and offshore wind sites, both of which are intended to pave the way for the company's new "One Segment/One Technology" philosophy announced early November.