Industry groups call for flexible EU power market

An alliance of renewable energy, manufacturing and gas groups have joined forces to call on the EU to remove barriers to the development of a “flexible and dynamic” energy system. A declaration has been issued by signatories including the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), Smart Energy Demand Coalition, European Association for Storage of Energy and […]

Spain could miss 2020 green targets, say experts

The Spanish Government risks missing its 2020 renewable targets. That’s according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) which believe the country’s last 500MW wind power auction was too small to satisfy demand. The EWEA stated the auction was “hugely” oversubscribed as it was the first since the government cut Feed-in Tariffs […]

Wind ‘could meet 25% of Europe’s power needs’

Wind energy could meet 25% of Europe’s electricity demand by 2030. That’s according to a new report by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). It revealed the continent could install  320GW of wind capacity during the same period. The installation of 254GW of onshore capacity and 66GW of offshore installations are also expected to create 334,000 jobs, […]

Europe’s offshore wind hits record yearly high

The European offshore wind industry has set a record for the number of installations in the first six months of 2015. More than 580 wind turbines were installed during this period, adding a capacity of 2.3GW of electricity to the European grid. That is more than any other year, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) […]

EU ‘needs new controls to meet green target’

The European Commission needs new powers to ensure Member States meet the EU’s 2030 renewable targets. That’s according the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) which states the Commission should have renewable energy benchmarks by December 2015. These should provide an indication for Member States on what their targets are and should be distributed fairly among the countries. […]

Two-year offshore wind slowdown, EWEA warns

Around 4.9GW of commercial offshore wind farms are currently under construction in Europe but the sector has slowed down and could continue to contract in the next two years. That’s according to a new report from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), which found 224 turbines, with a total capacity of 781MW, were connected to […]

Wind energy key to ‘€2.4bn EU water savings’

Wind power plays a major role in helping the EU save vast amounts of water used by power stations used to generate energy, a new report claims. The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) calculated out of all the water used directly and indirectly in the EU, the highest amount (44%) is used in power production […]

EU could save ‘€260bn more with ambitious renewable energy target’

The European Union could save €260 billion (£216.7bn) more in avoided fossil fuel import costs by 2030 if it set a renewable energy target of 30%. The European Commission has currently proposed a 27% target for 2030, which could save around €190 billion (£158.4bn), the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) said. However it estimated that […]

Fury as EU “turns back” on renewable jobs

Seething members of the green energy industry today bashed the EU’s “weak” target for bringing in renewable energy across the continent. The Commission proposed a target of 27% – rather than 30% – for renewables but fine print suggests this may not be made legally binding. Thomas Becker, Chief Executive of the European Wind Energy […]

EU ‘throwing away €1.1bn per day’ on energy imports

European countries are “throwing away” €1.1 billion (£0.93bn) every day on fossil fuel import costs, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) claims. According to figures from the EWEA, the EU paid €406 billion (£344.5bn) for oil and gas imports last year – 3.2% of its GDP. It claims the figure has risen by €200 billion […]