Tag Archive for 'EWEA'

Offshore floating wind turbines cost competitive with standard turbines in water depths over 50 metres

July 25th, 2013 by The European Wind Energy Association

A report from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) shows that deep water wind turbines are key to unlocking the massive energy potential in Europe’s Atlantic and Mediterranean Seas, and the deepest parts of the North Sea. The ‘Deep water – The next step for offshore wind energy‘ report reveals that floating turbines in North […]

European Union installed wind power capacity reaches 100 GW

September 28th, 2012 by The European Wind Energy Association

According to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), the European Union has passed the milestone of 100 gigawatt (GW) of installed wind power capacity. 100 GW of wind power can generate electricity over a year to meet the total consumption of 57 million households, equivalent to the power production of about 39 nuclear power plants. […]

European Wind Energy Association calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies

June 30th, 2012 by The European Wind Energy Association

The European Wind Energy Association urged EU Leaders at the EU summit on 28 June 2012 to: Agree on investments in renewable energies, and end fossil fuel subsidies Increase European Investment Bank capital to fund renewable energy Agree on procedures to divert EU funding towards renewable energy projects Earmark EU Cohesion and Research funds for […]

Maritime spatial planning required for increased number of sea users

June 30th, 2012 by The European Wind Energy Association

The report “Seanergy 2020 delivering offshore electricity to the EU” finds that the European Commission needs to encourage EU Member States to carry out maritime spatial planning, and co-operate on how they use their sea space, due to the growing number of users of Europe’s seas, including offshore renewable energy. The Seanergy 2020 report, which […]

Wind energy’s growing importance as part of a sustainable future for all

June 15th, 2012 by The European Wind Energy Association

Global Wind Day is Friday 15 June, when thousands will experience the power of wind energy at more than 200 events in at least 40 countries around the world. Global Wind Day is building pressure on world leaders gathering next week for the Rio +20 Summit to commit to doubling the share of renewable energy […]

Massive growth in European offshore wind farms planned

November 30th, 2011 by The European Wind Energy Association

Over 141 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy capacity is built, under construction, consented, or planned in Europe: enough to power 130 million average EU households. These wind farms – representing 35 times more capacity than the just under 4 GW installed today – would provide 13.1% of Europe’s total electricity production.

Atlantic offshore wind farm development will provide jobs and industrial opportunities

November 28th, 2011 by The European Wind Energy Association

The European Commission has identified offshore wind development in the Atlantic as part of the “new economic reality” of which coastal areas need to take advantage. “By 2020, around 20% of the European offshore wind installed capacity could be located in the Atlantic basin”, stated the Commission in its newly published “Maritime Strategy for the […]

European Wind Energy Association conference and exhibition in Brussels from 14 to 17 March 2011

February 8th, 2011 by Events

The European Wind Energy Association annual wind energy conference and exhibition takes place in Brussels, Belgium from 14 to 17 March 2011. This event is expected to attract over 10,000 people involved in the wind energy industry including leading market players, technical experts and EU & national policy makers.