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  • Economy
    Issue 3&4/2018

    An industry in distress

    Government policy has left German wind companies reeling – but the pressure is just as great for the municipalities they operate in. Aurich, in Lower Saxony, has had to impose a budget freeze.
    22 Aug 18, Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
  • Economy
    Issue 2/2018

    Is China stirring up the wind sector?

    Ralf Peters, Head of Communications at wind turbine manufacturer Nordex, wouldn’t be surprised if Chinese turbines were running in Germany soon.
    16 Apr 18, Interviewed by Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
  • Economy
    Issue 5/2017

    Husum Wind trade fair: Everything under review

    The pursuit of efficiency gains is not limited to wind turbines. Faced with falling remuneration levels, an entire industry is getting to grips with this very task. Meanwhile, it is on the look-out for new business models.
    23 Nov 17, By Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
  • Economy
    Europe

    Record year for wind energy

    Stormy weather and massive new installation figures of wind turbines in Europe has made its impact. Wind energy reached end of last year new highs.
    30 Jan 15, Isaac Bah 0
  • Economy
    Interview of the week

    “Everyone urgently needs planning security”

    …says Felix Losada, spokesperson for Nordex SE, in light of current developments in the German wind turbine market. According to calculations by Deutsche WindGuard on behalf of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) and the German Wind Energy Association (BWE), 1,154 new wind turbines with a total output of 2,998.41 megawatts were installed in Germany in 2013. This is a good result, but will it continue in 2014?
    3 Feb 14, Interviewed by Bernward Janzing 0
  • Economy
    Interview

    “We want an honest debate”

    Deutsche WindGuard recently analysed the investment and operating costs of onshore wind-energy projects on behalf of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). The study, “The Costs of Onshore Wind Energy”, reached a clear conclusion: with mean electricity-production costs ranging between EUR 0.06 and EUR 0.11 per kilowatt hour (kWh), onshore wind energy continues to be one of the most cost-effective renewable energies. “Thanks to technical optimisation and new concepts for wind turbines, the electricity-production costs of wind turbines have continued to decline significantly in the last few years,” says Thorsten Herdan, head of the German Engineering Federation’s power systems segment. In an interview with new energy, BWE President Sylvia Pilarsky-Grosch talks about the potential for cost reductions and her hopes for an informed debate with politicians.
    19 Nov 13, Interviewed by Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
  • Economy
    EWEA 2013

    “Investment security is vital”

    … says Ronny Meyer, managing director of the wind energy agency WAB.Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Social Democratic Party (SPD) are currently holding coalition talks. If they form a coalition, they plan to reduce the policy goals for offshore wind-energy expansion from 10,000 to 6,500 megawatts (MW) by 2020 and from 25,000 to 15,000 MW by 2030.
    19 Nov 13, Interviewed by Anne-Kathrin Wehrmann 0
  • Economy
    Interview

    “We need a clear political target”

    Thomas Becker, CEO of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), talks about the upcoming EWEA Offshore 2013 and the challenges facing the industry in the year ahead.
    21 Oct 13, Isaac Bah 0
  • Economy
    Service survey

    The customer is king

    Good service now plays a key role among turbine manufacturers. The results from the service survey for 2012 carried out by the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) show that most manufacturers are continuing to improve their maintenance and repair services, and the gap is closing on independent service providers.
    17 Oct 13, Sascha Rentzing 0
  • Economy
    Wind power installation

    Number jumble

    For many years now, global wind-power installation figures have set new records every year – and 2012 was no exception. However, the latest publications show that it is not easy to find accurate data on the global wind-energy market.
    8 Jul 13, Anne-Katrin Wehrmann 0

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Issue 05 / 2018

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  • 22 Jan 19 to 24 Jan 19

    26th Handelsblatt Annual Conference "Energy Industry 2019"

    Euroforum Deutschland GmbH
  • 5 Feb 19 to 7 Feb 19

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    E-world energy & water GmbH
  • 12 Mar 19 to 14 Mar 19

    Energy Storage Europe 2019

    Messe Düsseldorf GmbH