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Cut Europe’s reliance on imported gas with a higher 2030 renewable energy target

March 19th, 2014 by The European Wind Energy Association

The European Commission‘s own figures show that a 30% EU renewable energy target for 2030 would cut Europe’s reliance on gas imports by almost three times as much as the European Commission’s proposal for a 27% target. In a letter to EU foreign ministers, The European Wind Energy Association‘s chief executive Thomas Becker said that […]

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 […]

Europe leads the world in offshore wind energy & the UK leads Europe

January 28th, 2013 by The European Wind Energy Association

Europe installed and grid connected 293 offshore wind turbines in 2012, which brings the total to 1,662 turbines, in 55 offshore wind farms in ten European countries. The 293 turbines installed in 2012 represent 1,165 Megawatts (MW), an increase of 33% compared to 2011 installations of 874 MW. This brings total offshore wind energy capacity […]

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 […]

Vallourec develops new system for anchoring offshore wind turbines

March 31st, 2012 by Vallourec

Vallourec, with 22,000 employees and €5.3 billion in sales, has developed a patented PREON® marine tubes system, which is designed to anchor offshore wind turbines to the seabed. Developed by Vallourec’s research and development teams, this technology means that offshore wind turbine foundations can be installed with less effort, noise and at a lower depth, […]

Earth Policy Institute reports world wind turbine installed capacity reached 238 GW at end of 2011

March 16th, 2012 by Earth Policy Institute

J. Matthew Roney wrote this article for Earth Policy Institute, which is “dedicated to planning a sustainable future as well as providing a roadmap of how to get from here to there.” —- Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. With more […]

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.