Record Upsurge in Clean Energy Investments despite Low Oil Prices
JustMeans.com Expansion of the global clean energy sector is the single most influential factor in the fight against climate change. Around the world, now over eight million people are employed in the clean energy industry. In the U.S., more people now work in the solar industry than in oil and gas extraction. According to the recent REN21 global status report, rise in …
Doing business in… South Africa (4 October 2016, 3pm CEST)
South Africa’s wind energy success story continues into 2017 with well over 1 gigawatt (GW) of power now feeding electricity into the country’s grid. More than 3 GW of wind energy has already been allocated through the Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer’s Programme (REIPPPP) – and more is due to be announced shortly under the next bidding round (expanded …
Europe leads growing market in offshore wind power
nature Offshore capacity on the rise despite high costs of installation. The United Kingdom has approved plans for the world’s largest offshore wind farm: up to 300 turbines with a capacity of up to 1.8 gigawatts in the North Sea. The country already leads the way in offshore wind power, accounting for 40% of the world’s 12 gigawatts of installed capacity. Germany follows …
For the Cost of an Iphone, You Can Buy a Wind Turbine to Power a Home
Living Outdoor Indian startup Avant Garde Innovations has developed a low-cost wind turbine that can generate 3-5 kW hours of electricity daily Soon after assuming office, Kerala (southern state of India) Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan kicked up a storm by publicly supporting the Athirappilly hydro electric project, which environmentalists said, if implemented, would create ecologic imbalance in the area and destroy …
Launch of the new Global Wind Energy Outlook 2016
The new Global Wind Energy Outlook 2016 (GWEO) presents three visions of the future of the global wind energy industry out to 2020, 2030 and up to 2050. The scenarios compare the International Energy Agency’s central scenario from its World Energy Outlook with a Moderate and Advanced scenario developed especially for this report, detailing how the global wind industry might …
Global Wind Energy Insight: Mid-year Stocktake
Renewable Energy World The Global Wind Energy Council published some incredible numbers for the global wind market in February this year, the global cumulative installed capacity reaching 433 GW at the end of 2015. Last year marked an unprecedented year for the wind industry with annual installations crossing the 60 GW mark for the …
Portugal produces 44.8 GWh renewable power on August 1
See News Portugal’s renewable power output on August 1, excluding large hydro, declined to 44.8 GWh from 45.2 GWh in the previous day, statistics by power utility Redes Energeticas Nacionais (REN) show. The wind power output for the day stood at 20.1 GWh, marking a 15.90% drop. It peaked at 1,366.0 MW. Solar photovoltaics produced 3.1 GWh, compared to 3.0 GWh on July …
Offshore Wind Industry Gets ‘Off The Ground’ In America
Seeking Alpha Harnessing energy from the wind dates back to sometime around 5,000 B.C.E. when sails were used to propel boats along the Nile River. Windmills began pumping water in China in 200 B.C.E., and were used to grind grain in Persia. Windmills have served many purposes as an energy source. In Holland they mainly pumped …
Strong expansion before the switch to tendering – German H1 2016 wind power statistics
Germany adds 1,892 MW of wind power in the first half of 2016 With a net capacity of 1,892 megawatts in the first six months of the year, 2016 looks like being a good year for land-based wind energy expansion. This strong expansion is being driven by the allocation of suitable sites and priority areas in many federal states. There has also …
Offshore wind in Europe draws €14 billion investment in first half of 2016
The European offshore wind industry attracted a record €14 billion in new investments during the first six months of 2016. Seven projects reached final investment decision this year, financing a total of 3.7GW of new capacity. The UK accounted for nearly three-quarters of the new investments. The volume of new grid-connected installations in the first half of 2016 was 511 MW, 78% …
Expansion of offshore wind energy in Germany in the first half of 2016
Rough sea ahead for offshore wind industry As was to be expected, the number of new offshore wind installations in Germany was relatively moderate in the first six months of the year, with a total capacity of 258 megawatts going on line. The industry estimates an overall offshore expansion to the tune of 700 megawatts by the end of …
Great Wind Energy Deals Are Swaying Major Players
Planetsave In search of low-cost, fixed-rate electricity, great wind energy deals are swaying Fortune 500 companies and other major players to throw their money “into the wind.” Signing contracts for over 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity, big brands, high-tech companies, and other non-utility customers represented 52 percent of wind energy generating capacity in 2015.
