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New standard for the design of wind turbines

After almost ten years, IEC 61400-1 is being revised. The internationally standard deals with the technical requirements for the design of wind turbines and is published by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

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Community power in Germany is increasingly being marginalised

On the occasion of the 4th International Community Wind Symposium, the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the NRW Renewable Energy Association (LEE NRW), are launching a new study entitled “Community wind in the second year of auctions: a lot of shadow, little light" on the state of community wind energy in NRW and Germany.

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Global Wind Day 2019: celebrating the future of wind energy around the world

15 June marks Global Wind Day 2019, the day when we celebrate the global benefits that wind energy is bringing to communities around the world – both for today and tomorrow. With the world moving from the era of fossil fuel-based energy towards an increasingly decarbonised energy supply, wind energy is growing at an unprecedented rate.

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Strengthening America’s “Electric Highway” will fast-track U.S. economic growth

The United States urgently needs a 21st Century update of its aging power grid and the solution, well-planned transmission investment, will more than pay for itself according to a new report released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Grid Vision: The Electric Highway to a 21st Century Economy outlines why an interconnected, modern transmission grid is more important than ever as distributed solar, energy storage, and electric vehicles scale up, and maps out key policy reforms centred around the “Three Ps” of Planning, Paying and Permitting that are needed to make the vision a reality.

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Collapse in wind energy growth jeopardises German and EU renewables targets

The growth of onshore wind energy is collapsing in Germany, jeopardising both German and EU renewables targets. Germany installed just 134 MW of new onshore wind farms in the first quarter of 2019 - the country’s worst first quarter for onshore installations since 2000.

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WindEurope launches campaign to mobilise wind energy professional to go vote in the upcoming European Elections

WindEurope today launched a campaign to mobilise the 300,000 people who work in wind energy throughout Europe to go and vote in the upcoming European Elections.

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