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  • Offshore Wind Energy in Germany 2014: The gigawatt mark has been passed

    The German market for offshore wind energy projects broke through the gigawatt barrier last year. By 31 December 2014, 258 offshore wind turbines in the German North and Baltic Seas with a total capacity of 1,049.2 megawatts fed into the grid. This figure was ascertained by Deutsche WindGuard on behalf of the four organisations VDMA Power Systems, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE), the Wind Energy Agency (WAB) and the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation (SOW).

  • 2015 decisive for Energiewende

    “2015 will be a decisive year for the energy transition’s success. Policies have been implemented to create a fair marketplace, preparations made to further develop the EEG, and there are plans to rollout reverse auctions – an idea we oppose. At the moment, we are still going down the right path. Whether we continue to do so depends on how the legislature paves the way further,” Hermann Albers, President of the German Wind Energy Association (BW EE), stated at the beginning of the year."

  • 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.

    Latest News and Press Releases

    • 15. Jan 2015

      Offshore Wind Energy in Germany 2014: The gigawatt mark has been passed

      Press release // Berlin. The German market for offshore wind energy projects broke through the gigawatt barrier last year. By 31 December 2014, 258 offshore wind turbines in the German North and Baltic Seas with a total capacity of 1,049.2 megawatts fed into the grid. This figure was ascertained by Deutsche WindGuard on behalf of the four organisations VDMA Power Systems, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE), the Wind Energy Agency (WAB) and the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation (SOW).

    • 05. Jan 2015

      2015 decisive for Energiewende

      Press release //  “2015 will be a decisive year for the energy transition’s success. Policies have been implemented to create a fair marketplace, preparations made to further develop the EEG, and there are plans to rollout reverse auctions – an idea we oppose. At the moment, we are still going down the right path. Whether we continue to do so depends on how the legislature paves the way further,” Hermann Albers, President of the German Wind Energy Association (BW EE), stated at the beginning of the year.

    • 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.

    Quelle: www.wind-energie.de/en