Largest U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Planned in New York Waters
Bloomberg The Long Island Power Authority plans to approve a 90 megawatt wind farm off the coast of New York that would become the largest in the U.S. when completed. Deepwater Wind LLC was selected to install 15 offshore turbines about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Montauk for a project that the utility’s board expects to approve at a meeting on …
TPI Composites – A Wind Energy Stock
Nanalyze Solar energy seems to dominate the headlines as the “clean energy source” which investors stand to benefit the most from. While solar has taken a hit lately, clean energy promises to be the way forward and arguably may be contributing to the utter demise of the coal industry lately. While solar continues to sound promising, we’ve often wondered about wind …
Forward says 5-MW turbine approaches Fukushima floating wind site
SeeNews July 5 (SeeNews) – The third piece of the Fukushima Forward floating offshore wind farm demonstrator is travelling to the project site off the Japanese coast, said the consortium developing the scheme. The 5-MW Hitachi HTW 5.0-126 wind turbine, mounted on a floating platform, left Sumoto port on July 2 and is expected to arrive at the project site off the …
Indian offshore wind in sharper focus as FOWIND scrutinises supply chain
Recharge news The early outlines of a future Indian offshore wind sector are in sharper focus thanks to a comprehensive study of how the nation’s ports and supply chain infrastructure could support commercial-scale turbine deployment in its seas. The strengths, weaknesses and future potential of India’s infrastructure are tackled in the latest report from FOWIND – a high-level international consortium led by …
India’s Potential in Offshore Wind Power
Maritime Professional The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched a new report: “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India. This study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for offshore wind power in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium. The key supply chain elements of the …
Turkish Wind Energy Congress
Record wind growth creates 1.1 mln employment globally
Caspian Energy Global wind employment grew 5 percent in 2015 and created 1.1 million jobs globally, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced Wednesday, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to Anadolu Agency.  According to the announcement within the scope of the Global Wind Day, the 5 percent global growth in the wind sector attracted $110 billion.
Cedar Lodge pupils mark Global Wind Day
Newtownabbey Times To mark Global Wind Day, a group of pupils from Cedar Lodge School travelled to a local wind farm to find out more about renewable energy. The Year 9 Eco Club pupils visited Gaelectric’s Carn Hill wind farm near Straid on Wednesday, June 15, to coincide with the annual environmental event. The trip provided the students, who are currently studying Alternative …
GWEC report addresses challenges of developing offshore wind in India
Offshore Wind Journal The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has published a new report, Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study, for offshore wind development in the Indian states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. It says the study is “a significant step forward” in preparing a roadmap for offshore wind power in India by the GWEC-led facilitating offshore wind in India …
Spotlight on Indian offshore
reNEWS The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has set out the basis for future offshore wind feasibility assessments in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India. In a new report – Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study – GWEC assesses key supply chain elements of the offshore wind industry, together with a preliminary evaluation of companies entering the sector.
GWEC presents supply chain study for Indian offshore wind
SeeNews The Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) consortium released a new supply chain study that reveals what is already available and what needs to be upgraded or started from the beginning. The key supply chain elements of the offshore wind industry are assessed as part of the study and there is also a preliminary evaluation of companies entering the offshore wind …
India’s Potential in Offshore Wind Power
MarineLink.com The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched a new report: “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India. This study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for offshore wind power in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium.
Offshore Wind Development in India: FOWIND Launches New Report on Supply Chain, Ports and Logistics
Facilitating India’s transition towards low carbon economy by development of offshore wind power NEW DELHI, 29 June 2016 – The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched a new report today: “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India. This study is a significant step forward in preparing a …
China’s offshore wind power plans lag, 2020 target under threat
Reuters BEIJING, June 24 China is lagging far behind its target to boost the country’s offshore wind power capacity due to technical problems and high costs, which in the absence of more state subsidies could dent its plans to install 10 gigawatts (GW) by 2020, developers said. China is the world’s top generator of electricity from wind turbines, with 145 GW of …
How small data from material science accurately predicts failure rates and more
Windpower Engineering & Development Wind power set a record breaking 22% increase in annual installations for 2015. There are at least 281,924 wind turbines generating 432,883 MW of power around the globe. In the United States alone, about 48,500 turbines generate 74,471 MW, enough to power about 20 million American homes, according to the Global …
Quijote y sus molinos
