WINDABA 2014: Power2thePeople: Changing lives through wind energy

Wind energy conference to focus on community benefit and economic development

As the South African energy sector continues to look for injections of hope, the South African Wind Energy Association’s (SAWEAs) official conference ‘Windaba’ promises to be more popular than ever in its fourth consecutive year. Already the wind industry is adding significant quantities of desperately needed electricity to the national ...

Copenhagen to Be the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Capital

03/08/2014 -

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While other countries debate whether to install wind turbines offshore or in remote areas, Denmark is building them right in its capital. Three windmills were recently inaugurated in a Copenhagen neighbourhood, and the city plans to add another 97.

“We’ve made a very ambitious commitment to make Copenhagen CO2-neutral by 2025,” Frank Jensen, the mayor, says. “But going green isn’t ...

Straight talking: Another country must take on climate leadership

01/08/2014 -

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WORLDWIDE: I was back at UN headquarters in New York in June for the first Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4ALL), part of UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon's initiative to achieve universal access to modern energy and double the efficiency and renewable-energy penetration in the global energy supply, all by 2030.

The goals are ambitious enough, yet they also reflect the ...

India Lays Foundation for National Wind Energy Mission

30/07/2014 -

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Clean Technica

India’s ongoing National Solar Mission has reaped very encouraging results. The country saw about 2,500 MW capacity being added in just four to five years with hundreds of megawatts set to be commissioned over the next few months. Now, the government is set to launch a similar national mission for wind energy.

Wind energy beats nuclear, CCS for global warming mitigation

29/07/2014 -

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Clean Technica

There’s an enduring myth related to wind energy and nuclear energy that needs to be put to bed. That myth is that only nuclear can be scaled to sufficient capacity to reduce the impacts of global warming, and that wind energy is much less scalable so it should be ignored.

Most recently, this appeared as a broad generalization ...

Europe’s installed wind capacity will increase 64% by 2020 and bring 100,000 new jobs

- European Union countries to install 75GW of wind energy over next 7 years, an increase of 64% installed wind power capacity, bringing the total to 192.4 GW.

- Up to €124 billion in wind farm investments across the EU expected by 2020, Europe’s installed wind capacity will increase 64% by 2020 and bring ...

Question of the Week: can you promote wind to the people?

22/07/2014 -

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Following from Global Wind Day, organised by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), Windpower Monthly asks if there is more the industry could be doing to promote the sector to the wider public.

We spoke to Greenpeace chief scientist Dr Doug Parr, Vestas chief marketing officer Morten Albaek and Richard Bowen, ...

Global Wind Day 2014 — Iran signs up

22/07/2014 -

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Iran is the latest country to join Global Wind Day to promote wind energy to the public.

Global Wind Day, organised by the Gloabel Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), takes place on 15 June every year to promote wind energy to the public.

The event has expanded in the six years it has ...

How often do wind turbines catch fire? And does it matter?

17/07/2014 -

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The Carbon Brief

Wind turbines are essentially small buckets of lubricating oil on top of a large metal stick, with rotating wings attached. Add a strike of lightning, a short circuit or a mechanical fault and they occasionally set alight. While that might make a good photo, no one’s sure how big a problem it is. A new report tries to work it out.

China Three Years Late on Installing Offshore Wind Farms

17/07/2014 -

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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, ...

IL&FS Energy joins Indian first ever offshore wind project for energy

04/07/2014 -

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IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited has joined India’s first ever offshore wind project consortium for developing the country’s strategy for offshore wind energy and proposing a suitable regulatory policy framework. IL&FS, which is one of India’s leading infrastructure development companies, signed a MoU with the FOWIND consortium, which is being funded by the EU and led by Global ...

Centrum Rozwoju Energetyki joins GWEC

GWEC is pleased to welcome Centrum Rozwoju Energetyki (CRE) on board as a new member of its influential circle of members promoting wind energy around the globe. CRE has been for years one of the leading Polish companies providing construction, design, implementation and management of wind power, PV and biogas projects.

CRE offers engineering and legal advice for wind ...

Windicator: Promising start to 2014 in some regions

30/06/2014 -

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Windpower Monthly

Earnings at major wind-turbine manufacturers have improved markedly, but global installed wind capacity increased by a modest 4% during the period covered by our analysis.

The cut-off dates vary by country, but the average period covered is probably about four months, taking the relevant date to late April/May.

The 4% increase suggests that the yearly growth rate ...

Snowflakes Help Study Wind Turbine Airflow

26/06/2014 -

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Daily Fusion

Scientists at the University of Minnesota (UMN) used snowflakes from a winter snowstorm to study the airflow patterns around large wind turbines. This measurement technique could prove valuable to improving wind energy efficiency.

The Global Wind Energy Council expects wind installations of at least 47 GW in 2014, a dramatic increase over 2013 levels. However, this number could be even ...

Wind energy powering ahead

19/06/2014 -

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Cape Town - South Africa’s new wind power industry is booming, courtesy of government support through its renewable energy procurement programme.

And while communities living alongside wind farms stand to benefit hugely, getting the right mechanisms in place to ensure that mandatory benefits accrue to affected communities is the “Holy Grail” of the burgeoning industry.

This was the word from the ...

Global Wind Day Celebrates Wind Energy as Major Player Worldwide

19/06/2014 -

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Desmogblog.com

It may not rank in popularity with the World Cup but a growing interest in Global Wind Day (June 15) continues to underscore the significant contribution that the emissions-free electricity-generating technology is making to mitigate the worst excesses of burning fossil fuels.

No longer considered an alternative energy source, the wind power sector is now present in more than 80 nations and had generated ...

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 ...

Question of the week: What are the next big emerging markets? Steve Sawyer GWEC CEO replies

16/06/2014 -

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Last month, Senvion CEO Andreas Nauen said the "exotic" markets of America, India and Korea will drive growth in the offshore industry, but what will be the new emerging markets of the onshore industry?

Besides China, global growth in the wind industry is now being driven by Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. But what's next?

Needless to say, most of ...

CEC Media Release: Australian clean energy industry winding up to mark global celebrations

The wind energy sector stands ready to deliver thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investment to the Australian economy if the Renewable Energy Target is left alone to do its job, the Clean Energy Council said to mark Global Wind Day.

Clean Energy Council Policy Director Russell Marsh said that while China continued to lead the world in the ...

Wind industry issues ‘open invitation’ to view turbines

16/06/2014 -

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The wind energy industry is to hold a series of open days for the public this weekend to counter what they believe is damaging perceptions of wind turbines.

The annual Global Wind Day takes place on Sunday, and this year it will be marked by 13 wind farms across both parts of the island opening up to the public.

A ...

With Developing World’s Policy Support, Global Renewable Energy Generation Capacity Jumps to Record Level

14/06/2014 -

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Now 95 emerging economies nurture renewable energy growth through supportive policies, up six-fold from just 15 countries in 2005; 

Renewable electricity capacity achieves new record level, jumps 8.3% in 2013, accounts for more than 56% of net additions to global power capacity; renewables meet almost one-fifth of world final energy consumption. 

The number of emerging economy nations with policies in place to ...

Canada Installs Record Wind Power Capacity in 2013

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2013 was a record year for wind energy development in Canada with new installed capacity from 23 wind energy projects totaling nearly 1,600 MW, ranking 5th globally for new installed capacity.

Canada finished 2013 with 7,802.72 MW of total installed capacity—supplying approximately 3 per cent of Canada’s electricity demand with enough power to meet the needs of over 2 million ...

Global Wind Day: Wind power for greater energy independence

Global Wind Day, celebrated on 15 June, provides the public with an opportunity to discover the benefits of wind energy and to learn more about the technology. This year we also put the spotlight on energy dependence. The six biggest fossil fuel importers in the world – the EU, China, the US, Japan, Korea and India - spend ...

Wind sector wants Govt’s helping hand

11/06/2014 -

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Much will depend on the outcome of the national elections to be held in May 2014 in India, wrote the authors of the Global Wind Energy Council’s Market Forecast 2014-2018 report a few months back. That about sums up the mood of the wind industry in India.

After suffering for two years after the withdrawal of two key ...

Let GWEC Serve You Better

Survey for GWEC Members

As a GWEC member you are entitled to a number of membership benefits. We have now launched a survey for all GWEC members to give us feedback on some of our key activities and membership benefits.

The aim is to focus our activities even better on issues ...

Straight talking: The terrible cost tomorrow of not doing enough today

03/06/2014 -

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If we assume that the course of human civilisation will continue for at least another 1,000 years, then we will eventually arrive at a 100% renewable-energy future.

Whatever you believe about the existing reserves and undiscovered sources of fossil fuels and other combustible or radioactive minerals, they will eventually be exhausted or too expensive to extract.

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Fracking Sucks Money From Wind While China Eclipses U.S.

29/05/2014 -

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U.S. President Barack Obama says natural gas can be a bridge from coal to a cleaner energy future.

Investors are showing it’s more likely a bridge to nowhere.

The country’s embrace of natural gas means less love for wind and solar. New investments in renewable energy sources declined 5 percent in North America last year to $56 billion, the lowest since 2010, ...

Wind energy is one of the biggest, fastest, cheapest ways states can meet carbon pollution rule for existing power plants

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release its first-ever proposed rule limiting carbon dioxide pollution from existing power plants on June 2. The good news is wind energy is already helping nearly every state make progress toward whatever reductions the EPA will require and is an affordable and reliable compliance option for further reductions.

A just published AWEA white paper, “The ...

Honorarprofessor als präsident des GWEC bestätigt

20/05/2014 -

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Große Ehre für Dr. Klaus Rave: Der  FH-Honorarprofessor ist in Las Vegas als Präsident des Global Wind Energy Council wiedergewählt worden. Für zwei weitere Jahre wird Rave dem weltweiten Dachverband der Windenergiebranche vorsitzen.

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Gamesa Wins 100-Megawatt Wind Turbine Order in China Revival

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Gamesa Corp Tecnologica SA (GAM) won an order for 100 megawatts of wind turbines from a unit of General Nuclear Power Group in China’s Yunnan province, its third order in two months in the world’s biggest market for the machines.

Gamesa is due to install 50 G97 2-megawatt machines at CGN Wind Energy’s Yangchajie wind farm in the fourth quarter, the ...

GWEC Board election and new Executive Committee

GWEC Board Meeting and AGM, took place on 7 May at Windpower2014 in Las Vegas and included a Board election and the appointment of a new Executive Committee for the next two years.

Dr. Klaus Rave was re-elected as Chairman for a further two years, and he will be joined on the EXCO by Morten Dyrholm of Vestas, Carlos Gasco of ...

Wind energy in Pacific Islands

13/05/2014 -

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Wind power has become the least expensive and fastest growing source of renewable energy in the world.

In the Pacific Islands States, however, the scale at which wind energy technology has been adopted is comparatively small.

In fact amounting to only 0.004% of the global cumulative installed capacity according to recent statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council.

Renewable Energy Provides 6.5 Million Jobs Globally – new study by IRENA

Sector shows significant job growth over 2012, new IRENA review highlights

In 2013, approximately 6.5 million people were already employed in the renewable energy industry worldwide, a new study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reveals. ‘Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2014’ underlines the important role that renewables continue to play in employment creation and ...

CEC Media Release: Changing Renewable Energy Target would damage investment and throw away jobs

Reducing the Renewable Energy Target (RET) as a result of the current review would increase power bills and lead to thousands of lost jobs, the Clean Energy Council argued in its submission this week to the panel reviewing the policy.

Clean Energy Council Deputy Chief Executive Kane Thornton said that if Australia really was open for business as stated by Prime ...

What Is Propelling Uruguay’s Fast-Growing Wind Sector?

05/05/2014 -

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Uruguay's energy ministry recently said that it expects seven wind farms with a total installed capacity of 340 megawatts to come online between April and June of this year, adding that by 2015, it expects wind sources to generate 30 percent of the country's energy. What's been driving the surge in wind projects in ...

Structural shift starts to show

01/05/2014 -

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If all news is cyclical, the last few weeks saw the cycle of annual reports on the state of the industry, past and predicted. As any financial report writer will say, one bad year makes the next look a lot better -- and last year was bad.

For 2014, the Global Wind Energy Council has predicted a 34% surge in ...

Clean Energy Stocks That Add Green to Your Portfolio

30/04/2014 -

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Clean energy stocks are looking sweet for investors in the long term. That's because clean energy will account for 33% of all U.S. electricity generation by 2016 - up from 16% today, according to the Energy Information Administration.

Moreover, solar, wind, and geothermal production are expected to double over the next 25 years, according to the same report.

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Perverse and destructive, Special report into fossil-fuel subsidies

28/04/2014 -

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At a time when carbon emissions are destroying the planet and government budgets are under severe pressure, it is perverse that the world's taxpayers are providing the fossil-fuel industry with almost $2trn of subsidies every year - more than 20 times as much as renewables.

"The fossil-fuels industry is the most powerful vested interest in the history of the world," says ...

GWEC predicts 34% installation surge in 2014

28/04/2014 -

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In its Global Wind Report, Annual Market Update, GWEC said it expects a surge in installations in the US following a fallow year, while strong growth in Brazil and China are also expected to drive the increase.

However, the predicted growth would come from a low base following a wan year when installations fell by more than 20% to 35.3GW.

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Webinar: State of Play of the Global Wind Industry and A Five-Year Projection

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), is hosting a no-cost, webinar on the GWEC’s recently released Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update 2013. The webinar will be held on 28 April 2014 at 3:30 p.m. (CEST), 7:30 a.m. (EDT).

Please join us to hear GWEC Secretary General Steve Sawyer present some of the report’s ...

World Wind’s Growth Goes On

23/04/2014 -

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More than 35 GW of new wind power capacity was brought online in 2013, but this was a sharp decline in comparison to 2012, when global installations were in excess of 45 GW In terms of overall investments the global wind sector saw a small decline to USD 80 3bn (EUR 58 7bn1 ) in 2013, down from ...

German Renewables Output Helps Cut European Power Prices by 8.4 Pct

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Day-ahead electricity prices in continental Europe recorded a fifth consecutive monthly decline in March as surging German solar and wind output helped chase prices lower in neighboring countries, according to data released by Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider.

The Platts Continental Power Index (CONTI) fell 8.4% in March to €35.06 per megawatt hour (/MWh) compared to ...

Samsung C&T Embarks on a New Growth Business

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Samsung C&T successfully completed the 270 Mega Watt portion of the first phase of its solar and wind power cluster farm project in Ontario, Canada. Global renewable energy markets, after years of stagnancy, are turning the corner just in time.

According to the related industry on April 16, the company got the green light from Canada’s Ontario Province government in ...

Wind energy production low in Pacific Islands

16/04/2014 -

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Wind power has become the least expensive and fastest growing source of renewable energy in the world.

In the Pacific Islands States, however, the scale at which wind energy technology has been adopted is comparatively small.

In fact amounting to only 0.004% of the global cumulative installed capacity according to recent statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council.  ...

China’s Wind Energy Capacity Tops 92 GW With 16 GW Addition In 2013

15/04/2014 -

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Green TV

In 2013, China witnessed yet another year of impressive wind energy capacity addition. While the total capacity added was off the peak levels seen a couple of years ago, the Asian giant still managed to add 45% of all the wind energy capacity added in 2013.

According to the latest data released by the Chinese Wind Energy Association, the country ...

Global Wind Power Capacity Projected To Nearly Double In 5 Years (Charts)

16/04/2014 -

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Clean Technica

Asia is now leagues ahead of other regions within the global wind market. Furthermore, this market is expected to grow at an annual cumulative capacity rate of more than 10 percent over the coming five years. A recent Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) report shows other significant wind energy markets of the past few years have slowed in comparison. ...

Wind energy may see resurgence in the coming year

14/04/2014 -

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The Earth Policy Institute has been tracking the status of wind energy capacity worldwide and predicts that the wind sector may experience a period of resurgence soon. In 2013, the wind sector bean to slow considerably in terms of growth. New installations in prominent markets had decreased due to economic and political issues. According to the Global Wind Energy ...

Chipping in the global wind energy

15/04/2014 -

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Business Recorder

No doubt, renewable energy in Pakistan is still in its infancy. But, as per a latest Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) report, the countrys total annual installed wind energy capacity almost doubled to 106 megawatt in 2013. While excluding the regional anomalies (read India and China), the 50 megawatt addition seemingly aligns well with the Asian average addition of ...

Global Wind Energy Council looks forward to consistent growth

14/04/2014 -

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Windpower Engineering

For the first time in more than 20 years, the annual global market for wind energy shrank in 2013. We knew that this was likely to be the case when we did our forecast for 2013 one year ago, but we didn’t expect the drop in the United States to be as dramatic as it was — going ...

Report: Global wind energy expects significant 2014 expansion

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC, Brussels, Belgium) has launched its "Global Wind Report – Annual Market Update," updating the status of the global industry, along with market projections for 2014‐2018.

GWEC expects installations of at least 47 GW in 2014, a significant increase over 2013 levels. The market will be led by China, but with strong recovery in the U.S. ...

Wind energy production low in Pacific Islands

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Wind power has become the least expensive and fastest growing source of renewable energy in the world. In the Pacific Islands States, however, the scale at which wind energy technology has been adopted is comparatively small. In fact amounting to only 0.004% of the global cumulative installed capacity according to recent statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council.

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Photo competition “Wind in Turkey”

Are you creative with your camera and got love for wind energy? Then Wind in Turkey is the competition you should enter and give yourself a chance to win a fair money prize!

Turkish Wind Energy Association will be happy to see your point of view - whether it’s wind turbines, children with  kites or crazy waves, ...

IPCC calls for major shift to renewables to cut emissions

13/04/2014 -

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Emissions of greenhouse gases grew at a faster rate over the decade from 2000 to 2010 than they did over the previous three decades, reaching the highest levels in human history, despite efforts to limit them, according to the last installment of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released Sunday.

This final installment, focused on mitigating climate change, ...

Projecting a record year, future growth, offshore wind power moves forward

09/04/2014 -

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This week’s news looks toward the future, where wind energy has an exciting year ahead, and it looks to keep on growing, while offshore makes some serious gains in North America.

2014 will be a record year for wind power here and around the world, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC):

Wind-power installations will climb to a record this year, ...

Global wind capacity to grow by 47 GW in 2014 – GWEC

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New wind power installation will increase by 34% on the year to 47.3 GW in 2014 and hit 64 GW in 2018, driven up by growth in China and recovery in the USA, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said today.

The Brussels-based wind power lobby GWEC sees a rebound this year after a 22% decline to 35.5 GW in 2013. The global ...

World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

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April 10, 2014 (Investorideas.com renewable energy stocks newswire) Eco-Economy Indicators are twelve trends that the Earth Policy Institute tracks to measure progress in building a sustainable economy. Wind power capacity is an indicator because wind is poised to become the foundation of the new energy economy.

At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries ...

Wind-Power Installations to Rise to Record in 2014, Lobby Says

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Wind-power installations will climb to a record this year, driven by resurgent U.S. demand and growth in developing nations from Brazil to China, the Global Wind Energy Council predicted.

Worldwide installations will probably surge 34 percent to 47.3 gigawatts in 2014, the Brussels-based trade group said today in an e-mailed report. That follows a drop by more than a fifth ...

Global wind energy growth slows for first time in 20 years

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LONDON, April 9 (Reuters) - Growth in the wind energy market slowed in 2013 for the first time in more than 20 years led by a fall in U.S. projects while investments fell $600 million to $80.3 billion, the annual Global Wind Report said on Wednesday.

New capacity of around 35 gigawatts (GW) came on line, down from more than 45 ...

Tory plan to limit onshore windfarms will raise energy bills, engineers warn

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The Guardian

Around the world, the growth in installed wind power fell from 45GW to 35GW from 2012 to 2013, according to a report from the Global Wind Energy Council, also published on Thursday. However the GWEC expects that to rebound to 47GW in 2014, led by China, the US and record installations in Canada and Brazil.

"The global market is back on ...

Le secteur éolien se sent des ailes pour 2014

10/04/2014 -

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Les installations mondiales d'éoliennes devraient redémarrer nettement en 2014 après avoir reculé pour la première fois l'an passé, a estimé mercredi le Conseil mondial de l'énergie éolienne (GWEC). Cette année, les raccordements de nouvelles éoliennes devraient être supérieures à 47 gigawatts, contre 35,5 GW en 2013, soit une hausse de plus d'un tiers, selon la fédération du secteur.

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Eolien: un net redémarrage prévu cette année

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Le Figaro

Les installations mondiales d'éoliennes devraient redémarrer nettement en 2014 après avoir reculé pour la première fois l'an passé, a estimé mercredi le Conseil mondial de l'énergie éolienne (GWEC). Cette année, les raccordements de nouvelles éoliennes devraient être supérieures à 47 gigawatts, contre 35,5 GW en 2013, soit une hausse de plus d'un tiers, a pronostiqué la fédération du secteur dans ...

