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  • gwec-in-press - 28 May 2015

    Three innovative components can pave the way for cheaper wind energy generation

    Wind turbines began cropping up across the landscapes of Spain and Germany in the 1990s. These two countries have the highest wind energy production in the EU. But according to the Global Wind Energy Council, the global installed power capacity in Europe—which is 134,007 MW—has been surpassed by Asia with 141,964 MW, at the end of 2014. The wind power …

  • gwec-in-press - 28 May 2015

    Offshore Wind Policy Drivers in Europe & China

    Indian Wind Power

    The four year long FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project has now been running for just over a year. During this time the project partners (DNV GL, GPCL, CSTEP and WISE) have worked to deliver necessary preliminary work to determine the potential for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, in cooperation with MNRE and NIWE.

    A key research output …

  • 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


    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 …