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  • press-releases - 10 Feb 2016

    Wind adds 13GW new capacity in 2015: 44% of all new power

    Wind energy added more new capacity than any other form of power in Europe in 2015. 

    Across the 28 EU member states, wind accounted for 44% of all new power installations, connecting a total of 12.8GW to the grid – 9.766MW in onshore and 3,034MW offshore. The volume of new installations was 6.3% up on 2014.  Total wind capacity in Europe …

  • gwec-in-press - 01 Feb 2016

    Straight talking: Multilateralism has set the train rolling

    Windpower Monthly

    WORLDWIDE: The question I posed at end of my last column was: “Will the renewables revolution happen fast enough to save the climate?” Although the COP21 UN climate summit in Paris did not definitively answer the question, the possibility of a positive answer seems much greater now than it did before the event, even after a few weeks …

  • gwec-in-press - 29 Jan 2016

    French firm EDF invests $169m in Indian wind energy firm SITAC RE


    France-based EDF Energy Nouvelles (EDF EN) has invested €155 million ($168.5 million) in New Delhi-based wind energy company SITAC RE Pvt Ltd, Malvinder Singh, chairman and founder of SITAC RE told DEALSTREETASIA.The partnership will not affect the current management structure at SITAC RE.EDF plans to appoint a CFO for its Indian operations later during the year.SITAC mainly focuses on the …

  • press-releases - 28 Jan 2016

    US added 8,598 MW in 2015, the third largest amount ever installed in a year and a 77% increase over 2014

    AWEA highlighted the industry’s sustained growth in releasing its U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2015 Market Report. The strong market activity is expected to continue, with a bipartisan vote by Congress late last year for a multi-year extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC), supplying the industry with much-needed policy certainty. As 2016 began, an additional 9,400 MW were under …

  • press-releases - 27 Jan 2016

    The Spanish wind power sector installs zero megawatts in 2015, an unknown situation since the 80´s

    In the last four years, Spain has installed 1,932 MW, which makes it the less wind power friendly political term in four and compromises Spain’s compliance with the European 2020 targetsThe only possibility is to launch new auctions as soon as possible and correct certain aspects of the Energy Reform to restore legal certaintyTo avoid the mistakes of the first …

  • press-releases - 27 Jan 2016

    Germany adds 3.5 GW onshore wind, bringing the total new installations to over 5.8 GW in 2015

    With a net increase of 3,535.8 megawatts, 2015 was the second strongest year for onshore wind energy expansion in Germany. But the draft Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) 2016 does away with binding expansion targets, and will manage wind energy expansion on land by means of annually variable tendering quantities. This means uncertainty for manufacturers and operators. VDMA Power Systems …