Montevideo Portal “Uruguay es realmente el líder ahora” en el desarrollo de energías renovables, dijo Steve Sawyer, secretario general del Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica.  América Latina “ha sido lenta” en el desarrollo de energías renovables, dijo a Efe el secretario general del Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica, Steve Sawyer, presente en Montevideo para un encuentro de dos días que reúne a …
Gamesa, Siemens join forces to create global wind power leader
Channel News Asia The announcement followed months of negotiations between the two companies and it comes as demand for wind power surges with countries developing more renewable energy to comply with emissions cut targets. Spanish renewable energy group Gamesa and German engineering giant Siemens said on Friday (Jun 17) they have agreed to combine their wind power businesses to create one …
US Wind Industry Highlights 66% Drop In Costs Of Wind Generated Electricity
Clean Technica The US wind industry has celebrated the 10th annual Global Wind Day this week by highlighting the 66% drop in the costs of wind-generated electricity. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), over the past six years the cost of wind-generated electricity in the US has dropped by 66%. “From the corn fields of Iowa to the windswept plains of …
Global Wind Employment Passes 1 Million
CleanTechnica Global wind employment grew by 5% during 2015 to reach 1.1 million, according to new figures published by the Global Wind Energy Council. New figures published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) this week reveal that the record growth of the wind industry’s installed capacity was reflected by growth in the industry’s employment figures, which increased 5% during 2015, reaching …
Exclusive interview with Steve Sawyer
The Beam Steve Sawyer has worked in the energy and environmental field since 1978, with a particular focus on climate change and renewable energy since 1988. He spent many years working for Greenpeace International, representing the organization primarily on energy and climate issues. Steve joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) as its first Secretary General …
GWEC lauds 1.1 million workers in wind
Windpower Monthly WORLDWIDE: To mark Global Wind Day, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has highlighted the one million jobs in the global wind sector. Data released in May by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) said employment in wind grew 5% in 2015 and now stand at more than 1.1 million jobs. Wind employment in the US increased by 21% to 88,000 …
Industry hails a million jobs on Global Wind Day
Recharge The wind industry hailed record growth and more than a million people employed around the world as it marked Global Wind Day, the sector’s annual celebration of its achievements. Worldwide industry body the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said a 5% growth in jobs last year to 1.1 million was a powerful symbol of the economic and social benefits …
American wind power celebrates Global Wind Day with two-thirds-off sale
AltEnergyMag.com The U.S. wind energy industry celebrated the 10th annual Global Wind Day Wednesday by highlighting a 66 percent drop in the cost of wind-generated electricity in just six years. Washington, D.C., June 15, 2016 — The U.S. wind energy industry celebrated the 10th annual Global Wind Day Wednesday by highlighting a 66 percent drop in the cost of wind-generated …
Happy Global Wind Day! GWEC Celebrates 1.1 Million Wind Jobs
North American Windpower GWEC says global wind employment grew 5% last year and attributes the increase mainly to strong installation rates in China, the U.S. and Germany. In addition, the group says, new job creation is being driven by declining renewable energy technology costs and enabling policy frameworks. Today, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is celebrating annual Global Wind Day and …
Wind is Empowering the World
Vergnet Live Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15th June. Global Wind Day a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and boost jobs and growth. Today, wind energy is a mature and mainstream technology and one of the fastest growing industrial sectors in the …
Wind Energy Sector Employs 1.1 Million People Worldwide
Offshorewind.biz With Global Wind Day being celebrated today (15 June), it is only appropriate to bring out the statistics from IRENA’s “Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016” report, which shows that wind energy saw an employment increase of 5% in 2015 and that there are now 1.1 million people working in the sector. Renewable energy in general has also recorded a 5% …
Happy Global Wind Day!
CleanEnergy Footprints Every year, June 15th marks Global Wind Day. Founded in 2009, WindEurope and the Global Wind Energy Council host events all around the world to promote wind power. In the European Union, wind power provides just over 11% of all electricity. Here in the United States, about 5% of our electricity is generated from wind power, but that number is …
Suzlon Commemorates Global Wind Day In India
BW BUSINESSWORLD Suzlon releases a short animated video that captures the history of wind energy, from powering sailboats in 3000 BC to powering homes with modern-day wind turbines On the occasion of Global Wind Day, Suzlon Group, one of the leading global renewable energy solutions providers, is organising a thematic campaign on its Facebook page. The objective of this is to commemorate …
Wind Industry Celebrates One Million Jobs
Energetica India Record wind industry growth was reflected in a 5% increase in employment in the sector, which now employs 1.1 million1 people. On Global Wind Day, GWEC highlights the socio-economic benefits generated by the global wind industry, in addition to supplying clean power. Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June: a day for discovering …
Wind Energy Sector Employs 1.1 Million People Worldwide
OffshoreWIND.biz With Global Wind Day being celebrated today (15 June), it is only appropriate to bring out the statistics from IRENA’s “Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016” report, which shows that wind energy saw an employment increase of 5% in 2015 and that there are now 1.1 million people working in the sector. Renewable energy in general has also recorded a 5% increase …
