UK leads offshore wind industry in Europe

The UK offshore industry enjoyed one of its most successful years ever in 2012, with nine wind farms fully connected to the National Grid. According to a new report from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), 854MW of capacity to generate clean electricity were installed last year, bringing the total UK offshore wind capacity to […]

Euro wind body calls for consistently ‘stable’ policies

A major European wind body is calling for governments across the continent to keep up “stable policies” on sustainable energy sources. The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) wants the EU to put in place “binding” 2030 targets for renewable energy. Today the body released figures which show last year nearly 10,000 MW of wind energy […]

EU offshore wind capacity to rise 62%

Europe’s offshore wind capacity is set to rise 62% when nine new offshore wind farms are completed. They will bring online an additional 2375 MW, show new statistics. There were 235 new offshore wind turbines, worth roughly €2.4 billion, connected to the grid last year, according to the European Wind Energy Association’s (EWEA) annual offshore […]