The auction is Spain's first under the new support scheme for renewable energy projects since the government implemented a series of harsh retroactive cutbacks to the country's feed-in tariff in 2013. A backlog of projects that have struggled to get off the ground due to the support cuts meant the auction was hugely over-subscribed.
From 22 to 27 November 2015 a business trip to Ho Chi Minh City took place within the framework of the Project Development Plan (PEP) of the “renewables made in Germany”- initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The trip was organized by the German Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam and the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and addressed the export-oriented German wind energy industry.
On October 15, 2015 the 10th Wind Energy and Development Dialogue (WEED) was held successfully in Berlin. The anniversary event was opened by Ursula Borak, sub-division head in the BMWi, and by GWEC President Dr. Klaus Rave. It counted more than 100 participants from ten partner countries and from Germany, who seized the opportunity to compare experience and assessments of the opportunities and obstacles of wind energy development with a focus on the target countries Kenya, Ghana, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Press Release, German Renewable Energy Federation. Berlin. „The European Commission has, rightly, recognised that the existing energy markets in Europe still have to be made fit for more renewable energies”, Dr. Herrmann Falk, managing director of the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), comments. In transforming the energy system the European Commission is setting out for a secure supply based on renewable energies.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.