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China Three Years Late on Installing Offshore Wind Farms

17/07/2014 -

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Bloomberg

China is three years behind schedule on a plan that would make it the world’s biggest market for offshore wind, a setback for the $15 billion industry that’s seeking to produce affordable electricity from the one of nature’s most reliable energy sources.

China set out an ambitious plan in 2011 to build 5,000 megawatts of offshore wind turbines in four years, ...

China Introduces Offshore Wind Feed-In Tariffs

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has been working with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) tariff department for months to determine the FIT for offshore wind, and the discussions between the two agencies have now been finalised: the inter-tidal projects will enjoy a tariff of RMB 0.75 (USD 0.12) per kilowatt hour while the nearshore tariff will ...

GWEC spoke at the China-Arab States Expo in Ningxia

The China-Arab States Expo is a fair hosted by the Ningxia Autonomous Regional government, endorsed by the State council and supported by the Ministry of Commerce. This is third annual event, focusing on technology cooperation, investment and finance and energy. The China-Arab States Energy Corporation Forum took place on 17th September 2013, in Yinchuan, Ningxia.   As a region ...

全球风能日敦促G8 领导停止化石燃料补贴转向支持可再生能源

Global Wind Day urges G8 leaders to stop subsidising fossil fuels and switch to renewables

每年的6月15日全球风电产业庆祝全球风能日,这一活动使全球公众有机会了解全球风电的发展情况。今年的活动围绕着一个在线活动,该活动向全球各国的领袖施压,特别是在6月17-18日G8会议前夕,要求他们承诺停止补贴化石燃料转而支持可再生能源。化石燃料的补贴自2010年以来增长了30%,达到6200亿美元。而今天的化石燃料所得到的补贴量是可再生能源的六倍。同时大气中的二氧化碳浓度达到了历史最高值400ppm,极大地阻碍了减少人类活动造成的温室气体排放的目标。

“当全球领袖们口头承诺应对气候变化的时候,他们实际的做法确是在以110美元/吨的价格对二氧化碳的排放进行补贴,化石燃料的补贴将使我们在保护气候的路上越行越远,”全球风能理事会秘书长Steve Sawyer说。

风电已经成为主流能源。在澳大利亚和巴西,风电的价格都低于传统能源。而在其他很多市场内,风电正在开始和传统能源竞争,如墨西哥、新西兰、南非,中国的某些地区和美国。风电成为电力公司、能源规划者、政府实现能源多样化,降低二氧化碳排放和遏制空气污染的技术选择。风电也成为创造就业以及保护经济不受波动的燃料价格困扰的一个战略性政策选择。如果支持政策得当,那么风电在2020年将达到1000GW,并且可以每年帮助减排二氧化碳90亿吨。

在全球各个市场的民意调查显示,风电广泛地被民众接受,这也成为传递给政策制定者的一个重要信号。根据Eurobarometer的民意调查,89%的欧洲公民支持风电,而仅有43%和36%的民众支持火电和核电。2012年美国的民意调查显示,71%的美国人希望更多的风电发站, 而在加拿大渥太华78%的民众认为风电是最安全的发电方式。而英国的调查显示,2/3的民众支持风电发展。

全球风能日为公众提供了一个了解风电的机会,也让公众了解到风电是应对目前的全球能源危机的有些解决方案之一。6月15日是第五届全球风能日,全球各地将有上百个庆祝活动在各地展开。今年通过Facebook,Twitter和电子邮件,人们可以告诉G8 领导人停止补贴化石燃料,转而支持可再生能源。 参加全球风能日活动,请点击www.globalwindday.org.

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关于全球风能日

全球风能日由欧洲风能协会和全球风能力是会共同组织, 包括60个机构遍布全球各地的参与活动。 全球风能日被联合国和欧盟的共同支持。 更多信息,请登录 www.globalwindday.org

China’s emissions cap proposal – a transformative step in the fight against climate change?

China is proposing to set a cap on greenhouse gas emissions as early as 2016. National carbon tax proposal is part of a new package of environmental protection taxes and would also include taxes to encourage conservation of coal and water. 

China's centralised decision-making could deliver a national market-based climate policy ahead of United Sates, where divided government and anti-tax sentiment, ...

新闻稿:全球风电装机再创新高

Wind power surges to new record

新闻稿:全球风电装机再创新高

Brussels, 17 April 2013. The Global Wind Energy Council released its Annual Market Update today, with a comprehensive snapshot of the global wind industry at the end of 2012, along with a 5-year forecast out to 2017. Although policy uncertainty in the main OECD markets is a cause for concern, strong markets in China, India ...

Wind potential blown away by grid monopolies in China

24/10/2012 -

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GWEC at Asia Future Energy Forum, Singapore

The mainland's wind power generators will reach their full potential only if the state-owned power distribution giants lose their monopolies, said Liming Qiao, the China Director of the Global Wind Energy Council.

The stranglehold of grid operators on the market means a reluctance to invest in the equipment needed to distribute wind power. "However, the ...

China Wind Energy Outlook now available in English

Retrospectively, the China Wind Energy Outlook 2012 estimates that in 2011 71.5 billion kilowatt hours were generated by wind in China, making up 1.5% of the national total electricity output and reducing CO2 emissions by about 70 million tons.

The China Wind Energy Outlook 2012 is the fourth edition in the series, following the 2007, 2008 and 2010 editions jointly ...

China’s wind power to see steady growth

China's newly-installed wind power capacity will see growth of 15 to 18 gigawatts this year, after the country became the world's leading wind power producer in 2009.  

China Wind Energy Outlook, jointly released by the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association, the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace, forecast that China's wind power sector will maintain the steady growth momentum seen last ...

China Wind Energy Development Update 2012

Overview

In 2011, China led the global wind power market again, by adding 17.63 GW of new wind capacity, equivalent to 43% of the global annual market. While the US showed slow recovery from the downturn in 2010 by adding 6.8 GW, China cemented its place as the world’s leading wind market with a total installed capacity of 62,364.2 MW.

At the ...