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  • gwec-in-press - 30 Jul 2014

    India Lays Foundation for National Wind Energy Mission

    Clean Technica

    India’s ongoing National Solar Mission has reaped very encouraging results. The country saw about 2,500 MW capacity being added in just four to five years with hundreds of megawatts set to be commissioned over the next few months. Now, the government is set to launch a similar national mission for wind energy.

  • gwec-in-press - 30 Jul 2014

    Wind energy beats nuclear, CCS for global warming mitigation

    Clean Technica

    There’s an enduring myth related to wind energy and nuclear energy that needs to be put to bed. That myth is that only nuclear can be scaled to sufficient capacity to reduce the impacts of global warming, and that wind energy is much less scalable so it should be ignored.

    Most recently, this appeared as a broad generalization …

  • spotlight - 23 Jul 2014

    Europe’s installed wind capacity will increase 64% by 2020 and bring 100,000 new jobs

    - European Union countries to install 75GW of wind energy over next 7 years, an increase of 64% installed wind power capacity, bringing the total to 192.4 GW.

    - Up to €124 billion in wind farm investments across the EU expected by 2020, Europe’s installed wind capacity will increase 64% by 2020 and bring …

  • gwec-in-press - 22 Jul 2014

    Question of the Week: can you promote wind to the people?

    Windpower Monthly

    Following from Global Wind Day, organised by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), Windpower Monthly asks if there is more the industry could be doing to promote the sector to the wider public.

    We spoke to Greenpeace chief scientist Dr Doug Parr, Vestas chief marketing officer Morten Albaek and Richard Bowen, …

  • gwec-in-press - 22 Jul 2014

    Global Wind Day 2014 — Iran signs up

    Windpower Monthly

    Iran is the latest country to join Global Wind Day to promote wind energy to the public.

    Global Wind Day, organised by the Gloabel Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), takes place on 15 June every year to promote wind energy to the public.

    The event has expanded in the six years it has …

  • gwec-in-press - 17 Jul 2014

    How often do wind turbines catch fire? And does it matter?

    The Carbon Brief

    Wind turbines are essentially small buckets of lubricating oil on top of a large metal stick, with rotating wings attached. Add a strike of lightning, a short circuit or a mechanical fault and they occasionally set alight. While that might make a good photo, no one’s sure how big a problem it is. A new report tries to work it out.