Global Wind Power Market Poised To Rebound This Year, Install At Least 47 GW

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) says it expects new global wind installations to reach at least 47 GW this year, a dramatic increase over 2013 levels. According to a new report from the group, China will lead the market, but there will also be a strong recovery in the U.S. sector, record installations in Canada and Brazil, and hundreds of ...

Aktier: Chr. Hansen stjal overskrifterne

10/04/2014 -

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Vestas havde ligeledes en god dag på aktiemarked. Brancheforeningen GWEC, Global Wind Energy Council, meddelte onsdag, at man venter en voldsom vækst i markedet i 2014. 

Organisationen vurderer, at det globale vindmøllemarked vil vokse til 47,3 GW i 2014 fra 35,3 GW i 2013. Væksten ses fortsætte ind til 2015, hvor GWEC venter, at markedet vil være på 51,0 GW.

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GWEC: Global Installed Wind Power Capacity Will (Almost) Double in Five Years

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Even though the major wind markets of the past few years have slowed, overall global growth of wind energy will remain solid for the foreseeable future.

New Hampshire, USA -- Led by Asia and other developing regions, the global wind market will grow at an annual cumulative capacity rate of more than 10 percent over the next five years, according ...

Asia’s dominance to roll on: GWEC

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Recharge   Asia will remain utterly central to the global wind industry’s growth story for the foreseeable future, accounting for at least 40% of global installations in each year through 2018, according to the Global Wind Energy Council.

As US installations plunged to just 1.1GW last year – falling behind Canada for the first time on an annual basis – Asia’s contribution to ...

GWEC Expects 47 GW of Wind Capacity to Be Installed in 2014

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The Global Wind Energy Council launched its Global Wind Report – Annual Market Update (pdf) today, updating the status of the global industry, along with market projections for the years 2014-2018.

GWEC expects installations of at least 47 GW in 2014, a dramatic increase over 2013 levels. The market will be led by China, but with strong recovery in the ...

GWEC sees 47GW added in 2014

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) today declared the industry “back on track” with at least 47GW of additions expected this year – and “steady if unspectacular growth” to double the worldwide installed base to about 600GW by the end of 2018.

GWEC’s Global Wind Report, Annual Market Update says the expected 2014 installation figure marks a welcome upswing from the ...

Global Wind Market Rebounds in 2014

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched its Global Wind Report – Annual Market Update today, updating the status of the global industry, along with market projections for the years 2014-2018.

GWEC expects installations of at least 47 GW in 2014, a dramatic increase over 2013 levels. The market will be led by China, but with strong recovery in the US ...

Global Wind Power Market Poised To Rebound This Year, Install At Least 47 GW

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) says it expects new global wind installations to reach at least 47 GW this year, a dramatic increase over 2013 levels. According to a new report from the group, China will lead the market, but there will also be a strong recovery in the U.S. sector, record installations in Canada and Brazil, ...

GWEC: Brasil deve liderar performance do mercado eólico na América Latina

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Jornal da Energia

O Conselho Global de Energia Eólica (GWEC) divulgou o relatório Global Wind Report – Annual Market Update, atualizando o status da indústria global, juntamente com as projeções do mercado para os anos 2014-2018. Nesse período, o Brasil deverá ter um crescimento exponencial nos próximos dois anos, liderando a performance da América Latina, e passando a integrar, muito em ...

Conservative plan to cap onshore wind farms will lead to higher energy bills

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Green WiseA Conservative party plan to limit the number of onshore wind farms would drive up household energy bills, according to the UK's most eminent engineers.Replacing a single banned onshore turbine with offshore wind power, which is more expensive, would cost £300,000 a year more in subsidies, with the extra cost being added to bills, the Royal Academy of Engineering ...

Global Wind Market Rebounds in 2014

The Global Wind Energy Council launched its Global Wind Report – Annual Market Update today, updating the status of the global industry, along with market projections for the years 2014-2018.

GWEC expects installations of at least 47 GW in 2014, a dramatic increase over 2013 levels. The market will be led by China, but with strong recovery in the ...

Understanding small wind energy systems

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Small wind turbines present an opportunity for fossil-fuel dependent Pacific Island nations to reduce their import bill, transition to a low carbon economy and supply off-grid energy to remote rural areas.

According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the global cumulative installed wind power capacity at the end of 2013 was 318,137 MW and of ...

Citigroup says the ‘Age of Renewables’ has begun

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Investment banking giant Citigroup has hailed the start of the “age of renewables” in the United States, the world’s biggest electricity market, saying that solar and wind energy are getting competitive with natural gas peaking and baseload plants – even in the US where gas prices are said to be low.

In a major new analysis released this week, Citi ...

Wind Industry, Even With Energy Storage Costs, Is Sustainable

21/03/2014 -

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Today’s wind industry, even with the necessary batteries and other grid-scale storage, is energetically sustainable, Stanford scientists say.

The worldwide demand for solar and wind power continues to skyrocket. According to the latest market statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the cumulative global wind energy capacity in 2013 reached a total of 318,137 MW, an increase of ...

Global wind energy installations slump to five-year low

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Asia has overtaken Europe and the US by installing more new wind energy capacity in 2013 but the total number of new projects dipped last year, according to a new research report.

Preliminary estimates of newly installed worldwide wind power capacity in 2013 found that 35,572 MW of clean wind power was commissioned, which equates to 318,576 MW of global ...

Turkish wind energy investors face construction deadline

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Investment licenses for firms wanting to enter the wind energy market will be decertified by Turkey's market regulator unless construction for projects begins by May 2014.

The Turkish Wind Energy Association's head Mustafa Serdar Ataseven told Anadolu Agency (AA) that up to 22 projects, worth €1.5 million, could face cancellation from the Energy Market Regulatory Authority if they do not meet ...

CEC Media Release: AMA statement on wind power should reassure communities

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A public statement on wind farms and health released by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) this week should provide additional peace of mind for communities living in the vicinity of existing or proposed wind power projects, the Clean Energy Council said today. Clean Energy Council Policy Director Russell Marsh said the AMA’s position statement came on top ...

IEA executive director: “We welcome a renewables target for 2030”

The International Energy Agency (IEA) supports an EU renewable energy target for 2030 – this would reduce policy risk and so “bring down costs and put us on the path we want to be on”, stated Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the IEA today at the European Wind Energy Association’s 2014 annual event in Barcelona.

However, in the absence ...

Water used for EU power production equivalent to annual consumption of Germany

Nuclear, coal and gas plants in Europe use 4.5 billion m³ of water a year, equivalent to that of 82 million EU citizens – the same as the population of Germany – new research shows. Energy production represents 44% of the EU’s total water use: more than any other activity.

Yet wind energy, which uses no water, avoids the use of ...

Mexico Aims to Be Major Global Wind Energy Player

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Daily Fusion

The Mexico WindPower 2014 conference that was held from February 26 to 27, was set to debate the country’s energy future in the aftermath of Mexico’s recent Energy Reform. The new legislation ends the 75 year-old oil, gas and electricity monopoly and opens the energy market in generation and trading to new opportunities for the growing wind power sector ...

How’s wind energy doing compared with other forms of renewable energy?

03/03/2014 -

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What is the latest prognosis for wind energy to command a larger piece of the renewable energy pie? —Peter M., Akron, Ohio

Hydroelectric sources of power dwarf other forms of renewable energy, but wind power has been a dominant second for years, and continues to show “hockey stick” growth moving forward. According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), ...

Sky the limit for Mexico wind

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The President of Mexico has said no limit will be set for private renewables investors wanting to do business in the country under its energy reform.

In a statement read to delegates at the Mexico WindPower 2014 conference by energy secretary Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Enrique Peña Nieto (pictured) hailed the sector as offering a way to counter “the current negative impact ...

Mexico says reforms will boost wind

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The Mexican government said it wants the renewables industry to play a key role in the country’s future as it rolls out far-reaching energy market reform.

Mexican energy secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell says there will be no limit set on private investors wanting to do business in Mexico, and that new independent system operator, Cenace, will help to ensure fair ...

Mexico races to liberalise energy market before deadline

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MEXICO: Mexico's pro-renewables government has until the end of April to hammer out all the reform regulations aimed at liberalising the energy market.

The pressing deadline was among the many challenges cited by government officials and local sector parties yesterday on the second and final day of Mexico WindPower 2014.At the same time, Mexico has plans to develop more than ...

Mexico’s New Energy Reform – Good for Wind Power

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Lic. Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Secretary of Energy, representing President Enrique Peña Nieto, officially opened Mexico WindPower 2014 - the annual wind industry event in Mexico. The conference was set to debate the country’s energy future in the aftermath of Mexico’s recent Energy Reform. The new legislation ends the 75 year-old oil, gas and electricity monopoly and opens the energy ...

Wind Power set to boom in Mexico

New Energy Reform to open up market

Mexico City, 28 February 2014 – Mexico WindPower 2014 wrapped up last night on a high note, with delegates anticipating a booming wind market in Mexico as a result of the new Energy reform bill passed last December. The new legislation marks the beginning of the end of Mexico’s 75 ...

GE Says Japan Has More Potential to Harness Wind Power

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General Electric Co. (GE) considers Japan ripe for new investment in wind power as the resource-poor country diversifies energy supply in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster almost three years ago.

To that end, GE has developed a 2.85-megawatt turbine for Japan that can withstand conditions unique to the Asian country. It can survive typhoon-strength winds, turbulent conditions and lighting ...

Any country can reach high shares of wind, solar power cost-effectively – new IEA study shows

Wind power and solar are crucial to meeting future energy needs while decarbonising the power sector. However, the inherent variability of wind power and solar PV is raising concerns: Can power systems remain reliable and cost-effective while supporting high shares of variable renewable energy? And if so, how? 

A landmark study released today by the International Energy Agency ...

By The Time Natural Gas Has A Net Climate Benefit You’ll Likely Be Dead And The Climate Ruined

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The evidence is mounting that natural gas has no net climate benefit in any timescale that matters to humanity. In the real world, natural gas is not a “bridge” fuel to a carbon-free economy for two key reasons.First, natural gas is mostly methane, (CH4), a super-potent greenhouse gas, which traps 86 times as much heat as CO2 over a 20-year ...

2013 Wind Installations Stall in US, Surge in China

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Policy uncertainty buffeted the world’s wind energy industry in 2013, somewhat slowing overall capacity additions, but strong headwinds appear ready to lift the industry to new heights in 2014.

This look back, and look ahead, comes from the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) 2013 Market Statistics report. GWEC’s assessment found 12.5% cumulative global growth compared to 2012, resulting in “another ...

EarthTalk: Wind Energy

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Hydroelectric sources of power dwarf other forms of renewable energy, but wind power has been a dominant second for years, and continues to show “hockey stick” growth moving forward. According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), global cumulative installed wind capacity—the total amount of wind power available—has grown fifty-fold in less than two decades, from ...

Wind Energy 2014 Outlook: Major Markets Recover, Battling Policy and Grid Concerns

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Wind energy demand in 2014 promises to be significantly better than 2013 with expectations of stabilization and growth in both the U.S. and China, and continued growth in some emerging markets.

Preliminary estimates suggest worldwide wind energy installations were 34-35 GW in 2013, “a substantial dropoff” from a record-setting 2012, according to Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global ...

Earth Talk: The bright future of wind power

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Hydroelectric sources of power dwarf other forms of renewable energy, but wind power has been a dominant second for years, and continues to show “hockey stick” growth moving forward. According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), global cumulative installed wind capacity—the total amount of wind power available—has grown fifty-fold in less than two decades, from just 6,100 megawatts (MW) ...

Future looks bright for wind

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According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), global cumulative installed wind capacity-the total amount of wind power available-has grown fifty-fold in less than two decades, from just 6,100 megawatts (MW) in 1996 to 318,137 MW in 2013.

And the future looks brighter still. Analysts from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) predict that wind will account for the largest ...

The Big Question – What is the Biggest Challenge Facing Wind Industry?

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GWEC's Steve Sawyer answers REW's Big Question: What is the Biggest Challenge Facing the Wind Industry?

In the short term, the biggest challenge facing the wind industry at the moment is the wave of policy uncertainty, which has swept over Europe and the United States over the past couple of years. While there are signs that things are settling ...

China boosts grid-connected capacity by 24%

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China's grid-connected wind power stood at 75.48GW by the end of 2013, up by 24% with 14.06GW newly added capacity, according to China Electricity Council's latest report.

Overall, installed wind capacity in China reached 91.42GW, increasing 16.1GW in 2013, according to the Global Wind Energy Council and Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA).

CEOs call on EU Heads of State: “Boost green growth with an ambitious 2030 renewables target”

CEOs from leading European companies today called for a strong 2030 climate and energy framework with an ambitious renewable energy target, including binding national targets.

An ambitious renewable energy target will boost green growth, creating 570,000 more jobs and saving €260 billion in fossil fuel imports compared to a greenhouse gas (GHG) only approach,1 the CEOs from Acciona Energia, Alstom, ...

China Leads Wind Industry Growth for 2013

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Around the world, the wind industry added 12.4% of new capacity last year, bringing the total to 318 gigawatts (GW), says the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

While that's nothing to scoff at, growth was slower (as expected) in 2013, adding about 10 GW less than in 2012.  The US is responsible for the gap - growth crawled when the production tax credit (PTC) wasn't renewed until the very last ...

Ontario contributes to exceptional progress in Global Wind Energy market

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) today released its 2013 market statistics, showing global wind energy capacity has tripled over the past five years to reach a total of 318,137 MW. 

Despite slower growth rates in some countries, the amount of wind energy installed around the world still rose by over 12 percent in 2013.

Canada recorded exceptionally strong growth in 2013 ...

2013 Wind Energy Installations Stall In US, Surge In China

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Policy uncertainty buffeted the world’s wind energy industry in 2013, somewhat slowing overall capacity additions, but strong headwinds appear ready to lift the industry to new heights in 2014.

This look back, and look ahead, comes from the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) 2013 Market Statistics report. GWEC’s assessment found 12.5% cumulative global growth compared to 2012, resulting in “another ...

Global wind capacity up 12.4 percent in 2013: industry data

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Global installed wind power capacity increased by 12.4 percent to more than 318 gigawatts in 2013 led by China and Canada, industry figures showed on Wednesday.

Capacity rose from around 283 GW at the end of 2012, data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) showed.

However, installations slowed in 2013 to about 35.5 GW, almost 10 GW less than a year ...

Global installations fall for first time

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WindPower Monthly

Only 35.5GW of new wind farms were installed in 2013, nearly 10GW less than the year before.

The fall in installations was largely down to the "precipitous drop" in new projects in the US due to the expected halting of the production tax credit subsidy regime at the end of 2012, the industry body said.

GWEC characterised 2013 as a "difficult ...

Global wind capacity up 12.4% in 2013

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Global installed wind power capacity increased by 12.4 per cent to more than 318 gigawatts in 2013 led by China and Canada, industry figures showed on Wednesday.

Capacity rose from around 283 GW at the end of 2012, data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) showed.

However, installations slowed in 2013 to about 35.5 GW, almost 10 GW less than ...

Global wind capacity up 12.4 per cent in 2013: Report

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Global installed wind power capacity increased by 12.4 per cent to more than 318 gigawatts in 2013 led by China and Canada, industry figures showed on Wednesday. Capacity rose from around 283 GW at the end of 2012, data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) showed. However, installations slowed in 2013 to about 35.5 GW, almost ...

Global wind capacity up 12.4 percent in 2013: industry data

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Global installed wind power capacity increased by 12.4 percent to more than 318 gigawatts in 2013 led by China and Canada, industry figures showed on Wednesday. Capacity rose from around 283 GW at the end of 2012, data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) showed.

However, installations slowed in 2013 to about 35.5 GW, almost 10 GW less than ...

Global wind hits 318GW – GWEC

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Recharge News   The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has unveiled its 2013 market statistics, with cumulative global capacity reaching a total of 318GW and China back to robust growth.

The 2013 cumulative total represents an increase of nearly 200GW over the past five years.

However, the annual market dropped by almost 10GW to 34.5GW on the previous year because of the precipitous drop ...

Germany: Onshore wind power grows as forecast in 2013, but 2014 and 2015 remain highly uncertain

As forecast by the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and VDMA Power Systems, the market for onshore wind turbines is growing. The statistics published by Deutsche WindGuard on behalf of BWE und VDMA Power Systems based on an up-to-date survey of manufacturers shows stable growth. Nearly 60 percent of the 2,998 megawatts of newly installed capacity was built in central and southern Germany. Wind ...

Global wind power capacity rose 12.4 percent in 2013

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Research by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) indicated installed wind capacity rose to more than 318 gigawatts in 2013, up from nearly 283 GW year-over-year, Reuters reported.

While wind capacity increased 12.4 percent from the previous year, installations reached almost 35.5 GW, which is about 10 GW less than 2012.

GWEC Secretary General Steve Sawyer said Canada and China showed the most growth as China's ...

Global Wind Grows 12.5% in 2013

Annual market down; return to growth in 2014

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its 2013 market statistics today, with cumulative global capacity reaching a total of 318,137 MW, an increase of nearly 200,000 MW in the past five years. However, the annual market dropped by almost 10 GW to 35,467 MW, attributable to the precipitous ...

Global wind rises 12.5% in 2013

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Global wind capacity grew 12.5% to 318,137MW in 2013, according to the Global Wind Energy Council.

Despite notching an increase of almost 200,000MW in the past five years, however, the Global Wind Statistics 2013 report reveals the annual market dropped by almost 10GW to 35,467MW.

This was “attributable to the precipitous drop in US installations due to the policy gap created by ...

Wind growth slows in 2013 – European statistics release

During 2013, 10,917 MW of new wind energy capacity came on line in the EU-28, a decrease of 8% compared to 2012. There are now 116,774 MW installed the EU, meeting 8% of EU electricity demand, and a further 4,188 MW in the rest of Europe.

The overall EU installation level masks significant volatility across Europe. In a number ...

EU and India join hands to facilitate Offshore Wind

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The Global Wind Energy Council and partners have announced the launch of a four year project to develop a roadmap for offshore wind development in India, with a focus on the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

Supported by a € 4 million contribution through the European Union’s Indo-European Cooperation on Renewable Energy programme, the project will work in close ...

EU And India Join Hands To Facilitate Offshore Wind

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and partners have announced the launch of a four-year project to develop a roadmap for offshore wind development in India, with a focus on the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.Supported by a EUR 4 million contribution through the European Union's Indo-European Cooperation on Renewable Energy program, the project will work in close cooperation ...

Record offshore figures conceal slow-down in new projects in Europe

418 offshore turbines came online in 2013 in Europe, making a record 1,567 Megawatts of new capacity. This is one-third more than the capacity installed in 2012.

This makes a new total of 6,562 MW of offshore wind power - enough to provide 0.7% of the EU's electricity.

However a closer look at what happened reveals a slow-down during the year: two-thirds ...

India to Prepare Offshore Wind Plan Trade Group Says

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India is seeking advice from the European Union on how to develop its potential for generating electricity from offshore wind turbines.

The four-year project will focus on the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, according to the Global Wind Energy Council, which is working on the plan. The project is supported by 4 million euros ($5.5 million) of EU aid, the ...

India to get offshore wind ‘roadmap’

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Recharge news   The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is spearheading a four-year project aiming to develop a roadmap for offshore wind power development in India, with a first focus on the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

The project, which will be partnered by developer Gujarat Power, classification bodyDNV GL, the World Institute of Sustainable Energy  (Wise) and southeast Asia think-tank the Centre for ...

GWEC to develop Indian offshore roadmap

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INDIA: The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is working with the Indian authorities to develop a roadmap for the development of offshore wind in the country.

The project, which will focus on the states of Gujurat and Tamil Nadu, will be supported by a EUR 4 million grant from the European Union's Indo-European Cooperation on Renewable Energy programme.

GWEC will work ...

EU to help India venture offshore

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The European Union is backing a four-year project by the Global Wind Energy Council to draw up a roadmap for offshore wind development in India up to 2032.

The scheme, which is supported by a €4m contribution from the EU’s Indo-European Cooperation on Renewable Energy programme, will focus on the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

The specific objectives are to create ...

EU partners with India for offshore wind development

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The Global Wind Energy Council wants to partner with India for offshore wind development and has identified two states —Gujarat and Tamil Nadu — for special focus.

The Council, a global trade body comprising over 1,500 members from 70 countries, is providing a grant of Euro 4 million from European Union’s Indo-European Cooperation on Renewable Energy Programme.

The Council ...

EU and India Join Hands to Facilitate Offshore Wind

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and partners announced today the launch of a four year project to develop a roadmap for offshore wind development in India, with a focus on the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

Supported by a € 4 million contribution through the European Union’s Indo-European Cooperation on Renewable Energy programme, the project will work in close ...

EU and India join hands to facilitate Offshore Wind

Facilitating India’s transition towards low carbon development by supporting implementation of national policies and programs for offshore wind power

27th January 2014, New Delhi - The Global Wind Energy Council and partners[i] announced today the launch of a four year project to develop a roadmap for offshore wind development in India, with a focus the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.  ...

