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  • Global Wind Power Back on Track

    GWEC:  Annual market grows by 44%, passes 50 GW for the first time. After a slowdown in 2013, the wind industry set a new record for annual installations in 2014. Globally, 51,477 MW of new wind generating capacity was added in 2014 according to the global wind market statistics released today by the Global Wind Energy Council.

  • Onshore wind energy 2014: Record 4,750 megawatt rise in installations in Germany

    The massive support for the energy transition given by the federal states has made its impact. The wind industry in Germany has been able to install 4,750 megawatts of new capacity in Germany for the first time according to figures established by Deutsche WindGuard on behalf of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and VDMA Power Systems. This represents a growth of 58 per cent over the added capacity in the previous year (2,998 megawatts)

  • 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).

    Latest News and Press Releases

    • 01. Sep 2015

      10th Wind Energy and Development Dialogue in Berlin

      News // Business Policy Dialogue for Emerging Wind Energy Markets beyond BRICS: Investment Conditions and Regulatory Frameworks to Overcome Obstacles in Developing Wind Energy with a Focus on Kenya, Ghana, Vietnam and the Philippines

    • 03. Aug 2015

      Onshore wind energy, expansion figures for the first half of 2015 in Germany: The German wind industry takes a breather

      Press release // The figures for onshore wind in Germany show a downturn in the first six months of this year. Despite this, the trade associations predict a net additional installation for the whole of 2015 of at least 4,000 megawatts, which would make climate goals achievable. The manufacturers are however burdened by a boom and bust market situation, and perch on a system that will guarantee continuous future expansion.

    • 20. Jul 2015

      Offshore Wind Energy Half-Year Figures 2015 in Germany - Expansion on schedule: 1,765 megawatts more on line

      Press release // Berlin/Frankfurt.  In the first half of 2015, another 422 offshore wind turbines, with a combined capacity of 1,765.3 megawatts went on line. Up to 30 June 2015 a total of 668 offshore turbines with an overall capacity of 2,777.8 megawatts fed power into the German grid. With the current offshore wind energy output the system can supply around three million households with power.

    • 15. Jun 2015

      Global businesses turn to wind power

      News // Press release by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). This Global Wind Day we are celebrating the fact that multinational companies are turning to clean, reliable and cost-effective wind energy to power their businesses.  Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June and it is a particularly pertinent date in the calendar this year as we look ahead to the UN climate talks in Paris in November.

    • 08. Jun 2015

      European Commission needs new controls to ensure EU meets 27% RES target by 2030

      News // The European Commission needs new powers to ensure that Member States meet the EU’s 27% renewable energy pledge by 2030, according to a paper released by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).  By December 2015, the European Commission must come forward with renewable energy benchmarks, which should provide an indication for Member States on reaching the EU-wide target by the end of the next decade. It is of paramount importance that the target is distributed fairly among the Member States.

    • 03. Jun 2015

      Looking ahead at market-based grid support services from wind

      News // Brussels. EWEA: In September 2014, the EU-funded REserviceS project found that a 50% share of variable renewables can save up to 6% on system costs under market-based approaches.

    • 11. May 2015

      New Chair of WWEA Small Wind: Morten V. Petersen

      News // Bonn. WWEA Press Release – Mr Morten V. Petersen, Chair of the Danish Small Wind Association, has been appointed as new Chair of the WWEA Small Wind section. Mr Petersen has been involved in renewables and in particular in small wind since many years and has also broad international experience, living and working in Europe and Asia.

    • 26. Feb 2015

      The strategy of the European Commission for a resilient Energy Union – only a first step in the right direction

      News // Brussels. Press release by European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF). The European Commission published its strategy to achieve a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy. According to Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, the Commission launches “the most ambitious European energy project since the Coal and Steel Community”.