Posts Tagged ‘Europe’s’

Renewables could generate 50% of Europe’s power in 2030, says new study

Wind power enjoyed a record year in 2017, as more offshore capacity was installed than ever before. Renewable energy in general also continued to grow and the EU generated more electricity from clean sources than coal for the very first time. View full post on Wind Power News

UK built half of Europe’s offshore wind power in 2017

Capacity is growing fast and turbines getting bigger – some almost as large as the Shard Britain accounted for more than half of the new offshore wind power capacity built in Europe last year, as the sector broke installation records across the continent. The windfarms out in the North Sea and other shallow European waters […]

Europe’s wind capacity grows but concerns persist

The first half of 2017 saw 6.1 gigawatts of extra wind power capacity installed in Europe. But a lack of long-term political commitment has hit investment and market concentration remains problematic. View full post on Wind Power News

Renewables cut Europe’s carbon emissions by 10% in 2015, says EEA

European Environment Agency report solar and and wind is reducing fossil fuel dependency but clean energy capacity still not growing fast enough A surge in the use of wind and solar energy helped Europe to cut its fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by about 10% in 2015, an authoritative new report has found. […]

Europe’s power market reform a boon for struggling utilities

PARIS, Nov 30 European utilities welcomed long-awaited power market reform proposals on Wednesday, hoping a framework to subsidise fossil fuel plants and plans to wind down a key support for renewable energy could turn the page on years of crisis. The European Commission's 1,000-page draft reform “Winter Package” proposes binding targets to cut energy use […]

Europe’s offshore wind industry booming as costs fall

The European Union’s push away from fossil fuels toward renewables, along with falling costs, has seen offshore wind thrive with turbines being installed from the Irish to the Baltic Seas, reports Environment 360 On a sunny October morning, our boat passes the run-down relicts of Liverpool’s maritime past and heads down the river Mersey and […]

Europe’s offshore wind industry prepares for Atlantic crossing

A view shows windmills of several wind farms at the so-called 'HelWin-Cluster', located 35 kilometres north of the German island of Heligoland November 5, 2014. A view shows windmills of several wind farms at the so-called 'HelWin-Cluster', located 35 kilometres north of the German island of Heligoland November 5, 2014. View full post on Wind […]

Norway to build Europe’s largest onshore wind power project

The Fosen Vind project’s combined capacity will also make it the fourth largest in the world . The Gansu Wind Farm in China, currently under construction, is listed as the largest with an eventual expected capacity of 6,000 MW. View full post on Wind Power News

Europe’s Turbine Manufacturers Doubling in Record Year for Wind

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA and Nordex SE, Europe’s three publicly traded wind-turbine makers, all doubled in value in 2015 after record industry installations for […]

Europe’s offshore wind hits record yearly high with six months still to go

Germany drives bumper year for European offshore wind in 2015, installing three times more capacity than current leader, the UK Europe’s offshore wind power industry has set a record for its biggest ever year just six months into 2015. The biggest factor was a huge jump in turbines in German waters connecting to the grid, […]