The global renewable energy share can exceed 30% by 2030 at no extra cost – IRENA report

The global renewable energy share can reach and exceed 30 per cent by 2030 at no extra cost, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says in a report, “REmap 2030,” that was published today. The study maps out a pathway for doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix based on the technologies that are available today. ...

EU Commission turns its back on jobs, leadership and energy security

Commission 2030 climate and energy paper sets a weak renewables target of 27% Commission has capitulated to anti-renewables lobby groups

The European Commission proposes a greenhouse gas target of 40% and a renewables target of 27% by 2030 in its Communication published today.

This is despite its own figures which show that setting a 30% renewables target would create over 560,000 more jobs ...

China on world’s ‘biggest push’ for wind power

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China has embarked on the greatest push for renewable energy the world has ever seen.A key element involves more than doubling the number of wind turbines in the next six years.

Already the world's largest producer of wind power, China plans further massive increases.From a current installed capacity of 75 gigawatts (GW), the aim is to achieve a staggering 200GW ...

IN DEPTH: Steve Sawyer takes aim

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Frustration is etched on Steve Sawyer’s face. The usually diplomatic Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) boss is understandably angry — angry at Obama, angry at “the nut jobs” in Congress, angry at Oettinger, angry at Canada and angry at Australia.

He is exasperated because he knows what could be achieved, what should be being done.

Kind words, if you can call ...

Sawyer Speaks His Mind

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The Global Wind Energy Council boss reveals his exasperation with world leaders as he discusses the state of the wind industry with Christopher Hopson in Brussels.

Frustration is etched on Steve Sawyer's face. The usually diplomatic GWEC boss is understandably angry - angry at Obama, angry at "the nut jobs" in Congress, angry at Oettinger, angry at Canada ...

The year ahead in wind and solar

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Recharge asked leading industry figures what their predictions were for the wind and solar markets during 2014. On the whole, they foresee a return to higher rates of growth and a greater availability of finance. However, political uncertainty continues to cast a long shadow over the sector. Here are their edited responses:

What do you expect for the ...

Clearing the air on Chinese clean energy

20/12/2013 -

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Something had to give. China has set ambitious clean energy targets, has started to embrace energy efficiency and is considering introducing a price on carbon and a tax on coal mining as a way to reduce its reliance on coal-fired power.

On clean energy, China is building wind farms at a rate we Australians can barely get our ...

Chewing over China’s progress – GWEC at Recharge Thought Leaders Club breakfast

09/12/2013 -

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The Chinese wind sector is at a turning point after 2012's year of adjustment. Senior industry players agreed that the sector will see a return to a stronger path of growth, although it will take some time for it to regain the dizzy rate of installations in 2010 and 2011. 

Despite a great deal of progress on solving ...

GWEC Latin America Newsletter is out!

The December issue of the GWEC Latin America Newsletter includes: Winds of openness across electricity markets in Latin America - Central America update: Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras - Uruguay - Focus on improved logistics in Peru - New wind farms coming online - Brazil update: A-3 Auction – Wind Wins it All - WindMade Label for Mexico WindPower 2014 ...

The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) has chosen Denmark and the Danish Wind Industry Association as home for their new coming global secretariat

From Denmark the organisation will work for better, safer and more homogenised training standards in the global wind industry

Safety is the number one priority for the companies in the global wind industry and to contribute to a better and safer work environment, GWO was setup by 13 leading wind power companies in 2009. And now the organisation chooses ...

Wind could generate 18pct of global electricity by 2050 – IEA

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According to the International Energy Agency, Electricity generated from wind could soar from 2.6% to 18% of the world’s electricity by 2050. Its latest Wind Power Technology Roadmap said that the industry will need USD 150 billion per year to achieve this. Current investment is hovering around the USD 80 billion mark. Wind power deployment under this vision ...

Analysis: Jordan closes in on first utility-scale project

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Given the problems in the Middle East, it is perhaps surprising to see such a large project moving forward, albeit one under development for a number of years. Explaining the project's progress, Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council, said: "The short answer is that there is clear political will in the country which has ...

Wind could generate 18% of global electricity by 2050

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The International Energy Agency says $150 billion per year would be needed to achieve increase.

Electricity generated from wind could soar from 2.6% today to 18% of the world’s electricity by 2050, according to the International Energy Agency.

Its latest Wind Power Technology Roadmap says the industry will need $150 billion per year to achieve this. Current investment is hovering around the ...

New Zealand must tackle rising emissions from electricity sector

According to the latest figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment[i], New Zealand ranks sixth worst for emissions increases since 1990 among countries who have signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

NZ’s biggest percentage increase in emissions came from electricity generation, which are up 88.3 per cent since 1990.

“The perception in New Zealand and internationally is ...

GWEC is recruiting

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GWEC offers a dynamic international working environment and the opportunity to meet and work with highly experienced people in the renewable energy sector.

GWEC currently has two vacancies :  a) Project Manager and b) Project Finance Officer to ensure the smooth running of the GWEC Indo-European Offshore Wind Project.

This project will look to facilitate India’s transition towards low carbon development by supporting the ...

COP 19: Warsaw Summit struggles to catch eye of green investors

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Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), said the coal conference suggested governments were more interested in protecting the interests of the fossil fuel markets than seeking to slash fossil fuel subsidies that are still six times higher than those enjoyed by the renewable energy industry.

With many businesses increasingly losing confidence in the United Nations ...

Vestas launches Wind for Prosperity in collaboration with Masdar

Unique business innovation to bring affordable electricity to energy-poor, wind-rich rural communities

“Many of the world’s most underserved citizens rely primarily on diesel generators for what power they have, which is expensive and polluting.  Wind for Prosperity uses Vestas’ unique weather data processing capabilities to identify energy-poor but wind-rich areas where Vestas’ wind hybrid solutions can power social and ...

Daily Fusion Becomes Media Partner for Mexico WindPower 2014

21/11/2013 -

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The Daily Fusion (http://www.dailyfusion.net), a leading publication on science and technology in energy, has become the official media partner for Mexico WindPower 2014, the third edition of Mexico’s largest international exhibition and congress.

Wind power: Bridging the Gap a Clean and Cost-Effective for Raising pre 2020 Ambitions

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Climate Change COP19

COP 18 at Doha resulted in a package of decisions, referred to as the amendments to the Kyoto Protocol to establish its second commitment period, At the same time, a number of important issues requiring further consideration were referred back to the Convention’s two subsidiary bodies (SBI and SBSTA).

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Mexico WindPower 2014 Will Run On 100% Wind Energy

15/11/2013 -

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Mexico WindPower 2014, taking place in Mexico City in February, will cover 100% of its power consumption by wind energy and be labeled by WindMade. The Mexican Wind Energy Association, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and E.J. Krause are jointly organizing the event.In order to qualify for the WindMade label, an event must be fully powered ...

Mexico WindPower 2014 will run on 100% wind energy

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Construction and maintenance

Mexico WindPower 2014, taking place in Mexico City on 26-27 February, will cover 100% of its power consumption by wind energy and be labeled by WindMade. The event represents the most anticipated gathering of key players from within the wind power industry to discuss latest trends and business solutions in the Mexican wind market.The WindMade label enables businesses ...

Mexico WindPower 2014 will run on 100% wind energy

Mexico WindPower 2014, taking place in Mexico City on 26-27 February, will cover 100% of its power consumption by wind energy and be labeled by WindMade. The event represents the most anticipated gathering of key players from within the wind power industry to discuss latest trends and business solutions in the Mexican wind market.

The WindMade label enables businesses and event ...

The November issue of GWEC Newsletter is out!

Get insights on wind markets from around the world – Get connected by Klaus Rave, Renewables in Russia moving forward?, US wind industry showing a strong momentum heading into 4th quarter, New study: Obtaining 30% of electricity from renewable enrgy would cause no reliability problems, Vestas expanding Acts on facts campaign to UK and Ireland, Australia’s latest news, Siemens three ...

7 Most Impressive Wind Farms (and Turbines) in the World

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Wind power is one of the fastest growing sources of energy in the world, rivaled only by solar energy. Using massive turbines designed specifically for ultra-efficiency, wind farms are able to turn a passing breeze into power for our homes, businesses and vehicles.

Don‘t believe it? Here are some stunning wind energy facts from the Global Wind Energy Council ...

Are global CO2 emissions still rising?

Actual global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) reached a new record of 34.5 billion tonnes in 2012. Yet, the increase in global CO2 emissions in that year slowed down to 1.1% (or 1.4%, not accounting the extra day in the leap year), which was less than half the average annual increase of 2.9% over the last decade. This development signals a ...

Ethiopia introduces Africa’s largest wind farm

01/11/2013 -

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Responding to Climate Change

Ethiopia has opened Africa’s largest wind farm, just over 775 km from the capital Addis Ababa.

Costing €210 million, the Ashegoda Wind farm took four years to complete and will generate 120MW, enough to supply energy for over 100,000 homes.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said the wind farm was vital to maintain the country’s ...

In Brazil, the wind is blowing in a new era of renewable energy

31/10/2013 -

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The Washington Post

Wind is emerging as a prize for energy planners who see the howling gusts that arrive from the east as a way to offset the fresh limits imposed on hydropower.

A string of wind-turbine parks is being erected in the nation’s windiest stretches, in what planners here see as the beginning of an extraordinary transformation. No one expects that ...

Ethiopia switches on Africa’s largest wind farm

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Ethiopia's green economy is booming, but most of the locals are not feeling the benefit.

Last week, the country opened Africa's biggest wind farm. The Ashegoda Wind Farm will generate 120 megawatts of electricity. It came online just days after Ethiopia announced a preliminary agreement to build a 1000-megawatt geothermal facility, the largest in Africa.

Growing economies and more stable ...

Gamesa to debut in Philippines

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Spanish manufacturer Gamesa is to supply 27 turbines for the 54MW San Lorenzo wind farm in the Philippines.

The contract with Japan’s Kanematsu Corporation, which is developing the project on Guimaras Island for Trans Asia Renewable Energy, marks the company’s first foray into the country.

Gamesa will handle supply, assembly and commissioning of the G90 2MW turbines and maintain the wind farm ...

Floating turbine up in Japan

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Japan’s Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has switched on a 2MW Hitachi floating turbine off the city of Goto in Nagasaki prefecture.

Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara said the launch marks a “new era in the use of renewable energy”. He also said that Japan aims to commercialise floating offshore wind as quickly as possible.

The new 2MW turbine, which is mounted on ...

Mainstream 360MW wind wins in SA

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Ireland’s Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) emerged as a big winner in the latest tender round of South Africa’s renewable energy programme after revealing it has secured 360MW of wind capacity.

MRP has been successful with three wind farms, according to a statement from the developer, which led a consortium bidding in the third round.

They are: The 140MW Khobab Wind Farm, the ...

To Expand Offshore Power, Japan Builds Floating Windmills

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OFF THE COAST OF FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Twelve miles out to sea from the severely damaged and leaking nuclear reactors at Fukushima, a giant floating wind turbine signals the start of Japan’s most ambitious bet yet on clean energy.

When this 350-foot-tall windmill is switched on next month, it will generate enough electricity to power 1,700 homes. Unremarkable, perhaps, but consider the ...

Poland could halve demand for coal by 2030, study says

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OSLO (Reuters) - Poland could halve its demand for coal by 2030 with a shift to renewable energies that would end its image as a laggard in European Union efforts to slow climate change, a study showed on Friday.

The report, by researchers in Germany and Poland, renewable energy groups and environmental group Greenpeace, included a foreword by ex-Polish Environment Minister ...

Vestas expands Act on Facts campaign to include Sweden; UK and Ireland will follow in November

“Wind energy projects are being put at risk by an increasingly organized and influential anti-wind movement.  The Act on Facts campaign is designed to counter factually flawed arguments and misinformation and to tip the balance back in wind energy’s favour,” say Morten Albæk, Vestas Group Senior Vice President globally responsible for marketing, communications and public affairs.

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Wind power to supply up to 18% of world’s electricity by 2050

IEA's New Wind Energy Roadmap launched at China Wind Power in Beijing

Wind power could generate up to 18% of world's electricity by 2050, compared with 2.6% today, the new report IEA Technology Roadmap: Wind energy - 2013 Edition finds. The nearly 300 gigawatts of current wind power worldwide will increase eight- to ten-fold according to the roadmap's vision, ...

Mitsui Group Wins Contract for Wind Power Line Project

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A joint venture between Mitsui & Co. (8031), Marubeni Corp. (8002), and SoftBank Corp. (9984)’s renewable energy unit won a contract to build transmission lines on Hokkaido to increase wind power capacity in a government pilot project.

Eurus Energy Holdings Corp., a Tokyo-based clean energy developer, was chosen for a separate contract for the same project, the Ministry of Economy, Trade ...

Technology Gains are Powering Wind Energy

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Last year, in the United States and overseas, the wind energy industry set new records, scored countless firsts and generally gained a surprising round of superlatives worldwide as it rose to provide 2.6 percent of global electricity production. A decade from now, that figure is on track to rise to 7.4 percent, according to a recent report by Navigant ...

Join us at China Wind Power next week in Beijing!

Still time to register for what is the industry's biggest global event of the year, starting next Wednesday 16th October. An event organised by the industry, for the industry.

Visit GWEC on stand BW16 and grab a cup of fresh Nespresso coffee with our team!

We’ve got an interesting programme lined up with the ...

A Big Merger Shakes Up Power Services

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When people think about the wind power industry, they usually envision turbine makers and wind farm developers.

But behind the scenes, a shakeup is afoot. Two of the biggest backstage companies merged last month in a transaction that has sparked some concern in the industry that the consolidation of two large competitors could give one company too much ...

WindMade seeks funding from EU and non-profit foundations

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WindMade, the Vestas and GWEC-backed consumer standard designed to show products have been made using wind energy, is to change its funding model due to lack of support from the wind industry.

WindMade's criteria is based around companies and organisations that sign up to the standard sourcing at least 25% of their electricity consumption through wind energy. However, the funding ...

Buy-Local Rules Make Vestas Wind-Market Loser: Corporate Brazil

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Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS) and Suzlon Energy Ltd. (SUEL), the two biggest wind-turbine suppliers by sales, are losing market share in Brazil because they don’t use enough parts made in South America’s fastest-growing market.

Neither company has landed a new deal in Brazil in more than 18 months as the country’s development bank BNDES shut off their access to ...

High-level REN21 renewable energy policy network and WindMade join forces

Brussels/Paris. The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) has joined labeling organization WindMade as a working member, with a view to contributing to the development of a new overarching renewable energy consumer label.

WindMade is a global consumer label for companies that use wind energy and other renewables, which is backed by the UN Global Compact and conservation group ...

Windicator: Steady but unspectacular progress

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has forecast that just under 40GW of wind power will be installed this year -- slightly less than in 2012.

One possible reason for the cautious outlook is that developments had come to a near halt in the US in the second quarter of the year, and very little wind power was installed during ...

Fracking threatens renewable wind industry, warns global council

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The massive quantities of shale gas produced through fracking in the US and efforts to export this gas worldwide pose a threat to the renewable wind energy industry, says a Cape Argus report. 

This warning came from Steve Sawyer, secretary-general of the Global Wind Energy Council, in his welcoming address to Windaba 2013 - the third wind energy industry conference and exhibition ...

Blowing in the wind

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Wind power is clean, safe, without carbon emissions, and is the most attractive renewable solution for improving supply trends.

The viability of wind power lies at the plentifulness of wind, cost effectiveness, long-term usage, ease of deployment and for the significant role it plays in reducing Greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).

Wind turbines generate ...

Vestas, Mitsubishi Heavy team up in offshore wind drive

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Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has agreed a joint venture with Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for offshore wind turbines, adding financial muscle to its attempts to catch up with rivals in a sector viewed as the future of wind power.

The deal is the first by Vestas' new chief executive Anders Runevad, who joined in August from Swedish telecoms equipment group Ericsson ...

Human influence on climate clear, IPCC report says

STOCKHOLM, 27 September - Human influence on the climate system is clear. This is evident in most regions of the globe, a new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes. It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century. The evidence for this has grown, thanks ...

Latest IPCC findings a clarion call for global community to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and steer humanity out of danger zone

Bonn, 27 September – UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, the UN’s top climate change official, said the findings of the latest IPCC report on climate change are a clarion call for the global community to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and steer humanity out of the danger zone.

On Friday, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the ...

WINDABA: SA’s content conundrum

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The South African government's expectations for a local wind-energy supply chain are on a collision course with current market realities, according to industry figures.

South Africa's current renewables strategy, launched to cheers in late 2011, envisages about 500MW of wind being added annually over the next few years – a breakthrough for the often-frustrating Africa wind market.

Yet experts say that ...

Policy a hurdle for renewables

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“The industry is caught between two conflicting mandates. One is producing large quantities as cheap as possible… The other is to localise production which, in the short-term, makes wind energy the most expensive. To have a cheap wind market we need goals that are clear, rules that are clear, and minimal interference from the government,” said Steve Sawyer, the ...

‘Fracking brings ill wind of change’

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The massive quantities of shale gas produced through fracking in the US and efforts to export this gas world-wide pose a threat to the renewable wind energy industry.

This warning came on Wednesday from Steve Sawyer, secretary-general of the Global Wind Energy Council, in his welcoming address to Windaba 2013 – the third wind energy industry conference and exhibition presented ...

Energy Bet Puts Wind at Property Firm’s Back

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In 2006, a decade and a half after taking over for his father at the helm of one of Sweden's biggest property firms, Hans Wallenstam bet billions of Swedish kronor that a clutch of wind farms scattered across the Scandinavian nation eventually could save the company money and lure high-dollar property seekers eager to consume "green" energy.

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The Big Question: Do Domestic Content Rules Help or Hurt Renewables?

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The latest ruling by the WTO on the Ontario FIT is welcomed by the wind industry. In 2012, wind energy grew by nearly 20% in Canada, driving over €1.49 billion ($1.95 billion) in investment and creating over 10,500 person-years of employment. The wind industry in Canada installed 936 MW in 2012, bringing total installed capacity to 6.2 GW ...

Iraqi Super Giant Flexes Oil Muscles

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In most parts of the world, it has been energy firms taking the lead role in developing wind power. Wind farms produce 2.5% of the global electricity supply, a rate that is rising by about 10% to 15% a year, according to the Global Wind Energy Council.

In Scandinavia, real-estate owners account for an increasing chunk of investment, ...

Greenpeace report shows how RE could lift ASEAN nations out of poverty and halt dangerous carbon emissions

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Greenpeace Southeast Asia today launched a comprehensive report that illustrates how renewable energy could benefit the economies and save the climate environments of the 10-member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Presented during the 31st ASEAN Ministers of Energy meeting, the Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable ASEAN Energy Outlook highlights the socio-economic impacts of renewable energy ...

Major bird charity plans wind turbine at HQ

Wind power critics argue that turbines kill birds. So why is the U.K.'s largest bird charity planning a turbine?

Whenever a new wind turbine project is announced, it's common for critics to pipe up and complain about the risk of bird kills. 

That strategy may fall a little flat with a planning application being submitted in ...

Steve Sawyer: What the frack?

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Steve Sawyer from the Global Wind Energy Council looks at the arguments against shale gas and fracking.

The cornerstone of what the IEA has recently dubbed ‘The Golden Age of Gas’ is the exploitation of methane in tight formations through hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as hydro-fracking or just ‘fracking’. Through pumping millions of liters of water ...

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 ...

Japan’s offshore wind development speeding off

A lot is happening on the offshore wind power front in Japan. In June Japan unveiled its first commercial floating turbine in Asia and the 2-megawatt turbine off the coast of Fukushima will start operation on 7 October. The first project phase, which included the setting of the Hitachi downwind-type turbine with a rotor diameter of 80 meters on a ...

No Adverse Health Effect from Wind Turbines – new Finnish study confirms

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has published a new study with a conclusion that wind turbines do not cause any adverse health effects. The study consisted of a review of nearly 50 scientific research articles conducted in Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand over the past 10 years.

Due to the increased number of wind power projects in Finland, a ...

Offshore Wind Energy Forum, 14 October 2013 in Daegu, Korea

GWEC Chairman Dr. Klaus Rave will be chairing the side event at the 22nd World Energy Congress on 14 October 2013 in Daegu, Korea

The programme includes:  

A Case Study on offshore wind energy development in the UK and in Korea 

UK Offshore achievement and future plans - Mr. James Baell Hurdles to offshore wind development in Korea and lessons learnt from ...

“The body of evidence is overwhelming”: Prominent climate scientists issue stark statement

Two weeks prior to the launch of the first section of the latest IPCC’s report on climate change, twelve members of the newly established Earth League – a global initiative of prominent climate scientists – have jointly published a stark statement.

“The body of evidence indicating that our civilisation has already caused significant global warming is overwhelming,” the scientists ...

Wind turbine infra sound less than a heart-beat – new research confirms

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An acoustic engineering group has rejected claims that the frequencies created by wind turbines can have adverse health issues, saying the infrasound generated is often less than a person’s heart-beat.

