Reports

Eastern Winds

Eastern Winds

Emerging European wind power markets

February 2013

Eastern Winds examines the frontier of wind power development in Europe. The report deals with the prospects for wind power in central and eastern Europe, tackles financing and provides an in-depth analysis of 12 emerging wind power markets. Eastern Winds is also a tool for decision-makers highlighting bottlenecks, regulatory challenges and providing policy recommendations.

The European Wind Initiative (2013)

The European Wind Initiative (2013)

Wind power research and development to 2020

January 2013

"The European Wind Initiative - Wind Power Research and Development to 2020” is an updated summary of the 10 year wind energy research strategy. The pamphlet summarises the EWI implementation activities, the progress made so far and suggests funding recommendations in line with the upcoming EU Multiannual Budget 2014-2020.

Creating the Internal Energy Market in Europe

Creating the Internal Energy Market in Europe

September 2012

A report on EU electricity market rules, which must reflect the energy generation mix of the future and help usher in a flexible power system with a large-scale uptake of wind power and other renewable energy sources.

Energy and the EU budget 2014-2020

Energy and the EU budget 2014-2020

September 2012

It is the European Commission’s job to propose a seven year ‘Multiannual Financial Framework’ budget to the Council and Parliament. The current proposal stands at €1,025 billion. This represents 1% of the EU’s gross domestic product – while national budgets are around 30-40% of national GDP.

SEANERGY 2020

SEANERGY 2020

Delivering offshore electricity to the EU

July 2012

Spatial planning of offshore renewable energies and electricity grid infrastructures in an integrated EU maritime policy.

EWEA Annual Report 2011

EWEA Annual Report 2011

Thirty years growing together

June 2012

2011 was the year that EWEA spearheaded the call for 2030 renewable energy targets and began to look forward to its 30th anniversary in 2012. During the last 30 years EWEA has supported the growth of Europe’s wind power industry from a marginal technology (in 1982 there was just over 100 MW of capacity in Europe) to a major industry – Europe is set to pass the 100,000 MW mark this year, providing over 6% of Europe’s electricity.

Green Growth

Green Growth

The impact of wind energy on jobs and the economy

April 2012

Green Growth examines the impact of wind energy on jobs and the economy in the EU. The wind energy industry increased its contribution to the EU’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 33% between 2007 and 2010. In 2010, the industry’s growth was twice that of the EU’s GDP overall, with the sector contributing €32 billion to an EU economy in slowdown.

Wind in our Sails

Wind in our Sails

The coming of Europe's offshore wind energy industry

November 2011

‘Wind in our Sails’ is about offshore wind energy and provides a detailed analysis of the sector’s rapidly developing supply chain.

Wind Energy and EU climate policy

Wind Energy and EU climate policy

Achieving 30% lower emissions by 2020

November 2011

EWEA's report shows that in 2010, wind energy avoided as much as 28% of the EU’s Kyoto emissions reduction target, and will avoid as much as 31% of the EU-wide objective by 2020.

OffshoreGrid

OffshoreGrid

Offshore Electricity Infrastructure in Europe

October 2011

The OffshoreGrid project proves the financial benefits of building a meshed European grid offshore and outlines two cost efficient designs.