WindEurope demands 100% renewables vision from EU

WindEurope demands 100% renewables vision from EU

WindEurope has called on the European Union to chart a path to a 100% renewables future in its forthcoming Climate Law. The trade body said even the most ambitious decarbonisation scenarios set out in an earlier communication of the legislation are not based on the headline target.

New wind installations up in Europe in H1 but Germany drives onshore down

New wind installations up in Europe in H1 but Germany drives onshore down

The combined installations of new onshore and offshore wind capacity in Europe in the first half of 2019 were at 4.9 GW, which was up on the same period last year (4.5 GW), though onshore installations were down due to serious issues in Germany, according to a press release from wind power association WindEurope.

Institutional Investors Fuel M&A Frenzy in Europe’s Wind Market

Institutional Investors Fuel M&A Frenzy in Europe’s Wind Market

Figures published by the European wind energy association WindEurope last month confirmed that the secondary market outstripped new project investments in 2018. And the money going into new projects will likely be dwarfed by M&A activity as the onshore wind market becomes saturated and cash-rich funds continue to invest in renewables.

Europe invests £23.3bn in new windfarms in 2018

Europe invests £23.3bn in new windfarms in 2018

A total of 190 windfarms across 22 European countries reached final investment decision last year, with the UK being the biggest investor, according to the annual Financing and Investment Trends report. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said: “Wind energy got 60% of all the new investments in power generation capacity in Europe last year.

Croatia aims to triple wind, boost solar energy capacities 20 times in next 10 years

Croatia aims to triple wind, boost solar energy capacities 20 times in next 10 years

Croatia aims to increase its wind energy capacities by a factor of three and solar energy capacities by a factor of 20 in the next 10 years, Minister of Environmental Protection and Energy Tomislav Ćorić said at the WindEurope 2019 Conference & Exhibition, held from April 2 to 4 in Bilbao.

Croatia heads to WindEurope 2019 Conference & Exhibition in force

Croatia heads to WindEurope 2019 Conference & Exhibition in force

OIEH is also organizing two panel discussions at the WindEurope conference as part of the South East Europe in Focus session, to bring together Croatia’s leading experts and businesspeople and representatives of European institutions and global corporations.

Vattenfall wind chief appointed WindEurope’s new chair

Vattenfall wind chief appointed WindEurope’s new chair

Vattenfall wind chief appointed WindEurope’s new chair Photo: WindEurope WindEurope’s Board of Directors has elected Gunnar Groebler – Senior Vice President, Business Area Wind at Vattenfall – as the association’s new Chair.

Energy Voice  -  Vattenfall chief becomes WindEurope chairman

Energy Voice - Vattenfall chief becomes WindEurope chairman

Vattenfall’s senior vice president of wind has been elected to the position of chairman by the board of renewable member organisation WindEurope. Gunnar Groebler, senior vice president for business area wind at Vattenfall, has been at the firm since 1999.

EU concludes political talks on clean energy package, to cut subsidies for most coal polluting power plants as early as 2025

EU concludes political talks on clean energy package, to cut subsidies for most coal polluting power plants as early as 2025

Negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council agreed that priority dispatch for existing renewables will continue to apply, according to a press release from WindEurope.

Association urges Romania to tap into onshore wind rather than invest in conventional power

Association urges Romania to tap into onshore wind rather than invest in conventional power

Romania should harness onshore wind to meet growing demand for electricity instead of investing in conventional power, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson told the annual meeting of the Romanian Wind Energy Association in Bucharest today, according to a news release from the Brussels-based association promoting wind power in Europe.

Report: Electrification Could Cut EU Emissions by 90 Percent

Report: Electrification Could Cut EU Emissions by 90 Percent

WindEurope, the European wind association, has suggested Europe could cut carbon emissions by 90 percent between now and 2050 with a program of mass electrification.

Europe on the Cusp of a ‘Corporate PPA Revolution’

Europe on the Cusp of a ‘Corporate PPA Revolution’

European wind industry body WindEurope claims the region is on the verge of a corporate renewable energy power-purchase agreement (PPA) “revolution” as state subsidies tumble. “We expect the post-2020 Renewable Energy Directive to have a positive effect on the development of the corporate renewable PPA market in Europe,” said Kerelska.