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spotlight - 17 May 2013
More than 97% of articles published in the peer reviewed literature supported the notion that human activity is causing climate change
The notion in the media (and hence, in public opinion) that there is a ‘scientific debate’ about whether or not human activity is changing the climate reminds me of an old campaign poster from Canada: “14% of Canadians …
gwec-in-press - 17 May 2013
Chile’s environmental regulator has given the green light to the third and last portion of energy firm E-CL’s $685 million wind park project, which is expected to generate up to 310 megawatts, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
gwec-in-press - 13 May 2013
EcoGeneration — May/June 2013
Following his keynote presentation at the New Zealand Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition in late March 2013, Global Wind Energy Council Secretary-General Steve Sawyer spoke to EcoGeneration’s Melanie Ryan about the challenges and growth predictions facing the international wind market over the next five years.
Worldwide, the wind energy sector is expected to undergo …
gwec-in-press - 10 May 2013
Modern Distribution Management
State renewable energy standards, driven by environmental and economic factors, have created a larger market for wind energy in the U.S. Federal and local incentives, combined with improved efficiencies and reduced costs, have supported the industry development needed to meet this demand. MDM spoke with wind association leaders, distributors and manufacturers to learn more about what’s driving wind …
gwec-in-press - 06 May 2013
The WindMade labelling scheme yesterday unveiled its latest draft product standard, opening the new certification scheme up for consultation.
The Windmade Product Label sets out the technical requirements that individual products will have to meet if they are to display the industry-backed label demonstrating that a product or service have been provided using renewable energy.
news - 06 May 2013
23 May - 23 May 2013
CanWEA Connections Networking Event – Calgary
18 Jun -18 Jun 2013
CanWEA Connections Networking Event – Fredericton
25 Jun - 26 Jun 2013
EWEA Resource Assessment 2013
Steve Sawyer speaking at a wind energy conference in Wellington, New Zealand
"'Policies need to be Long, Loud and Legal'".
- No Debate
The notion in the media (and hence, in public opinion) that there is a ‘scientific debate’ about whether or not human activity is changing the climate reminds me of an old campaign poster from Canada: “14% of Canadians think it’s a good idea to permit clear-cut logging in Clayoquot Sound; and 17% think that Elvis is still alive”.
A recent review of the scientific literature between 2001 and 2011 http://reneweconomy.com.au/2013/study-finds-97-consensus-on-human-caused-global-warming-56917
found that more than 97% of articles published in the peer reviewed literature supported the notion that human activity is causing climate change. But to listen to the media, you’d think there was a debate. The fossil fuel industry is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to make it seem like there is a debate, as per the responses to Martin Wolf’s article earlier this week in the Financial Times http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c926f6e8-bbf9-11e2-a4b4-00144feab7de.html#axzz2TXi2A7KH.
There is no debate about the fact of anthropogenic climate change, but huge debates about the best way to tackle it, its regional variations and timing. Those pretending otherwise are wittingly or unwittingly aiding and abetting the fossil fuel industry’s misinformation campaign on the subject, which I believe will be responsible for more deaths than all of the 20th century holocausts combined, and is a crime against humanity of unprecedented magnitude. I just hope I live long enough to see the trial (Steve Sawyer, GWEC Secretary General)
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