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

Picture of the European Union flag on solar panels and a wind turbine
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

EU wind power spending down 19% as costs fall

  Investments in new wind energy capacity in Europe fell to €22.3 billion (£19.8bn) last year. It was down 19% from 2016 as the sector saw reduced costs, according to the latest statistics from WindEurope. While offshore wind investments dropped by 60%, down to €7.5 billion (£6.7bn), onshore investments hit a record level of €14.8 […]

European wind ‘boosting GDP and jobs but at risk’

The wind industry in Europe contributed €36 billion (£27bn) to the EU’s GDP last year. It also supported around 263,000 jobs, generated €8 billion (£6bn) of exports outside Europe and saved 166 million tons of emissions, according to a new report from WindEurope. The report suggests every €1,000 (£752) turnover generated in the wind industry […]

EU renewables sourcing platform launched

A new platform for businesses to source renewable energy in the European market has been launched. The RE-Source Platform is said to be the first multi-stakeholder hub in Europe bringing together the interests of both renewable energy buyers and sellers. It will pool resources and co-ordinate activities to promote a better policy framework for renewable […]