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”.
Press release, Global Wind Energy Council. 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 (GWEC).
Press release, European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). The European wind energy industry installed more new capacity than gas and coal combined in 2014. Across the 28 Member States, the wind industry connected a total of 11,791 MW to the grid with coal and gas adding 3,305 MW and 2,338 MW respectively. Moreover, the coal and gas industries in Europe both retired more capacity than they commissioned in 2014. In comparison, wind energy capacity in Europe increased 3.8% year on year from 2013, with cumulative installations now standing at 128.8 GW in the EU.