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  • gwec-in-press - 12 Feb 2016

    China Wind Installations Push Global Wind Past 63 GW


    New figures from the Global Wind Energy Council show that China helped push global wind installations past 63 GW in 2015.

    In its release of global wind statistics for 2015, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) highlighted the “astonishing” 30.5 GW of new wind capacity installed in China in 2015, which pushed the global wind industry’s total capacity installed in 2015 …

  • gwec-in-press - 12 Feb 2016

    China now the world leader in wind power production

    The Globe and Mail

    China has become the world leader in wind power production after constructing nearly half of all the new turbines built around the globe in 2015.

    According to statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) on Wednesday, China installed 30,500 megawatts of new wind power last year, compared to the world total of 63,000 MW. …

  • gwec-in-press - 11 Feb 2016

    China overtakes EU to become global wind power leader

    The Guardian

    China installed half of all new wind capacity worldwide last year, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

    The country added an “astonishing” 30.5 gigawatts (GW) to boost installations to 145.1GW, the Brussels-based industry group said on Wednesday.

    It overtook the EU total for the first time, which added a record 6GW to increase its capacity to 141.6GW.

    China is ramping …

  • gwec-in-press - 11 Feb 2016

    Faith, Hope and the Energy Revolution

    Huffington Post Green

    Fighting for a renewables revolution to save the climate has, for the past 30 years, been a question of faith in the ultimate self-interest of humankind, and hope that we would develop the means for our deliverance. The last time I felt this hopeful was in the autumn of 2004 when we raised (many) glasses of vodka to …

  • gwec-in-press - 11 Feb 2016

    China breezes past EU as top wind power

    Financial Times

    China has overtaken the EU to become the world’s top region for wind power, thanks to a burst of turbine installations in the past year, a new report has found.

    China installed nearly half of the 63 gigawatts of wind power added globally in 2015, the Global Wind Energy Council said on Wednesday, and now accounts for about a …

  • gwec-in-press - 11 Feb 2016

    UK, Ireland and France lagging on EU renewable targets


    The UK, France, Ireland and the Netherlands are lagging behind other EU Member States in the rush to meet legally-binding renewable energy targets for 2020, according to new 2014 data released yesterday by the European Union.

    The statistics show that in 2014 nine Member States had already met their national 2020 targets for renewable energy, including Croatia, Estonia, Italy and Sweden. However, …