Findings by the Association of Australian Acoustical Consultants (AAAC) stated that the current levels of infrasound emitted by wind turbines created are in line with natural levels.

According to the AAAC, ...

Sawyer sees Brazil staying-power

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“I think they will all try to make it work, even if the amount tendered is closer to 2GW or 2.5GW per year,” says the Global Wind Energy ...

The Latin wind spirit

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Colin Bennett reports on the state of play in the Latin American wind power market where a country other than Brazil is starting to flex some serious muscle.

There is certainly much to celebrate when it comes to Latin America's wind industry. The potential for wind power is especially strong in terms of the raw resources and provides a ...

Ayala launches Caparispisan wind farm in the Philippines

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Northern Luzon UPC Asia Corp., a unit of Ayala Corp., is set to start construction of the 81-megawatt Caparispisan wind power project in Pagudpud, Illocos Norte, with the groundbreaking ceremonies set this week.

Mario Marasigan, Energy Department director of the Renewable Energy Management Bureau, told reporters the $220-million wind project would support government’s efforts toward energy security.

“Commercial operations will ...

August broke records for wind power in Australia

August broke records for wind power across the country with South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales all hitting new highs for the month, the Clean Energy Council said today.

Clean Energy Council Policy Director Russell Marsh said South Australia's wind farms provided the equivalent of just under 40 per cent of the state’s power for the whole period.

“South Australia’s ...

Direct from Rio: GWEC at Brazil Windpower 2013

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GWEC confia em fabricantes

A maioria dos fabricantes estrangeiros de turbinas que se instalou no mercado eólico brasileiro nos último anos vão tentar seguir à risca as regras de conteúdo local existentes, diz o secretário-geral do Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Steve Sawyer.

“Eu acho que eles vão fazer de tudo para dar certo, mesmo se o montante de energia leiloada ...

Floating Offshore Wind Platforms: The Next Wave

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GWEC Secretary General Steve Sawyer talks about Floating Offshore Turbines in the latest Energy Focus magazine

“A number of companies and governments are very excited about the possibility of large scale deployment of floating offshore wind turbines, and they do have many attractive features. In addition to those mentioned above, these types of platforms could justify the build out of ...

Major Markets Continue To Determine Wind’s Path

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LONDON -- Although its forecast for 2013 involves a "much more significant drop" in the global wind market than last year's prediction, downgrading from its advanced to its moderate scenario, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is ultimately bullish on wind, predicting that worldwide installed capacity will pass 500 GW by 2017.

 Wind continues to grow ...

Brazil WindPower 2013 – liveblog day 1

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The first day of Windpower Monthly's blog from the Brazil Windpower 2013 conference in Rio de Janeiro, covering events as they happen. If you are at the conference, visit Windpower Monthly at stand 197, 2nd floor.

Are there more? A few hours after Spain's Acciona announced a new nacelle plant in Brazil's Bahia state, Jaques Wagner, Bahia state governor said ...

Clear signal of long-term political commitment into decarbonising our energy system is needed

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Alternative Energy's first issue features interview with Steve Sawyer

Alternative Energy (AE): Could you, please, tell about the objectives of the Global Wind Energy Council? Which goals have been successfully achieved? 

Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, Global Wind Energy Council: GWEC is the global wind industry trade association, providing representation for the entire wind energy sector at the international level. Our mission is ...

India Plans For Massive Clean Energy Push

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Since the Government announced planned renewables capacity growth in India, the sector’s potential to create millions of new jobs is back in the spotlight.

India’s Government [recently] revealed its revived US$7.9 billion plan to upgrade its electric grid to prepare for planned renewables growth, and with this announcement comes the promise of new clean energy jobs for the economy amid what is currently a gloomy ...

Rapid growth but still below full potential

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Wind Power Monthly, Latin America Special

Wind power now exceeds a healthy looking 5 GW of installed capacity in Latin America doubling its tally over the past 18 months as the preferred renewable energy choice for investment. 

Brazil and Mexico are maintaining their market leadership with annual installed capacity accounting for more than 50% and 25% respectively of the region's total output. ...

Record levels of power from wind in Australia

The equivalent of just under half of South Australia’s power was produced by its wind farms across last week as both it and Victoria smashed previous records for wind power during the blustery conditions.

Clean Energy Council Policy Director Russell Marsh said SA’s wind farms produced the equivalent of 48 per cent of the state’s power needs over the week beginning ...

Renewable Energy Will Exceed Natural Gas Use Worldwide By 2016

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A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), stating that global power generation from hydro, wind, solar and other renewable sources will exceed that of gas and be twice that of nuclear by 2016, is receiving widespread news coverage.

Renewable power is expected to increase by 40 percent in the next five years, according to the IEA’s second annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy ...

9 GW or more offshore wind in Germany by 2023 – new study

Consistent offshore wind development allows for substantial cost reductions

Berlin, 22 August 2013. A new study of Prognos AG and The Fichtner Group arrives atthe conclusion that the cost of electricity from offshore wind power can be reduced byabout one third if offshore wind power is consistently developed over the next ten years.“The identified cost reduction potentials are based on ...

India To Launch National Offshore Wind Energy Authority Soon

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India is set to take a definite step towards opening the offshore wind energy sector to the developers. After deliberations for several months, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) is set to launch the National Offshore Wind Energy Authority (NOWA) to proliferate deployment of offshore wind energy projects in the county.

The National Offshore Wind Energy Authority will be responsible for carrying out resource assessment along the ...

President Toomas Hendrik Ilves opened a new wind farm in Estonia

18 new 2.5 MW turbines were erected on the Pakri peninsula supplying power to 50,000 average Estonian households

 “The Paldiski wind farm is a good example of successful cooperation between two energy producers, the synergy has led to one of Estonia’s biggest wind farms,” said chairman of AS Nelja Energia’s management board, Martin Kruus. Based on Nordic and Estonian capital, Nelja ...

Our latest article on Big ambitions ahead for Asian offshore wind

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Today just over 6 GW of offshore wind generation capacity is installed worldwide, with an equal amount in development or under construction. While the top offshore wind markets are still found in Europe, representing more than 90% of the current installed capacity, a number of Asian countries including China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India, have ambitious plans, some of ...

OPINION by Jeremy Leggett

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In my quarter of a century of warning about the climate change threat and advocating the renewable-energy solution, I have never seen anything worry the fossil-fuel incumbency the way the carbon bubble debate has this year.

As a consequence, I expect to see a major diversion of investment from fossil fuels to clean energy before long. Let me explain that uplifting ...

The Latin Wind Spirit

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There is certainly much to celebrate when it comes to Latin America’s wind industry. The potential for wind power is especially strong in terms of the raw resources and provides a road for governments to develop a domestic source of energy to complement the region’s current dependence on large hydro generation.

The region is also adding new projects and ...

Britain Pledges $100 Million to Boost Offshore Wind Power (2)

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The U.K., the world’s largest offshore-wind market, pledged funds to increase jobs in the industry sevenfold in a bid to spur economic recovery.

The government will commit 66 million pounds ($100 million) to expand the offshore-wind supply chain and finance research to curb costs, according to a strategy by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Energy Secretary Ed Davey. The ...

Consumption of Wind Energy Composites forecast to grow 12.8% pa between 2013 and 2018

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An enormous opportunity for raw materials used in the fabrication of fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) products exists in the Indian Wind Energy Industry, as per Composite Insights. The demand for composite materials in Indian Wind Energy Industry continued its growth momentum till 2011. However, in 2012, the industry was affected by the withdrawal of two key incentives by the government: accelerated ...

Greenko to Invest 350 Million Euros in Indian Hydro and Wind

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Greenko Group Plc (GKO), an Indian clean-energy developer, plans to invest 350 million euros ($463 million) this fiscal year in onshore wind and hydropower plants in India as it targets 1,000 megawatts of capacity by 2015.

The company, which has 806 megawatts of projects operating or under construction, wants to bring online 250 megawatts of new wind power capacity this ...

S. Korea’s Advanced Shipbuilding Technology Will Spearhead Global Wind Energy Development

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SEOUL, KOREA - To commemorate the third Global Wind Day, on June 20ththe Korea Wind Energy Industry Association (KWEIA) held the “Offshore Wind Energy Development Seminar” at Ramada Seoul Hotel in Samsung-dong.

The Wind Energy Development Seminar, designed to facilitate offshore wind farm projects in conjunction with the South Korean government and industry, was attended by officials from the ...

L’énergie du vent en pleine expansion

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En 2012, les éoliennes dans le monde atteignaient une capacité de production électrique de 282 GW. La production de cette nouvelle source d'énergie a été multipliée par 40 en quinze ans. La Chine, qui conserve son premier rang avec 26,7 % du parc, est suivie par les Etats-Unis (21,2 %), l'Allemagne (11,1 %) et l'Espagne (8,1 %). La France, loin derrière, ne représente que ...

Ukraine adds 18.32 MW of new wind power in first half of 2013

Ukraine added 18.32 MW of new wind power capacity during the first six months of 2013. At the end of June the total wind capacity reached 315.76 MW, out of which 290.76 MW were connected to the national electricity grid, according to the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association (UWEA). In addition, several other wind energy projects are under construction on a ...

GWEC Senior Policy Advisor Shruti Shukla in Climate Change THE NEW ECOCNOMY

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“Industry projections show that with the right policy support, by the end of this decade we will see 750 GW of wind power capacity, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 1.1 billion tonnes per annum by that time. This is equivalent to 17- 33% of the current emission reduction pledges on the table in the UNFCCC ...

Wind Energy in Brazil: The Country of the Future?

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At the end of 2012, Brazil had 2.5 GW of installed wind capacity, enough to power four million households, accounting for 2 percent of national electricity consumption. In 2012 alone, 40 new wind farms came online, adding more than 1 GW of new capacity to the Brazilian electricity grid and creating 15,000 new jobs. This represents an investment ...

Capturing the glory of wind power

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Wind energy is much more than just technology. It captures the imagination, inspires and fascinates.

This was clearly demonstrated in the 1,000 photographs submitted from 67 countries to this year’s Global Wind Day photo competition, run by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

Canadian photographer Joan Sullivan claimed the top prize of a €1,000 ($1,320) Amazon ...

India set to revive wind tax-break

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The Indian government is planning to reintroduce a well-loved tax break known as accelerated depreciation (AD) for wind farm owners, in a move that would send a jolt through the world’s fourth-largest wind market.

Having watched the Indian wind market shrink by 47% in 2012 after two critical support mechanisms were binned last year, Delhi reinstated the generation-based incentive (GBI) in ...

Wind energy to hit major milestone this year

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Wind energy has managed to acquire a great deal of momentum in recent years. Much of the world is beginning to grow more environmentally conscious, hence a rise in the support surrounding renewable energy. Clean power has prospects beyond the environment, however, and many countries have been turning to solar and wind energy to establish some economic stability ...

Offshore Wind May Become Key to Japan’s Energy Mix, Vestas Says

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Wind energy, especially offshore, could become a key power source as the country reviews its energy strategy, Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS) Chief Marketing Officer Morten Albaek said.

“If Japan is going to reduce its imports of fossil fuels, then you need to get more renewable energy into the energy mix,” he said in an interview in Tokyo. “Wind will play ...

Shanghai Electric aims for 30% of offshore wind market

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SHANGHAI Electric Group aims to grab a 30 percent market share in China's offshore wind market, a sector set to boom in coming years after a slow start. "Our aim is to be No.1 in China's offshore wind turbine market," said Jin Xiaolong, head of Shanghai Electric's wind equipment unit. Shanghai Electric, China's largest power equipment maker, has set ...

World wind turbines to cross 300,000MW mark

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Wind turbines are here to stay. They are increasing in numbers every day, and industry figures show that the amount of energy they are able to generate has reached tremendous levels.

The 19th century belonged to coal, the 20th to oil, and the 21st century belongs to clean energy, with wind energy being one of the foundations of that.

Japan unveils first commercial scale floating turbine in Asia

A floating wind turbine off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture has been completed at a Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. shipyard in Chiba Prefecture. The turbine is the first one completed as part of an experimental two stage project commissioned by the Ministry for Economy, Trade and Industry. Ten private-sector companies and the University of Tokyo are involved in the project.

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Renewables to surpass gas by 2016 in global power mix

“For the first time ever, the IEA’s medium term projections for the growth of wind energy are more or less in line with our own”, said Steve Sawyer, GWEC Secretary General, speaking from the Asia Clean Energy Forum in Manila.

“This excellent snapshot of the global renewables market and shows that a renewable energy future is not only possible, ...

WindMade launches Product Label and calls on consumers to ‘Show You Care’

Today, the WindMade organization launches the first global consumer label for products made with wind energy. This label, which has been eagerly awaited by market participants and consumers alike, completes the WindMade label portfolio. 

On the occasion of the label launch, WindMade is calling on consumers to show their support for wind power by participating in the ‘Show You Care’ campaign. ...

WindMade product label out!

We’ve done it! Finally, after many months of deliberations with technical experts, environmental NGOs and potential user companies, and after various round of corporate and public consultations, we’re proud to present the WindMade Product Label!

This is exciting news for WindMade. From now on, progressive brands can apply to use the WindMade label directly on their products. This will give them ...

Top Wind Power Countries Per Capita

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently published its final update of 2012 global wind power installation numbers. As such, I am now able to update my “Top Wind Power Countries” lists. If you’ve been a CleanTechnica reader for awhile, you know that I’m all about looking at relative rankings (or creating them when they don’t yet ...

June 20 News: 2013′s Gulf Of Mexico Dead Zone Could Be Biggest Ever

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The massive Midwestern drought of 2012 reduced rainfall and fertilizer carried into the Gulf of Mexico by runoff, meaning the algae blooms that cause the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone were unusually small. 2013 will be different. [Time]

Heavy rainfall in the Midwest this spring has led to flood conditions, with states like Minnesota and Illinois experiencing some of the wettest ...

GWEC at Offshore Wind China 2013 conference in Shanghai

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"China needs to speed up substantially to meet the 2015 target," said Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council.

SHANGHAI Electric Group aims to grab a 30 percent market share in China's offshore wind market, a sector set to boom in coming years after a slow start.

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“Don’t let myths dictate our future”

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Vestas launches Act on Facts campaign in battle against anti-wind movement

“The wind industry is being attacked by media-savvy and politically influential adversaries who often display a brazen disregard for factual information. The “Act on Facts” campaign is our way of fighting back” said Vestas Group Senior Vice President Morten Albæk.

#ActOnFacts campaign was launched in #Australia to fight anti-wind myths. Visit www.actonfacts.org and help ...

World’s wind turbines to cross the 300 gigawatt mark

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The world will have enough wind turbines to generate more than 300 gigawatts of power - the equivalent of 114 nuclear power plants - by the end of the year, industry figures show.

As Brazil, China, Mexico and South Africa add turbines, the figure represents modest growth compared with a year ago, when the overall total capacity was just ...

World Wind Turbines To Cross 300,000 Megawatt Mark

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Clean Technica

Wind turbines are here to stay. They are increasing in numbers every day, and industry figures show that the amount of energy they are able to generate has reached tremendous levels.

The 19th century belonged to coal, the 20th to oil, and the 21st century belongs to clean energy, with wind energy being one of the foundations of that.

“This is the ...

Saudi’s Clean Energy Juggling Act

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Gulf Business

Saudi Arabia’s clean energy sector has shown fledgling growth in recent years and its outlook remains positive as the government lays out plans to meet domestic demand and sustain crude oil exports.

Power demand in the country has proved to be a huge problem, primarily as a result of a fast-growing economy and population. Households account for 80 per cent ...

GWEC Urges G8 leaders to Switch to Renewables

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Global Wind Day, celebrated annually on June 15, enables citizens to discover wind energy across the world. This year an online action has been launched to put pressure on world leaders, ahead of the G8 summit on June 17 and 18 to keep their commitment to phase out fossil fuels and switch to renewable energy.

According to the Global ...

Celebrating Global Wind Day

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CleanEnergy Footprints

This Saturday, June 15th, marks the fourth annual Global Wind Day. Global Wind Day provides the opportunity for people around the world to celebrate wind energy resources. Last year, more than 250 events were organized in 40 countries around the globe.

While thousands of individuals are involved in the wind industry, many in the general public still find wind energy ...

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

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Global Wind Day, celebrated annually on 15 June, enables citizens to discover wind energy across the world. This year an online action has been launched to put pressure on world leaders, ahead of the G8 summit on 17-18 June to keep their commitment to phase out fossil fuels and switch to renewable energy. The level of subsidies to ...

Reforzaran acciones para fomentar uso de energia eolica

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El Imparcial

Mexico, D.F. Con el fin de continuar reduciendo la emision de cases de efecto invernadero (GEI) los consejos Mundial et Europeo de Energia Eolica (GWEV y EWEA) reforzaran sus lineas de accion para presionat a los lideres mundiales a reducir el uso de combustibles fosiles y cambiar a energias renovables. 

GWEC makes G8 fossil plea

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has issued a strong appeal to world leaders to phase out fossil fuel subsidies at next week’s Group of Eight (G8) summit of world leaders in Northern Ireland.

GWEC says globally the level of subsidies given by governments to fossil fuels shot up from $400bn in 2010 to more than $523bn in 2011, and then ...

Global Wind Day organizers seek to put pressure on G8 leaders

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Global Wind Day, the five year old annual event jointly organised by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), will be observed Saturday with an extra emphasis on putting pressure on world leaders to fulfill their clean energy promises.

This year's observance coincides with 17-18 June G8 summit in Northern Ireland. To make ...

Global Wind Day Puts Pressure on G8 Summit

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Domestic Fuel

This Saturday, June 15, is Global Wind Day, and this year the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) is asking people globally to put pressure on world leaders leading in to the G8 summit to keep their commitment to phase out fossil fuels and adopt renewable energy.

According to EWEA, the level of fossil fuel subsidies has increased nearly 30 percent ...

Policy support needed to reach 1,000 gigawatts of wind by 2020 – GWEC

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On the occasion of the annual celebration of Global Wind Day, the Global wind Energy Council is urging world leaders to stop subsidizing fossil fuels and switch to renewables.

In a statement, the GWEC pointed out that research has shown that the level of subsidies to fossil fuels has gone up by nearly 30 percent to $640 billion ...

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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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

GWEC y EWEA fomentaran uso de energía eólica

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El Economista

Con el fin de continuar reduciendo la emisión de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI) los consejos Mundial y Europeo de Energía Eólica (GWEC y EWEA) reforzarán sus líneas de acción para presionar a los líderes mundiales a reducir el uso de combustibles fósiles y cambiar a energías renovables.

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Global Wind Day urges G8 leaders to stop subsidising fossil fuels

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Construction & Maintenance

Global Wind Day, celebrated annually on 15 June, enables citizens to discover wind energy across the world. This year an online action has been launched to put pressure on world leaders, ahead of the G8 summit on 17-18 June to keep their commitment to phase out fossil fuels and switch to renewable energy. The level of subsidies to ...

Call for fossil fuel energy subsidy reform

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Maritime Journal

Global Wind Day, jointly organised by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), will have its annual celebration on Saturday.

This year an online action has been launched to put pressure on world leaders, ahead of the G8 summit on 17-18 June, to keep their commitment to phase out fossil fuels and switch to ...

Global Wind Day Calls On Leaders To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

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North American Wind Power

As Global Wind Day draws near, an online action has been launched to put pressure on world leaders, ahead of the G8 summit on June 17-18, to keep their commitment to phase out fossil fuels and switch to renewable energy.Global Wind Day is celebrated annually on June 15 and jointly organized by the European Wind Energy Association ...

Global attention called to wind energy

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The Global Wind Energy Council said Thursday the international community needs to do more than just pay lip service to renewable energy and pollution. GWEC said it was calling attention to the steady use of fossil fuels ahead of next week's Group of Eight summit in Northern Ireland. The organization said the fossil fuels industry gets six times more ...

Web campaign targets G8 vow

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reNews

Global Wind Day has launched an online action ahead of the G8 summit next Monday and Tuesday to pile pressure on world leaders to honour their commitment to phase out fossil fuels and switch to renewable energy.

The annual event, to be celebrated this Saturday, notes that the level of subsidies for fossil fuels has gone up by almost 30% to ...

Major Markets Continue To Determine Wind’s Path

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Renewable Energy World

Although its forecast for 2013 involves a "much more significant drop" in the global wind market than last year's prediction, downgrading from its advanced to its moderate scenario, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is ultimately bullish on wind, predicting that worldwide installed capacity will pass 500 GW by 2017.

Wind continues to grow worldwide, with significant new activity ...

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

“While world leaders pay lip service to combating climate change, what they are actually doing is subsidizing CO2 emissions to the tune of US$110/tonne. Fossil fuel energy subsidy reform could take us a long way towards protecting the climate”, said Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council.

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Global Wind Day 2013

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Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world.

In more than 75 countries around the world, wind farms are in operation, generating energy from a clean and renewable source.

Thousands of individuals are involved in the production of energy ...

