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  • German Wind Energy Association states its position on proposed amendments to the EEG

    The current proposed amendments for the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) do not address what the Energiewende needs and does not provide answers to crucial questions," argues the president of the German Wind Energy Association Sylvia Pilarsky-Grosch. "Today, we have published our comprehensive comments on these proposed changes. The sum of the structural adjustments constitutes a massive setback for affordable onshore wind power. We therefore consider these amendments misdirected.

  • Onshore wind power grows as forecast in 2013, but 2014 and 2015 remain highly uncertain

    The statistics published by Deutsche WindGuard on behalf of BWE und VDMA Power Systems based on an up-to-date survey of manufacturers shows stable growth. Nearly 60 percent of the 2,998 megawatts of newly installed capacity was built in central and southern Germany. Wind power is growing especially strongly in these areas, but the north remains an anchor of stability for onshore wind power with over 40 percent of the market.

  • Wind power is affordable and safe – but also faces tremendous challenges

    Sylvia Pilarsky-Grosch, President of the German Wind Energy Association, says the wind sector faces tremendous challenges after the overall success in 2013. The German government plans to revise the Renewable Energy Act and specify target corridors for further growth. In both cases, the changes could pose risks for the energy transition’s future success.

  • 8. Wind Energy and Development Dialogue

    The 8th Wind Energy and Development Dialogue with the title "Perspectives on creating local content in the wind sector in developing and emerging economies" debated how wind power projects could support employment and local value creation in new markets without raising project costs.

  • Stable upward trend in German wind market in 2013

    Production volume of manufacturers grown in 2012. Berlin. The upward trend in newly installed capacity in the German wind market remains stable over land for the first half of 2013. Offshore wind energy is growing stronger starting at relatively low levels. This is underscored by a recent manufacturer survey carried out by Deutsche WindGuard on behalf of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and VDMA Power Systems.

  • Proposed ceiling on power price rejected

    Germany's Environmental Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) and Economics Minister Philipp Rösler (FDP) made a surprising proposal to put a lid on the surcharge that covers the cost of renewable electricity. On April 20, it was equally summarily tossed out when the Chancellery canceled a meeting scheduled for this week with the heads of state governments.

    Latest News and Press Releases

    • 04. Apr 2014

      Wind energy in Germany is cost efficient by international comparison

      Press release // BWE and VDMA Power Systems publish WindGuard study on the cost situation of onshore wind energy – international comparison. Frankfurt/Berlin. On behalf of VDMA Power Systems and the German Wind Energy Association (BWE), Deutsche WindGuard developed an addition to the cost situation of onshore wind energy study published in autumn 2013 for the purpose of international comparison.

    • 19. Mar 2014

      Not addressing what the Energiewende needs – the German Wind Energy Association states its position on proposed amendments to the EEG

      Press release // "Despite a large majority in the Bundestag and the Bundesrat, the German government apparently lacks the courage to give the Energiewende new momentum. Now that renewables have grown to cover 25 percent of domestic power demand within just a few years, we are entering a new phase of the energy transition. The governing coalition also plans to have renewables cover 40-45 percent of gross German power consumption by 2025 and 55-60 percent by 2035.

    • 14. Mar 2014

      Embedding national energy policy in the European context

      Press release // "European policy is becoming increasingly important for the German energy transition – and onshore wind power in particular." In addition to representing national positions, we therefore also have to influence European energy policy more. Energy policy has to be embedded in the European context," Jan Hinrich Glahr, vice president of German Wind Energy Association BWE, stated at a side event of the EWEA Wind Energy Conference in Barcelona.

    • 04. Feb 2014

      Onshore wind power grows as forecast in 2013, but 2014 and 2015 remain highly uncertain

      Press release // Berlin.  As forecast by the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and VDMA Power Systems, the market for onshore wind turbines is growing. The statistics published by Deutsche WindGuard on behalf of BWE und VDMA Power Systems based on an up-to-date survey of manufacturers shows stable growth. Nearly 60 percent of the 2,998 megawatts of newly installed capacity was built in central and southern Germany. Wind power is growing especially strongly in these areas, but the north remains an anchor of stability for onshore wind power with over 40 percent of the market.

    • 23. Jan 2014

      Significant German Offshore Wind Energy in 2013 Shows Growth

      News // Deutsche WindGuard, German company specializing in wind energy project development and consulting, analyzed the status of the offshore wind energy development for the year 2013 in Germany, on behalf of VDMA Power Systems and the German Wind Energy Association (BWE). According to Deutsche WindGuard, 48 offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 240 MW were connected to the grid last year. As a result, a total of 116 offshore wind turbines in the North and Baltic seas produced a total of 520.3 MW of electricity until 31st December 2013.

    • 22. Jan 2014

      EU Commission turns its back on jobs, leadership and energy security

      News // Press release by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Commission 2030 climate and energy paper sets a weak renewables target of 27%. Commission has capitulated to anti-renewables lobby groups.

    Quelle: www.wind-energie.de/en

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