China is beating the EU in wind energy capacity

China has overtaken the EU in wind installations thanks to projects developed in 2015 China has made impressive progress in expanding its wind energy capacity over the past year. The country has overtaken the entirety of the European Union in terms of total installed wind capacity, according to the European Wind Energy Association. In 2015, China reached the 145 gigawatt milestone, making it a leading force in the wind power sector. During 2015, China installed three times more wind capacity than what had been installed in the EU. EU will…

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Wind energy is on its way to becoming a major force in Europe

Wind power could become the largest source of energy in Europe Wind energy may become Europe’s largest source of electrical power by 2030. The European Wind Energy Association has released a new report that shows that wind power is on its way to surpass the generation capacity of traditional forms of energy. Within the coming decade, wind power could see explosive growth throughout the region, especially as more countries begin showing support for this form of energy and become more environmentally friendly. Report highlights the growing potential of wind energy…

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Wind energy executives offer predictions of the future of the European market

Europe’s wind power sector is poised for strong growth and evolution in the coming years Executives from Europe’s wind energy sector have come together during a meeting of the European Wind Energy Association in order to provide predictions concerning the future of the wind market. Europe has become a very active market for wind power, with several countries investing heavily in wind projects. Both offshore and onshore projects have managed to find traction throughout Europe and many countries are showing favor for these projects because of the economic opportunities they…

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Wind energy facing troubling future

wind energy support

Offshore wind energy continues to grow in Europe Offshore wind energy has found a great deal of support in Europe, where many countries are exploiting their access to the ocean for the sake of energy production. According to a recent study from the European Wind Energy Association, the region accounts for a record number of installed offshore wind turbines during the first half of 2013. Many countries have opted to pursue offshore wind energy for economic reasons as the cost of fossil-fuels grows to a point where it can no…

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Wind energy to hit major milestone this year

Wind Energy - Wind Farms

Wind energy shows strong progress worldwide Wind energy has managed to acquire a great deal of momentum in recent years. Much of the world is beginning to grow more environmentally conscious, hence a rise in the support surrounding renewable energy. Clean power has prospects beyond the environment, however, and many countries have been turning to solar and wind energy to establish some economic stability amidst turbulent financial times. Wind energy is set to hit a major milestone in the coming months that will show how much progress this form of…

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Wind energy to bring 500,000 jobs to Europe by 2020

Wind Energy Systems - Wind Turbines

A new report from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Wind power has certainly been gaining more attention throughout Europe, despite concerns regarding efficiency and viability. Many European countries are beginning to adopt and make use of wind turbines and some have become home to the larges wind farms in the world. The EWEA believes that the European Union is just beginning to scratch the surface of wind energy. According to the report, the wind power industry will create more than 500,000 new jobs throughout Europe by 2020.  These jobs…

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