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  • gwec-in-press - 31 Jul 2015

    Getting wind energy to work

    The Financial Express

    India is the fifth largest producer and consumer of electricity after the US, China, Japan and Russia. But our per capita consumption (957 kWh) is among the lowest. China’s is 4,000 kWh, while in developed countries it is close to 15,000 kWh. India needs faster economic growth for improving quality of life and increasing opportunities for development. As …

  • press-releases - 30 Jul 2015

    VDMA/BWE: The German wind industry takes a breather

    The figures for onshore wind in Germany show a downturn in the first six months of this year. Despite this, the trade associations predict a net additional installation for the whole of 2015 of at least 4,000 megawatts, which would make climate goals achievable. The manufacturers are however burdened by a boom and bust market situation, and perch on a …

  • press-releases - 30 Jul 2015

    Offshore wind industry sets record year for installations in first half of 2015

    In the first six months of 2015, the European offshore wind industry installed more new capacity than in any other year on record as several projects reached completion and deployment of larger turbines increased.

    Installations in the first half of 2015 touched 2,342.9MW – tripling the grid-connected capacity for the same period last year. As a result, total installed offshore wind …

  • gwec-in-press - 30 Jul 2015

    Pope Francis sides with climate change

    Press Republican

    In late June, Pope Francis issued a 184-page encyclical, “Laudato Si.”

    This was not a spur-of-the-moment decision but evolved over many months, with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences playing a leading role.

     

    In April of this year, “scientists, religious figures and policymakers gathered at the Vatican to discuss the science of global warming and the danger posed to the world’s poorest …

  • gwec-in-press - 29 Jul 2015

    Emerging markets climb up the top wind markets chart

    SeeNews Renewables

    Emerging markets are undeniably today’s hot spot when considering wind power projects and there are clear indications that developing economies will soon dominate the chart with top markets to invest in.

    It is important to remember that renewable energy development in emerging markets follows a path very different from the one set by the centralised grids of the industrialised world.

    Renewables growth …

  • 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 100 MW in the near future. See broadcast on bit.ly/1LWPaVt.