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  • WEED 2014: Auction systems for wind energy: Insights and lessons learned for emerging and developing economies

    “Auction systems for wind energy: Insights and lessons learned for emerging and
    developing economies” is the subject of the 9th Wind Energy and Development Dialogue
    (WEED 2014) to be held on 9 October 2014 in Berlin. As in past years the event is being
    hosted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the
    German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and the Power Systems Association of the German
    Engineering Federation (VDMA Power Systems).

  • In it for the long run: Investing in the German transition to renewables

    In 2010, the German government endorsed the Energiewende, a commitment to facilitate the transition towards renewable energy. The policy plan foresees to cut greenhouse gas by 80-95%, expand the share of renewable energy production to 60% and improve energy efficiency by 50% until 2015 respectively. The latest legislation, the renewable energy law (EEG) which was implemented in August 2014, foresees an exit from nuclear energy as of 2022.

  • Onshore wind power statistics for first half of 2014 in Germany

    The German onshore wind power market posted strong growth in the first half of 2014, according to the figures collated on behalf of the German Engineering Federation VDMA Power Systems and the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) by Deutsche WindGuard. Some 1,723 megawatts of capacity was newly installed on land, equivalent to 66 percent growth over the 1,038 megawatts newly installed in the first half of the previous year.

  • WindEnergy Hamburg with more than 1,000 exhibitors

    From 23-26 September 2014, WindEnergy Hamburg – the global trade show for the wind power sector – will take place for the first time. Across 65,000 square meters of exhibition floor space, more than 1,000 planners, manufacturers, suppliers, financers, operators, energy providers, and service providers will be presenting themselves from the onshore and offshore sectors along with R&D.

  • 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.

    Latest News and Press Releases

    • 29. Sep 2014

      WindEnergy Hamburg 2014: German renewables could be big as the car industry

      News // The renewable industry in Germany could be as big as its automotive industry, the president of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) told Windpower TV. BWE president Hermann Albers said the renewable industry currently employs 370,000 people, which could rise to half a million by 2020. The wind sector alone employs 170,000 people in Germany, he added.

    • 16. Sep 2014

      WEED 2014: Auction systems for wind energy: Insights and lessons learned for emerging and developing economies

      News // “Auction systems for wind energy: Insights and lessons learned for emerging and developing economies” is the subject of the 9th Wind Energy and Development Dialogue (WEED 2014) to be held on 9 October 2014 in Berlin. As in past years the event is being hosted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and the Power Systems Association of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA Power Systems).

    • 09. Sep 2014

      In it for the long run: Investing in the German transition to renewables

      News // In 2010, the German government endorsed the Energiewende, a commitment to facilitate the transition towards renewable energy. The policy plan foresees to cut greenhouse gas by 80-95%, expand the share of renewable energy production to 60% and improve energy efficiency by 50% until 2015 respectively. The latest legislation, the renewable energy law (EEG) which was implemented in August 2014, foresees an exit from nuclear energy as of 2022.

    • 29. Jul 2014

      Onshore wind power statistics for first half of 2014 in Germany: Onshore wind power grows strongly

      Press release // In the first half of 2014, the German market for onshore wind turbines grew by around 66 percent year over year, with some 1,723 megawatts having been installed. The sector attributes this strong growth to some overlapping effects, specifically a race to get projects completed before the new Renewable Energy Act (dubbed EEG 2.0) takes effect in August along with specifications of where turbines can be built in a number of German states. In the long run, an EEG 3.0 will have to provide a reliable investment environment and a calculable growth rate.

    • 24. Jul 2014

      WindEnergy Hamburg with more than 1,000 exhibitors

      News // From 23-26 September 2014, WindEnergy Hamburg – the global trade show for the wind power sector – will take place for the first time. Across 65,000 square meters of exhibition floor space, more than 1,000 planners, manufacturers, suppliers, financers, operators, energy providers, and service providers will be presenting themselves from the onshore and offshore sectors along with R&D.

    • 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.

    Quelle: www.wind-energie.de/en