Global renewable energy capacity exceeded 1,470 GW in 2012, up 8.5% from 2011

Wind power accounted for about 39% of renewable power capacity in 2012 according to REN21’s Renewables 2013 Global Status Report 

The sister publications, REN21’s Renewables 2013 Global Status Report and Frankfurt School – UNEP/BNEF’s Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2013 were launched June 12th, 2013.   Global demand for renewable energy continued to rise during ...

IEA calls for urgent climate action

Steve Sawyer on IEA’s new report which was released earlier this morning:

“Once again, the IEA has taken the lead on climate change among international institutions, releasing a new report today calling for urgent action to preserve our ability to remain on track to meet the global target to keep global mean temperature rise to less than 2°C. Equally ...

Mongolia’s first wind farm ready

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Mongolia’s first wind farm will reportedly come on line on 20 June.

The 50MW installation at Salkhit, south of the capital, Ulaanbaatar, was developed by Clean Energy, a unit of locally based investment firm Newcom Group.

GE has supplied 31 1.6MW turbines for the $122m project, which is the country’s largest new energy installation in three decades, according to Bloomberg.

Hundreds of events around the world for Global Wind Day

From Norway to Uruguay, Israel to India, hundreds of activities will allow people around the world to discover the power of wind energy on Global Wind Day, 15 June.

From concerts in Croatia to boat trips in Japan, a video contest in Georgia and a comic workshop in Argentina, activities are many and varied, but all will be a chance to ...

New Renewables Club launched

On the invitation of the German Environment Minister Peter Altmaier, high-level representatives from 10 countries have gathered in Berlin to establish the Renewables Club on June 1st, 2013. Their common goal is to scale up the deployment of renewable energy worldwide.

Founding members of this pro-renewable alliance are the People’s Republic of China, the Kingdom of Denmark, the French Republic, the ...

Fair winds for offshore wind farms

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Despite economic and political uncertainties, weakening investments, grid connection issues and a dip in the U.S. onshore wind energy market, offshore wind around the world continues its momentum. The European Wind Energy Assn. (EWEA, Brussels, Belgium) says 132 offshore wind turbines in 13 wind farms (523.2 MW of capacity) came online in the first six months of 2012 — an ...

New wind community engagement best practice guidelines released in Australia

Australia's clean energy sector has taken an important step in its work with rural and regional communities to deliver jobs and investment, by releasing new wind Community Engagement Best Practice Guidelines and a community expectations guide.

Clean Energy Council (CEC) Chief Executive David Green said the guidelines were designed to encourage greater and more effective consultation with communities where ...

Wind power blows into Africa

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Giant turbines churning in the wind are a rare sight in Africa -- but that will not be the case for long. Until now the meagre amounts of investment in African wind energy have predominantly come from governments and foreign donors. But this is changing fast, say experts.

Private investors smell profit in beefing-up the continent's over-stretched power grids and swarms ...

Top 5 Actions to Make a Difference in the Fight Against Climate Change

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Marjan Minnesma may be the most inspiring person you've never heard of, unless you live in the Netherlands as I do. A few years ago, Marjan got fed up with waiting on governments to act. As a citizen of a small, industrialized country -- blessed with resources but riddled with challenges- - she realized that if we can't ...

Interview: Steve Sawyer, GWEC

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Q. You have been observing the emergence of wind markets around the world for many years. How has the industry changed over the years as it has matured? Have the newer markets (especially those in Latin America) learnt from the best practices (and the mistakes) of others?

A. Just the fact of now being an established global industry means that the ...

Global Wind Day June 15th 2013

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Eco Global Society The events for Global Wind Day June 15th  2013 (GWD2013) organized around the world by the Global Wind Energy Council GWEC and the European Wind Energy Association EWEA coordinate the special Global Wind Day in more than 75 countries around the world, through  partner’s network.  The Global Wind Day is designed to inform and familiarize the public with the ...

Chile environmental body OKs 310 MW wind farm project

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Chile's environmental regulator has given the green light to the third and last portion of energy firm E-CL's $685 million wind park project, which is expected to generate up to 310 megawatts, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

The three wind parks in the mineral-rich north of the country are planned near the town of Calama, close to ...

GWEC Secretary General Steve Sawyer interview with Cleantech Investor

“The problem with local content requirements for us is that we are faced with two conflicting imperatives: one, to deliver the largest quantity of carbon-free electrons at the lowest possible price; and two, to create local jobs and industries. We are constantly being accused of ‘living on subsidies’, even though renewable energy subsidies pale in comparison to the ...

CEC Media Release: Renewables the light at the end of the power price tunnel

Australia needs to invest in clean energy to maximise the economic potential for gas exports and ensure energy affordability for domestic users, the Clean Energy Council’s Chief Executive David Green told a power and utilities conference in Sydney this morning.

Mr Green said easing power price rises may not be the light at the end of the ...

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, ...

Steve Sawyer: No Debate

More than 97% of  articles published in the peer reviewed literature supported the notion that human activity is causing climate change

The notion in the media (and hence, in public opinion) that there is a ‘scientific debate’ about whether or not human activity is changing the climate reminds me of an old campaign poster from Canada: “14% of Canadians ...

Chile environmental body OKs 310 MW wind farm project

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Chile's environmental regulator has given the green light to the third and last portion of energy firm E-CL's $685 million wind park project, which is expected to generate up to 310 megawatts, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

Global wind trends for 2013 and beyond

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EcoGeneration — May/June 2013

Following his keynote presentation at the New Zealand Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition in late March 2013, Global Wind Energy Council Secretary-General Steve Sawyer spoke to EcoGeneration’s Melanie Ryan about the challenges and growth predictions facing the international wind market over the next five years.

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Wind Market Grows; Challenges Remain

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Modern Distribution Management

State renewable energy standards, driven by environmental and economic factors, have created a larger market for wind energy in the U.S. Federal and local incentives, combined with improved efficiencies and reduced costs, have supported the industry development needed to meet this demand. MDM spoke with wind association leaders, distributors and manufacturers to learn more about what’s driving wind ...

WindMade debuts new standard for products manufactured by wind power

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The WindMade labelling scheme yesterday unveiled its latest draft product standard, opening the new certification scheme up for consultation.

The Windmade Product Label sets out the technical requirements that individual products will have to meet if they are to display the industry-backed label demonstrating that a product or service have been provided using renewable energy.

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WindMade launches public consultation on product label

WindMade, the first global consumer label for companies using wind energy, launched the proposed WindMade Standard for Products and Services, setting out the technical requirements for the label to be used on individual products.

This draft will now enter a one-month public consultation period. The introduction of the WindMade Product Label has been eagerly awaited by market participants, ...

Steve Sawyer backs Economist’s editorial from yesterday:

Either governments are not serious about climate change or fossil-fuel firms are overvalued

“Sometimes I despair about ever making any progress on the climate issue. But when a formerly skeptical and very hard-nosed publication like the Economist comes up with an editorial like this, it seems we may have some hope after all. Many have been making ...

北极星风电新闻

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北极星风力发电网讯:4月17日,全球风能理事会在布鲁塞尔发布全球风电市场发展报告,该报告详尽描述了全球风电市场在2012年的发展情况, 并发布未来五年(2013-2017)的风电发展预测。尽管经济合作组织国家(OECD)的政策发展充满不确定性, 并将显著影响未来几年全球的风电市场, 然而几个稳健的市场,如中国、印度和巴西,以及拉丁美洲、非洲和亚洲的一些新兴市场,将成为未来一段时间拉动全球市场的主要力量。

节能与环保杂志

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中国能源报

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中国经济和信息化杂志社

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全球风能理事会:全球风电装机再创新高

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4月17日,全球风能理事会在布鲁塞尔发布全球风电市场发展报告,该报告详尽描述了全球风电市场在2012年的发展情况, 并发布未来五年(2013-2017)的风电发展预测。尽管经济合作组织国家(OECD)的政策发展充满不确定性, 并将显著影响未来几年全球的风电市场, 然而几个稳健的市场,如中国、印度和巴西,以及拉丁美洲、非洲和亚洲的一些新兴市场,将成为未来一段时间拉动全球市场的主要力量。

  “尽管风电存在变化性,但是对于产业稳定发展的真正影响并非来自风电自身的变化性,而是设计能源政策的决策者的变化和不可预测性。”全球风能理 事会秘书长Steve Sawyer说,“所有那些一直以来推动风电发展的驱动因素依然存在,如保障能源安全, 不受燃料价格波动 的影响, 促进区域经济发展,减缓气候变化,减少地区的空气和水污染等。目前,风电的价格正在越来越多的市场里变得具有竞争力, 而众多政府依然 大量补贴化石燃料,相当于鼓励排放二氧化碳,在2012年,这些排放所得到的补贴相当于$110/吨二氧化碳。”

Global wind power market to drop in 2013 after 2012 surge, says report

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Worldwide wind power market will see a sharp drop in the number of new wind turbines installed in 2013, even though global installations increased by 10% to 44.8GW in 2012, according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

The report reveals that the global wind power installed capacity reached 282.5GW in 2012, an increase of about 19% compared ...

Global installed wind capacity now at 282.5 GW

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Strong markets in China, India and Brazil, as well as in new markets in Latin America, Africa and the rest of Asia will drive global wind capacity growth during the next five years, according to the Global Wind Energy Council's Annual Market Update.

"Wind power may be variable, but the greatest threat to the continued stable growth of the industry is ...

Could China Outpace the US in the Green Race?

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When President Barack Obama called for the United States to lead energy innovation in his inauguration speech in January, he spoke with a sense of urgency. He put energy at the forefront of the country's industrial competitiveness. And the rival at the forefront of his mind was no doubt China.

It was an acknowledgement of how close the world's two biggest ...

China’s Wind Power Production Grew More Than Coal in 2012

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China's wind power production grew more than coal power production for the first time ever in 2012, according to statistics from the China Energy Council. Thermal power using mostly coal increased by only about 0.3% in China last year, the statistics noted, an addition of roughly 12 terawatt hours (TWh) more electricity.

"In contrast, wind power production expanded by about 26 ...

After Record 2012, World Wind Power Set to Top 300,000 Megawatts in 2013

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Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide. With total capacity exceeding 280,000 megawatts, wind farms generate carbon-free electricity in more than 80 countries, 24 of which have at least 1,000 megawatts. At the European level of ...

Globale capaciteit windenergie doorbreekt grens 300.000 megawatt

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Na records in 2012 zal de wereldwijde capaciteit van windenergie waarschijnlijk nog dit jaar de grens van 300.000 megawatt overschrijden. Windenergie kan globaal nu al aan de energievraag van 450 miljoen mensen voldoen.

Producenten van windenergie kampen met onzekere beleidskaders en verouderde stroomnetten. Toch slaagden ze er volgens de Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) vorig jaar in om voor 44.000 ...

2012 Was A Record-Breaking Year For New Wind Power Worldwide

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We recently reported that the United States managed to top the list for new wind power installations in 2012. In fact, 2012 was also a record-breaking year for worldwide wind power installations, with 44,000 megawatts installed and total capacity exceeding 280,000 megawatts. More than 80 countries now receive a portion of their electricity from wind power.

According to the Global Wind ...

Semana de las Energías Marinas de Bilbao

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El Ente Vasco de la Energía (EVE), Tecnalia y el Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC) van a reunir en Euskadi, a partir de mañana y hasta el 19 de abril, a la flor y nata de las energías renovables marinas. Para ello, han organizado dos ciclos de conferencias sin desperdicio –eólica marina y Ocean Energy– y toda una feria-exposición que ...

Renewables in Latin America: Not so blown away

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Latin America’s renewables sector has experienced steady growth in recent years. It is fuelled by a mix of rising energy demands, decreasing technology costs, availability of renewable resources and policy changes aimed at promoting sustainable development in the region. This article explores the outlook for the sector and the challenges facing its development.

The year of 2012 was ...

Ανάπτυξη 19% στον κλάδο της αιολικής ενέργειας το 2012

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Κατά 19% αναπτύχθηκε ο κλάδος της αιολικής ενέργειας παγκοσμίως το 2012 με τη συνολική εγκατεστημένη ισχύ να ανέρχεται σε 282 Γιγαβάτ, σύμφωνα με στοιχεία του Παγκόσμιου Συμβουλίου Αιολικής Ενέργειας (Global Wind Energy Council- GWEC).

Αναλυτικότερα, το 2012 προστέθηκαν 44,7 Γιγαβάτ αιολικής ενέργειας παγκοσμίως.

Ηγέτες του κλάδου με μεγάλη διαφορά αναδείχτηκαν η Κίνα και οι ΗΠΑ με 13 Γιγαβάτ νέας ισχύος ...

Africa: Wind Power Surges to New Record

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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 and Brazil, as well as in new markets ...

Stabilität mit Turbulenzen

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Erneuerbare Energien

Die Global Wind Energy Association GWEC blickt auf ein solides Ausbaujahr 2012 zurück: 44,8 Gigawatt installierte die Branche weltweit. Mit ihrem heute erschienenen Jahresreport wirft der Verband auch einen Blick in die Zukunft. Die Prognose: Europa und die USA werden nicht an den starken Zubau 2012 anknüpfen können. Die weltweite Entwicklung aber soll stabil bleiben, weil Asien, Afrika und ...

Hurunui wind farm consented

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The New Zealand Wind Energy Association (NZWEA) congratulates Meridian Energy on receiving consent for its proposed Hurunui Wind Farm in North Canterbury. The project was approved by the Environment Court earlier this week. 

The New Zealand Wind Energy Association (NZWEA) congratulates Meridian Energy on receiving consent for its proposed Hurunui Wind Farm in North Canterbury. The project was approved by ...

Wind energy develops spectacularly in Romania in 2012

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Romania was a leader among the wind energy emerging markets in Europe in 2012. It installed capacities amounting to 932 MW, almost twice as much as the 520 MW installed in 2011, and came to have a cumulated capacity of 1,905 MW late last year. This country is the 10th among the wind energy markets in the European Union, according ...

Record installations in the United States and Europe led global installations of 44.8 GW of new wind power globally

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The Global Wind Energy Council released its Annual Market Update 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 and Brazil, as well as in new markets in Latin ...

Pakistan lags far behind India,China in wind power generation

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The International News

As Pakistan grapples with energy shortages, its neighboring countries are consistently adding wind power to its national grid. China has added 62,000 megawatts since 2001 and India 11,500 MW, while Pakistan’s first 50MW wind power projects started production only this year.

Power sector expert Mohsin Syed said India and China faced even higher energy shortages than Pakistan as their ...

Green energy and beyond

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Infrastructural challenges could derail India’s aggressive renewable energy efficiency policies, says a new report

India has aggressive renewable energy targets and industry energy efficiency policies, but faces significant infrastructure challenges which may derail the otherwise good policy, according to a new report by Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), a U.S.-based global policy effectiveness analysis and advisory organisation.

The report titled ‘The Policy ...

Energy potential without limit

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Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide. With total capacity exceeding 280,000 megawatts, wind farms generate carbon-free electricity in more than 80 countries, 24 of which have at least 1,000 megawatts. At the European level ...

Energy expert says Gulf region has potential to develop renewables

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Wind energy currently supplies 30 percent of all electricity in Denmark and about seven percent of the electricity in the European Union as a whole, according to Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Speaking to the Kuwait news agency (KUNA), he explained that the Brussels-based GWEC is the international trade association for ...

Global wind energy capacity increased to 282.5 GW in 2012

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The global installed capacity of wind power has now reached 282.5 gigawatts, found the latest annual market report of Global Wind Energy Council.

This year’s installed capacity of wind is a cumulative increase of almost 19 percent compared to 2011.

New global installations of wind power reached 44.8 gigawatts in 2012, a 10 percent increase from the new installations ...

La principal amenaza para la eólica mundial es la imprevisibilidad política, según GWE

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El Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica (Global Wind Energy Council, GWEC), ha publicado la Actualización Anual del Mercado que incluye un panorama completo de la industria eólica mundial hasta finales de 2012, junto con el pronóstico a 5 años, hasta 2017. A pesar de que la incertidumbre regulatoria en los principales mercados de la OCDE es un motivo de ...

Revealed: the companies that use the most renewable energy

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A survey by the Environmental Protection Agency based on consumption per year shows that global brands, including computer companies, topped the list in 2012.

Intel had the greatest use of renewable energy, with three trillion watt-hours of power: that's 3 terawatt-hours (3TWh), which represents 100% of its electricity requirements.

Microsoft came second with 1.936TWh, but still sources one fifth of its ...

Offshore wind energy creates opportunities for tourism in the South Baltic Region

German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation publishes study: “The Impact of Offshore Wind Energy on Tourism – Good Practices and Perspectives for the South Baltic Region“ 

Varel, 18 April, 2013. In the context of the EU project “South Baltic OFF.E.R”, the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation conducted a study on the potential benefits of offshore wind energy for the tourism ...

Global Installed Wind Capacity Now at 282.5 GW

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Strong markets in China, India and Brazil, as well as in new markets in Latin America, Africa and the rest of Asia will drive global wind capacity growth during the next five years, according to the Global Wind Energy Council's Annual Market Update.

“Wind power may be variable, but the greatest threat to the continued stable growth of the industry ...

Global wind power surges to new record

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The Global Wind Energy Council released its Annual Market Update, 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 and Brazil, as well as in new markets in Latin ...

Global Wind Power Hits 282.5GW

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The latest edition of the annual market report released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) claims that global installed capacity for wind power is now at 282.5GW.

A total of 44.8GW of new wind capacity was installed around the world in 2012, a 10% increase over installed capacity in 2011.

The US was the largest contributor to new wind energy ...

Will The Wind Industry Maintain Its Momentum?

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Record installations in the U.S. and Europe helped contribute to 44.8 GW of new wind power globally in 2012, 10% more than what was installed in 2011, according to a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Global installed capacity has now reached 282.5 GW, a cumulative increase of almost 19%.However, GWEC's Annual Market Update ...

World wind power on a roll

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Wind power surged to a new record in 2012, with the United States emerging as the dominant player.

The Global Wind Energy Council’s annual market update shows that while in New Zealand there was no growth last year, globally there were nearly 45 gigawatts of new installations.

Strong Overall Wind Power Growth Through To 2017

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Worldwide installations of wind power grew by 10 percent in 2012 and with the exception of 2013, this trend will continue over the next five years according to latest figures released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).    The GWEC’s Annual Market Update (PDF) sums up the state of the industry at the end of 2012, along ...

Revealed: the companies that use the most renewable energy

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A survey by the Environmental Protection Agency based on consumption per year shows that global brands, including computer companies, topped the list in 2012.

Intel had the greatest use of renewable energy, with three trillion watt-hours of power: that's 3 terawatt-hours (3TWh), which represents 100% of its electricity requirements.

Microsoft came second with 1.936TWh, but still sources ...

World to get fewer new wind turbines in 2013 – industry group

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The world will see a sharp drop in the number of new wind turbines installed this year after record growth in 2012, a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said.

It predicted a strong recovery in 2014 but also cited risks to investment, chiefly policy uncertainty.

"Wind power may be variable, but the greatest threat to the continued stable growth ...

Eolien: +19% dans le monde (2012)

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Le Figaro

Avec 44800 mégawatts (MW) supplémentaires connectés en 2012 dans le monde, la capacité éolienne a progressé de 19% selon les chiffres publiés mercredi par le Gwec (Global wind energy council). La puissance cumulée des éoliennes dans le monde représente 282 500 MW, soit l'équivalent de 171 réacteurs nucléaires EPR.

C'est aux Etats-Unis qu'ont été raccordées le plus de mégawatts éoliens ...

Global Wind Power Capacity Increased 19 Percent in 2012

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Global wind installations should slow down in 2013, gathering strength for a push through 2017, says GWEC.

Wind power surged to a new record in 2012 with nearly 45 gigawatts (GW) of new installations, a 10 percent increase from 2011, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)'s Annual Market Update. Global installed capacity increased roughly 19 percent to ...

Après une année faste, l’éolien s’essouffle

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L'éolien a connu une forte croissance en 2012. Mais 2013 devrait être marquée par un essoufflement des marchés européens et américains. La reprise viendra en grande partie des nouveaux marchés.

GWEC: Wind dip after 2012 surge

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The worldwide wind market will pull back sharply to less than 40GW this year, predicts the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), having surged to a record high 44.8GW in 2012 on extraordinary demand in rich countries.

However, the pullback – due to weakness in both developed nations like the US and growing economies like China and India – will be temporary, ...

Global wind installations up 10%

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Wind power saw global installations rise by 10% in 2012 to 44.8GW, according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council. The body’s Annual Market Update, out today, shows worldwide installed capacity stands at 282.5GW, a cumulative increase of almost 19%.

The document predicts a modest downturn in 2013, however, followed by a recovery in 2014 and beyond with global ...

Gwec: nel 2012 quasi 45 GW di nuova potenza eolica

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Il Global Wind Energy Council ha pubblicato oggi il suo aggiornamento annuale di mercato, che rappresenta una fotografia completa del settore eolico mondiale alla fine del 2012, insieme ad una previsione per i prossimi cinque anni.

