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  • spotlight - 06 Oct 2015

    Renewable Energy Rising in Southern Africa

    The SADC region becoming a key player in the international trend towards development of renewable energy resources and energy efficiency. Renewables now account for 23.5% of generation.

    An understanding of the SADC region’s emerging renewable energy industry, market development and growth is critical to realising the region’s potential and to scaling-up investment opportunities. In order to do so, REN21 and UNIDO …

  • spotlight - 06 Oct 2015

    Economic benefits of wind energy in Ontario in the spotlight

    CanWEA Opens 31st Annual Conference and Exhibition in Toronto

    TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2015 /CNW/ – By 2030 wind energy in Ontario will have stimulated over$14 billion in economic activity in the province providing well-paying jobs to thousands of workers and injecting millions of dollars directly into local economies, according to the results of a new study …

  • gwec-in-press - 06 Oct 2015

    Straight talking: What we can all learn from the German Energiewende

    Windpower Monthly

    While every aspect of Germany’s Energiewende — the transition to increasing dependence on renewables in energy supply — has been the subject of much debate both domestically and internationally, we should keep in mind that Germany is the first major industrialised country to undertake such an energy “transformation”.

    At a conference in Berlin earlier this year, German foreign minister Frank …

  • gwec-in-press - 05 Oct 2015

    Riding the winds of change

    The Energy Industry Times

    Wind power is a powerful tool for tackling greenhouse gas emissions and is increasingly the technology of choice for utilities and system operators seeking to decrease the risks posed by volatile fossil fuel prices, argues the Global Wind Energy Council. But negotiators at the upcoming climate change conference in Paris need the courage to stand up to …

  • spotlight - 05 Oct 2015


    CAPE TOWN, October 5, 2015 – Attracting 3600 delegates from 82 countries, the South African International Renewable Energy Conference was officially opened by the South African Minister of Energy, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson, in Cape Town today.  The sixth in a series of International Renewable Energy Conferences (IRECs), first held in Bonn, Germany in 2004, SAIREC is the first such conference to take …

  • news - 01 Oct 2015

    On UN deadline, Government climate pledges, if implemented, would warm world by 2.7˚C

    The Climate Action Tracker

    The combination of Government climate action plans, if implemented, would bring global warming down to 2.7˚C,  according to an analysis released today by the Climate Action Tracker (CAT).     On the day of the October 1 UN deadline for governments to submit their emission reduction targets, or Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for 2025 and 2030, the …