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WindEurope has appointed Gunnar Groebler, Vattenfall's Senior Vice President for Business Area Wind, as the new Chair. The Board of Directors elected Groebler for an 18-month term, succeeding Ivor Catto, CEO at RES Group. Tony Adam from Nordex will become the association’s new Vice Chair, taking the place of Juan River Abbad from Iberdrola. “We’re delighted to have Gunnar […]
The costs of floating offshore wind in Europe could decrease from the current EUR 180-200 per MWh to EUR 40-60 per MWh by 2030 with the right visibility in terms of volumes and industrialization, according to WindEurope's Policy Blueprint.
Investing EUR 500 million to EUR 1 billion in new port infrastructure in Europe could help the offshore wind sector cut costs by up to 5.3% according to figures released by the WindEurope Ports Platform at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg.
Turkey has a huge floating offshore wind potential and could significantly support the deployment of the floating offshore wind technology, WindEurope said during a recent workshop in Istanbul entitled “Leveraging the EU offshore wind expertise in Turkey”.
A new regulatory framework is necessary to support offshore wind investors in developing wind farms and infrastructure ready for future meshed grids, according to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson.
With no floating offshore wind projects in the pipeline between 2021 and 2025, there is a window of opportunity for early movers willing to unlock new expanses of offshore wind energy, according to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson.
With the European Parliament recently voting on reforms to Europe’s electricity markets, aiming to modernise them and make them fit for renewables as part of the EU’s Clean Energy Package, this is still not the final deal, according to WindEurope's CEO Giles Dickson.
WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson has said that developing 10-20MW offshore wind turbines will be key to unleashing Europe’s offshore wind energy potential and will help the EU meet its Climate and Energy objectives. WindEurope’s central scenario projects 70GW of offshore wind energy in Europe’s energy mix by 2030, which would meet 9.7% of electricity consumption.
On 10 October, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson highlighted the importance of offshore wind ports in a speech delivered to members of the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) in Tampere, Finland.
WindEurope has selected Ivor Catto, CEO at RES Group, as its new chairman for an 18-month term.
The technical and the economically attractive potential for deploying offshore wind in Europe is vast and we have only scratched the surface with the 13GW that we have today, according to WindEurope’s CEO Giles Dickson, who highlighted the key points from WindEurope’s latest report.
Floating offshore wind is no longer consigned to the laboratory: it’s a viable technology ready to be rolled out on an industrial scale, according to the latest report from WindEurope released today at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 event in London.
WindEurope, former European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), has appointed Pierre Tardieu as Chief Policy Officer to succeed Kristian Ruby. Tardieu takes on the role with immediate effect. Pierre Tardieu has been at WindEurope since 2011 and has coordinated the its advocacy on a number of issues including the Renewable Energy Directive, state aid guidelines and […]
Renewable energy accounts for 18% of primary energy consumption in the heating and cooling sector, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson told the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Joint Undertaking. Dickson addressed delegates of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Stakeholder Forum in Brussels. He highlighted that the transport and heating sectors will represent over 25% of energy demand […]
Sweden's cross-party Energy Commission has recently agreed that Sweden should increase its renewables output by 18TWh a year toward 2030, though it stopped short of recommending any major reform of the current certificate scheme, according to WindEurope. The country’s joint certificate scheme with Norway, which is used to finance renewables, is over-supplied leading to very low […]
Lisa Ziegler from Ramboll Energy’s wind department in Hamburg has won the ‘WindEurope energy research prize’, which is given to innovative work that presents data or results that can contribute to bringing the wind industry forward. Ziegler won the prize for the best research in the category ‘Repowering/end of life issues’. Her PhD research study "Structural […]
Companies across the oil and gas value chain stand to benefit significantly from the further development of offshore wind industry, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said in his speech at the annual Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) event in Stavanger, Norway. In his speech, Dickson described how some oil and gas companies are already playing an active role in offshore wind in areas […]
WindEurope, formerly known as EWEA, today published an initial assessment of possible Brexit implications. The full article by WindEurope can be read below. The full impact and implications of the UK referendum, and what it means for the wind industry short and long term, are impossible to assess properly at this stage. But there are some points we […]
This year's WindEurope Summit held in Hamburg from 27 to 29 September will be opened by high-level politicians and business leaders who will discuss the opportunities and obstacles the wind energy industry will face in times of changing policy frameworks. At a time of changing policy frameworks, the WindEurope Summit 2016 will open by addressing the opportunities […]
Wind energy can serve a quarter of Europe’s electricity demand by 2030 if policymakers take ambitious measures to reform EU power markets, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson told the Flame conference in Amsterdam. Electricity market reform is the most important way of managing a higher share of renewables in the power mix, according to Dickson. “We […]
The freshly rebranded WindEurope, former European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), has elected Francesco Venturini, Chief Executive Officer of Enel Green Power, as its new chairman. Venturini, who has been CEO at the renewable division of the Italian utility Enel Group since May 2014, was elected for an 18-month term. “We are at a tipping point, a critical […]
On 5 April, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) became WindEurope. The organisation explained that its brand needed to evolve as the wind energy, which moved from a niche sector to a mainstream industry, is evolving. "This is a pivotal moment and we look forward to continue to work with you in order to ensure the growth and prosperity […]
The German offshore wind energy supply chain is under real pressure due to a lack of auctions and a disappointing perspective for future auction volumes to 2030, according to WindEurope. The last German offshore wind auction was in April 2018 and no more are scheduled until 2021. This has lead to order books drying up within […]
Lithuanian state-owned energy company Lietuvos Energija has received initial interest from ten potential partners to jointly develop offshore wind projects in Lithuania and abroad. Lietuvos Energija initiated an Expression of Interest (EOI) process in February to find an experienced partner and jointly develop offshore wind projects within the European Economic Area. The ten potential partners who responded to the call are all ''European offshore wind market […]
Europe invested EUR 10.3 billion in new offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 4.2GW in 2018, according to WindEurope’s annual Financing and Investment Trends report. Investments in new offshore wind projects increased by 37% from 2017 but were still some way off the record EUR 18.2 billion seen in 2016, according to the […]
The European Commission has selected a consortium led by eclareon, The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) and WindEurope to explore health, safety, and environment (HSE) best practice in the wind power sector. The “wind harmony” study will examine the alignment of HSE standards from construction, through operation and maintenance, to decommissioning, covering both onshore and offshore […]