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European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen explained the RepowerEU packaged was designed to help the bloc wean itself off Russian fossil fuels (pic credit: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images)

EU boosts renewable energy ambitions for 2030

European Commission unveils RepowerEU package with focus on slashing permitting time for renewable energy projects

The Horns Rev 2 wind farm in the Danish North Sea (pic credit: Ørsted)

North Sea quartet commits to 65GW offshore wind by 2030

Four EU countries have pledged to significantly ramp up offshore wind capacity in the North Sea at a summit held in Denmark today

SScottishPower Renewables' 714MW East Anglia One project was fully commissioned in 2020

East Anglia offshore wind hub faces court challenge

Local campaign group seeks judicial review of government’s decision to approve 1.7GW of the 3.1GW development

News and analysis

UK researchers plot path forward on blade recycling

Research partners identify how the UK can catch up other European countries in blade recycling capabilities

Norway unveils offshore wind ambitions for 2040

Norway plans so much offshore wind capacity it will have to export green electrons, government announces

Leaked document: EU moves to halve wind permitting time

EU plans to accelerate permitting and ask member states to identify suitable areas for renewables

'Wind to stay competitive despite price increases'

IEA update flags cause for optimism on cost of energy transition – despite renewable energy price increases

EU offshore: A trade off between density and efficiency

Assumptions about fixed bottom offshore wind power capacity and usable acreage prompt planners to make drastic compromises

in depth

Opinion: RepowerEU action plan hits the nail on the head

War in Ukraine has opened everyone’s eyes to the risks of over-reliance on foreign energy imports

Opinion: Don’t lose sight of ESG as we streamline EU permitting

Draft legislation to cut permitting time is welcome but we also have a responsibility to the environment

Wind energy is already saving UK consumers money

Wind power generators paid electricity suppliers in Q4 2021 as the reference price rose above CfD prices for the first time

Can wind power solve the global energy crisis?

With volatile gas prices pushing up the cost of energy, the advantages of sourcing clean power at a stable cost are clear

Opinion: UK government's lack of ambition for onshore

Last week’s Energy Security Strategy was a mixed bag of results for the wind sector, argues Lizzy Roberts