Local schools celebrate global wind day
News24 TWELVE local community schools are putting their weight behind Global Wind Day, in an effort to teach learners more about Renewable Energy, and in particular how energy is harvested from the abundant wind in this province. These schools form part of the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm’s Foundation Phase Reading Coach Support Programme, an initiative that has been developed in partnership with …
Global Wind Day in Eastern Cape
The Green Business Guide Local schools celebrate Global Wind day in Eastern Cape. Twelve local community schools are putting their weight behind Global Wind Day, in an effort to teach learners more about Renewable Energy, and in particular how energy is harvested from the abundant wind in this province. These schools form part of the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm’s …
Global wind energy employment grew 5% last year to reach 1.1M
REVE Record wind industry growth was reflected in a 5% increase in employment in the sector, which now employs 1.1 million1 people. Today, on Global Wind Day, GWEC highlights the socio-economic benefits generated by the global wind industry, in addition to supplying clean power. Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June: a day for discovering …
On Global Wind Day, industry tops 1 million jobs
Proudgreenbuilding.com The wind industry was propelled by record growth last year, reflected in a 5 percent increase in employment in the sector, which now employs 1.1 million people. With June 15 representing Global Wind Day, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is highlights the socio-economic benefits generated by the global wind industry, in addition to supplying clean power, according to a press release. Global Wind …
Wind Energy Investment Increases Worldwide
The Pew Charitable Trusts On Global Wind Day, a look at how this renewable resource is transforming the international electric grid, particularly in developing nations. The global embrace of wind power shows no sign of slowing. Global Wind Day, on June 15, celebrates how wind can help modernize the way countries produce electricity and spurs conversations about how the rapid growth and …
Global Wind Day Recognises Worldwide Renewable Energy
Blue and Green Global Wind Day takes place tomorrow, Wednesday 15 June, around the globe. The international event aims to encourage wind discovery, its power, and the way it can be used to change the world. A variety of public events will be on offer including the chance to visit wind farms, meet experts, attend events and find out more about …
Wind Industry Celebrates One Million Jobs
– Global wind employment grew 5% last year to reach 1.1M Worldwide, 15 June. Record wind industry growth was reflected in a 5% increase in employment in the sector, which now employs 1.1 million1 people. Today, on Global Wind Day, GWEC highlights the socio-economic benefits generated by the global wind industry, in addition to supplying clean power. Global …
Vestas to market V136 in China
Windpower Monthly Danish manufacturer Vestas will offer its largest 3MW-range turbine in the world’s biggest wind market due to high demand. Vestas said it was responding to global demand and Chinese customer interest with its decision to offer the V136-3.45MW turbine to in the country. The announcement was made to coincide with Vestas’ 30-year anniversary of operating in China.
GWEC Ambassador Eddie O’Connor meets Chile President, visits Argentina
Mainstream CEO and GWEC Ambassador Eddie O’Connor completed a successful visit to South America with a meeting with President Bachelet of Chile at La Moneda in Santiago. The President and Dr O’Connor discussed the country’s increased ambitions to deploy renewable energy, the record-breaking global investment in wind and solar energy in 2015, and Chile’s leading role in the post COP21 …
Paris Agreement Set To Boost Wind Turbine Sales, According To Moody’s
Clean Technica The Paris Agreement, which was agreed upon at COP21 in Paris in December, is set to boost wind turbine manufacturer sales, according to a new report from Moody’s. According to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service, the Paris Agreement, which was agreed upon at the 21st session of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties …
India poised to tender for 1GW of wind power, says official
Recharge Indian wind developer Mytrah has welcomed plans by the Indian government to launch the country’s first competitive wind-power tenders as “a very positive move”. Bob Smith, head of international business at Mytrah – one of the most ambitious players in the Indian market, with 826MW in operation and a 3GW pipeline – told Recharge a move to auctions could …
Global Wind Energy Insight: Do They Mean It This Time?
Renewable Energy World For at least the last 40 years, since the oil shocks in the 1970s, dealing with fossil fuel subsidies has been on the international agenda. There have been various pronouncements of intention during that time from the G7, G8, G20 and other ‘G’ bodies, although nothing much has happened; except that the numbers of billions of dollars spent …
NY offshore wind bid could be ‘game-changing’
JOC.com New York state plans a potentially “game-changing” bid on a federal lease to develop an Atlantic Ocean wind farm that could generate sizeable demand for heavy-lift and other project shipments. The state hopes to reduce the cost of developing the offshore wind farm, which officials see as a way to help achieve their goal of of generating half …
Changing renewable energy perspectives with the Global Wind Energy Council
GineersNow WITH ITS MISSION TO ESTABLISH wind power supply in different countries, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is working with different international policy makers and companies to open new markets for wind energy. GWEC and its members represent1500 companies and organizations coming from 80 countries and has worked with local partners to organize exhibitions all over the world. There’s no doubt that GWEC has …
