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  • 23. January 2014

    Offshore, Statistics, wind energy

    Significant German Offshore Wind Energy in 2013 Shows Growth

    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.

  • 10. January 2014

    EEG, Federal government, Government, Onshore, Renewable energy act, wind energy

    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.

  • 19. November 2013

    Energy policy , Event, wind energy

    8. Wind Energy and Development Dialogue

    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.

  • 05. September 2013

    Economy, Event, wind energy

    Wind Energy and Development Dialog October 24, 2013

    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.

  • 11. July 2013

    Economy, Event

    Agreement on venue for wind power trade fair

    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.

  • 24. April 2013

    Windenergie

    Global Wind Day photo competition - Discover the power of wind energy

    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!

  • 24. April 2013

    Economy, Energy policy , Renewable energy act

    Proposed ceiling on power price rejected

    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.

  • 28. September 2012

    Europe

    The European Union has passed the milestone of 100 gigawatt (GW) of installed wind power capacity

    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.



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