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  • 16 November 2010

    The European Wind Energy Association expects the European Commission to estimate Wednesday that the EU needs to spend Eur140 billion ($192 billion) on power infrastructure in the next 10 years, EWEA press officer Peter Sennekamp said Monday. The EC said in its 2020 energy strategy unveiled on November 10 that the EU would need to […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    At the European Council meeting in Brussels, the EU Heads of Government have agreed a landmark deal on climate and energy targets for 2030. The framework includes targets for greenhouse gas reduction, more renewable energy and increased energy efficiency, as well as a commitment for greater interconnection of energy infrastructure. The agreement comes on the […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Environment

    Fortum, Statkraft and Vattenfall have proposed improvements of the EU carbon market to better reflect the high ambitions of the Paris Agreement.  In their joint position signed by the CEOs of the companies, they call for three immediate actions to be incorporated in the ongoing revision of the EU ETS (emissions trading system) Directive for […]

  • 12 March 2015

    Minesto has welcomed EU’s new strategy for a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy. “An important and necessary step to speed up the process to reach a sustainable future,” said Minesto’s CEO, Anders Jansson. The European Commission has published its strategy to reboot the EU’s energy policy. The report identifies ocean energy […]

  • 26 November 2015
    Authorities, Environment, R&D, Technology

    The European Commission is seeking views on what an EU regulatory framework on renewable energy should look like for the post-2020 period. Current EU renewable energy rules are contained in the Renewable Energy Directive, which is designed to ensure that all EU countries meet their renewable energy target by 2020 and therefore contribute to EU’s target […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities

    Tomorrow, June 27, EU Heads of State and Government will meet in Brussels to debate on two burning issues: the EU’s energy dependence on Russia and an EU climate and energy framework for 2030 to be agreed in October. WWF stated that it fears that the discussion on who becomes the next president of the […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The EU will come close to meeting the binding 2020 target on the deployment of renewable energy sources (RES), with currently implemented and planned RES policy initiatives, according to a new report. It finds that majority of Member States is expected to meet mandatory RES targets by 2020. Nineteen of the 28 assessed Member States may […]

  • 12 January 2012

    The EU achieved its 2010 renewable electricity target of 21% of electricity consumption according to latest analysis by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). (The EU’s 2001 Renewable Electricity Directive set a target of 21% electricity from renewable sources for 2010). In 2010 renewable energies produced between 665 Terrawatt hours (TWh) and 673 TWh, hitting […]

  • 30 June 2011

    A new EWEA report to be published next month shows how wind energy can contribute very substantially to achieving the EU’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% by 2050. The EWEA report sets out targets for the amount of wind power the industry expects to be able to deliver in 2020, 2030 and […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    EU countries have agreed to invest a total of €150 million for 20 cross-European energy infrastructure projects.  The projects will increase energy security by contributing to the completion of an EU energy market and increasing the integration of renewable energy on the electricity grid, European Commission said. They will also help end the energy isolation […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Authorities

    The European Union is looking to pick up pace on its path to achieving a significant part of its Paris Agreement commitment with a provisional agreement to revise the post-2020 EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), reached by the European Parliament and Council on 9 November.

  • 9 November 2011

    European wind power production will meet a massive 31% of the emissions reduction required by the current EU climate target. Today the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) published a new report revealing that by 2020, the EU wind industry would avoid 342 million tonnes of CO2, equivalent to 31% of the EU’s target of reducing […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    On 12 June, EU Environment Ministers will meet in Luxembourg, followed by Energy Ministers on 13 June, to debate on two burning and linked issues ahead of the June European Council later this month: the EU’s energy dependence on Russia and an EU climate and energy framework for 2030 to be agreed in October.  On […]

  • 4 July 2011
    R&D

    Vestas Government Relations has officially opened the Vestas Wind Systems A/S Representative Office in Brussels, Belgium to improve Vestas representation with EU stakeholders and lawmakers. The Representative Office is headed by Emmanuelle Raoult, Director of EU Affairs, with support from Vestas Group Government Relations, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. “The office will represent Vestas in all […]

  • 16 March 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The European Commission has released EUR 980 million of funding for key European energy infrastructure projects with major cross-border benefits. The EU funding comes from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the European support programme for trans-European infrastructure. This is seen as a crucial instrument to deliver on the Green Deal, one of the political priorities […]

  • 8 November 2017

    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.

  • 29 June 2012
    Authorities

    At the EU summit held yesterday in Brussels, European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has urged EU Leaders to: – Agree on investments in renewable energies and end fossil fuel subsidies – Increase EIB capital to fund renewable energy – Agree on procedures to divert EU funding towards renewable energy projects – Earmark EU Cohesion and Research […]

  • 11 July 2012

    The now massive oversupply of CO2 emission allowances on the market must be addressed to avoid a collapse of the Emission Trading System (ETS) that was put in place to reduce CO2 emissions. The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) proposes the following two-step approach:  • Firstly: delay 2.6 billion emission allowances due to be auctioned from 2013. • […]

  • 30 June 2015
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    The Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) adopted today, June 30, a report confirming that the ocean energy sector will make an “important contribution…to meeting the future energy needs of the European Union”. “The ocean energy industry welcomes this report from the Committee of the Regions, […]

  • 10 January 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    A group of 25 wind industry executives have called for market scale and visibility on renewables deployment volumes in order to sustain the current cost reduction pathway during the first meeting of the European Commissions’ Clean Energy Industrial Forum dedicated to renewables.

  • 4 May 2015
    Authorities

    Anders Jansson, CEO of Nordic marine energy technology company Minesto, finds the EU action on climate very encouraging and the most visionary major policy document ever produced in the renewable energy field, hopefully to be followed by other nations and regions outside the EU. The 2030 framework for climate and energy policies was proposed by […]

  • 14 March 2011

    The EU must adopt a binding renewable energy target for 2030 to secure long-term investment in renewable energy. At the opening in Brussels today of Europe’s largest wind power conference and exhibition, Arthouros Zervos, President of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), warned “the wind industry expects to invest some EUR 400 billion in Europe […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Technology

    EUR 11.4 billion could be saved if the EU switches its plans from new-build gas infrastructure to renewable energy, the report from consultants Artelys and Climact, backed by WWF and others, shows. The report, titled A Perspective on Infrastructure and Energy Security In the Transition, finds that the existing pan-European infrastructure can manage wide-ranging demand levels and potential supply disruptions. Adding […]

  • 9 March 2011
    Business & Finance

    On Monday 14 March 12.00 the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) invites you to a press conference at the EWEA 2011 annual event in Brussels, Europe’s largest Wind Energy Event (14 -17 March), chaired by EWEA’s CEO Christian Kjaer, including Portugal’s Minister for Energy José Zorrinho. The EU urgently needs to fix post 2020 targets […]

  • 9 February 2016
    Authorities

    European renewable energy industry organisations, including EWEA and Ocean Energy Europe, have issued a document identifying ten priorities for the 2016 renewables legislative package to regain global leadership in renewable energy. The position paper on post-2020 renewable energy framework sets out recommendations to enable the cost-effective fulfilment of both the 2030 renewable energy target and the EU’s […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Technology

    Windpower Monthly has selected EUROS’s M-EU167 blade as the “Top Rotor Blade 2014”. Being the first blade beyond 80m receiving a design assessment certificate and passing a full static and dynamic test programme, has put the M-EU167 ahead of the competition. EUROS’s owner and Managing Director Dr. Michael Wolf said: “It is an honour to be […]