Wind energy and the electricity grid
‘Powering Europe’ puts forward a well-argued case that there are no major technical barriers, but rather major economic benefits, to integrating large amounts of fuel- and pollution-free wind energy into Europe’s electricity grid.
Wind energy is already working in Europe
Wind energy is a mainstream power source, providing the answers to many of the challenges facing Europe today.
Administrative and grid access barriers to wind power
Based on a survey of over 200 recent wind energy projects from across the EU, this report analyses the administrative and electricity grid-related barriers to wind power development.
"The European Wind Inititative - Wind power research and development for the next ten years" offers an overview of EU wind research policy.
The report contains all the information on EWEA activities over 2009.
Exploring the 'merit order effect'
The new literature review, prepared for EWEA by energy consultants Pöyry, shows that adding wind energy into the power mix has a significant influence on the resulting price of electricity - the so-called merit order effect (MOE) - whilst at the same time reducing CO2 emissions.
Wind power can contribute significantly to all of the EU’s energy policy objectives – increased competitiveness, energy security and fighting climate change.
Wind energy targets for 2020 and 2030
Pure Power presents EWEA's new wind energy targets for 2020 and 2030. It looks in detail at how the targets can be met, and their probable effects on electricity, greenhouse gas emissions and the EU economy.
EWEA Climate change briefing for the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen
Wind power fights climate change. It is an abundant energy resource. Wind energy is a real alternative to emission producing fossil fuels and, crucially, can be deployed and begin reducing CO2 emissions immediately. Wind energy is already fighting climate change: in 2008, wind power in the EU avoided the emission of 91 million tonnes (Mt) of CO2.
Harnessing Europe's largest domestic energy resource
Europe's largest domestic energy resource - offshore wind - has huge potential and there is massive developer interest.