Oltre 44 GW di nuova potenza installata nel 2012, per un totale di 282 GW installati in tutto il mondo. Sono i numeri contenuti nell'ultimo ...

GWEC says global wind capacity may double to 536 GW by 2017

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By 2017 installed wind power capacity globally will almost double to 536 GW, expanding at an average annual rate of 13.7% for the next five years, The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) projects.

Global wind energy capacity increased to 282.5 GW in 2012

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The global installed capacity of wind power has now reached 282.5 gigawatts, found the latest annual market report of Global Wind Energy Council.

This year’s installed capacity of wind is a cumulative increase of almost 19 percent compared to 2011.

New global installations of wind power reached 44.8 gigawatts in 2012, a 10 percent increase from the new ...

Vind/GWEC: Væksten vender tilbage i 2014

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2013 bliver det første år med et skrumpende vindmøllemarked nogensinde, men i 2014 vender væksten stærkt tilbage. Det er forudsigelsen fra vindmøllebranchens lobbyorganisation, GWEC, der også forudser fortsat vækst i årene 2015, 2016 og 2017.

- Vi ser nu et meget større fald i markedet i 2013 end vi forudså for et år siden, hovedsagligt på grund af et stort ...

La principal amenaza para la eólica mundial es la imprevisibilidad política

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REVE

El Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica (Global Wind Energy Council, GWEC), ha publicado la Actualización Anual del Mercado Eólico que incluye un panorama completo de la industria eólica mundial hasta finales de 2012, junto con el pronóstico a 5 años, hasta 2017. A pesar de que la incertidumbre regulatoria en los principales mercados de la OCDE es un motivo de ...

World to get fewer new wind turbines in 2013 -industry group

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The world will see a sharp drop in the number of new wind turbines installed this year after record growth in 2012, a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said.

It predicted a strong recovery in 2014 but also cited risks to investment, chiefly policy uncertainty.

“Wind power may be variable, but the greatest threat to the continued stable growth of ...

World to get fewer new wind turbines in 2013: industry group

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The Globe and Mail

The world will see a sharp drop in the number of new wind turbines installed this year after record growth in 2012, a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said.

It predicted a strong recovery in 2014 but also cited risks to investment, chiefly policy uncertainty.

“Wind power may be variable, but the greatest threat to the ...

Wind power surges to new record

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The Global Wind Energy Council has released its Annual Market Update, 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 and Brazil, as well as in new markets in ...

Wind to see downturn in 2013 after last year’s boost: GWEC

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The amount of wind power installed this year will see a ‘modest decline’, according to new figures from the Global Wind Energy Council, as the sector fails to match growth seen last year.

Tien procent meer windenergie in VS en Europa

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De internationale windsector in de VS en Europa heeft vorig jaar 44,8 gigawatt (GW) aan nieuwe windenergiecapaciteit geïnstalleerd. Dat is 10 procent meer dan in 2011, blijkt uit het Global Wind Report van de Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

 

Het totale windvermogen lag vorig jaar op 282,5 GW, een cumulatieve groei van bijna 19 procent. Voor 2013 voorspelt de GWEC ...

L’Europe reste en retard sur l’éolien mondial

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Alors que les grands marchés éoliens avancent, l'Europe de l'éolien est dans une phase d'incertitude sur les politiques futures  pour financer les renouvelables.Global Wind Energy Council  a présenté son rapport mondial annuel sur le marché mondial de l’éolien et de l’industrie éolienne à la fin de 2012, avec des perspectives jusqu’en 2017.Malgré les incertitudes ans les principaux marchés de l’OCDE, ...

GWEC Realeses Global Wind Market Report

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) 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 and Brazil, as well as in new markets in ...

Wind power surges to new record

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Construction & Maintenance

The Global Wind Energy Council released its Annual Market Update, 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 and Brazil, as well as in new markets ...

IEA: Clean energy progress has stalled

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Worldwide development of clean energy remains well below the level needed to prevent the worst impacts of climate change, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned today.

With coal continuing to dominate global power generation, particularly in emerging countries such as China, it is looking increasingly unlikely that the international target to limit average temperature rises to 2ºC will be met, ...

In 80 Ländern erzeugen Windkraftanlagen Strom für rund 450 Millionen Menschen

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Auch wenn einige Menschen immer noch auf den Erneuerbaren Energien herumhacken und natürlich auch noch nicht alle Probleme – allen voran die Energiespeicherung – geklärt sind, so ist die weltweite Energiewende wohl doch nicht mehr aufzuhalten. Wie das Earth Policy Institute berichtet, stieg alleine die Kapazität aller weltweit eingesetzten Windenergieanlagen im letzten Jahr auf etwa 280.000 Megawatt. Sie stehen in ...

L’eolico avanza in Cina ma arranca in Africa

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Secondo il Gwec il 2013 sarà caratterizzato da un rallentamento della crescita a livello globale.

Il 2012 è stato un anno positivo per l’eolico a livello mondiale, con circa 44 GW di nuova capacità installata (280 GW di potenza cumulata complessiva), ma restano notevoli differenze tra le diverse aree geografiche del pianeta. Secondo il Global Wind Energy Council (Gwec), la sola Cina ...

Local sourcing harms local markets – GWEC

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Local content rules are likely to do more harm than good for both the local and international wind industry, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

In its annual market report, GWEC critiques the main markets where local content requirements are active – Brazil, Canada and China. It concludes that local content can work but only when governments offer ...

Key Players in New Wind Turbine Technology

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With annual market growth of almost 10 percent, and cumulative capacity growth of about 19 percent according to the latest figures from the Global Wind Energy Council, the wind sector continued to make robust progress in 2012. But while these figures suggest a relatively buoyant market for installations, perhaps a more accurate way to judge the health of ...

GWEC Global Wind Report – Annual Market Update released today

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Wind power surges to new record

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 and ...

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 ...

Launch of the Global Wind Report

MEDIA INVITATION: Press conference

  Wednesday 17 April,  9:00-10:15

Passage room, Résidence Palace - International Press Centre, Rue de la Loi 155 C, Brussels

Current state of play of global wind industry and a five-year projection for the future

Where is the global industry headed? What are the prospects up to 2017? The EU needs to more than double its installed wind power ...

Only 100 MW of wind energy installed in Africa in 2012

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Across the world 44,000 MW of new wind capacity was installed during 2012, taking total global capacity to over 280,000 MW. China alone installed some 13,000 MW of wind capacity in 2012, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

Windenergie kan al 450 miljoen mensen ondersteunen

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Na records in 2012 zal de wereldwijde capaciteit van windenergie waarschijnlijk nog dit jaar de grens van 300.000 megawatt overschrijden. Windenergie kan globaal nu al aan de energievraag van 450 miljoen mensen voldoen.

Producenten van windenergie kampen met onzekere beleidskaders en verouderde stroomnetten. Toch slaagden ze er volgens de Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) vorig jaar in om voor 44.000 megawatt ...

Globale capaciteit windenergie doorbreekt grens 300.000 megawatt

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Globale capaciteit windenergie doorbreekt grens 300.000 megawatt

Na records in 2012 zal de wereldwijde capaciteit van windenergie waarschijnlijk nog dit jaar de grens van 300.000 megawatt overschrijden. Windenergie kan globaal nu al aan de energievraag van 450 miljoen mensen voldoen.

Producenten van windenergie kampen met onzekere beleidskaders en verouderde stroomnetten. Toch slaagden ze er volgens de Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) vorig ...

300.000 MW windenergie in 2013

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Het wereldwijd geïnstalleerd vermogen aan windenergie zal dit jaar de 300.000 MW overschrijden. In 2012 kwam er 44.000 MW nieuwe capaciteit bij. Dat blijkt uit berekeningen van de Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). De GWEC voorspelt dat het wereldwijd geïnstalleerde vermogen voor het einde van 2015 is gegroeid naar 450.000 MW.

OPINION: Steve Sawyer of GWEC

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Last year was an unusual one for the wind industry. For the first time since 2009 — and perhaps for the last time — the majority of the global market was inside the OECD.

The extraordinary boom year in the US, coupled with an unexpectedly strong showing in Europe and the smallest Chinese market since 2009, are a set of circumstances ...

Fair blows the wind…

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Windmade is a company that aims to directly appeal to consumers to promote the benefits of wind power through consumer branding. REM finds out more…

Wind turbines can often be a source of controversy in news headlines across the world, so much so that it’s actually easy to miss the fact that actually wind energy is becoming increasingly popular ...

China’s wind power generation rises 41% in 2012 to 100.8 bln kwh

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Beijing: China's wind power generation in 2012 rose 41% on-year to 100.8 billion kilowatt hours (kw/h), according to data released by the National Energy Administration (NEA) on Tuesday.

A statement posted on NEA's website said that last year's wind power generation accounted for nearly 2% of China's net electricity sent through the state grid.

According to it, the data is based ...

China’s wind power production grew more than coal in 2012

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Hot on the heels of the news that Chinese wind power produced more electricity than nuclear last year, comes the announcement that China’s wind power production grew more than coal power production for the first time ever in 2012, according to statistics from the China Energy Council.

Thermal power using mostly coal increased by only about 0.3% in China last year, ...

Steve Sawyer @ Radio New Zealand National

Globally, subsidies should be evened out and made completely transparent

Steve Sawyer interviewed by Eric Frykburg

At a Wind Energy Conference in Wellington, New Zealand, Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of GWEC, says governments tell people not to emit greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), but the subsidies they pay to fossil fuels such as oil more than cancel this out. These ...

Deck stacked against wind energy, conference told

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A conference in Wellington has been told how the deck is stacked against wind energy thanks to global subsidies for fossil fuels and nuclear energy.

The comments were made in a speech to the Wind Energy Association by the secretary-general of the Global Wind Energy Council.

Steve Sawyer says governments tell people not to emit greenhouse gases such as ...

Relief for India’s Wind Industry as GBI Returns

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Renewable Energy World

India's generation-based incentive (GBI) for wind energy was reinstated in late February. The government had repealed the subsidy in April 2012, causing dire consequences for the wind sector. A headline in the Hindu Business Line newspaper said it all: "Wind power heaves a sigh of relief". Some INR8 billion (US$147 million) will now be allocated for the incentive ...

Take part in GWD photo competition until 12 May!

Bridges: Speech to New Zealand Wind Energy Association

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Speech to New Zealand Wind Energy Association

Thank you for the opportunity to address your annual conference. It’s great to be here. Your industry is an exciting one – with its challenges, and opportunities.

To get a sense of this, I am going to start by taking us all back a few years.

In 1993, New Zealand got its first wind ...

Why Latin America is perfect for renewable energy

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My fiancée and I are planning our honeymoon at the moment. After weeks of looking at brochures we’re no closer to booking anything, but I have become pretty familiar with how Latin American countries sell themselves to tourists. The pitch generally goes something like this: “[insert country name] is a land of contrasts. A long coastline is set against ...

The Korean government has set an ambitious target of 2.5 GW over the next nine years for offshore wind power development

The government is aiming to set up a private-public partnership (PPP) to install about 500 turbines off the country’s West coast. Under the PPP, 100 MW of wind projects should be operational by 2013, a further 900 MW by 2016 and the final 1.5 GW by 2016. In addition, local governments are promoting another 4.5 GW of offshore wind projects ...

Japan to maintain feed-in tariff for wind at current level

Japan implemented a new feed-in tariff (FIT) system in July 2012. The FIT prices are re-estimated annually by the Ministry for Economy, Trade and Industry and METI’s cost estimation committee held its 3rd meeting on Tuesday this week defining new purchasing prices for the 2013 fiscal year. While the price for wind power remains unchanged, the price paid for solar ...

Governments are endangering European jobs and growth

EWEA's Special statement on the European energy uncertainty crisis

The financial and economic crisis has provoked a wave of uncertainty across the European Union since 2010, with national Governments making damaging retroactive changes to policies and regulations for wind energy. This political uncertainty is deterring financiers and investors and has already caused job losses and negative financial result announcements.

The ...

Global Wind Day 2013 Photo competition launched!

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“Discover The Stories Behind Wind Energy” — 2013 Photo Competition With Cash Prizes

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Clean Technica

A global wind energy photo competition — “Discover the Stories Behind Wind Energy”  – has just been launched by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The first prize will be a €1,000 voucher. The final deadline for competition submissions is May 5th 2013.

Energy: the global wind energy market is unaffected by the crisis

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2012 was a good year for the global wind energy market, mainly in the US and China. However, Europe is not getting left behind and is even in the lead as far as offshore power is concerned.

In early February, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published its global wind power statistics for 2012. According to these figures, the global ...

EWEA, GWEC Launch Global Wind Energy Photo Competition

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The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have launched a global photo competition – 'Discover the stories behind wind energy'.

Why? Because wind energy is more than a technology. It captures the imagination, inspires, fascinates and captivates. Many people have a wind energy story they can share through a photo and text.

Deadline for submissions is ...

Wind power in India getting back on track

Generation Based Incentive reintroduced for wind in India

“We are happy that wind energy sector has been recognized as a significant contributor to the power scenario of the country in the Budget 2013 proposals announced by the Union Finance Minister, Mr.P. Chidambaram”, said Mr. Ramesh Kymal, Chairman, Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ Association (IWTMA).  

“The re-introduction of Generation Based ...

Global Wind Day 2013 Photo Competition

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The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have launched a global photo competition - 'Discover the stories behind wind energy'.

Why? Because wind energy is more than a technology. It captures the imagination, inspires, fascinates and captivates. Many people have a wind energy story they can share through a photo and text.

Turkeyís wind ‘not blowing enough’

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Turkey lags far behind developed countries when it comes to generating wind energy, while the world’s wind energy leaders, China and the United States, installed more than 13,000 megawatts (MW) of new capacity last year, according to statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

While Turkey last year increased its electricity generation from wind energy from ...

Global Wind Day 2013 Photo Competition

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Herald Online

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have launched a global photo competition - 'Discover the stories behind wind energy'.

Why? Because wind energy is more than a technology. It captures the imagination, inspires, fascinates and captivates. Many people have a wind energy story they can share through a photo and text.

Vestas Says Japan Needs to Improve Access to Electricity Grid

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Bloomberg

Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS), the market leader for wind turbines in Japan, said the country needs to improve access to the electricity grid and allow power sales across regions to boost renewable energy use, including wind.

Vestas Chief Executive Officer Ditlev Engel made the comments in an address at the Wind Expo 2013 in Tokyo today. The company wants to ...

Turkey’s wind ‘not blowing enough’

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Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey lags far behind developed countries when it comes to generating wind energy, while the world’s wind energy leaders, China and the United States, installed more than 13,000 megawatts (MW) of new capacity last year, according to statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).While Turkey last year increased its electricity generation from wind energy from 1,806 ...

Global Wind Day 2013 Photo Competition

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Wall Street Italia

BRUSSELS, February 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have launched a global photo competition - 'Discover the stories behind wind energy'. Why? Because wind energy is more than a technology. It captures the imagination, inspires, fascinates and captivates. Many people have a wind energy story they can ...

Wind power has consistently competed successfully with all other forms of generation in recent auctions in Brazil

Steve Sawyer on wind development in Latin America, Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor:

“If methane and carbon dioxide emissions were priced in any meaningful way rather than heavily subsidized, then 'non-conventional' oil and gas would be far from cheap and renewables could easily compete in more markets. Even in that heavily subsidized nvironment, however, the position of ...

Will Low-Cost Natural Gas Undermine Renewable Energies?

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Inter-American Dialogue

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said earlier this month that renewable sources could supply nearly 80 percent of the world's energy by mid-century, if the 'right, enabling public policies' were in place. But a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers study suggested that the advent of low-cost shale gas and oil could stifle investments in renewable energy and threaten global emissions targets. ...

Global wind energy capacity grows 19 percent in 2012

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its 2012 market statistics, showing continued expansion of the market, with global installed wind energy capacity increasing by 19 per cent in 2012 to 282,000 MW. Canada remains a global wind energy leader as it experienced the 9th largest increase in installed capacity in 2012 (936 MW). Both China and the ...

Wind farms turn in record growth in 2012

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AFP

Wind farms added a record 44.7 gigawatts of electricity production last year, increasing capacity 19 percent to 282.5 gigawatts, the Global Wind Energy Council said Monday.

The trade body said the United States had a record year, adding more than 13 gigawatts of wind capacity due to tax incentives, helping it nearly tie China where growth in the construction of wind ...

Japan to Operate Offshore Wind Turbines With Tepco, J-Power

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Bloomberg

Japan will begin operating two offshore wind turbines this year as it tries to diversify its energy mix and develop turbine technologies.

A 2.4-megawatt turbine has been installed off Choshi in Chiba prefecture in a research project with Tokyo Electric Power Co., Masaharu Itoh, director of the new energy technology department of Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, said ...

Record Growth Drives Global Wind Power Capacity 19% Higher

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Triple Pundit

A rush to start construction before expiration of the U.S. wind energy production tax credit (PTC), and record growth in Europe fueled new global wind energy capacity nearly 19 percent higher in 2012, making up for slower growth in China and India. Adding 15.75 gigawatts (GW) of new nameplate wind power capacity – 13.2 GW in China – the ...

Wind Providing 30% Of World Leader Denmark’s Electricity

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Earth Techling

Denmark, already the world’s leader in wind energy, gained a couple more percentage points in 2012, and wind was now responsible for meeting 30 percent of the country’s electricity consumption. The Danish Wind Association said this latest step forward puts the country “well on its way toward a target of 50 percent wind energy in 2020.”

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Asia still leads global markets on wind industry in 2012

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Eco-Business

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its 2012 market statistics, showing continued expansion of the market, with global installed wind energy capacity increasing by 19 per cent in 2012 to 282,000 MW. Canada remains a global wind energy leader as it experienced the 9th largest increase in installed capacity in 2012 (936 MW).

China and the United States, the ...

Global wind energy increased by nearly 20% in 2012: GWEC

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Global wind energy increased by nearly 20% in 2012 according to GWEC latest report. As reported by sun wind energy, "while China paused for breath, both the US and European markets had exceptionally strong years”, said Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council. “Asia still led global markets, but with North America a close second, and Europe ...

Global wind power reaches 282 GW in 2012 – GWEC

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Eco Seed

The global wind power sector grew by around 19 percent last year, bringing the world’s cumulative generation capacity to 282 gigawatts, according to the latest report from the Global Wind Energy Council.

According to the G.W.E.C., last year saw around 44.7 GW of new capacity installed globally.

China and the United States tied as market leaders with ...

Poll Shows 69% of Canadians Favour Wind Energy

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Energy Tribune

Worldwide wind power generation installed capacity grew by 19 per cent in 2012 to a total of 282,000 MW, according to a recent market study by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), but Canada ranked only ninth among countries that had experienced growth.

Almost coinciding with GWEC’s statistical release, an opinion poll conducted by Oracle Research found that 69 per ...

Global Wind Energy: Solid Growth in 2012

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Sun & Wind Energy

The Global Wind Energy Council released its 2012 market statistics today, showing continued expansion of the market, with annual market growth of almost 10%, and cumulative capacity growth of about 19%. A record year for US installations and a slower market in China mean that the two countries all but tied for the top spot in 2012.

“While ...

Global wind energy capacity grows 19 per cent in 2012; Canada remains the world’s 9th largest wind energy market

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its 2012 market statistics, showing continued expansion of the market, with global installed wind energy capacity increasing by 19 per cent in 2012 to 282,000 MW. Canada remains a global wind energy leader as it experienced the 9th largest increase in installed capacity in 2012 (936 MW).  Both China and ...

Global wind energy capacity grows 19 per cent in 2012; Canada remains the world’s 9th largest wind energy market

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its 2012 market statistics, showing continued expansion of the market, with global installed wind energy capacity increasing by 19 per cent in 2012 to 282,000 MW. Canada remains a global wind energy leader as it experienced the 9thlargest increase in installed capacity in 2012 (936 MW).  Both China and the United ...

Solar and Wind Energy Grew Dramatically in 2012

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Even though President Barack Obama pledged to work around Congress should it fail to adequately address climate change, the rest of the world has moved significantly to increase its reliance on alternative energies like wind and solar.

Global energy generated by wind grew by about 20 percent during 2012, raising the world's total installed capacity to 282 gigawatts (GW). Meanwhile, ...

World Wind Power In 2012 Advances Nearly 20%

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Global wind energy increased by nearly 20% in 2012, helping to boost maximum worldwide capacity to 282 gigawatts (GW), according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

Leading countries helping to increase global wind capacity included the United States and China, who were neck and neck in annual installations. Each country installed around 13 GW each. Alone, China and the ...

Solar Reaches 100 GW Threshold Worldwide, Wind Grows 20%

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For the first time, solar passed the 100 gigawatt (GW) threshold of capacity worldwide, with a third of that installed last year, and another third in 2011.

Solar plants generate as much electricity as about 16 mid-sized nuclear plants, according to the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA).

"No one would have predicted even 10 years ago that we would see more than 100 gigawatts of photovoltaic ...

