The target was agreed during a summit in Brussels at which the EU member state leaders signed off the EU's negotiating position for the UN climate talks in Copenhagen in December. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso says the agreement of this target and other goals is an important breakthrough. He says: "We can look the rest of the world in their eyes and say we, Europeans, have done our job. We are ready for Copenhagen." The EU is right to be bullish about its ability to cut emissions, says the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). In a briefing for ministers, EWEA says it expects wind energy to prevent the emission of 333 million tonnes of CO2 a year by 2020 - equivalent to 29% of EU's current greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 20% by 2020. "The growing pessimism (about the prospect of) global action against climate change needs to be nipped in the bud," says Christian Kjaer, chief executive of EWEA. "The EU should go into Copenhagen confident that greenhouse gas emissions can be slashed rapidly, and that its own targets can be met and exceeded.
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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