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WFO present global offshore wind database and 500 by 50 mission

World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) has published its updated global offshore wind figures. Globally 4,988MW of offshore wind capacity have been installed during 2018. In total, global offshore wind installations have reached 22,045MW by the end of 2018.

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Offshore wind energy to provide a third of all UK electricity by 2030

Offshore wind is set to power more than 30% of British electricity by 2030, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has announced with the launch of the new joint Government industry Offshore Wind Sector Deal.

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Wind power capacity worldwide reaches 600GW in 2018

The overall capacity of all wind turbines installed worldwide by the end of 2018 reached 600GW, according to preliminary statistics published by WWEA. 53,900MW were added in the year 2018, slightly more than in 2017 when 52,552MW were installed. 2018 was the second year in a row with growing number of new installations but at a lower rate of 9,8%, after 10,8% growth in 2017. All wind turbines installed by end of 2018 can cover close to 6% of the global electricity demand.

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Wind now provides 14% of Europe's electricity

Wind energy provided 14% of the EU’s electricity last year, up from 12% in 2017, according to statistics released by WindEurope. Wind power capacity rose in Europe by 11.3 GW in 2018: 8.6 GW onshore and 2.65 GW offshore.

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Balearic Islands commit to 100% renewables by 2050

The Parliament of the Balearic Islands has approved the Law of Climate Change and Energy Transition of the Balearic Islands. It is a law leading the fight against climate change and sets the path to an effective transition to clean energy. 

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German onshore wind auction under-subscribed

Just 476 MW worth of wind farm projects won capacity in the latest German onshore wind auction. A total of 700 MW was on offer. The average price of bids was €61/MWh. This was slightly lower than the previous auction in October 2018 (€63/MWh) but higher than May 2018’s €57/MWh.

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