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spotlight - 01 Jul 2014
GWEC is pleased to welcome Centrum Rozwoju Energetyki (CRE) on board as a new member of its influential circle of members promoting wind energy around the globe. CRE has been for years one of the leading Polish companies providing construction, design, implementation and management of wind power, PV and biogas projects.
CRE offers engineering and legal advice for wind …
gwec-in-press - 27 Jun 2014
Scientists at the University of Minnesota (UMN) used snowflakes from a winter snowstorm to study the airflow patterns around large wind turbines. This measurement technique could prove valuable to improving wind energy efficiency.
The Global Wind Energy Council expects wind installations of at least 47 GW in 2014, a dramatic increase over 2013 levels. However, this number could be even …
gwec-in-press - 19 Jun 2014
Cape Town – South Africa’s new wind power industry is booming, courtesy of government support through its renewable energy procurement programme.
And while communities living alongside wind farms stand to benefit hugely, getting the right mechanisms in place to ensure that mandatory benefits accrue to affected communities is the “Holy Grail” of the burgeoning industry.
This was the word from the …
gwec-in-press - 19 Jun 2014
It may not rank in popularity with the World Cup but a growing interest in Global Wind Day (June 15) continues to underscore the significant contribution that the emissions-free electricity-generating technology is making to mitigate the worst excesses of burning fossil fuels.
No longer considered an alternative energy source, the wind power sector is now present in more than 80 nations and had generated …
spotlight - 18 Jun 2014
China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has been working with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) tariff department for months to determine the FIT for offshore wind, and the discussions between the two agencies have now been finalised: the inter-tidal projects will enjoy a tariff of RMB 0.75 (USD 0.12) per kilowatt hour while the nearshore tariff will …
gwec-in-press - 16 Jun 2014
Wind Power Monthly
Last month, Senvion CEO Andreas Nauen said the “exotic” markets of America, India and Korea will drive growth in the offshore industry, but what will be the new emerging markets of the onshore industry?
Besides China, global growth in the wind industry is now being driven by Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. But what’s next?
Needless to say, …
26-28 Aug 2014
Brazil Windpower 2014
23 Sept -26 Sept 2014
WindEnergy Hamburg 2014
7-8 October 2014
AWEA’s Offshore Windpower 2014
Global Wind Report – Annual Market Update launch
- Studies Show That the Move to Renewables Will Save Consumers Money
Let’s take a look at some numbers in recent studies conducted in the US: MISO expects to see annual savings $12.2 billion achieved by installing 40 GW of wind power by 2020. After accounting for additional infrastructure cost, that’s a net benefit of $9.4 billion, or $241 per person. PJM’s report shows a savings of $14.5 billion per year, achieved by providing 22% of their power from windmills. That works out to net savings of $6.9 billion or $113 per person after the integration costs are factored in. NYISO’s plan to add 8GW by 2016, will reduce operational costs by $1.8 billion, or $65 per person. Last, but not least, according to NREL, Western Interconnect, will save, by providing 33% of their power from solar and wind, $7 billion per year, or $83 per person. Infrastructure costs, works out to 2% of the total savings achieved.
In a nutshell, what these reports show is that when conservatives scream and complain about how the new EPA rules governing power plant emissions are going to raise the price of electricity, they are simply wrong.
See more at: http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/studies-show-that-the-move-to-renewables-will-save-consumers-money#sthash.aqI4Ne1p.dpuf
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