European Offshore Wind Industry Joint Declaration on Cost Reduction
Offshore wind can reduce costs to below €80/MWh by 2025 Offshore wind energy is an indispensable part of the EU’s energy future landscape. A sustainable, secure and affordable energy system can only be possible by exploiting the immense energy potential that European seas hold through this technology. As Europe progresses towards a low carbon economy, offshore wind energy will play an increasingly important role …
Iowa Will Soon Run on 40% Wind Energy
SustainableBusiness.com  In April, Warren Buffet’s MidAmerican Energy utility made a big announcement: It will build the largest wind project in the US in Iowa (if approved by the state). The 2 gigawatt (GW) Wind XI will have 1000 turbines and could be producing electricity by 2018. The utility’s goal is to provide 100% renewable energy to Iowa customers and this $3.6 billion …
Two Brothers on a Mission to Make Wind Energy Cheaper
The Quint Brothers, Arun and Anoop George, are busy inspecting their proud creation; a small wind turbine priced at an affordable cost of around $750 USD (Rs 50,000 approximately). Measuring the size of a ceiling fan and priced a little more than the latest Apple iPhone, this wind turbine can generate three to five kilowatt hours of electricity daily – enough …
Renewable energy smashes global records in 2015, report shows
The Guardian An upsurge in new wind, solar and hydro plants and capacity saw renewable energy smash global records last year, according to a report on new supply. Some 147 Gigawatts of renewable electricity came online in 2015 – the largest annual increase ever and as much as Africa’s entire power generating capacity. Clean energy investment increased to $286bn (£198bn), with solar energy …
A Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy: New Installations, Policy Targets, Investment and Jobs
Today REN21 published the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy. The Renewables 2016 Global Status Report reveals that renewables are now firmly established as competitive, mainstream sources of energy in many countries around the world. 2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power generating capacity saw its largest increase ever, with an estimated 147 …
Wind Power Leads All New Power Generation
WindTech International 2015 was a stellar year for the wind industry and for the energy revolution, culminating with the landmark Paris Agreement in December. In an all too rare triumph of multilateralism, 186 governments have finally agreed on where we need to get to in order to protect the climate for future generations. Now the question is whether or not they’re …
Developers turn to RNRG’s 80m tilt-up towers to improve power performance testing
Hinesburg, VT, U.S.—Renewable NRG Systems (RNRG) announced today the sale of twenty of its 80m XHD TallTowers™ to high profile developers and consultants to support their power performance testing (PPT) activities. This departure from the traditional use of lattice towers for PPT purposes represents a notable strategy change by key players in the wind sector. “Companies are beginning to use our …
GWEC names Vestas executive Dyrholm as its new chairman
Recharge The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has appointed Vestas vice president and global head of marketing and public affairs, Morten Dyrholm, as its new chairman.  “As chairman I will focus on strengthening the role of GWEC in new and emerging markets and help sustain the positive momentum surrounding GWEC after the adoption of the new market-making strategy, and the many new …
Vestas Exec Appointed Chairman Of Global Wind Energy Council
North American Windpower Vestas’ Morten Dyrholm has been appointed chairman of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), a global trade association representing the wind industry. Dyrholm, vice president and global head of marketing and public affairs at Vestas Wind, succeeds Dr. Klaus Rave, who chaired GWEC since 2010. “I’m very excited at this new opportunity. As chairman, I will focus on strengthening the …
Vestas’ Morten Dyrholm appointed as GWEC’s new Chairman
27 May, New Orleans, US – Morten Dyrholm has been appointed as new chairman of GWEC at the Board meeting on Wednesday 25 May alongside AWEA’s WINDPOWER in New Orleans. Morten Dyrholm is the Vice President and Global Head of Marketing and Public Affairs at Vestas Wind. He holds a Masters degree in Political Science and Chinese Politics. “I’m very excited at this …
We Need Political Miracles In Energy Markets
Climate Change The New Economy For the past several months we’ve been basking in the glow of the Paris agreement – a rare triumph for multilateralism, and prompting a variation on Captain Kirk’s report to Commander Scott: “It does seem that there are some signs of intelligent life on this planet after all, Scotty.” The global community has for the first …
Mainstream’s O’Connor to be GWEC wind-power ambassador
Recharge The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has appointed Mainstream Renewable Power CEO Eddie O’Connor to become a global ambassador for the wind industry. In his new role O’Connor will work with GWEC to ensure that the wind sector’s distinctive voice is heard, and that more countries understand the benefits the industry can bring for their economic and social development.
O’Connor goes to bat for GWEC
reNews Mainstream Renewable Power chief executive officer Eddie O’Connor has been appointed as the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) new global ambassador. GWEC said that O’Connor will work to ensure that the wind sector’s “distinctive voice is heard, and that more and more countries understand the benefits that the industry can bring for their economic and social development”
O’Connor appointed GWEC ambassador
Windpower Monthly Mainstream Renewable Power CEO Eddie O’Connor has been made a global ambassador for the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) GWEC said O’Connor would work with the council as a proponent of wind ensuring “the wind sector’s distinctive voice is heard”. Eddie O’Connor has been involved in energy since the 1970s. He is an outspoken supporter of a European supergrid.
