- Published: 21 September 2020 21 September 2020
Are the big oil giants sincere or greenwashing?
According to Eurelectric’s Power Barometer the carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector are decreasing faster than anticipated. Renewables dominate the generation mix, while our reliance on polluting fossil-based generation continues to drop. Eurelectric’s Power Barometer, a set of key industry indicators, reflects a historic development in the power sector and points to the challenges ahead of achieving a climate neutral European economy by 2050.
- Published: 27 July 2020 27 July 2020
European Commission makes fighting climate change central to Europe’s economic recovery
On 21 July, European Union (EU) leaders agreed a deal for a post-coronavirus recovery package and a new EU budget for 2021–2027 (€ 1.1 trillion) following a four-day summit. The recovery package remains consistent with proposals raised in May, which suggested a € 750 billion spending package for green and digital transitions. The recovery package is a combination of grants and loans.
- Published: 10 June 2020 10 June 2020
Will the wind energy industry for once not be hard hit by a global crisis?
The world is still experiencing a health and economic crisis due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, since many countries have succeeded in controlling the virus (for now), lots of measures have been eased and some have been lifted. The economic effect that the lockdowns have had on (local) economies is devastating. It is expected that in the first half of 2020 the European economy will decrease by 10%, and although a recovery is expected in the second half of 2020, a decrease of 5% is expected for the year. In the short term the wind industry is also affected by, for example, supply chain issues, closure of manufacturing facilities, and delays in project execution. However, in the long term the wind industry (and other renewables) might dodge the bullet this time.
- Published: 30 March 2020 30 March 2020
COVID-19 and its impact on the wind energy industry
At the moment, the world is experiencing a health and economic crisis due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). With many countries implementing measures such as travel bans and partial lockdowns to contain COVID-19 it is likely that our industry will be affected as well. The question is to what extent. I guess nobody knows the answer right now but the situation might affect supply chains and cause a shortage of personnel, lack of finance and a global downturn of the economy in general.
- Published: 04 February 2020 04 February 2020
Launch of photo contest and new guest writer
Windtech International, sponsored by the manufacturer of obstruction lights Technostrobe, is launching a photo contest, Turbine Shots. Every week in our email newsletter (to sign up free of charge go to www.windtech-international.com/nl) and on our website we want to show you that wind energy is more than just a technology. It captures the imagination, inspires, fascinates and captivates.
We therefore invite you all to email us your stunning pictures of wind turbines inspired by ‘light’ (in the broadest sense of the word). After 52 submissions we will announce the winner of the best picture of the year!
Shine your ‘light’ on wind turbines!
- Published: 11 November 2019 11 November 2019
WindEurope Offshore 2019: Our energy, our future
Around 9,000 wind industry professionals will come together in Copenhagen this November for WindEurope’s biennial offshore conference and exhibition. During the conference, 250 speakers will discuss the latest insights and trends. The exhibition hosts over 400 exhibitors who will show their products and services.
- Published: 08 October 2019 08 October 2019
German market faces difficult times and competition for offshore wind OEMs becomes fiercer
Husum Wind 2019 was organised from 10 to 13 September 2019. Trade visitors used the four days of the fair to find out about technical innovations and products from around 600 exhibitors from 25 countries. Like the previous edition, the focus of the fair was on the German-speaking core market and despite the current market situation in Germany the visitor numbers were stable compared with 2017 with up to 18,000 trade visitors visiting this year’s show.