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.
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.
Press release by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Commission 2030 climate and energy paper sets a weak renewables target of 27%. Commission has capitulated to anti-renewables lobby groups.
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.
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!