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Making transition work

Summary Energy markets are in transition structurally, geographically and in terms of regulation. These changes represent both challenges and opportunities for wind energy. Making the energy transition work to the benefit of citizens, businesses and governments requires actions today from...

Make green electricity markets work for consumers and energy transition

At least 15 million European households are willing to actively support the transition towards a cleaner energy supply. They have already opted for a green electricity tariff with a 100% renewable fuel mix. This demand could be leading to increased...

Michal Kurtyka: For the energy transition to work, it must be “just”

On 4 April Michal Kurtyka – Secretary of State in the Polish Ministry of Environment and President of COP24 – spoke at the WindEurope Conference in Bilbao about the challenge of delivering a ‘just’ energy transition for all Europeans. As...

Repowering and lifetime extension: making the most of Europe’s wind energy resource

As every energy technology, wind energy assets have an end to their operational lifetime. A significant proportion of the installed EU wind fleet will come to the end of its lifetime between 2020 and 2030. These decommissioned wind energy assets...

Industry statement: Making the EU ETS relevant after the Paris Agreement

Despite adopting measures such as backloading, the Market Stability Reserve (MSR) and an increased Linear Reduction Factor (LRF), the surplus of allowances will continue to depress the market in the short to medium term, keeping ETS ineffective as a robust...

Wind energy and hydrogen can work together for a cleaner Europe 

On 21 February WindEurope hosted a workshop exploring the wind energy’s potential to decarbonise industries that are resource- and energy-intensive – with a focus on hydrogen. Speakers included the IEA, the European Commission, the hydrogen sector, wind energy sector representatives...

Letter from the Electrification Alliance on the next European Commission work programme

Formed in 2017, the Electrification Alliance brings together a variety of stakeholders calling for clean electricity to be recognised as the key energy carrier for an efficient and decarbonised European future. In doing so, the Alliance members are working towards...

Building a European energy market fit for the energy transition

WindEurope believes the legislative proposals for a revised electricity market design offer a unique chance to provide the industry with a predictable investment framework, to create fairer market conditions for all energy sources, and to seize the opportunities that come...

IEA report shows global transition to renewables is underway

The latest report from the International Energy Agency shows the global transition to renewable energy and wind power is in motion, says Giles Dickson, chief executive officer of the European Wind Energy Association. The report – World Energy Outlook 2015...

From black to green: WindEurope applauds new platform for coal region transition

WindEurope congratulates the European Commission on the creation of its ‘Platform on Coal Regions in Transition’ today. The Platform, part of a number of energy transition measures within the wider Clean Energy Package, will help regions with coal mining activities...

Ban retroactive policy decisions that hinder the energy transition, WindEurope tells CEER conference

On 5 June, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the Council of European Energy Regulators’ (CEER) annual conference in Brussels: ‘Digitalisation, Decarbonisation & Dynamic Regulation.’ Dickson was taking part in a panel discussion on the cheapest way to decarbonise society....

WindEurope pledges support for Polish transition from coal

On 15 May WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in a panel discussion on ‘Coal regions in transition’ at the European Economic Congress in Katowice. Poland has been the site of increasing activity for the wind industry. The Polish parliament has...

Paris climate deal shows energy transition commitment towards wind power

The European Wind Energy Association greatly welcomes the UN climate change agreement struck in Paris on Saturday 12 December. The agreement shows a genuine ramp-up of ambition on climate policy – crucially involving all countries for the first time. The...

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