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  • spotlight - 29 Jul 2015

    Japan’s 7MW floating offshore MHI SeaAngel turbine will be anchored today 20km off the coast of Fukushima

    It will start operation in the course of 2015 and will be joined by Hitachi’s 5MW turbine in 2016. The Fukushima floating wind consortium aims to expand the project to a 1GW wind farm with more than 140 turbines by 2020. See broadcast on

  • gwec-in-press - 28 Jul 2015

    Australia’s War on Wind Energy is Shortsighted and Ideological, says Global Industry Group


    Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott isn’t much of a fan of wind power.

    In an interview with Alan Jones, the country’s most popular radio shock jock, Abbott said he thought wind farms were “visually awful” and they “make a lot of noise.”

    You know, like coal mines?

    But the Abbott Government’s opposition to wind farms goes much further than dissing them for their looks.

    Abbott’s Treasurer Joe Hockey, …

  • press-releases - 28 Jul 2015

    Zero wind power megawatts installed in Spain in the first half of 2015

    Madrid, 27th July 2015. The worst predictions have come true: Spain does not attractinvestment in new wind power capacity. In the first half of 2015, not a single megawatthas been installed in the country, leaving the total at 22,986 MW. This makes it harderto comply with the draft of the Government´s Energy Plan, which expects about 5,000MW and 7 billion …

  • gwec-in-press - 28 Jul 2015

    Italy installs 317 MW of wind, PV in H1 2015

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    Italy installed 190.1 MW of wind farms and 127.4 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the first half (H1) of 2015, Italian renewable energy association ANIE Rinnovabili said Monday.

    Solar installations revived in May and June after weaker activity in January-April, ANIE noted. The combined capacity of newly installed small solar system, of between 3 kW and 6 kW, …

  • gwec-in-press - 23 Jul 2015

    Meanwhile In The Future: We Have Changed The Climate With Wind Turbines


    According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, about 2.3 per cent of America’s power is generated by wind. But wind power is becoming wildly popular all over the world. What would happen if a company put up so many wind turbines that they actually changed the climate on Earth? That’s the subject of this week’s podcast.

    Wind …

  • 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 …