Winds of change: Wind farms now provide 14 per cent of EU power

Michael Holder
clock
Credit: Siemens
Image:

Credit: Siemens

But WindEurope points to drop off in capacity growth in 2018 and calls for increase in renewables ambition from European policymakers

Wind power capacity and generation across the EU continued to grow last year, as more powerful turbines helped to drive up renewables share of the overall electricity mix, statistics released today by...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Receive full access to businessgreen.com, indispensable information for business professionals

Choose from our 3 paid membership levels

Join now

 

Already a BusinessGreen
member?

Login

More on Wind

Dan McGrail worked at Siemens for almost 17 years before taking over the helm of RenewableUK in May | Credit: RenewableUK

RenewableUK's CEO Dan McGrail: 'The industry has gained trust by over-delivering - we need to keep doing that'

Trade association's new CEO has taken over at a pivotal moment for the UK energy sector - he speaks to BusinessGreen about ensuring the UK grasps its global opportunities

Michael Holder
clock 26 October 2021 • 13 min read
Onshore wind

RenewableUK warns onshore wind approvals must double to reach climate goals

Latest figures from trade body reveal healthy pipeline of projects but warns slow approvals process is impeding sector’s growth

Cecilia Keating
clock 25 October 2021 • 2 min read
Iberdrola CEO Ignacio Galán at ScottishPower West of Duddon Sands windfarm in the Irish sea | Credit:Iberdrola

Iberdrola floats £6bn boost for UK offshore wind industry

Leading utility Iberdrola announces new investment plans at today’s Global Investment Summit

clock 19 October 2021 • 2 min read