EWEA 2014 Annual Event

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  • EWEA 2014: the event round-up (13/03/2014) - New markets, technological breakthroughs and an end to political uncertainty – that’s just three of the advances the wind energy sector is expecting in the coming years, revealed industry leaders at the EWEA 2014 Annual Event in Barcelona. “We will …
  • Water used for EU power production equivalent to annual consumption of Germany (13/03/2014) - Nuclear, coal and gas plants in Europe use 4.5 billion m³ of water a year, equivalent to that of 82 million EU citizens – the same as the population of Germany – new research shows. Energy production represents 44% of …
  • Cost reduction is one of the biggest challenges facing wind sector, says Allianz renewables chief (12/03/2014) - Cost reduction is the one of the biggest challenges facing the wind energy industry today, according to Dave Jones, head of renewable energy at Allianz Capital Partners. Speaking in a conference session on ´finding new growth opportunities´ at EWEA´s annual …
  • New health and safety video online (12/03/2014) - From how to turn off a turbine and correctly attaching harnesses at heights to the safest way to transfer between vessels at sea, the freshly launched EWEA health and safety video contains essential guidelines for training new wind energy technicians. …
  • “Fossil fuel subsidies distort the market” (12/03/2014) - Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Maria van der Hoeven, talked to Sarah Azau at EWEA 2014 Annual Event in Barcelona about power markets, subsidies and the Crimea. Will the Crimean situation make a difference to our relationship with …
  • Taking your business outside Europe (11/03/2014) - As the exhibition halls at EWEA 2014 start to hum to the tune of stand parties and beer receptions, attention is already turning to what’s on tomorrow’s agenda at EWEA 2014 in Barcelona. If your business is looking for new …
  • Wind energy is a “massive new paradigm of employment” (11/03/2014) - Wind energy can create hundreds of jobs as part of a new climate change-aware world, said Eddie O’Connor, founder and CEO of Mainstream Renewables. O’Connor described this point in time as a “massive opportunity to go entirely renewable.” He was …
  • Where will wind energy be in 2020? (11/03/2014) - In five or six years’ time, the wind energy sector will see an end to regulatory uncertainty, increasing levels of consolidation within the industry and leaps ahead in technology – said CEOs speaking at EWEA 2014 in Barcelona today. We …
  • Companies unite to call for an ambitious 2030 renewables target (11/03/2014) - 1513 companies, including many wind energy players, have joined a call on EU governments to set an ambitious renewables target for 2030. Gathering in Barcelona for the industry’s annual event, EWEA 2014, wind energy companies lent their support to a …
  • Energy secretary to tell EU governments “act now to preserve green growth” (10/03/2014) - Portuguese secretary of state for energy Artur Trindade will today call on EU heads of state and government to set ambitious targets for 2030 including a 40% renewable energy target and a target for grid infrastructure. Ambitious targets are the …
  • “I was the biggest polluter in Ireland” (10/03/2014) - Eddie O’Connor, Irish wind energy entrepreneur and visionary – and winner of this year’s Poul la Cour prize for excellence in the field of wind energy – spoke to Sarah Azau at EWEA 2014 in Barcelona about his career so …
  • Top wind industry award goes to Mainstream chief Eddie O’Connor (10/03/2014) - The wind energy industry’s prestigious Poul la Cour prize was awarded this afternoon to Airtricity and Mainstream Renewable Power founder Eddie O’Connor. “This year, the award goes to someone who is a very rare breed: both a visionary and a …
  • IEA executive director: “We welcome a renewables target for 2030” (10/03/2014) - The International Energy Agency (IEA) supports an EU renewable energy target for 2030 – this would reduce policy risk and so “bring down costs and put us on the path we want to be on”, stated Maria van der Hoeven, …
  • Avoiding fossil fuel costs with wind energy (10/03/2014) - During 2011 Europe spent €406 billion (bn) on importing fossil fuels rising to €545 bn in 2012. This is around three times more than the cost of the Greek bailout up to 2013. Europe imports over half its energy in …
  • EWEA 2014 opens its doors in Barcelona (10/03/2014) - The months of anticipation are finally over – EWEA 2014 opens its doors for business in Barcelona this afternoon! Headlining later today at the opening session will be Artur Trindade, Portuguese Secretary of State for Energy, Maria van der Hoeven, …
  • Top wind energy CEOs tell how to “get back to business” in Barcelona (08/03/2014) - Ten CEOs from leading European companies with wind energy assets – from Iberdrola to GE and Alstom – will be in Barcelona next week to describe how they are getting back to business despite the difficult political landscape. They will …
