Wednesday, March 02, 2005

More EU Wind Energy News

Positive assessment of grid integration of wind energy

German Energy Agency DENA study "Integration of wind energy into the grid"- Opinion of BWE and VDMA released. An English version of the DENA study will be available online soon.

VDMA Press Release BWE Press Release DENA Press Release DENA Response

2006 EWEC: "Time has come for Greece to realise its full potential and become the new developing European wind energy market"

The Call for Abstracts is now open for the next EWEC - European Wind Energy Conference event, which will be held in Athens, Greece, from 27th February - 2nd March 2006. "As one of Europe´s growing markets, Greece is an ideal venue for the 2006 EWEC. The conference will showcase the latest technological advances and international best practice in implementing cost effective wind power to meet the global demand", said Anders D. Christensen, Conference Chair, CEO, LM Glasfiber, Denmark.

Press Release 2006 EWEC - Call for Abstracts

Kyoto Protocol: Wind power is essential for any Government´s top 5 ´Climate to-do´ list

EWEA today welcomed the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol, as wind power is one of the leading global solutions to tackle climate change. “Wind power is one of the few power technologies that has the maturity, clout and global muscle to deliver deep cuts in CO2. Wind power is a proven technology and it has to be in any Government´s top 5 ´Climate to-do´ list”, said Corin Millais CEO of EWEA.

News Release CO2 emission reduction from WP CO2 saving & market development Wind Force 12

Wind energy sector criticises lack of competition in European power markets

"Real competition in European power markets is a myth. It is impossible to create effective competition in the European market for renewable electricity unless effective competition is first introduced in the conventional power market. Unless the current distortions in the emerging Internal Electricity Market are overcome, there will be no effective market for renewables to compete in", said Corin Millais, CEO of EWEA.

Press Release WD Editorial EWEA Policy Briefing - Support Systems EREC Policy Briefing - Market Competition

Wind power continues to grow in 2004 in the EU, but faces constraints of grid and administrative barriers

Industry statistics released today for the EU wind energy market show that cumulative wind power capacity increased by 20% to 34,205MW at the end of 2004, up from 28,568 MW at the end of 2003. 5,703 MW of wind power capacity were installed last year, representing a wind turbine manufacturing turnover of some €5.7 billion.

Press Release 2004 EU capacity map

EREC Position Paper on the future of support systems for RES-e

This Position Paper incorporates the ideas of EREC and its Members, the European renewable energy industry, trade and research associations about the evaluation later this year of the Directive on the promotion of electricity from renewable energy sources, adopted in 2001.

Press Release Position Paper

EWEA publishes Position Paper on the future of EU Support Systems for the Promotion of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) supports the intention to eventually adopt support mechanisms for renewable electricity that are compatible with an undistorted Internal Market. However, any shift to a Community-wide mechanism must be well prepared, and follow after effective competition in the Internal Electricity Market has been achieved.

Press Release Policy Briefing

EWEA calls for wind energy to be reinstated as a priority research area under FP7 Programme

In its response to the European Commission's stakeholder consultation on thematic priorities for FP7, EWEA signals the great scale of the R&D work that remains to be carried out if the EU is to attain its objectives under, inter alia, the Lisbon Agenda, and the RES-E Directive. This document, submitted in response to the Commission's stakeholder consultation on FP7 research themes, represents the consolidated view of the European wind sector.

EWEA FP7 Submission

BWE and VDMA on German Grid study: Optimal integration of wind energy into the grid is possible - Misinterpretations must be avoided

Following the German Energy Agency DENA study "Integration of wind energy in to the grid", the German Associations BWE and VDMA have expressed their views. The press release is available in English and German. More detailed information will be available at the end of February.

Press Release English Press Release German

Offshore wind: Europe’s major indigenous energy source could satisfy all of Europe’s electricity demand

Whilst land-based wind farms will continue to provide the core contribution to ongoing development, the new frontier for wind energy is offshore, said the European Wind Energy Association at 2004 EWEC, the wind industry conference in London today. "EWEA's expectation is that by 2010 up to 10,000 MW of offshore wind capacity could be operating around European coasts", said Corin Millais, CEO of EWEA.

Press Release Wind Directions Focus

EWEA publishes main data about wind power industry

EWEA has released 5 main factsheets that provide essential reading about wind power core data on the following topics: current status of the wind industry; future prospects for wind power markets; wind power and the environment; economics; and technology.

Future Prospects Economics Environment Technology

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