Around 15% of Europe’s power now comes from wind

WindEurope says this is still not enough to reach the EU’s goal for wind to provide half of Europe’s electricity by 2050

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Europe’s uncertain wind energy growth puts ‘jobs and green goals at stake’

WindEurope warns if national plans are unambitious and permitting issues persist, only 67GW of new wind capacity will be installed by 2023

New cross-sector project targets wind turbine blades recycling

WindEurope has joined forces with the European Chemical Industry Council and the European Composites Industry Association

German onshore wind ‘collapse’ jeopardises EU renewable energy goals

The country installed only 134MW of new onshore wind capacity in the first three months of 2019 – its worst first quarter since 2000

Wind energy: 12 EU nations ‘failed to install a single turbine’ last year

Latest figures suggest the amount of capacity additions dropped to its lowest level since 2011

EU’s steel plans ‘threaten 2030 renewables target’

Trade body WindEurope warns the cost of steel used in offshore wind could be increased and therefore make green targets harder to achieve

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Major businesses call for easier access to renewable energy

Companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Google and Nike, have signalled their willingness to do more to tackle climate change

Investing €1bn in port facilities ‘could cut offshore wind costs by 5%’

WindEurope says they will be needed to install 70GW of offshore wind before 2030

Europe to install 87GW of new wind capacity by 2022

Total capacity is forecast to reach 258GW over the next four years

Europe ‘too dependent on UK’ for offshore wind installations

Latest figures reveal the nation installed 911MW out of a total 1.1GW of projects in the first half of 2018