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PRESSEMEDDELELSE EcofinConcept GmbH ledsager med succes vindkrafttransaktioner

EcofinConcept GmbH, der fokuserer på vedvarende energi, har støttet en strategisk investor i overtagelsen af ​​en vindmølleparksdriftsvirksomhed som led i en firmasalg. Den tidligere danske ejer af vindmøllerne vil gerne ændre sit investeringsfokus og ikke beskæftige sig med fortsat drift eller repowering

New EU subsidy regime for climate protection boosts solar

The new EU ‘state aid’ rules support projects for environmental protection, including climate protection and green energy generation. Now in line with the European Green Deal, the CEEAG prevents aid to fossil fuels, further restricts aid to natural gas, and otherwise integrates the Do No Significant Harm principle.

New State Aid Guidelines allow technology specific auctions, endorse Contracts for Difference to deploy more wind

The new Guidelines allow National Governments to hold technology specific auctions and endorse revenue stabilisation mechanisms notably 2-sided CfDs. These are pre-conditions for the accelerated deployment of wind energy towards climate neutrality

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New German Government to speed up wind energy expansion

The new Government wants to have 80% renewable electricity by 2030 compared to the earlier target of 65%. This is in line with the EU’s proposed new 40% renewable energy target for 2030.

Yes to 45% RES! Scientists, cities, and renewable energy unite behind higher EU renewables target

A 45% renewable energy target, up from the current 40% proposed by the European Commission, is the most cost-efficient way to reach the EU’s 2030 55% greenhouse gas emissions reduction target, and would put the continent on track to deliver on the 1.5° Paris Agreement scenario.

Renewable electricity growth is accelerating faster than ever worldwide, supporting the emergence of the new global energy economy

tronger policies and raised climate goals leading into COP26 are driving renewables to new records, but faster deployment across all key sectors is needed to reach net zero

Wind will be half of electricity in a climate neutral Europe

Renewables are now 38% of all the electricity consumed in the EU, and that’s set to keep rising rapidly. But electricity is only one quarter of the energy we consume in Europe today.

Post-COP26 the EU must increase its renewable energy target to meet the Paris Agreement goal

In the wake of COP26, and to ensure the EU stands up to its 1.5 °C commitment, SolarPower Europe calls on the EU to increase its renewable energy target to 45% by 2030.

Spain auctions 2.2GW of onshore wind and retracts clawback measures

The Spanish Government published the results of its 3.3GW technology-neutral renewable energy auction. Onshore wind won a total of 2.258MW at an average of €30.18. This is amongst the cheapest strike prices in Europe ever and only slightly above the price in January’s auction in Spain.

European wind industry reinforces sustainability commitments

In many countries across Europe the first wind farms are now reaching the end of their operational life. As of 2020, 10 GW of wind farms were already over 20 years old

European Commission endorses corporate renewable PPAs as part of the answer to surging energy prices

The European Commission toolbox names PPAs as an important instrument to protect European businesses from volatile market developments. PPAs are typically signed over long periods, guaranteeing corporate consumers a fixed electricity price and hedging against market risks.

Globale vindsektor til COP26: Grøn opskalering skal ske nu

Med klimaaftalen tilbage i 2020 var politikernes intention, at Danmark skulle være selvforsynende med vedvarende energi fra vind og sol, og ligeledes nettoeksportør af grøn strøm, hvorved Danmark kunne bidrage til, at det øvrige Europa også får tilstrækkeligt med grøn energi til at nå i mål med klimaambitionerne,

WWEA celebrates 20th Anniversary

On 1 July 2001, a group of wind energy supporters from around the world met in Copenhagen in order to prepare the 1st World Wind Energy Conference which was scheduled to take place one year later in Berlin.

Global Market Outlook: A solar-powered future is well on the way!

Over the summer, SolarPower Europe published its flagship publication, our Global Market Outlook for Solar Power. The report provides market intelligence for the global solar sector for 2020 and forecasts capacity for 2021-2025.

New German Government must make wind energy a top priority again

On 26 September Germany will elect a new Parliament. The election will mark the end of the 16-year reign of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). Regardless of the outcome of the election, WindEurope, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and VDMA Power Systems call on the new Federal Government to acknowledge the central role of wind energy as the backbone of the German energy system and to remove the existing obstacles to wind energy expansion.

