Some 14.7 GW of wind power capacity were installed in Europe last year, down 6% on 2019 and 19% below forecast, sector association WindEurope said Feb. 25. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The Netherlands led the way with 2 GW added, including 1.5 GW offshore, followed by Germany, Norway, Spain, and France. EU27 states accounted for 10.5 GW of the new capacity. Looking ahead, some 105 GW wind capacity is expected to come online in Europe over the next five years, WindEurope said, of which 72% or 76 GW would be onshore. “Europe is not building enough new wind farms to deliver the EU’s climate and energy goals,” WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said. “Permitting rules and procedures are too complex. There are not enough people working in the permitting authorities to process permit applications,” he said. Specifically for […]