Cost, not capacity, is the crucial statistic for renewable energy

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The Carbon Brief

According to one football commentator, statistics are like Speedos, they reveal an awful lot, but they never quite give you the full picture.

The same is true when it comes to renewable energy.

The sector has had a tough few years. Riding out the recession while dependent on support from public money is no joke and the industry has rightly ...

Global solar power capacity has doubled since 2010, while wind continues steady growth

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The Verge

Both wind and solar power grew dramatically worldwide in 2012. The Global Wind Energy Council says that China, the USA, and other countries added significant wind capacity last year, bringing the total up roughly 20 percent from where it was in 2011 to about 282 gigawatts. The growth in US wind farms was, in part, spurred by tax credits; ...

Global Wind Power Capacity Up To 282.5 GW (~20% Increase In 2012)

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Clean Technica

Wind power keeps growing fast, very fast. According to data just released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), nearly 45 gigawatts (GW) of wind power capacity were added across the globe in 2012. That includes a record 12.6 GW of new capacity in the US, 5.3 GW of which were added in December 2012. For the first time ...

Technology Wind and solar saw record growth in 2012, industries claim

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Last year was successful for both the wind and solar power industries, according to crowing new reports out this week from industry bodies. The world's total installed capacity of photovoltaic solar power has grown beyond the symbolically important 100GW point, according to the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), while the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) reports that the 44.7GW of ...

Wind farms blow past record in 2012

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Smart Planet

Last year, wind farms added 44.7 gigawatts of electricity production worldwide — the largest single-year global wind capacity addition ever — and annual market growth was up 10 percent, according to the Global Wind Energy Council.

China and the United States led the way, in a virtual tie, as China added 13.2 gigawatts and the U.S. added 13.1 gigawatts, as ...

Global wind power grew by 20 per cent in 2012

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PennEnergy

A new peak in wind power generation was recorded in 2012 with total installed capacity reaching 282 GW. Of the 45 GW of new wind turbines that were activated in 2012, China and the US led the way with 13 GW each, while Germany, India and the UK were next with about 2 GW apiece, according to the Global ...

Solar and wind energy catch fire

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The Age

SOLAR and wind-power generation are soaring at home and abroad as falling costs combine with rising prices for fossil-fuel alternatives to reshape electricity markets.

Wind energy also continues to expand with worldwide capacity soaring 19 per cent in 2012 as 44.7 gigawatts were added, the Global Wind Energy Council said.

Global wind energy capacity boomed with cumulative installed capacity by 282.43 GW: A short summary

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AltEnergyMag.com

As per the statistical reports, prepared by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) that the cumulative installed capacity of global wind energy has reached with 282.43 GW by the end of the year 2012. At the end of 2012, global wind energy capacity boosted with the total new installed capacity of 44. 71 GW which was nearly about 10% more ...

Global wind energy capacity grows 19 per cent in 2012; Canada remains the world’s 9th largest wind energy market

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Herald Online

he Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its 2012 market statistics, showing continued expansion of the market, with global installed wind energy capacity increasing by 19 per cent in 2012 to 282,000 MW. Canada remains a global wind energy leader as it experienced the 9thlargest increase in installed capacity in 2012 (936 MW).  Both China and the United ...

Global wind energy capacity grows 19 per cent in 2012; Canada remains the world’s 9th largest wind energy market

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its 2012 market statistics, showing continued expansion of the market, with global installed wind energy capacity increasing by 19 per cent in 2012 to 282,000 MW. Canada remains a global wind energy leader as it experienced the 9thlargest increase in installed capacity in 2012 (936 MW).  Both China and the ...

Wind energy market shows continued expansion, says GWEC

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Renewable Energy Focus

According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the wind energy market in 2012 had annual growth of almost 10%, and cumulative capacity growth of about 19%.

It was a record year for US installations and a slower market in China, resulting in the two countries practically tied for the top spot in 2012.

“While China paused for breath, both ...

100+ GW Solar PV, 282+ GW Wind Power Globally

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Energy Matters

Renewables are still powering along globally, even in the face of flip-flops on support and other financial, political and regulatory challenges in some nations.     According to the  European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), the world’s cumulative solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity capacity eclipsed 100 gigawatts by the end of last year. This will generate as much electricity as sixteen 1GW ...

Global Wind Capacity Increased Almost 20% In 2012 to 282 Gigawatts

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Climate Progress

While global investment in clean energy fell by 11 percent in 2012, the dip still left last year as the second most successful year ever for the sector. And despite the speed bump, the planet’s installed capacity to generate wind power shot up from 238 gigawatts to slightly more than 282 gigawatts last year, according to numbers compiled by ...

South east Asian giant added more turbines than Germany & Denmark

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WindPower Monthly

China was the only nation outside the EU to complete a commercial-scale offshore wind power installation last year, according to data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Only six countries added to their offshore wind capacity in 2012.

The dominance of Europe within the industry continued in 2012, with four EU countries adding just under 1.2GW, representing almost ...

44.7GW wind installed in 2012, US almost reclaims top spot

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Climate Spectator

The Global Wind Energy Council released its 2012 market statistics showing annual market growth of almost 10%, and cumulative capacity growth of about 19%. In total 44.7 gigawatts (GW) of wind power capacity was installed for the year. A record year for US installations and a slower market in China meant that the US almost reclaimed the top spot ...

Global Wind Capacity Increased Almost 20% In 2012 to 282 Gigawatts

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Climate Progress

While global investment in clean energy fell by 11 percent in 2012, the dip still left last year as the second most successful year ever for the sector. And despite the speed bump, the planet’s installed capacity to generate wind power shot up from 238 gigawatts to slightly more than 282 gigawatts last year, according to numbers compiled by ...

Global Wind Energy: Solid Growth in 2012

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China, US vie for market leader position at just over 13 GW of new capacity each

Brussels, 12 February 2013

The Global Wind Energy Council released its 2012 market statistics today, showing continued expansion of the market, with annual market growth of almost 10%, and cumulative capacity growth of about 19%. A record year for US installations and ...

Global Wind Capacity Increased Almost 20% In 2012 to 282 Gigawatts

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While global investment in clean energy fell by 11 percent in 2012, the dip still left last year as the second most successful year ever for the sector. And despite the speed bump, the planet’s installed capacity to generate wind power shot up from 238 gigawatts to slightly more than 282 gigawatts last year, according to numbers compiledby the ...

Global Wind Energy: Solid growth in 2012

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Construction & Maintenance

The Global Wind Energy Council released its 2012 market statistics, showing continued expansion of the market, with annual market growth of almost 10%, and cumulative capacity growth of about 19%. A record year for US installations and a slower market in China mean that the two countries all but tied for the top spot in 2012."While China paused ...

Wind farms turn in record growth in 2012

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Wind farms added a record 44.7 gigawatts of electricity production last year, increasing capacity 19 percent to 282.5 gigawatts, the Global Wind Energy Council said Monday.

The trade body said the United States had a record year, adding more than 13 gigawatts of wind capacity due to tax incentives, helping it nearly tie China where growth in the construction of wind ...

Canada ninth in global wind energy rankings

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The Globe and Mail

Canada ranks ninth in the world for wind energy installations, after a year which saw the industry grow by 19 per cent around the globe.

According to statistics released Monday by the Global Wind Energy Council, there were 44,700 megawatts of wind power capacity added around the world in 2012, putting the total at 282,500 MW. That is ...

Wind farms record growth in 2012

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Paris - Wind farms added a record 44.7GW of electricity production last year, increasing capacity 19% to 282.5 gigawatts, the Global Wind Energy Council said on Monday.

The trade body said the United States had a record year, adding more than 13GW of wind capacity due to tax incentives, helping it nearly tie China where growth in the construction of ...

Bumper year for solar and wind energy

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The Sydney Morning Herald

2012 was another bumper year for renewable energy worldwide with solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity surpassing 100 gigawatts for the first time and wind energy capacity expanding by almost one-fifth.

Rapid growth outside Europe saw a total of about 32 GW of solar PV capacity installed, bringing capacity to 101 GW and narrowly pipping the 30 gigawatts taken up ...

Global Wind Energy Growth Slows For Third Straight Year

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The Huffington Post

In releasing annual wind power totals, the Global Wind Energy Council cited a big drop by China – from 18 GW of new capacity added in 2011 to 13.2 GW brought online in 2012 – in holding the growth rate to just under 19 percent. In 2009, installed capacity had grown by 32 percent. In 2010, it grew 24 ...

Wind power is now cheaper than coal in some countries

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New Scientist

When many countries are choosing their next generation of power stations, they will be tempted to pick wind turbines. Thanks to better design, building wind farms can now be cheaper than building new coal or gas power stations.

Figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance show that this is already the case in Australia. Any wind farms built now would generate ...

Global Wind Grows, But At Slower Rate

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Earth Techling

The world added 44.7 gigawatts of wind power capacity in 2012, but that wasn’t enough to keep the rate of growth from slowing for the third consecutive year.

In releasing annual wind power totals, the Global Wind Energy Council cited a big drop by China – from 18 GW of new capacity added in 2011 to 13.2 GW brought online in ...

Global Wind Energy Industry Installed 44.7 GW In 2012

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The global wind energy industry installed 44.711 GW of capacity last year, bringing the world's cumulative installed wind power capacity to approximately 282.482 GW at the end of 2012, according to statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).This represents an annual market growth of almost 10% and cumulative capacity growth of about 19% in 2012. ...

Wind power capacity grew 20% globally in 2012, figures show

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The Guardian

A relative slowdown in new wind turbine construction in China was offset by increases in the US, Germany, India and the UK

Wind power expanded by almost 20% in 2012 around the world to reach a new peak of 282 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity, while solar power reached more than 100GW, having more than doubled in two years.

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GWEC: ‘Africa to emerge as wind hotspot’

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The frenzy of additions in the US at the end of last year brought the country within a whisker of China for the title of 2012’s biggest installer of wind, new global figures show, with southern Africa showing signs of stirring.

Energía Eólica Mundial: Crecimiento Eólico Sólido en 2012

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REVE

China y Estados Unidos compiten por la posición de líder del mercado eólico, cada uno con poco más de 13 GW de nueva capacidad eólica. Eólica mundial: 44.711 MW eólicos instalados en 2012, ya hay 282.482 MW.

Brasil encabezó el relativamente tranquilo mercado latinoamericano con 1.077 MW, para que su potencia instalada total llegará a poco más de 2.500 MW; mientras ...

China, US lead global wind energy installations in 2012: 44,711 MW was installed during the year

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REVE

The US and China shared equal honours as the largest markets for new wind energy capacity in 2012, according to the latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council.

According to the Global Wind Energy Council, the US enjoyed a late surge in installations caused by the expiry of a production tax credit (PTC) to reach 13,124MW of new wind ...

GWEC publica una guía para que el sector eólico mejore su estrategia de atracción de inversiones

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Energias Renovables

El Consejo Global de la Energía Eólica (Global Wind Energy Council, GWEC) acaba de publicar un informe –"Treinta años de política eólica: lecciones extraídas de doce mercados"– que identifica y revisa "las medidas políticas y regulatorias que han facilitado el desarrollo de la energía eólica en los mayores mercados de Asia, Europa y América a lo largo de los ...

Europe’s installed wind capacity up 12 GW to 109 GW in 2012: GWEC

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Platts

Europe installed 12.4 GW of wind capacity in 2012, bringing total capacity across the continent to 109 GW at the end of last year, up 12% on the end of 2011, the Global Wind Energy Council said Monday. "European markets, led by Germany and the UK, with surprising contributions from 'emerging markets' in Sweden, Romania, Italy and Poland, accounted for ...

Global wind industry sees 10% expansion in 2012

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News & Views

The global wind energy market grew by ten per cent in 2012, with a capacity increase of 19 per cent, according to figures published by the Global Wind Energy Council.

The US saw more than 8GW of turbines installed in the last quarter of the year, as developers rushed to get projects completed before the expiration of the Production ...

China, US lead global wind installations in 2012

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REnew Economy

The US and China shared equal honours as the largest markets for new wind energy capacity in 2012, according to the latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council.

According to the GWEC, the US enjoyed a late surge in installations caused by the expiry of a production tax credit to reach 13,124MW of new wind energy capacity for ...

A Mere Breeze: Era of Fast Growth Ends for Wind Energy in Europe

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Spiegel Online

The debt crisis is finally catching up with wind energy, once a fast-growing sector in Europe. After more than a decade of double-digit growth, austerity, rapidly changing energy policies and skittish investors are putting a damper on the industry.It is often the elephant in the room at any conference on renewable energy. Sometimes, it's mentioned simply as the "s" ...

FITs Most Successful Policy for Developing Wind Energy—GWEC Says

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Wind-Works

Feed-in tariffs are the world’s most effective policy for developing wind energy said the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) this past summer.

While this isn’t news to proponents of feed-in tariffs or wind energy professionals, it is a remarkable statement by the world’s largest wind energy trade association.

The statement by the Global Wind Energy Council’s executive director Steve Sawyer at a ...

Developing world ripe for wind energy

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IRENA

New markets need to be opened worldwide for wind power to regain its stellar pre-2009 growth rates, which helped to make it a mainstream energy source in many markets, said the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at a conference for the industry in Europe. “The growth of wind power over the past 15 years has matched that ...

Wind power for 9 million households in Eastern Europe by 2020

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Brussels, 5 February 2013

Wind power in Central and Eastern Europe will become a significant source of electricity production by 2020 and Turkey’s wind power generation capacity will grow even faster - provided there is a stable legal framework in each country. 

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) today ...

Tapping into wind energy

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The Financial Express

Wind power has been defined as the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy which can then be used through wind turbines to make electricity, windmills for mechanical power, wind pumps for water pumping or drainage, or sails to propel ships. In the US, the multi-bladed wind turbine atop a lattice tower made of wood ...

EU wind industry faces tough challenge – and politicians should not make it worse

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Brussels, 4 February 2013

The wind industry is being hit by the economic crisis and austerity across Europe, and a difficult situation should not be made worse by politicians undermining investor confidence, warned top industry figures today in Vienna.

At the opening of Europe's leading wind energy event - EWEA 2013 - politicians and high level industry representatives also spoke of the ...

Wind energy top source for new generation in 2012; American wind power installed new record of 13,124 MW

4Q numbers show 2012 was best year ever, as industry reached 60,000 MW; Texas, California, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois are leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 30, 2013 – The U.S. wind energy industry had its strongest year ever in 2012, the American Wind Energy Association announced today, installing a record 13,124 megawatts (MW) of electric generating capacity, leveraging $25 ...

Motorola Mobility Earns WindMade Label

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Motorola Mobility has received the WindMade label, certifying that 66 percent of the electricity used in the smartphone and tablet manufacturer’s US operations comes from wind power.

Google-owned Motorola Mobility was among 15 companies that pledged last November to join WindMade. Others included Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg, Lego Group, medical technology firm BD, home and personal care products maker Method and hearing aid ...

EU offshore wind energy sector posts solid 2012

Europe installed and grid connected 293 offshore wind turbines in 2012 - more than one per working day. This brings the total to 1,662 turbines, in 55 offshore wind farms in ten European countries.

The 293 turbines installed in 2012 represent 1,165 Megawatts (MW), an increase of 33% compared to 2011 installations of 874 MW. ...

China WindPower 2012 – New Opportunities and Challenges of the Wind Industry

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WindTech International

On 15–17 November 2012, the fifth China Wind Power Conference & Exhibition (CWP2012) was held in Beijing. The event was organised by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) in cooperation with the China Wind Energy Association and the China Renewable Energy Industry Association. This year’s theme was ‘New Opportunities and Challenges of the Wind Industry: From Quantity to Quality’. ...

Wind body report a best practice guide for attracting investment

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Power Engineering International

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released a report advising the wind power sector on how best to attract investment.

The GWEC produced the report, ‘Entitled '30 Years of Policies for Wind Energy: Lessons from 12 Wind Energy Markets,' alongside the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) .

The document is essentially a best practice guide for enticing investors.It states ...

Policy choices shape wind energy success

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REVE

A new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows a set of conditions that must be fulfilled in order to best harness wind, to attract investment and to help anticipate the effects of possible policy options for new and emerging markets.

A new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency ...

Global wind energy council enumerates best policies to promote wind power sector

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Energy Business Review

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) alongside the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released a report advising on the conditions that best favors wind power generation.

The report titled '30 Years of Policies for Wind Energy: Lessons from 12 Wind Energy Markets,' ennumerates the conditions required to attract investments for the sector.The report states that wind power generation ...

Policy choices shape wind power success

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WindTech

A new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows a set of conditions that must be fulfilled in order to best harness wind, to attract investment and to help anticipate the effects of possible policy options for new and emerging markets. The report identifies and reviews the history of significant policy ...

Policy Choices Shape Wind Power Success

New GWEC/IRENA report presents a palette of key success factors for wind power development and discusses lessons from 12 mature wind markets

Abu Dhabi, 15 January 2013.  A new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows a set of conditions that must be fulfilled in order to best harness ...

Wind energy awaits favourable currents

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The Hindu Business Line

In a few weeks from now, the Global Wind Energy Council, a representative body of the wind power industry, will come out with its assessment of the industry’s performance in 2012 and the issues confronting it. It had forecast a 13 per cent growth in installed capacity in 2012. The statistics when they are released will show ...

China to reach 100 GW of wind energy by 2015

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China will install and connect to the grid 18 GW of wind energy in 2013, according to Liu Tienan, head of China’s National Energy Bureau (NEB).

Despite the on-going global economic slowdown, growth predictions about China’s wind power sector are optimistic.

On Monday, the deputy director general of China’s National Energy Administration acknowledged that wind energy is the third largest source of ...

U.S. Gives a Late Reprieve to Wind Power Developers

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The New York Times

Last week, global wind turbine manufacturers heaved a sigh of relief after the U.S. government extended a tax credit considered crucial to the industry.

But 2013 will still bring challenges to wind developers around the world. In the United States, long-term uncertainty about the tax credit — which was extended for only one year, after considerable political tension ...

China to reach 100 GW of wind energy by 2015

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Despite the on-going global economic slowdown, growth predictions about China’s wind power sector are optimistic. On Monday, the deputy director general of China’s National Energy Administration acknowledged that wind energy is the third largest source of electricity in the world’s most populous nation after thermal and hydro power.

“Wind power has become the third-largest electric power in China,” Liu Qi ...

The Windy Subcontinent

07/01/2013 -

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Wind energy in India. As the 3rd largest annual wind power market in the world, India can provide great business opportunities for domestic and foreign investors. The sector experienced record annual growth in 2011 with more than 3 GW of new installations added. Diverse incentives supported by a long-term policy and regulatory framework at the central and state levels have ...

Mighty wind . . . a force to be reckoned with

07/01/2013 -

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Wind power could supply up to 12% of global electricity by 2020, creating 1.4million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 1.5billion tons per year, more than 5 times today's level, according to new research.

And by 2030, wind power could provide more than 20% of global electricity supply, the Global Wind Energy Council and pressure ...

Wind Power Looking Strong in 2013

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Renewable Energy World

Wind in the Americas has tremendous opportunity for growth, particularly in Latin America. By 2025, the region is expected to reach 46 GW of total installed wind capacity, according to the IHS Emerging Energy Research study, "Latin American Wind Power Markets and Strategies: 2010 – 2025." Brazil is expected to lead the Latin American region with 31.6 GW ...

Despite economic woes, wind industry powered ahead in 2012

24/12/2012 -

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Once again, a moribund global economy defined the year as politicians around the world tried to get ahead of the stubborn financial and debt crisis.

And yet, for the European wind industry, 2012 included a signature achievement when, in late September, it was announced that the EU had passed the milestone of 100 gigawatt (GW) of installed wind power capacity. ...

Wind in 2012: Booming in North America; Tops 100 GW in Europe

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Renewable Energy World

Tulsa, OK and Nashua, NH -- The past year has brought about a boom of wind energy project completions in the U.S. as developers have rushed to take advantage of the Production Tax Credit (PTC). Meanwhile, Latin American and Canada have also seen tremendous growth, signs that wind energy in other parts of the Americas is healthy and ...

Blowing hot and cold

19/12/2012 -

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Ethical Corporation Magazine

More commitment to wind power could mean hitting global emission targets. But it’s looking unlikely.

Unless market correction such as efficient carbon pricing and removal of fossil fuel subsidies are made now, the current opportunity to contain global warming will be missed, according to IEA projections.

However, governments continue to back the wrong horse. Subsidies to fossil fuels are now ...

Iran’s Manjil wind power plant to come on stream by six months

18/12/2012 -

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The Manjil wind power plant will fully come on stream in six months, Yousef Armodeli, managing director of the Renewable Energy Organisation of Iran (SUNA), said on Tuesday.

"The power plants nominal capacity is 180MW," the IRIB News Agency quoted Armodeli as saying.

"To complete the project, some 35 wind turbines need to be installed in the plant, out of which ...

