Interview with Sylvia Pilarsky-Grosch, President of the German Wind Energy Association, in "Energy Report" about the development and the targets of on- and offshore wind energy in Germany
Perspectives on creating local content in the wind sector in developing and emerging economies.On 24th of October, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE), the German Engineering Federation (VDMA Power Systems) and the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) convened more than 100 manufactures, developers and operators of wind power plants as well as political decision makers from Germany and several developing and emerging countries in Berlin to discuss perspectives on and approaches to local value creation in the wind energy sector.
How can wind energy projects aid employment and economic development in new markets without increasing project costs? The 8th Wind Energy and Development Dialog, taking place in Berlin on October 24, 2013, is centered around this question. Under the title "Perspectives on creating local content in the wind sector in developing and emerging economies", we aim to intensify exchange between stakeholders from partner countries and the German wind industry and to discuss strategies for creating local content.
The two trade fair organizers Hamburg Messe & Congress and Messe Husum & Congress have reached an agreement on the venue for the wind power trade show in 2014. In the compromise reached, Hamburg will host the international trade fair every two years, with Husum being the venue for the national trade fair every other two years starting in 2015.
In February, 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.
The theme of the photo competition is wind energy. It is open to all photographers in any country, who want to capture images of wind energy from a new perspective. The challenge is to show the technology as it has never been seen before, for example by showing wind energy with seasonal colours, people, animals and landscapes in a new and unique way. Let your imagination take the lead!
Press release of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). 100 GW of wind power can generate electricity over a year to meet the total consumption of 57 million households, equivalent to the power production of 39 nuclear power plants. It took the European wind energy sector some twenty years to get the first 10 GW grid connected. It only needed 13 years to add an additional 90 GW. Half of the total European wind power capacity has been installed over the past six years.
Back in 2010, emerging markets overtook developed economies in terms of financial new investments in renewables for the first time. Time to settle back because wind energy in emerging markets is well on a winning track? Not quite yet. Obstacles remain especially in terms of wind project finance.
In a few weeks, the wind sector's largest international trade show opens its doors in Husum, Germany. From September 18-22, some 1,200 exhibitors will be on hand at the Husum Fairgrounds. An estimated 36,000 visitors are expected to have a look at the latest technological developments, products, and services. This year, the trade show is taking place under the aegis of EU Commissioners Günther Oettinger (Energy) and Connie Hedegaard (Climate).
Bonn, Germany. The 11th World Wind Energy Conference 2012 (WWEC 2012) has been opened officially today in the World Conference Center in Bonn. The three-day conference will comprise 200 presentations in 40 sessions, with experts from 50 countries, and from all continents. The speeches will cover all aspects of wind power utilization, with a special focus on the main conference theme ‘Community Power – Citizens’ Power’. The conference is hosted by the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the German Wind Energy Association (BWE).