Europe must get its State aid rules right to have any chance of delivering climate neutrality

The European Commission is revising its 2014 State aid guidelines for environment and energy. These guidelines define what national Government can and cannot do to support climate and energy projects, notably in wind energy.

Austria aims to have 100% renewable electricity by 2030

The Austrian National Parliament has voted in favour of the country’s new Renewable Expansion Law (EAG). The law sets a 100% renewable electricity consumption goal by 2030 for Austria – up from 75% right now.

Solar continues to break installation records, on track for Terawatt scale by 2022

he past year was a record-setting one for the global solar sector, and despite the difficulties arising from COVID-19, solar remains on a strong and steady path. Solar’s growth confirmed its dominance among all newly installed power generation technologies

It’s official: The EU Commission wants 30 GW a year of new wind up to 2030

The European Commission has tabled the Fit-for-55 package, a series of legislative proposals to deliver the EU’s increased climate target of 55% emissions reduction by 2030. The package includes a higher renewables target and new rules to support the expansion of renewables. It further strengthens the Emissions Trading System to drive the electrification of the whole energy system. It is a good package.

France can lead on delivering the Green Deal by embracing wind

This means expanding wind energy: onshore and offshore wind will be central to creating a future-proof and cost-efficient energy system.

Wind boosts economic recovery and benefits communities all over Europe

Today is the 15th of June, it’s Global Wind Day! A celebration of wind energy, what it brings to communities and contributes to our post COVID economic recovery.

PRESS RELEASE EcofinConcept realizes the marketing of 6.9 MWp solar parks

PRESS RELEASE EcofinConcept realizes the marketing of 6.9 MWp solar parks

Institutional investor relies on EcofinConcept’s know-how

EcofinConcept GmbH – specializing in renewable energy projects – is successfully marketing two solar power plants to an institutional investor.

RE100 reaches 300-member milestone

As companies’ awareness of the impacts of climate change has grown, and with the opportunity to save money from wind and solar increasingly evident, buying renewables has moved from the fringe of corporate social responsibility practice to become a core element for business in securing their energy needs whilst driving down emissions and building positive relationships with employees, customers, investors and governments

Public sector Power Purchase Agreements support Europe’s decarbonisation

The Dutch Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with a 22 turbine wind farm in the Port of Rotterdam that is being developed by the utility Eneco.

PRESS RELEASE EcofinConcept supports private investor with the purchase of an existing Enercon wind turbine

EcofinConcept GmbH – the specialist for renewable energy projects – has supported a German private investor in the transaction and supplementing its wind turbine portfolio with another existing Enercon wind turbine.

Behov for flere og større testpladser til fremtidens vindmøller

Den danske kapacitet til test af fremtidens vindmøller er ikke længere tilstrækkelig, viser en ny rapport fra det nationale forskningspartnerskab for vindenergi, Megavind. For at sikre Danmarks førende rolle i den globale vindmølleindustri kræver det flere og større testpladser med mulighed for opstilling af op til 400 meter høje vindmøller

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The revised industrial strategy for Europe endorses the European Solar Initiative

Solar PV, together with other renewable energy technologies, is identified as one of the 14 key industrial ecosystems for the EU. The Strategy stresses the need to scale up investments in new projects, and the importance of regaining and strengthening the EU’s competitive edge in the solar photovoltaic industry.

Vindmølleeksporten faldt i 2020

Den samlede eksport af varer og services fra den danske vindmølleindustri faldt med 21,1 pct. fra 2019 til 2020. Faldet er særligt at finde på vareeksporten, hvor markedet i 2020 ikke kunne måle sig med rekordåret 2019. Wind Denmark forventer at vareeksporten igen vil stige i 2021 efter et travlt produktionsår i 2020.

Money pouring into wind energy despite COVID, but are there enough projects out there?

The main problem is the slow rate of permitting of new wind farms. The money’s out there, but not enough new projects are coming through.

Permitting the key obstacle to EU wind investments – WindEurope

Despite investor appetite, inadequate permitting frameworks mean there are insufficient available projects

Open letter calls for the highest sustainable clean hydrogen standard in EU Taxonomy

Renewable hydrogen produced from 100% renewable electricity sources can play a strategic role in decarbonizing the sectors of our economy that are hard-to-electrify and can foster Europe’s industrial leadership in future-proof technologies.

