Reports

EU energy policy after 2020

EU energy policy after 2020

Mind the gap

August 2011

It’s 2011, just nine years away from 2020 when the EU’s main climate change and renewable energy legislation expires.

Pure Power 2011

Pure Power 2011

Wind Energy Targets for 2020 and 2030

July 2011

This updated edition of Pure Power once again shows the huge contribution wind energy already makes – and will increasingly make – to meeting Europe’s electricity demand and strengthening its economy, and to avoiding polluting and costly fuel and carbon.

EWEA Annual Report 2010

EWEA Annual Report 2010

Powering the Energy Debate

June 2011

2010 was a year of many highs and some lows. One of the highs was the fact that the Member States’ National Renewable Energy Action Plans showed the EU to be en route to slightly exceed the 20% renewable energy target.

Single market

Single market

The most powerful freedom

April 2011

In 1986, European leaders agreed to open up their borders to the free movement of goods, capital, people and services. Ever since, the European single market has ensured trade, competition, consumer choice, employment and prosperity in Europe. Yet 25 years later, there is still no single market in electricity. Consumers are supplied with electricity that is generally produced nationally, and as competition is ineffective, electricity suppliers can pass any price increase onto that same consumer.

Upwind

Upwind

Design limits and solutions for very large wind turbines

March 2011

20 Megawatt wind turbines are feasible, according to a new report from the EU-funded UpWind project. UpWind explored the design limits of upscaling wind turbines to 20 Megawatt (MW) and found that they would have rotor diameters of around 200 metres, compared to some 120 metres on today's 5 MW turbines.

EU energy policy to 2050

EU energy policy to 2050

Achieving 80-95% emissions reductions

March 2011

EWEA's EU Energy Policy to 2050 report outlines the successes of Europe's renewable energy policy, and outlines the need for long-term planning, as far as 2050.

Climate change

Climate change

Moving to 30% emissions cuts

December 2010

A 30% cut by 2020 is a crucial first step to the 80-95% emissions cut by 2050 agreed by the Heads of State.

Powering Europe

Powering Europe

Wind energy and the electricity grid

November 2010

‘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.

Green jobs

Green jobs

Wind energy is already working in Europe

September 2010

Wind energy is a mainstream power source, providing the answers to many of the challenges facing Europe today.

Wind Barriers

Wind Barriers

Administrative and grid access barriers to wind power

July 2010

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.