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  • gwec-in-press - 26 Jun 2015

    Why has wind been so slow to take off in Japan?

    Recharge news

    By mid-July, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will have approved Japan’s new energy targets. Don’t expect too many surprises.

    A recent draft was pretty predictable. Renewables — excluding hydropower — are to account for 22-24% of the mix by 2030, compared with 20-22% for nuclear, 26% for coal and 27% for natural gas. 

    Equally predictable was the …

  • gwec-in-press - 26 Jun 2015

    Offshore Renewables: The Future is Now

    While the recent swoon in world oil and gas prices has predictably cooled a number of offshore renewable projects, there is a palpable change regarding the way in which the world views renewable energy. Renewable energy projects, at one time merely serving as window dressing, are slowly weaving their way into the mainstream energy mix, with European countries, namely the …

  • press-releases - 24 Jun 2015

    Urgenda wins the case for better Dutch climate policies

    The Hague, 24 June 2015 – Urgenda and nine hundred co-plaintiffs were victorious in the climate case today, forcing the Dutch government to adopt more stringent climate policies. The district court of The Hague has granted the plaintiffs’ claims, and the government is now required to take more effective climate action to reduce the Netherlands’ considerable share in …

  • fowind - 21 Jun 2015

    Pre-feasibility Reports for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu

    FOWIND developed the pre-feasibility reports for offshore wind development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu (India). The reports identify key offshore areas where detailed wind resource assessment should take place off the coast of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. These reports will form the basis for future offshore wind feasibility investigations, while at the same time supporting companies and government institutions in …

  • gwec-in-press - 18 Jun 2015

    Ideol, Hitachi ink floating foundation deal for Japanese sea


    June 17 (SeeNews) – Ideol and Japanese group Hitachi Zosen Corp (TYO:7004) have signed a deal for the design of a concrete and a steel version suitable for Japanese conditions of the French startup’s patented floating foundations.

    In March the two companies entered into a cooperation agreement to design, engineer and build floating offshore wind turbines in Japan, using Ideol’s patented …

  • press-releases - 18 Jun 2015

    Renewable Energy’s Record Year Helps Uncouple Growth of Global Economy and CO2 Emissions

    Record installations for wind and solar PV in 2014; Renewable energy targets created in 20 more countries, new total: 164; Renewables account for over 60% of net additions to world’s power capacity; Policy-makers more attentive to green energy heating / cooling; Developing world investments on par with developed world, total $301 billion

    Renewable energy targets and other support policies, now in place …