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  • news - 04 Aug 2015

    The 288MW Butendiek offshore wind farm fully operational

    The North Sea Butendiek wind farm is in full operation and ready to supply about 370,000 households with renewable energy

    The construction works started in March 2014, all foundations, cables and the substation were installed according to schedule and by mid-June, the 80th wind turbine was installed and now brought into operation. This makes Butendiek the fastest built offshore project so far.

    “Already …

  • spotlight - 04 Aug 2015

    Obama’s final clean power plan makes a difference

    President Obama announced on Monday the final version of the clean power plan that is to reduce emissions from power plants significantly. While it is an update of the plan already announced in 2014, it still has a significant effect:  

    The new plan is more ambitious than the earlier versions. The envisaged reductions increased from 30% to 32% below 2005 …

  • gwec-in-press - 31 Jul 2015

    Straight talking: Wind offers much to a world that is short of water

    Windpower Monthly

    WORLDWIDE: My enduring image from the deadly European heatwave in the summer of 2003 was the picture of bedraggled French firefighters spraying what looked like a pathetically thin stream of water on top of the containment dome of a nuclear power plant in an attempt to keep the reactor cool.

    The water levels in the Loire river had sunk …

  • gwec-in-press - 31 Jul 2015

    Getting wind energy to work

    The Financial Express

    India is the fifth largest producer and consumer of electricity after the US, China, Japan and Russia. But our per capita consumption (957 kWh) is among the lowest. China’s is 4,000 kWh, while in developed countries it is close to 15,000 kWh. India needs faster economic growth for improving quality of life and increasing opportunities for development. As …

  • press-releases - 30 Jul 2015

    VDMA/BWE: The German wind industry takes a breather

    The figures for onshore wind in Germany show a downturn in the first six months of this year. Despite this, the trade associations predict a net additional installation for the whole of 2015 of at least 4,000 megawatts, which would make climate goals achievable. The manufacturers are however burdened by a boom and bust market situation, and perch on a …

  • press-releases - 30 Jul 2015

    Offshore wind industry sets record year for installations in first half of 2015

    In the first six months of 2015, the European offshore wind industry installed more new capacity than in any other year on record as several projects reached completion and deployment of larger turbines increased.

    Installations in the first half of 2015 touched 2,342.9MW – tripling the grid-connected capacity for the same period last year. As a result, total installed offshore wind …