Indian offshore wind “open playing field”
OE Offshore Engineer While Europe has been leading the charge in offshore wind development, the US and other regions including India are starting to build activity.  In India, there are two main regions, the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, on the west coast of India, which are most likely to see activity, Dr Mark Leybourne, senior engineer at IT Power Consulting …
Mainstream CEO Eddie O’Connor appointed as GWEC Global Ambassador
Mainstream Renewable Power, the global renewable energy developer, is proud to announce that its CEO, Eddie O’Connor has been appointed as the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) new Global Ambassador. In his new role, Dr. O’Connor will work with GWEC to ensure that the wind sector’s distinctive voice is heard, and that more and more countries understand the benefits that the …
Argentina fires starting gun on 1GW renewable energy tender
Recharge Argentina has kicked-off a renewable energy tender to contract 1GW of projects via 20-year contracts which are expected to start operations in December 2017 – the country’s first such auction in six years. The draft tender rules will be published by the government’s renewable energy department over the next 24 hours at the start of a 20-day public consultation process. Local press …
India’s new wind project guidelines give developers more responsibilities
SeeNews India’s renewables ministry is seeking comments by May 27 on its new guidelines for wind project development that include capacity factor and certification requirements, and some new tasks for the developer. The draft guidelines for onshore wind projects, published Thursday, state that the project developer should ensure that grid connectivity is technically and commercially feasible at the chosen site. Also, the …
Cómo Uruguay logró ser el país con mayor porcentaje de energía eólica de América Latina
BBC ¿Cómo pudo un país pequeño sin reservas conocidas de crudo bajar el costo de su electricidad, reducir su dependencia del petróleo y ser líder en energías renovables? En una década, Uruguay ha logrado algo que parecía inimaginable, convertirse en el país con mayor proporción de electricidad generada a partir de energía eólica en América Latina y uno de los principales …
China establishes number one global position for wind power
PES Wind According to statistics published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) in February this year, China has now overtaken the EU for total installed wind energy capacity. In fact, China installed almost three times as much wind than the EU and now has 145GW total capacity to the EU’s 142GW. PES takes a closer look… Due to China’s surge of …
New markets to push down LatAm wind prices as Brazil leads, says GWEC
Recharge Wind power prices starting at $50/MWh will become the norm in new markets such as Mexico and Argentina, while Brazil is expected to continue to lead the Latin American sector despite the current economic and political crisis in the country, says Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). “Brazil makes us nervous, but we have a positive …
The Big Question: What Is Your Greatest Concern for Your Industry in 2016?
Renewable Energy World There doesn’t seem to be a lot to worry about…the wind industry set a new installation record in 2014, breaking 50 GW in a single year for the first time. We’ll set a new record in 2015, with the main question being whether or not we’ll hit 60 GW in 2015 as some are suggesting. Personally I think …
Wind Energy Setting Records, Growing Still: The Wind Energy Outlook for 2016
Renewable Energy World n 2014, annual global installed wind energycapacity reached an unprecedented 51.4 GW. Although final numbers for 2015 aren’t in yet, several sources, including Bloomberg and FTI Consulting, speculate that number could reach as high as 60 GW – an encouraging surge that gives fair indication 2016 could shape up to be another record year for wind. Here’s a …
Airborne wind turbine – novel design concept that could change the future of wind energy world, emerging trends & new technologies 2016 – 2024
Your Renewable News In the last few years, the demand for energy derived from alternative sources has risen significantly as nations focus more on curbing their carbon footprint. In response to this increasing demand for clean and sustainable energy, wind power is gaining much significance worldwide. Energy derived from wind currently accounts for nearly half of the energy produced from alternative …
Renewing Egypt’s energy sector
Daily news Egypt After a period when electricity shortages and black-outs were a regular occurrence in Egypt, we are now entering an exciting period in the Egyptian energy sector, despite the challenges of the prevailing economic climate. Government initiatives to prioritise electricity provision to residential and commercial areas and the emergence of the private sector in generating electricity to more remote areas …
Record Breaking Year for Wind Energy Production in the United States
MFG Talk Radio 2016 has been dubbed the year of action for manufacturers by Industry Week. This was regarding the explosive adoption of Internet of Things technology throughout the manufacturing industry. However, 2015 seemed to be the year of action for wide-spread use of renewable energy. There have been incredible milestones reached in renewable energy production around the world, but now …
Saudi Arabia launches 9.5GW initiative
Windpower Monthly SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia is targeting 9.5GW of wind and solar energy under its “Vision 2030” policy initiative launched in mid-April. Deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is aiming to reduce the country’s dependence on oil and “create a more diverse and sustainable economy”, financed in part by a $2 trillion sovereign fund. Under the planned King Salman Renewable Energy Initiative, …
Latin American solar demand to hit 7.4GW annually by 2020: GTM
