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  • gwec-in-press - 23 Jul 2015

    EKF and KfW IPEX-Bank team for second Uruguayan wind farm

    Trade & Export Finance

    KfW IPEX-Bank, the international export and project financier, has collaborated with Danish export credit agency Eksport Kredit Fonden (EKF) to provide senior-debt financing for the 50 megawatt (MW) Florida II wind farm project in Uruguay. It represents the second time the pair has teamed up to finance a wind farm in the country, following the non-recourse financing …

  • news - 22 Jul 2015

    Responsible investment at Teachers Mutual Bank

    Former EWEA CEO Corin Millas reports from Australia’s Teachers Mutual Bank, where he is Corporate Social Responsibility Strategist

    Teachers Mutual Bank’s $500 million Debt Issuance Programme has been certified by the RIAA (The Responsible Investment Association of Australasia) on the basis that Teachers Mutual Banks’ Policy is ‘the exclusion of lending to, or investing in, large scale greenhouse gas pollution from …

  • gwec-in-press - 20 Jul 2015

    Pioneer wind farm ‘breaks water’ off Rhode Island coast

    USA Today

    Plans for offshore wind farms have fallen flat for years in the U.S. But a Rhode Island-based company is about to begin installation of what promises to be the first such venture in the nation. Deepwater Wind expects delivery this week of foundations that will support five wind turbines off Block Island, a small tourist destination 12 miles …

  • gwec-in-press - 14 Jul 2015

    Surprising Countries Where Solar and Wind Are Booming

    National GeographicAcross the globe, renewable energy is expanding faster than fossil fuels. It’s even taking off in countries that may surprise you.“Once again in 2014, renewables made up nearly half of the net power capacity added worldwide,” says Achim Steiner, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme. After a two-year dip, they’re attracting more investment. Hydropower generates the largest …

  • gwec-in-press - 01 Jul 2015

    Windicator: Asia leads forecasts for 55GW total additions this year

    Windpower Monthly

    Global wind-power capacity has increased from January to mid-June by just under 19GW, or around 5%, to 387GW.

    Projections for the whole year — from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and from Make Consulting — both suggest around 55GW will be installed. That is around 10% more than the capacity installed in 2014, and reflects good progress in a …

  • 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 …