"The composition of the European parliament has not changed dramatically," says EWEA's Justin Wilkes, adding that renewable energy remains high on the European agenda. All three of the main parties - the Conservative European People's Party (EPP), the Party of European Socialists (PES) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) - suffered setbacks while the Greens and non-aligned groupings gained seats. Yet to be decided is the chairmanship of the parliamentary committees, although the major groups are likely to scoop up the most influential, such as environment and energy, and technology. Because of the high proportion of co-decision procedures in these areas they give a more powerful voice to the parliament. Meantime in the Commission, the EU's executive arm, moves are afoot to split the current Directorate General for Transport and Energy (DG TREN) into two separate directorates. This could happen in autumn this year. More uncertain is whether the new energy directorate will include climate change, currently the responsibility of DG Environment. Any movement to wrestle it away is being resisted by the environment commissioner.
Italian energy developer lays out five-year plan to become a pure renewables player and eyes green hydrogen and energy storage
DNV contracted to assess feasibility of 40MW battery energy storage system at West Africa's first utility-scale wind farm
EDPR reports decreases in revenue, earnings and net profit in the first quarter, with extreme weather and blackouts in Texas to blame
Projects carried over from final months of 2020 help first quarter set new record levels for commissioning as project pipelines also swell
Norwegian developer unveils plans for a giant offshore wind farm that would use both fixed-bottom foundations and floating platforms
Three-lender consortium lends €300 million to 372MW Björnberget wind farm in northern Sweden. The project is due online in 2022
Vestas president for the Mediterranean region sees good growth prospects in the area if red tape is removed. Floating offshore beckons, too
Below we present our latest global capacity forecasts to 2027.
Estimated installed wind capacity by country and region
Turbine Purchase Agreements recorded in April 2021
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