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Record amount of future new wind energy capacity financed in Europe in 2018

Europe invested €27bn in new onshore and offshore wind farms in Europe in 2018. Cost reduction contributed to a record of future new wind energy capacity being financed with an amount similar to previous years. This is one of the conclusions of WindEurope’s annual ‘Financing and Investment Trends’ report. Wind energy got 60% of all the new…

Europe’s National Energy and Climate Plans insufficient for 2030 target

Today, at the WIndEurope conference & exhibition in Bilbao, Spain, WindEurope released its analysis of Europe’s draft National Energy & Climate Plans (NECPs). According to the association, a first assessment of the first drafts shows that the NECPs are insufficient to deliver the EU’s 32% renewables target for 2030. The 2030 National Energy and Climate…

Wind responsible for 14% of European electricity

WindEurope released their report, Wind Energy in Europe 2018, today. According to the findings, wind energy provided 14% of the EU’s electricity last year, up from 12% in 2017. Wind power capacity rose in Europe by 11.3 GW: 8.6 GW onshore and 2.65 GW offshore. Continued growth in capacity and the use of more powerful…

Europe adds 2.6 GW offshore wind in 2018

Europe added 2.6 GW of offshore wind capacity during 2018. This is an 18% increase with 2017. Offshore wind now represents 2% of all the electricity consumed in Europe. This is the conclusion of the report, ‘Offshore Wind in Europe – Key trends and statistics 2018’ that was released by WindEurope this week.  15 new…

‘Stabilizing revenue from wind is essential’

The Netherlands and other countries must resist the temptation to invest only in the most sexy innovative technologies for wind energy, according to Giles Dickson, ceo of WindEurope, who will be one of the speakers at this year’s Dutch WindDays. There is still a lot of scope for enhancing existing technologies, which is just as…