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EU Offshore Wind Power Capacity Up 50%

132 new offshore wind turbines, totalling 523.2 megawatts (MW) were fully grid connected in Europe in the first six months of 2012. This is a 50% increase compared to the same period in 2011 when 348.1 MW were installed. “Offshore

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European Parliament Calls for Binding 2030 Renewables Target

The European Parliament has voted for the first time in favour of setting a binding renewable energy target for 2030. “The Parliament’s vote sends a strong message to the European Council as it prepares its response to the European Commission’s

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Plans For €104 Billion Pan-European Electricity Grid

A new €104 billion plan for a pan-European electricity network would cost less than 1% of the consumers’ total electricity bill. The plan – drawn up by the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) – would bring

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Offshore Wind Energy Drives European Energy Programme for Recovery

A mid-term review of the European Energy Programme for Recovery has found that offshore wind energy is the strongest performer of the three areas selected for funding in terms of investment, creating jobs and putting investment in place quickly. The

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Wind Energy Provides Over 21% of All EU New Power Capacity in 2011

In 2011, 9,616 MW of wind energy capacity was installed in the EU, making a total of 93,957 MW – enough to supply 6.3% of the EU’s electricity, according to figures just published by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

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EU Meets 2010 Renewable Electricity Goal But Ambitious 2030 Target Needed

The EU achieved its 2010 target of 21% of electricity consumption from renewable sources, according to latest analysis by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). In 2010 renewable energies produced between 665 Terrawatt hours (TWh) and 673 TWh, hitting the

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17 EU Countries Planning Massive Offshore Wind Power

Over 141 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy capacity is built, under construction, consented, or planned in Europe – enough to power 130 million average EU households. These wind farms – representing 35 times more capacity than the just under

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EU Wind Power Makes Step to a 30% EU Emissions Cut Possible

European wind power production will meet a massive 31% of the emissions reduction required by the current EU climate target. According to a new report by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) by 2020, the EU wind industry will avoid

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EU Wind Power to Triple By 2020

Wind energy in the EU will more than triple its power output by 2020 with Eur194 billion invested in European onshore and offshore wind farms during this decade, predicts the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Electricity production from wind power

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EU Offshore Wind Power Shows Solid Growth

Offshore wind energy capacity increased in the first half year of 2011, with a 4.5% rise in installations compared to the corresponding period of 2010. According to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), 101 new offshore wind turbines, with a total

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