New Cross-Sector Project Targets Wind Turbine Blades Recycling

The wind energy industry in Europe has joined forces with two other industry bodies to tackle the issue of turbine blades waste. WindEurope, the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the European Composites Industry Association have developed a cross-sector platform to advance novel approaches to recycle wind turbine blades. Turbine …

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German Onshore Wind ‘Collapse’ Jeopardises EU Renewable Energy Goals

The “collapse” in the growth of onshore wind energy in Germany is jeopardising both the nation’s and the EU’s renewable energy targets. The warning comes from trade body WindEurope, which says Germany installed only 134MW of new onshore wind capacity in the first three months of 2019 – its worst …

Multinationals Urge EU for Renewables Goal of ‘at Least’ 35 Per Cent by 2030

A group of some of the world’s biggest multinational companies including Google, Amazon and Unilever have jointly called on the EU member states to support a binding target of “at least” 35 per cent renewable energy by 2030. In an open letter published yesterday, more than 50 companies said the …

Last Saturday, Every Fourth Light Bulb in Europe was Powered by the Wind

As you settled down to watch Strictly Come Dancing last Saturday evening there was a one in four chance your TV was being powered by the wind. Trade body WindEurope confirmed yesterday that the European wind power sector set a new record last weekend, meeting 24.6 per cent of EU …

30% of Europe’s Electricity Could Be Wind Powered by 2020

A pair of reports released by WindEurope asserts that by 2030, 30% of the electricity consumed in Europe could be generated from the wind. The continent is on track to overhaul its energy infrastructure. According to the reports (Wind Energy in Europe: Outlook to 2020 and Wind Energy in Europe: …

Europe Could Attract $417 Billion With Higher Wind-Power Target

Europe’s wind power industry may attract 351 billion euros ($417 billion) of investment by 2030 if countries adopt reforms and targets for their energy systems in the next year, trade association WindEurope said. The European Union may create 716,000 jobs with a target for member states to produce 35 percent …

WindEurope 2017

WindEurope, in cooperation with The Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA) will host the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition from 28 – 30 November 2017 in the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre. Wind is now the fastest growing energy source in the world, and has recently been a hotbed of innovation …