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  • 01 Dec 2016 / gwec-in-press

    Vietnam to focus more on wind energy to power growth


    Renewable energy sources remain largely untapped across the country.

    Vietnam plans to increase the amount renewable energy contributes to national power consumption to at least 7 percent by 2020 — up from the previous target of 4.5 percent.

    The revision to the plan reflects the fact that Vietnam is increasingly turning to renewable sources, as stated in the …

  • 30 Nov 2016 / news

    WindEurope calls on Council and Parliament to go beyond ambition of the European Commission on the Clean Energy Package

    Brussels, 30 November 2016

    WindEurope calls on the European Parliament and the Council to use the Winter Package as a base to build greater ambition on renewables and market design toward 2030.

    Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope, said: “We welcome the Commission’s package on renewables and market design.  But there is still a lot of work to do in the Parliament and …

  • 21 Nov 2016 / gwec-in-press

    Trump Vows Paris Agreement Pull Out; World Unites Behind Green Economy

    Pulitzer Center

    The 22nd United Nations climate summit began as a wonky, low-profile affair. Nearly 200 nations, finally agreeing to keep the world from burning up, began writing the rulebook by which the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement could be achieved, while seeking the trillions needed to move quickly away from fossil fuels to a green-energy economy.

    Then things blew …

  • 16 Nov 2016 / gwec-in-press

    How U.S. Diplomats in Marrakech Are Working to Trump-Proof Their Climate Wins

    Obama and his team have just two months to lock down the climate gains they’ve made in the past two terms and devise new projects for Trump’s administration to unravel. In the meantime, they’re working hard to reassure the rest of the world — and to court Trump himself.

    On a mild Thursday evening in Washington, D.C., a week …

  • 14 Nov 2016 / gwec-in-press

    Finance the magic ingredient in Argentina’s clean-energy feast


    The South American nation has plenty going for it as a renewable leader but one thing is missing, writes Alexandre Spatuzza.

    Argentina has the perfect recipe for a global renewable energy leader – almost.

    It has unquestionably excellent solar and wind resources; power demand growing at more than 3% a year; a need to revamp an outdated power generation fleet; clear and …

  • 10 Nov 2016 / gwec-in-press

    European renewable stocks fall on concern Trump will cut support


    European renewable stocks fell sharply on Wednesday after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, hit by concerns that his plans to promote coal and other fossil fuels will come at the expense of renewable energy investment.

    Trump’s campaign has promised to renegotiate the world’s second biggest carbon-emitting country’s role in a United Nations-led global agreement which many view as a …