Wind energy

Operating and maintaining renewable energy plants: the future of the work environment

Webinar Operating and maintaining renewable energy plants: the future of the work environment Date: Thursday, 30 January 2021 Renewable energy generators and service providers have had to automate and digitalise their processes at speeds never seen before due to the impact of the global pandemic. What does the current situation mean for the work environment …

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Germany increases offshore targets and leaves bidding procedures untouched

Germany increases offshore targets and leaves bidding procedures untouched On Thursday, 5 November, the German Bundestag passed a revision of the Offshore Wind Bill (“WindSeeG”). The Bill backs higher targets for offshore wind expansion and refrains from introducing a controversial auction mechanism.  Germany is now set to significantly expand offshore wind. The parliament passed a …

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Leading NGOs, grid developers and the wind industry start new partnership to ensure the sustainable development of offshore wind

Leading NGOs, grid developers and the wind industry start new partnership to ensure the sustainable development of offshore wind 16 November saw the launch of a new Offshore Energy and Nature Coalition. It’s a new partnership between leading environmental NGOs, transmission system operators and the wind industry. They are going to work together to ensure …

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8 “to dos” for Governments to deliver the expansion of onshore wind needed for the Green Deal

8 “to dos” for Governments to deliver the expansion of onshore wind needed for the Green Deal Europe wants to be climate neutral by 2050. And onshore wind will play a central role in that. According to the European Commission‘s decarbonisation scenarios it will be a quarter of Europe’s electricity consumption by 2050. That requires …

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Hybrid renewable power plants make a good business case but need clearer legislation to become more widespread

Hybrid renewable power plants make a good business case but need clearer legislation to become more widespread On 8 October WindEurope spoke in a “Hybrid Power Plants” conference organised by Solar Plaza. The conference focused on hybrid wind/solar and wind/solar/storage power plants and how can help speed up the energy transition. A hybrid renewable power …

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Hybrid offshore wind farms are already being built – the Offshore Energy Strategy should reflect this

Hybrid offshore wind farms are already being built – the Offshore Energy Strategy should reflect this On 20 October Energinet, the Danish TSO, and 50Hertz, the German TSO, inaugurated the Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution offshore interconnector in the Baltic Sea. This marks the first time an offshore wind farm gets connected to two different …

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Each new wind turbine installed in Europe generates €10m of economic activity

Press releases Each new wind turbine installed in Europe generates €10m of economic activity Wind energy is 300,000 jobs in Europe and contributes €37bn to EU GDP every year according to WindEurope’s new report: ‘Wind Energy and economic recovery in Europe – How wind energy will put communities at the heart of the European recovery”. European leadership in wind energy will continue to …

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Why we need international collaboration on offshore wind infrastructure – including with the UK

Why we need international collaboration on offshore wind infrastructure – including with the UK On 17 September WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson moderated a panel organised by the UK Mission to the EU with UK Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng.  Also taking part were: Christian Stenberg from the Danish Energy & Climate Ministry; Pernille Weiss, Member of …

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