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The Social Democratic Party, Denmark's main opposition party, has pledged to add two large offshore wind projects to be commissioned by 2030, in addition to the three projects already set out in the energy agreement from 2018. The two additional projects would have 800MW each and would help Denmark produce all of its energy via renewable sources […]
Offshore wind will be the backbone of a carbon neutral, climate-friendly UK economy and the new Sector Deal sets out that opportunity, according to Vattenfall's UK Country Manager Danielle Lane. Lane claims the Sector Deal underlines the importance of ensuring the UK sees the benefit of its Clean Growth Strategy in which offshore wind will play a crucial role […]
The Federal Parliament of Belgium has proposed a target of 4GW of total installed offshore wind capacity by 2030 in the draft of the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). The draft of the NECP was presented on a workshop that the Federal Parliament organized with EUFORES (the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources) on 5 […]
The German government is set to instruct the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) to assess the ways of increasing the country's 2030 offshore wind capacity goal from 15GW to 20GW.
The French government presented a multiannual energy programme on 27 November, revealing plans to increase onshore wind capacity from the current 14.3GW to some 35GW by 2030 and to add further 2.2GW of offshore wind, on top of the 3GW already tendered and waiting to be built.
Six floating wind companies have called on the French Government to include up to 5GW of floating wind capacity in the country's revised multiannual energy program, to be brought online by 2030.
The European Parliament has completed the approval of the EU target to have at least 32% of electricity produced by renewable energy by 2030.
The main driver behind the forecast that wind energy will become the largest power source in the European Union well before 2030 is the EU's decision to raise the 2030 renewable energy target to 32%, which has come as a result of the industry and government's conclusions that the 27% target set in 2016 is not enough, given the progress made within the sector.
More than 70 companies and institutions, including some of the leading offshore wind developers and equipment manufacturers, have called for the development of 3GW of floating offshore wind in the French Mediterranean by 2030.
German offshore wind industry has urged the country's government to ramp up its offshore wind energy game if it wants to achieve the goal of covering 65% of Germany's power generation with renewable energies by 2030.
Danish parliament unanimously voted in favour of a new energy agreement for the country on Friday, 27 June, which includes building three new offshore wind farms by 2030 with a total capacity of at least 2.4GW.
India's Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced the country's medium and long-term targets for offshore wind capacity, aiming for 5GW by 2022 and as much as 30GW by 2030.
The European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council have made a political agreement on a binding renewable energy target for the EU for 2030 of 32%.
The Dutch government has presented the Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030, setting out plans for the development of additional 7GW of offshore wind capacity in the 2024-2030 period.
The Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy has signed an executive order directing the state towards the goal of generating 3.5GW of offshore wind by 2030.
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted for a renewable energy target of 35% by 2030, rather than 27% earlier proposed by the European Commission. The Parliament also voted that the member states set national targets, from which they would be allowed to deviate by a maximum of 10% under certain conditions, as well […]
The UK could see a five-fold increase in its installed offshore wind capacity by the 2030s, with the industry maturing to the zero-subsidy level by mid-2020s, a new study by Aurora Energy Research shows.
The global offshore wind market is set to grow at a 16 percent compound annual rate from 2017 to 2030, reaching a cumulative capacity of 115 gigawatts compared with 17.6 gigawatts today, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Scotland has published a new Energy Strategy setting the country's goal of reaching 50% of renewable energy by 2030 and increasing the productivity of energy use across the Scottish economy.
On 18 December, the European Council adopted its position on a directive of reaching at least 27% of renewable energy share in the European Union's energy consumption by 2030.
Fraunhofer IWES has released an updated study, commissioned by German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation (Stiftung Offshore-Windenergie), which shows that the availability of offshore wind farms has increased compared to the investigations in the previous version of the study, and points out that the Federal Government should raise the installed capacity target to at least 20GW for 2030, and at least 30GW for 2035 to achieve the energy transition goals.
Cost reductions in the offshore wind industry will continue and we expect to see a further 30 percent cut to the current Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE) by 2030, Mike Blanch, Associate Director, BVG Associates, said.
More than 20 nations and states committed to phase out coal by 2030 and move to cleaner power sources on 16 November at the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.
A group of leading European offshore wind developers have signed a declaration to call upon European policy makers to endorse an EU-wide binding target of 35% share of renewables in EU final energy demand by 2030.
The Estonian Government has confirmed the Estonian Energy Development Plan until 2030 (ENMAK), that sets out a plan for renewable energy to have a share of 50% in the domestic electricity consumption and 80% in the heat generated in Estonia.
Environment Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have proposed that the share of renewable energy in the European Union’s gross final consumption of energy should be at least 35% by 2030.