Six measures for more onshore wind in Germany

Wind was 27% of Germany’s electricity consumption last year. And renewables in total were over 50%. With 63 GW of onshore and offshore wind farms, Germany has the biggest wind energy capacity in Europe. And Germany should remain the leader in the expansion of onshore wind over the period 2021-25, according to WindEurope’s latest forecasts. But this will only happen if they get their policies right.

Den danske vindmølleindustri runder 40 år

Den danske vindmølleindustris historie er præget af dramatiske op- og nedture og ikke mindst en teknologisk udvikling i højt tempo. Siden marts 1981 har vindmølleindustriens virksomheder været samlet i en fælles brancheforening, der har fokuseret på politik, teknologiudvikling, eksportfremme og samarbejde på tværs af værdikæden.

Wind is not growing fast enough for EU economy to go climate-neutral

Europe installed 14.7 GW of new wind energy in 2020. 80% of this was onshore wind. Europe now has 220 GW of total wind energy capacity. But Europe is not building enough new wind to deliver the Green Deal and climate neutrality:

Vindmølleejerne skal også levere reservestrøm til elnettet

Vindmøller deltager i forvejen i markedet for regulerkraft, hvor vindmøllerne slukkes, når der er et overskud af elektricitet i elnettet og derfor behov for nedregulering

Germany: Latest Renewables Law will hold back expansion of onshore wind

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Wind was 27% of German net electricity last year. And renewables in total were over 50%. But changes to the Renewables Law threaten to undermine the progress renewables are making – and in particular hold back the expansion of onshore wind

Record 15 GW of new wind turbines ordered in 2020

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Despite the ongoing pandemic, both onshore and offshore orders saw an increase in sales. European countries ordered 8.2 GW of onshore wind turbines – a 13% increase compared to 2019

European energy infrastructure must prioritise renewables

WindEurope criticises the text of the TEN-E revision presented today by the European Commission. The Commission missed an important chance to clearly prioritise renewable electricity and renewable hydrogen infrastructure. Instead the TEN-E revision leaves a door open for fossil fuel projects, undermining the European Green Deal objective of climate neutrality.

Double-digit growth: EU solar market defies expectations to add 18.7 GW in 2020

Today, SolarPower Europe published its new EU Market Outlook for Solar Power, which shows that despite the setbacks of COVID-19, the European solar market grew by 11%, adding 18.7 GW of installations

How is wind energy going to support economic recovery? Join us on “WindTV” and see for yourself

Wind energy is well positioned to support Europe’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

Industry-first EPC Best Practice Guidelines set global standard for solar sector

The growth of the global solar industry is driven by cost reduction, which is achieved by reducing operational costs through standardisation and adopting the latest technological developments to increase efficiency.

8 “to dos” for Governments to deliver the expansion of onshore wind needed for the Green Deal

EcofinConcept wind and solar energy

Europe wants to be climate neutral by 2050. And onshore wind will play a central role in that. According to the European Commission‘s decarbonisation scenarios it will be a quarter of Europe’s electricity consumption by 2050.

What happens when wind turbines get old? New Industry Guidance Document for dismantling and decommissioning

Repowering is happening and will increase. It’s a great opportunity to get more energy from today’s wind farms.

Solar recognised as competitive and strategic energy technology in State of the Energy Union and Renovation Wave

Solar has seen the largest cost reductions of any renewable technology, major efficiency gains and new innovations, such as floating solar and Agri-PV.

Solar recognised as competitive and strategic energy technology in State of the Energy Union and Renovation Wave

National Energy and Climate Plans: A solar-powered energy system by 2030

The National Energy and Climate Plans confirm the bright future for solar in Europe, with 209 GW of solar PV capacity set to be added by 2030, or 19 GW per year. Solar will continue to be the most-installed energy generation technology in Europe between 2020 and 2030, together with wind energy.

Robust implementation of 2030 National Plans is key to deliver EU targets

The NECP process aims to ensure the EU meets its 2030 targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions, renewables, energy efficiency and electricity interconnectors. The EU Commission will monitor the progress towards these targets.

Without CfDs Germany puts offshore wind targets at risk

Jobs and investment volumes depend on getting the regulatory framework for offshore wind right.

How much wind is needed to deliver on the EU’s renewable hydrogen goals?

Member States such as the Netherlands, Germany and Portugal, are showing increasing willingness to support renewable hydrogen.