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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."

    Latest News and Press Releases

    • 03. Dec 2014

      Wind turbines not a risk to human health, says MIT study

      News // Brussels, 4 December 2014 -- Living in close proximity to wind farms does not harm human health, according to a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The review took into consideration health effects such as stress, annoyance and sleep disturbance among others that have, in the past, been raised in association with living close to wind turbines.

    • 10. Nov 2014

      German Economic Minister’s Green Book can set the right course for political process to produce a new power market design

      News // “We will actively take part in the consultation process for a new power market design. As representatives of the wind sector, we will work with other parts of the renewables industry to make specific proposals that underscore how we can ensure the reliability of power supply,” Hermann Albers, President of the German Wind Energy Association, comments on the German Economic Ministry’s Green Book entitled “An Electricity Market for Germany's Energy Transition”.

    • 06. Nov 2014

      Wind Moves the Energiewende ─ Wind Moves Germany

      News // The new information brochure “wind bewegt” has now also been published in English. Not only does the new leaflet inform about the 138.000 jobs in Germany and economic value created by the wind industry, but it is also a compilation of facts and figures concerning the German Renewable Energies Act or ongoing technological development.

    • 21. Oct 2014

      Wind Energy Outlook: 2000 gigawatts by 2030

      News // Press release by Global Wind Energy Council: The Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International released the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook in Beijing today. The report shows that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19% of global electricity, creating over 2 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 3 billion tonnes per year. By 2050, wind power could provide 25-30% of global electricity supply.

    • 15. Oct 2014

      WEED 2014 - A valuation by Steve Sawyer, CEO of GWEC

      News // Then it was on to Berlin for the 9th Wind Energy and Development Dialogue hosted by GIZ, BWE and VDMA Power Systems on October 9th, where the topic was, once again, "Auction systems for wind energy: Insights and lessons learned for emerging and developing economies".

    • 13. Oct 2014

      Onshore wind cheaper than coal, gas and nuclear, according to European Commission report

      News // EWEA press release: Generating electricity from onshore wind is cheaper than gas, coal and nuclear when externalities are stacked with the levelised cost of energy and subsidies, according to an Ecofys study ordered and endorsed by the European Commission.

    • 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).

    Quelle: www.wind-energie.de/en