According to the WindEurope, during 2019 a 15% of the electricity in Europe was provided through the wind energy. Although, the current rate of installation is not enough so as to deliver the Green Deal.
In fact, Europe managed to install 15.4 GW of new wind energy, while 11.8 GW of this was onshore wind and 3.6 GW was new offshore wind, resulting the total amount of 205 GW.
Despite the fact that 2019 installations increased by 27% in comparison to 2018, the rate of installations is not enough to achieve Europe’s plan and needs to be doubled.
For the records, Europe’s goal is to deliver half of its electricity from wind energy by 2050.
Climate neutrality and the Green Deal require Europe to install over twice as much new wind energy each year as it managed in 2019. And the growth needs to come from both offshore and onshore wind.
…said WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson.
In order to reach this target, there is a need of new approach to planning and permitting and continued investment in power grids.
The National Energy and Climate Plans for 2030 are crucial here. The EU needs to ensure they’re ambitious and rigorously implemented.
…Giles Dickson concluded.
Concluding, across Europe there were €19bn of new investments concerning wind farms, covering 11.8 GW of capacity while 15 GW of new capacity was awarded in government auctions and tenders.