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  • 7 April 2016

    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 […]

  • 17 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Wind energy provided 15% of the electricity in Europe in 2019, however the current rate of installation is not enough to deliver the Green Deal, according to WindEurope.

  • 3 October 2018

    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.

  • 11 May 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    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 […]

  • 16 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    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”.

  • 7 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    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.

  • 13 June 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 3 July 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    WindEurope, Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council) and EUCIA (European Composites Industry Association) have joined forces to advance recycling of turbine blades. The parties have created a cross-sector platform with an aim to advance novel approaches to the recycling of wind turbine blades. Learnings are then expected to be transferred to other markets to enhance the […]

  • 26 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    WindEurope has selected Ivor Catto, CEO at RES Group, as its new chairman for an 18-month term.

  • 7 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    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 […]

  • 7 July 2016

    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 […]

  • 3 January 2017

    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 […]

  • 13 October 2017

    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.

  • 1 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    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.

  • 8 April 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 16 September 2016

    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 […]

  • 7 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    EUR 6.1 billion was invested in four European offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of around 1.4 GW in 2019, marking the lowest amount invested and the capacity financed in a year since 2012, according to a report by WindEurope. The four wind farms that reached the Final Investment Decision (FID) in 2019 are […]

  • 12 December 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    German wind energy agency WAB has brought into question the results of a report recently published by WindEurope, saying that Germany’s offshore wind potential is around 21GW higher than stated in the report. According to the report, the potential of offshore wind capacity in German waters by 2050 accounts to some 36GW. However, WAB has […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    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 […]

  • 24 November 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    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 […]

  • 2 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    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 […]

  • 22 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Wind energy provided 14% of the EU’s electricity in 2018, which is an increase from 12% in 2017, according to statistics by WindEurope. Last year, wind power capacity rose by 11.3GW in Europe, with 2.65GW offshore and 8.6GW onshore. According to WindEurope, continued growth in capacity and the use of more powerful turbines are helping to increase wind’s share […]

  • 8 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The UK is expected to account for 35% of the growth in the offshore wind sector over the next five years, according to the latest report by WindEurope. The central scenario in the Wind Energy in Europe: Outlook to 2023 report says that between 2019 and 2023 offshore installations will represent 18.2GW, mainly concentrated in the UK, with […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Technology

    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.

  • 3 October 2017

    Offshore wind turbines spinning off the European countries’ coasts generated 264 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity yesterday, 2 October, according to WindEurope’s Daily Wind data.  “There has never been so much offshore wind power in Europe,” WindEurope said via social media. In February, offshore wind in Europe broke the generation record with 218GWh. Monday saw wind energy […]

  • 5 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    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.