Recharge Solar installations in Latin America will grow at an “exceptionally high” annual rate of 28% between 2016-2020, compared to 9% annual growth for the overall global market during that period, according to GTM Research. Latin America’s growth, led by Brazil and Mexico, will see the region adding an estimated 7.4GW of PV in 2020, up from less than 1.4GW added last …
Wind power industry set new records across the world last year
The Climate Group Global wind power installations are estimated to more than double in the next five years according to a new study, which also spotlights the record global wind growth in 2015, led by China and Germany. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its annual publication, the Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update this week. It shows that global wind power installations …
Hope Is a Future Powered By the Wind and the Sun
Huffpost Green “I don’t want to give up hope…I don’t want to live that way”, said fashion model Cameron Russell to her mother Robin Chase, on the inspiring Huffington Post series ‘Talk to Me’, where children interview their parents. The subject was the conflicted feelings associated with bringing a child into a world under the existential threat of climate change. Greenland’s …
Global Wind Energy Council’s annual review: Accelerating momentum in world’s shift to a lower-emissions economy
GWEC reports annual installation growth of 22% year over year to a record 63.5 GW. Cumulative global installs reached 432.9 GW. This builds on record solar installations globally in 2015 and significant progress in energy efficiency. GWEC reports annual installation growth of 22% year over year to a record 63.5 GW. Cumulative global installs reached 432.9 GW. The combined impacts included …
Wind power takes off worldwide
Renewable Energy Contracts New information released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Thursday showed that the amount of wind power generated in several states decreased in 2015, sometimes by double digits. But as usual, context is everything. The nation’s installed wind capacity rose by 12.9% last year, higher than in both preceding years. The crucial difference here is how strong …
China’s dominance in wind energy growth continues unabated
Asia Energy Central Wind continues to blow faster in China and India than the rest of the world as a new report detailing the growth of wind energy across the globe in 2015 suggests that the days of West’s dominance in the industry are now over, thus diverting all attention to the two promising Asian markets. Before delving deep into “why and …
2015 was record-breaking year for global wind power according to GWEC report
Renewable Energy Focus The Global Wind Energy Council has released their annual report on the global wind sector for 2015. According to GWEC’s flagship publication, Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, wind power led all technologies in new power generation in 2015. In China the wind sector continued to grow, installing 30.8 GW of new capacity, surpassing the EU in total installations, …
African wind sector poised for promise
ESI Africa Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) Secretary General, Steve Sawyer, says that besides market leader South Africa, both Morocco and Egypt appear to be geared for solid growth in the next five years adding that smaller markets in Kenya, Ethiopia are not too far behind. Wind sector could see change for 2016 GWEC released the ‘Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update’ on …
Global Wind Energy Insight: Wind Leading the Charge in Transformation of Power System
Renewable Energy World Today we at GWEC launched our Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update. The wind power industry set new records across the world last year, and wind is leading the charge in the transformation of the global power system, long overdue and very necessary to achieve the objectives agreed by 186 nations in Paris last December. Up to 150 of …
Low costs will see global wind capacity nearly double in next five years
edie.net Global wind power installations will nearly double in the next five years as prices continue to fall and countries develop renewable energy to comply with emissions reduction targets, according to research published in Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) flagship publication. GWEC’s Global Wind Report highlights that worldwide annual installations reached 63 GW in 2015, representing a 22% increase in a record-breaking year …
Wind leads global RE drive
reNews Onshore and offshore wind led global renewables installations last year with China adding a record 30.8GW. A new report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has found the Asian powerhouse has surpassed Europe in total installations, with some 145GW of wind now in play. GWEC has concluded that Europe and US markets had better than expected years with over 3GW added …
Tumbling power prices to help wind to 792GW by 2020, says GWEC
Recharge news Power at “unheard of” cheap prices, post-Paris climate targets and a stable US market will combine to propel the global wind sector to 791.7GW of capacity by the end of 2020, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The five-year forecast for cumulative capacity – almost double the 432.7GW in place at the end of 2015 – will come …
2015 Wind-Installation Record Is Another Indicator of Growing Momentum in Global Electricity-Sector Transformation
Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis The Global Wind Energy Council’s annual review of the wind sector in 2015 provides further evidence of the accelerating momentum in the world’s shift to a lower-emissions global economy. GWEC reports annual installation growth of 22 percent year over year to a record 63.5 gigawatts. Cumulative global installs reached 432.9 gigawatts. This builds on record …
GWEC’s Global Wind Report released
Altenergymag.com The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched its flagship publication, the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update in Brussels. The wind power industry set new records across the world last year, and wind is leading the transformation of the global power system, long overdue and very necessary to achieve the climate objectives agreed by 186 nations in Paris last December.
