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  • 28 Sep 2016 / gwec-in-press

    How I learned to love power auctions

    Recharge news

    While the US administration of Jimmy Carter can rightly claim the invention of the feed-in tariff, it was Germany’s 1990 ‘Feed-in law’ which provided the initial impetus to the large scale development of wind and solar technologies. Revised in 2000, it became the EEG, which, depending on your point of view, has been the single most successful spark to …

  • 22 Sep 2016 / gwec-in-press

    DONG Energy to build $13-26 million hub for UK offshore wind

    Reuters

    Denmark’s DONG Energy (DENERG.CO) said on Thursday it would build a multi-million pound maintenance hub in Grimsby, northeast England, to provide services for its offshore wind operations.

    The new facility would, subject to planning approval, be built at the town’s Royal Dock and provide maintenance support to the company’s wind farms in the region.

    Britain is the world leader for installed …

  • 21 Sep 2016 / gwec-in-press

    Should Investors Add Wind Energy to Their Portfolio?

    Green World Investor

    Any investor with a green conscience will definitely be considering investing in something they believe in, and not just to make money from. There are many different types of renewable energy stocks and shares available to invest in, but with wind energy set to increase by 64% by 2020 in Europe alone, this is one of the best …

  • 21 Sep 2016 / calendar

    Financing Wind in Argentina

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    One-day Interactive Seminar

    25 October, 09h00-18h00
    Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires

    RenovAR ROUND 1 and beyond:  
    Challenges and Opportunities to underpin the market

     

    The first auction under Argentina’s new RenovAR program has proved far more attractive than expected, with bids submitted for more than six times the 1000 MW of capacity that will be sold. …

  • 20 Sep 2016 / gwec-in-press

    China embarked on wind power frenzy, says IEA

    BBC 

    China has been building two wind turbines every hour, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has told BBC News.

    This is the world’s biggest programme of turbine installation, double that of its nearest rival, the US.

    The nation’s entire annual increase in energy demand has been fulfilled from the wind.

    But the IEA warns China has built so much coal-fired generating capacity that …

  • 13 Sep 2016 / spotlight

    Experts Anticipate Significant Continued Reductions in Wind Energy Costs

    Berkeley Lab study shows expected declines of 24%–30% by 2030 and 35%–41% by 2050 

    Berkeley, CA — Technology advancements are expected to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy, according to a survey of the world’s foremost wind power experts led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Experts anticipate cost reductions of 24%–30% by 2030 and 35%–41% by …