  • Wind energy’s triumph in Spain is being ignored by the government (07/03/2014) - In 2013 wind power was the leading source of electricity in Spain, but wind energy is facing huge regulatory hurdles – the latest of which will be discussed in detail at EWEA 2014 in Barcelona on Wednesday 12 March. We …
  • At the forefront of rotor technologies (07/03/2014) - Wind energy technology is on a constant mission to improve its performance – and rotor designs and efficiency are a key field of investigation. How do I increase energy yields? What are the safest rotor designs? How can noise levels …
  • Health and safety video set to premiere at EWEA 2014 (06/03/2014) - The wind industry has expanded rapidly over the last decade, but what do we know about health and safety best practices? EWEA is set to launch a new video on Tuesday 11 March at 4pm on the EWEA Stand (6D40) …
  • Wind energy can save billions in imported fossil fuels (05/03/2014) - How much do you think the EU spends on importing the fossil fuels we consume per year? The answer is a lot, but did you know that in 2011 it was three times the amount that has been spent on …
  • Which way forward for the European wind industry? (03/03/2014) - The wind industry has faced a difficult few years, but now is the time to look forward. Just ahead of the EWEA 2014 Annual Event in Barcelona, Wind Power Monthly TV hosted a webcast to discuss the topic that will …
  • Win 2 tickets to watch Barcelona vs Manchester (27/02/2014) - Rising stars Manchester City take on FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on 12 March (20:45 CET). EWEA has teamed up with CaixaBank to offer two lucky EWEA 2014 participants the chance to …
  • Uncovering new growth opportunities (24/02/2014) - Adaptation is key to survival, and the crisis in recent years has forced many businesses to change. Now, we need innovative thinking to keep ahead of the game: how can your business keep on top of the challenges by thinking …
  • How healthy is your wind farm? (24/02/2014) - Keeping a wind farm performing as it should is a top priority for the wind business. What are the best strategies for maintaining turbines offshore? How can I make the turbines in my wind farm operate more efficiently? What are …
  • UN climate talks: get on board to boost business (24/02/2014) - “It is very important for the renewable industry to show that the technology is available to fight climate change” Climate change is back on the political agenda. Jörg Zimmerman, Editor in Chief of New Energy/Neue Energie calls on the renewable …
  • Keeping it safe (21/02/2014) - Oil pipeline explosions, nuclear meltdowns and dangerous gas leaks – the wind energy sector may not make the headlines in the same way as other parts of the energy sector when it comes to accidents, but the industry is certainly …
  • IEA chief: Europe “risks losing its position as a renewable energy leader” (19/02/2014) - Photo © IEA / Florence Jamart Europe risks losing its top spot in renewable energy if it does not invest sufficiently in grid and market integration, IEA executive director Maria van der Hoeven stated recently. She will speak further at …
  • Breaking the boundaries: taking your business outside of Europe (18/02/2014) - Wind energy in Europe is still living through turbulent times. But if you’re looking to expand outside the European box, then the “Doing Business In…”  GWEC led session at EWEA 2014 on Wednesday 12 March in Barcelona could be your …
  • Valentine’s Day offer to attend EWEA 2014 (14/02/2014) - The joy of giving on Valentine’s Day just got better! For one day only you’ll be able to share the price of your EWEA 2014 exhibition visitor pass with a colleague. Register today and you’ll get a free exhibition visitor …
  • Getting more bang for your buck: technology is key (10/02/2014) - Wind energy has made huge leaps in technology from the days when turbine power was measured in kilowatts to today’s megawatt machines. But the industry is continuously investing huge amounts of time and money into research and development – more …
  • How is wind energy getting back to business? (10/02/2014) - EU leaders may be dithering over the next set of renewable energy targets for 2030, but the wind industry is not playing a waiting game. How has the industry been getting back to business amid all the political and economic …
  • Portuguese Energy Minister to speak at EWEA 2014 (03/02/2014) - Portugal’s Minister of Environment, Territorial Planning and Energy, Jorge Moreira da Silva, will speak about 2030 renewables targets at the opening session of EWEA 2014. This year’s annual event comes at an especially opportune time: just a few weeks before …
  • ENERCON Chief urges industry to join forces (27/01/2014) - Europe’s wind industry should join forces at EWEA 2014 to send a positive signal from Spain, says ENERCON Managing Director, Hans-Dieter Kettwig. “An ambitious target for the expansion of renewable energies by the year 2030 is of key importance to …
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