Waiting for a Miracle

07/12/2012 -

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COP18 Climate Change THE NEW ECONOMY

For most of the last two decades, frustrated climate campaigners have been saying that “the climate is changing faster than the pace of the climate negotiations”, or words to that effect. While we all hoped that that was not really true and that it would spur governments into action, it is ...

GWEC is looking to recruit an experienced Events and Business Development Manager

Deadline for applications: 15 January 2013

The Global Wind Energy Council is an international trade association representing the entire wind energy sector at global level.  Our mission is to ensure that wind power establishes itself as one of the world’s leading energy sources, providing substantial environmental and economic benefits.

To help open up emerging wind markets, we work ...

Wind power to ease India’s energy security with 89 GW by 2020

06/12/2012 -

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Sun & Wind Energy

Chennai - Wind energy could soon supply 5 GW annually to fight chronic power shortages in the country, according to the India Wind Energy Outlook, prepared by WISE, IWTMA and GWEC. Officially released at the opening of Wind Power India 2012 by the Hon. Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah, the report examines the state ...

Consumer demand for climate solutions leads to expansion of WindMade label

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WWF Global

Supported by UN Global Compact, WWF, GWEC and Vestas, WindMade announces development of new renewable energy label to recognize a wide variety of renewable energy sources. Doha, Qatar, 4 December 2012. The WindMade organisation announced today the development of a new consumer label for companies and products made using renewable energy. This will be backed by the UN ...

India Wind Energy Outlook sees multifold growth in wind power

29/11/2012 -

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Wind energy generation capacity in India could more than quadruple to 89 Gigawatts by 2020 against 18 GW now, according to the India Wind Energy Outlook 2012.

The third edition of this report was released by Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah at the inaugural of the Wind Power India 2012 conference and exhibition today.

GWEC: India could see 89 GW wind capacity by 2020

04/12/2012 -

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India could have 89 GW of installed wind capacity by 2020 up from 18GW at present, helping to fight a growing power shortage in the country, according to an industry outlook report released on Thursday.

WindMade initiative breezes ahead thanks to consumer demand

05/12/2012 -

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The WindMade organisation announced a new consumer label for goods and products made using renewable energy at the United Nations’ COP18 climate summit in Doha yesterday.

The new label, which will be launched next year, is being backed by the UN itself, WWF, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and leading Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas.

‘WindMade’ Eco-Label Now Covers All Kinds of Renewable Energy

11/12/2012 -

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SustainableBusiness.com News

To encourage corporations to use renewable energy, last year wind-related organizations launched "WindMade," a label that certifies that 25% of their electricity comes from wind energy.

Since businesses tend to use multiple sources of renewable energy, that label is being extended to wind, solar, geothermal, hydro and biomass energy.

Motorola, Bloomberg, Deutsche Bank, Widex, and Becton, and Dickinson and Company are among the companies awarded ...

WindMade Label to Expand to Other Renewables

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In a press conference held December 4 during the COP18 climate change conference in Doha, the WindMade organization announced it's no longer just concerned about promoting wind energy, but all renewables. A product label launched in 2011 with the aim of offering consumers an easy way to identify companies and products that use wind energy, WindMade's success has ...

India has potential for 89GW wind capacity by 2020

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India could see around 5MW of new wind capacity installed every year, hitting 89GW by 2020 but it depends on the Government’s policies.

It could help the country attract around $16.5 billion (£10.2bn) of annual investment, create 179,000 jobs and save 179 tons of carbon emissions every year, according to a new report by the Global Wind Energy Council ...

India Set For Massive Wind Energy Growth Through 2030

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Wind energy could soon supply 5 GW per year in India, thus helping to fight chronic power shortages in the country, finds a new report prepared by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the World Institute of Sustainable Energy and the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association.

Up to 89 GW of wind power could be installed in India ...

WindMade welcomes more renewables as eco-label grows

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The WindMade eco-label organisation has unveiled plans for a new “renewable energy made” consumer scheme during the COP18 climate talks in Doha. The new label will recognise a variety of renewable energy sources, including wind, solar and geothermal, along with hydropower and biomass from approved certification schemes.

The expanded initiative will offer “added flexibility to companies that use multiple renewable energies in ...

GWEC: India could see 89 GW wind capacity by 2020

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Renewable Energy Focus

India could have 89 GW of installed wind capacity by 2020 up from 18GW at present, helping to fight a growing power shortage in the country, according to an industry outlook report released on Thursday.

According to the report, compiled by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE) and the Indian Wind Turbine ...

WindMade moves into solar, hydro, geothermal and biomass

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Windpower Monthly

WindMade, the standard designed to show products have been made using wind energy, has confirmed it is to expand into other forms of renewables with the creation of a new label. The new label will recognise renewable energy sources, including wind, solar and geothermal, as well as hydro power and biomass from approved certification schemes.

WindMade said this would offer ...

Windmade expands green labelling scheme with ‘RenewablesMade’ plan

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Business Green

Corporations that use renewable energy will soon be able to promote their green credentials using new international labelling scheme

The WindMade initiative that allows companies to demonstrate they use wind energy is to expand with the launch of an international label for firms that source any form of renewable energy.

The WindMade group, which is backed by the Global Wind Energy ...

Consumer Demand for Climate Solutions Leads to Expansion of WindMade Label

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Justmeans Business. Better

The WindMade organization announced today the development of a new consumer label for companies and products made using renewable energy. This will be backed by the UN Global Compact, WWF, Vestas Wind Systems, and the Global Wind Energy Council, the partners behind the WindMade eco-label. This move was declared at a press conference during the COP18 climate negotiations ...

Asia Report: India’s Wind Power Capacity Expected to Balloon by 2020, Says GWEC

03/12/2012 -

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India's installed wind power capacity is expected to reach 89 GW by 2020 and 191 GW by 2030, according to a new report. This expansion in wind power is expected to attract $16.5 billion of annual investment, create 179,000 jobs and abate 179 tonnes of CO2 annually, the Wind Energy Outlook reported.

“Power shortages and energy security are both ...

Consumer Demand For Climate Solutions Leads To Expansion Of WindMade Label

WindMade welcomes more renewables 

Supported by UN Global Compact, WWF, GWEC and Vestas, WindMade announces development of new renewable energy label to recognize a wide variety of renewable energy sources

Doha, 4 December 2012. The WindMade organisation announced today the development of a new consumer label for companies and products made using renewable energy. This will be backed by the ...

GWEC Chairman Dr Klaus Rave was awarded for his life-long work for renewable energy

GWEC Chairman Dr Klaus Rave was awarded for his Life-long work for the promotion of renewable energy at the German Renewables 2012 conference in Hamburg on 22 November.

The decision of the jury was based on Rave’s “decades of outstanding professional and volunteer work to make renewable energy as a mainstream energy source in the German and European energy supplies.”

Dr ...

India has potential for 89 GW wind power if support provided

29/11/2012 -

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A report from the latest India Wind Energy Outlook claims that the country is capable of generating an optimal output of 89 GW of capacity by 2020, but that potential is dependent on governmental backing.

The study makes the comparison with the current 18 GW wind power already in place in the subcontinent.

According to the report exploitation of that ...

India to have off-shore wind projects soon: Farooq Abdullah

30/11/2012 -

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In what could be termed as an effort on the part of the government to make India a wind power generation hub, soon the country will have offshore facilities to generate more wind power, says Dr. Farooq Abdullah, the Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy.

Speaking at the ‘Wind Power India 2012′ conference held in Chennai, the ...

Centre may directly pay tariff to wind energy suppliers: Abdullah

29/11/2012 -

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The Hindu

The Centre is mooting directly paying the feed-in tariff to wind energy suppliers and later deducting the equivalent from the allocation to the State Government concerned, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah said on Wednesday.

Inaugurating the three-day ‘Wind Power India 2012’ hosted by the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ Association (IWTMA) and the World Institute of Sustainable ...

India wind ‘at 89GW by 2020′

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Wind energy could soon pump 5GW a year into India’s grid to help fight power shortages, with the nation’s installed capacity hitting 89GW by 2020, a report claims.

Wind Energy Outlook, compiled by WISE, IWTMA and GWEC, said this would attract $16.5bn of annual investment, create 179,000 jobs and save 179 tons of CO2 annually.

By 2030, the study predicts India’s installed ...

India Wind Energy Outlook sees multifold growth in wind energy

28/11/2012 -

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The Hindu Business Line

Wind energy generation capacity in India could more than quadruple to 89 Gigawatts by 2020 against 18 GW now, according to the India Wind Energy Outlook 2012.

The third edition of this report was released by Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah at the inaugural of the Wind Power India 2012 conference and exhibition today.

Indian Wind-Power Growth to Wane on Policy Shortfall, GWEC Says

28/11/2012 -

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Bloomberg

India’s wind-power installations will probably fall at least 37 percent this year as a lack of grid connections, land-acquisition delays and an insufficient regulatory framework hamper growth, according to a report.

The country is likely to install less than 1,900 megawatts, down from a record 3,000 megawatts in 2011, the Global Wind Energy Council said today in its India Wind Energy ...

India could see 89GW of wind by 2020 with right support – study

29/11/2012 -

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India’s installed wind base could soar to 89.3GW by the end of the decade, if the country’s national and state governments back the renewable source with the right policies, says a new study.

The figure is the most optimistic scenario for 2020 outlined in the latest India Wind Energy Outlook, and compares to the 18GW currently in place in the country.

To ...

India to install 89 GW of wind power by 2020: Report

29/11/2012 -

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The wind energy sector in India is expected to witness a commendable growth in the coming years and the country is well poised to install around 89 GW of wind power capacity by 2020, says a new report- India’s Wind Energy Outlook 2012.

Wind power to ease India’s energy security with 89 GW by 2020

New India Wind Energy Outlook released

Chennai, 29 November 2012. Wind energy could soon supply 5 GW annually to fight chronic power shortages in the country, according to the India Wind Energy Outlook , prepared by WISE, IWTMA and GWEC. Officially released at the opening of Wind Power India 2012 by the Hon. Minister of New ...

Hon. Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah at the launch of India Wind Energy Outlook

At Wind Power India on 28 November 2012 in Chennai

Farooq Abdullah, Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Steve Sawyer, GWEC Secretary General and Ramesh Kymal, Chairperson of Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association at the release of India Wind Energy Outlook 2012, at the inaugural session of Wind Power India 2012, in Chennai on Wednesday. (©The Hindu ...

Right policy vital for wind power

28/11/2012 -

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Indian wind energy growth is suffering from lack of policy and competitive environment, not from over resources or funding issues. Right policy framework and integration of south grid with national grid will make a big difference, and aid stronger growth of wind power, chief of the global wind energy body has pointed out.

Vision to make India Global leader in wind energy: Farooq

28/11/2012 -

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Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdullah today said his Ministry's vision was to make India a global leader in wind energy by adding around 30 GW of renewable power during the 12th Five Year Plan.

Inaugurating 'Wind Power India-2012' an event organised by Wind Power Manufacturers here, he said though India has made significant ...

Centre mulling to set up offshore facilities for wind energy

28/11/2012 -

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The Centre is mulling to set up offshore facilities to generate more wind power as part of its efforts to make India a leader in wind energy, Union Minister Farooq Abdullah said today.

"We are also thinking that the time has come to go into the sea to generate more power from there also," the New and Renewable Energy Minister ...

With a strong push, India can have 89 gw wind power by 2020

28/11/2012 -

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India could have a total wind power capacity in the range of 32-89 gigawatts (gw) in operation by 2020, depending on the normal to very ambitious policy scenario in the country. This capacity addition may entail total investments in the range between ¤2.4 billion a year and ¤13 billion a year, according to the third edition of India ...

India to witness 89 GW of installed wind power by 2020

28/11/2012 -

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India is expected to have 89 gigawatts (GW) of installed wind power capacity by 2020 and attract $16.5 billion annual investment according to India’s Wind Energy Outlook 2012. This would hypothetically help prevent the emission of 131 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.

“Today we face a formidable challenge in meeting our energy needs and providing adequate and affordable energy ...

‘Centre mulling to set up offshore facilities for wind energy’

28/11/2012 -

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The Centre is mulling to set up offshore facilities to generate more wind power as part of its efforts to make India a leader in wind energy, the Union Minister Farooq Abdullah said today.

“We are also thinking that the time has come to go into the sea to generate more power from there also,” the New and ...

MEDIA INVITATION: Release of the India Wind Energy Outlook 2012

Press Conference

28 November 2012, 3:00pm at Wind Power India, Chennai Trade Centre

What are the projections for wind power development in India up to 2030? What are the key drivers, challenges and bottlenecks in the Indian market? What’s the role for offshore wind in India?

The Indian Wind Energy Outlook provides an in-depth analyses of the current status ...

Centre considering to set up offshore facilities

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Aiming to be world number one in wind power generation, the Centre was considering to set up offshore facilities to generate more wind power, Union New and Renewable Energy Ministery Farooq Abdullah said.

“We are also thinking that the time has come to go into the sea to generate more power from there also”, he said at the “Wind ...

Despite Dip Next Year, Wind Energy to Triple by 2020

27/11/2012 -

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Although we're constantly hearing about impending doom for the wind energy next year, especially in the context of the expiring production credit in the US, that's just a short term blip in the industry's growth story, says the bi-annual Global Wind Energy Outlook.

Although the industry will slow substantially over the next few years because of lack of ...

Wind expo to address policy gaps, industry concerns

26/11/2012 -

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Business Line

Sustaining the gains in wind energy generation, addressing the policy gaps in encouraging investments in the renewable energy will be some of the issues to be addressed at Wind Power India 2012.

Addressing a curtain raiser on the three-day conference and exhibition, which is starting on Wednesday, Ramesh Kymal, Chairman, Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association, said wind energy ...

Renewable energy industry can create 24 lakh jobs by 2020: Greenpeace

16/11/2012 -

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Tehelka

The report which has been jointly drafted by Greenpeace, the Global Wind Energy Council and the European Renewable Energy Council suggests ways to diversify energy production in India by investing more in solar, wind and biomass energy generation. The report says that since the coal reserves of India would get depleted in the next 45 years and the price volatility ...

Global Wind Energy Outlook for 2012

15/11/2012 -

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Wind Sector

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWC) and Greenpeace International present this fourth edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook for 2012, the latest product of a collaboration that goes back to 1999.

GWEC: Wind Power Could Provide More Than 20% of Global Electricity by 2030

21/11/2012 -

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Clean Edge

Greenpeace International and the Global Wind Energy Council recently released their bi-annual report on the future of the wind industry. The fourth edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook shows that wind power could supply up to 12% of global electricity by 2020, creating 1.4 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 1.5 billion tons per ...

Roadmap to secure growing energy needs

23/11/2012 -

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The Times of India

Greenpeace launched the second version of the 'Indian Energy [R]evolution1' - a roadmap to secure country's growing energy needs without having to depend on the depleting and polluting fossil fuels.

The India Energy [R]evolution report jointly drafted by Greenpeace, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), focuses on the socio-economic impacts of ...

Global wind energy outlook 2012

14/11/2012 -

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India Environment Portal

The fourth edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook shows that wind power could supply up to 12% of global electricity by 2020, creating 1.4 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 1.5 billion tons per year, more than 5 times today’s level. By 2030, wind power could provide more than 20% of global electricity ...

Global Wind Energy Outlook 2012 – Beijing

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Greenpeace International and the Global Wind Energy Council released their bi-annual report on the future of the wind industry in Beijing today. The fourth edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook shows that wind power could supply up to 12% of global electricity by 2020, creating 1.4 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 1.5 ...

Meet on wind energy

27/11/2012 -

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The Hindu

The second edition of Wind Power India 2012 with the theme ‘Power forever’ will be held at Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam from November 28 to 30.

The international conference and exhibition is jointly organised by Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ Association, World Institute of Sustainable Energy and the Global Wind Energy Council. Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah ...

Indian Renewable Energy Sector to Create 2.4 Million Jobs by 2020

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The Energy Collective

India’s renewable energy sector create up to 2.4 million jobs by 2020, according to a report jointly commissioned by environmental group Greenpeace, the Global Wind Energy Council and the European Renewable Energy Council.

To date, the sector employs 200,000 people, but this could jump 14 times by 2030 with the right policies and investments in place, stated India Energy ...

20 Percent of Globe Powered by Wind

21/11/2012 -

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Energy and Capital

A new report from the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace suggests that wind power could account for a full fifth of the world’s energy needs by 2030. Total installed capacity is projected to increase more than fourfold, from 240 GW (end 2011) to 1,100 GW (2020). It could then provide power for as much as 11.7 to ...

Global wind power market could triple by 2020

21/11/2012 -

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The Economic Times

he fourth edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook shows wind power could supply up to 12 per cent of global electricity by 2020, creating 1.4 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 1.5 billion tons per year, more than 5 times today's level. By 2030, wind power could provide more than 20 per cent ...

Renewable energy can create more jobs: Greenpeace

17/11/2012 -

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Electric Light & Power

The India Energy [R]evolution report jointly drafted by Greenpeace, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) focuses on the socio-economic impacts of renewable energy and proposes the pathway to ensure India's energy security in the long run.

Wind could supply up to 12% of global electricity by 2020, study says

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Wind power could supply up to 12 percent of global electricity by 2020 and more than 20 percent by 2030, a new study by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace shows.

Wind energy installations totaled 240 gigawatts globally by the end of 2011, and the industry is set to grow by at least another 40 ...

Wind Power Wobbles Off Its High Growth Track

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Earth Techling

No form of renewable energy has gained more ground in the past 15 years than wind, with installed capacity up 40-fold. Now, facing a long list of hurdles, the Global Wind Energy Council says the industry will need to work hard to make the next 15 years as fruitful – a necessity in the fight against climate change, in ...

Renewable energy can create more jobs: Greenpeace

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India Blooms

Replacing fossil fuel with renewable energy can create more jobs and provide cheap electricity, said environmental organization Greenpeace.

Greenpeace has launched the second version of the Indian Energy [R]evolution - a roadmap to secure India’s growing energy needs without having to depend on the depleting and polluting fossil fuels.

Wind power could meet 25% of global electricity demand by 2030

15/11/2012 -

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Wind power could meet nearly a quarter of total global electricity demand by 2030, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) most optimistic predictions.

In a report out earlier this week in conjunction with Greenpeace International, Global Wind Energy Outlook 2012, the GWEC models and compares three scenarios representing the status quo, a ‘moderate’ scenario encompassing current support ...

Wind power growth to slow, pick up after 2020

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Global installed wind capacity reached 240 gigawatts at the end of 2011. Its growth is likely to slow over the next few years, hit by cutbacks in the budget subsidies and struggling world economy, according to a report from GWEC and Greenpeace, writes Reuters. However, the capacity could still triple by 2020 reaching 759 gigawatts - supplying up ...

China Wind Power forum: Growing global influence

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China Daily

As one of the top global events in the industry, the China Wind Power Conference & Exhibition held this year from Nov 15 to 17 in Beijing will facilitate in-depth discussions on hot topics and showcase the latest development in wind power products and technologies, said organizers.

Hosted by several respected industry associations, the event is an opportunity for government ...

Wind Power India 2012: the final programme online!

The second edition of WindPower India will take place in Chennai, India from 28-30 November 2012. The Indian market is growing at a rapid pace with current installed capacity of more than 16,000 MWand an annual market of up to 5 GW by 2015. Continued increase in demand and policy priority for renewables has turned India into one of the ...

Report: Wind Energy Could Provide One-Fifth of World’s Electricity by 2030

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Common Dreams

Wind energy could provide up to a fifth of all global electricity needs by 2030, according to a new report by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International.

Examining different scenarios for the development of the industry and projected levels of electricity demand, "Global Wind Energy Outlook 2012" (pdf) predicts "installed capacity could increase by more than four-fold," from ...

Wind Could Supply 1/10th of the World’s Power by 2020

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Tree Hugger

Wind is booming. With or without the embattled production tax credit (PTC)—which is currently allowing American wind producers to compete with fossil fuels and expand their market share—wind power will be integral to the world's future energy mix. The IEA concluded as much in its big energy outlook report earlier this week, and now, here comes another vote of ...

Wind industry could provide a fifth of global electricity by 2030

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The Guardian

Wind energy could meet up to a fifth of global electricity demand by 2030, according to a majorreport released yesterday by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International.

The report, which looks at a number of different scenarios for the development of the industry and projected levels of electricity demand, predicts installed capacity could increase more than four-fold ...

Wind market to triple in eight years

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Eco-Business

Global wind farms could supply 12 per cent of the world’s electricity need by 2020, but only if world governments continue to enforce policies to allow it. This is according to a new report from industry body Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which projected that global installed wind capacity will reach 1,150GW by 2020, from 238GW in 2011. Calling it ...

Wind power market ‘to triple by 2030′

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The global wind power market could triple by 2030, a report by Greenpeace International and the Global Wind Energy Council claimed today.

The latest edition of the bi-annual Global Wind Energy Outlook claimed wind power could supply up to 12% of global electricity by 2020, creating 1.4 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 1.5 billion tons per ...