LATEST NEWS continued

  • spotlight - 04 Aug 2015

    Obama’s final clean power plan makes a difference

    President Obama announced on Monday the final version of the clean power plan that is to reduce emissions from power plants significantly. While it is an update of the plan already announced in 2014, it still has a significant effect:  

    The new plan is more ambitious than the earlier versions. The envisaged reductions increased from 30% to 32% below 2005 …

  • gwec-in-press - 31 Jul 2015

    Straight talking: Wind offers much to a world that is short of water

    Windpower Monthly

    WORLDWIDE: My enduring image from the deadly European heatwave in the summer of 2003 was the picture of bedraggled French firefighters spraying what looked like a pathetically thin stream of water on top of the containment dome of a nuclear power plant in an attempt to keep the reactor cool.

    The water levels in the Loire river had sunk …

  • gwec-in-press - 31 Jul 2015

    Getting wind energy to work

    The Financial Express

    India is the fifth largest producer and consumer of electricity after the US, China, Japan and Russia. But our per capita consumption (957 kWh) is among the lowest. China’s is 4,000 kWh, while in developed countries it is close to 15,000 kWh. India needs faster economic growth for improving quality of life and increasing opportunities for development. As …

  • press-releases - 30 Jul 2015

    VDMA/BWE: The German wind industry takes a breather

    The figures for onshore wind in Germany show a downturn in the first six months of this year. Despite this, the trade associations predict a net additional installation for the whole of 2015 of at least 4,000 megawatts, which would make climate goals achievable. The manufacturers are however burdened by a boom and bust market situation, and perch on a …

  • press-releases - 30 Jul 2015

    Offshore wind industry sets record year for installations in first half of 2015

    In the first six months of 2015, the European offshore wind industry installed more new capacity than in any other year on record as several projects reached completion and deployment of larger turbines increased.

    Installations in the first half of 2015 touched 2,342.9MW – tripling the grid-connected capacity for the same period last year. As a result, total installed offshore wind …

  • gwec-in-press - 30 Jul 2015

    Pope Francis sides with climate change

    Press Republican

    In late June, Pope Francis issued a 184-page encyclical, “Laudato Si.”

    This was not a spur-of-the-moment decision but evolved over many months, with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences playing a leading role.

     

    In April of this year, “scientists, religious figures and policymakers gathered at the Vatican to discuss the science of global warming and the danger posed to the world’s poorest …