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  • spotlight - 20 May 2015

    Renewable Energy Employs 7.7 Million People Worldwide, Says New IRENA Report

    Employment in the renewable energy industry increased by more than one million jobs in the last year

    New York, U.S.A., 19 May 2015 – More than 7.7 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This is an 18 per cent increase from last …

  • gwec-in-press - 12 May 2015

    China’s Revolution In Wind Energy

    Forbes

    Back in 2010, China became the world’s largest wind energy producer and the boom is continuing unabated, fuelled by government support and ambitious renewable energy targets. Data from the China Wind Energy Association (CWEA) revealed that wind energy surpassed nuclear for the very first time in 2012 to become the country’s third largest source of electricity, after coal and hydro-electric power.

  • gwec-in-press - 08 May 2015

    SunEdison Shares Surge In Wake Of Q1’15 Earnings, New Yieldco, Acquisitions

    Clean Technica

    In a week with several big-name renewable energy companies releasing their first quarter earnings reports for 2015, SunEdison has outshone them all. Despite only steady Q1’15 results, SunEdison — the world’s largest renewable energy developer — also announced the acquisition of seven renewable energy portfolios in emerging countries, and the intention to form a second yieldco dedicated to emerging …

  • news - 08 May 2015

    Greece: The Hellenic Wind Energy Association Joins GWEC

    GWEC is pleased to welcome the Hellenic Wind Energy Association (HWEA) as a new member of its influential circle of members promoting wind energy around the globe. The HWEA, best known in Greek as ELETAEN, was founded in 1990 by 50 wind energy pioneers including Arthouros Zervos, Dimitris Lalas and Ioannis Tsipouridis.

    Today, HWEA’s membership boasts over 400 wind …

  • webinars - 07 May 2015

    Doing Business in… Brazil (1 June 2015, 3pm CEST)

    Webinar in partnership with Renewable Energy World

    Brazil is one of the most promising markets for wind energy. Ranked 10th globally in terms of installed wind capacity, Brazil built 95 new wind farms in 2014, totalling 2.5 GW, which brought total installed capacity to 5.9 GW.

    On the basis of existing contracts, the Brazilian wind sector is expected to install another 12-13 …

  • gwec-in-press - 06 May 2015

    UK still top for offshore wind but China dominates onshore

    Utility Week

    The UK may still be a world-beating performer for developing offshore wind energy, but more can still be done onshore, as demonstrated by China’s wind-power growth, the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC’s) secretary general Steve Sawyer has argued.

    Indeed, unveiling GWEC’s, Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update 2014, in a recent webinar Sawyer noted that at 813 megawatts (MW) of …