Low costs will see global wind capacity nearly double in next five years
Vastuullisuusuutiset.fi Global wind power installations will nearly double in the next five years as prices continue to fall and countries develop renewable energy to comply with emissions reduction targets, according to research published in Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) flagship publication. GWEC’s Global Wind Report highlights that worldwide annual installations reached 63 GW in 2015, representing a 22% increase in a record-breaking …
Global wind capacity to nearly double in next five years: GWEC
Eco-Business Global wind energy capacity will nearly double in the next five years, largely led by further market growth in China, but also as a stronger industry emerges in the United States, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said on Tuesday. In its annual report on the status of the global wind industry, GWEC said cumulative wind energy capacity was 433 gigawatts …
Mapped: How China dominates the global wind energy market
Carbon Brief China now dominates the global wind energy market, building half the capacity added last year and hosting a third of the cumulative world total. Carbon Brief has mapped data from the Global Wind Energy Council’s annual status report to illustrate how the wind energy market is changing. There are a few stand-out features in the map and the underlying data. For …
GWEC Global Wind Report Heralds Wind As Leading All New Power Generation
Clean Technica The Global Wind Energy Council published its flagship report today, heralding wind as the leading new power generation technology. Published Tuesday, the Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update is the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) flagship publication. The new report highlights the numerous records set across the global wind energy industry, and positions wind as “leading the transformation of the global …
Global wind capacity to nearly double in next five years: GWEC
The Economic Times Global wind energy capacity will nearly double in the next five years, largely led by further market growth in China, but also as a stronger industry emerges in the United States, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said on Tuesday. In its annual report on the status of the global wind industry, GWEC said cumulative wind energy capacity was …
Wind Wind power to double in the next 5 years, China to lead: GWEC
Greentechlead.com Wind power installations will nearly double in the next five years, led by China, says a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Globally cumulative wind capacity is expected to rise from nearly 433 GW in 2015 to approximately 792 GW in 2020.
Wind energy increasing share of world electrical production
The Globe and Mail Wind-power projects around the world accounted for almost half of the new electrical generating capacity installed in 2015, as the cost of turbines fell and pressure mounted to cut greenhouse gas emissions. After last year’s building spree, wind power now makes up about 4 per cent of the global supply and could represent almost one-third …
Wind Power Leads All New Power Generation
Big Markets dominate in 2015 19 April Brussels – The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched its flagship publication, the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update today in Brussels. The wind power industry set new records across the world last year, and wind is leading the transformation of the global power system, long overdue and very necessary to achieve the climate …
Global wind capacity to nearly double in next five years: GWEC
Reuters Global wind energy capacity will nearly double in the next five years, largely led by further market growth in China, but also as a stronger industry emerges in the United States, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said on Tuesday. In its annual report on the status of the global wind industry, GWEC said cumulative wind energy capacity was …
Is There an Upside in Wind Energy Stocks?
U.S. News & World Report Don Quixote would be proud. Humans have been harvesting wind power for centuries, but the growing desire for renewable energy means we’re building wind farms on an unprecedented scale, giving the knight-errant more wind mills than he could ever tilt at. The last decade has seen $128 billion in new wind project investment in the U.S., with …
Analysis: Mixed signals from Mexican auction
Windpower Monthly Mexico’s first ever power auction packed many surprises for the wind industry, both positive and negative. The 15-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) — finalised 30 March but yet to be signed and sealed — will be with state utility Comision Federal de Energia (CFE) for power to be delivered from 2018. The auction organised by Mexico’s energy secretariat Sener highlighted renewables’ …
US wind power jobs hit record, up 20 percent in 2016
‘Wind rush’ fuels hiring boom, delivers more consumer savings DENVER, April 12, 2016 — American wind power supported a record 88,000 jobs at the start of 2016—an increase of 20 percent in a year—according to the U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2015, released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Strong job growth coincided with wind ranking …
Obama goes to Argentina with RE on the mind
Recharge It’s more than symbolic that Argentina is the next stop for US President Barrack Obama following Cuba. Not only because it shows support for a newly elected, pro-market president whose predecessor was accused of having turned the country into “a Cuba”, but also because Obama’s agenda at the time of a new dawn in Argentina firmly includes renewables and climate change.
This is the best opportunity we are ever likely to have in Argentina
Recharge With a new renewables law approved last year and the inauguration of pro-market Mauricio Macri as president in January, Argentina and its two terawatt hour-plus wind potential are firmly in the sights of the global industry. By the end of the year, the country plans to hold its first renewables auction since 2006 (most of the projects contracted then have yet …
‘Argentina has the world’s best wind resources’
Buenos Aires Herald Global Wind Energy Council head Steve Sawyer anticipates investments in renewables The fact that Argentina has one of the best resources for renewable energy in the world isn’t something new for investors, who have kept an eye on the country for a long time to carry out solar and wind projects. Nevertheless, investments have been long delayed and the …
Global wind installations hit 61.8GW in 2015: IHS
Recharge The world added a record 61.8GW of new wind capacity across 52 countries in 2015, according to IHS, whose installation figure is a bit lower than previous calculations by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
Argentina Completing Law to Boost Consumption of Clean Energy
Bloomberg Business Argentina is poised to approve the final details of a new law designed to give a boost to renewable energy as President Mauricio Macri steps up his efforts to fight climate change. The law will impose fines on large users of electricity that don’t get at least 8 percent of their power from renewable sources, starting in 2018, according to …
Norway’s Announces $1.2 Billion Offshore Wind Project
Triple Pundit Wind energy is getting big – really big. What started as small-scale wind farms scattered across the world have now become billion-dollar investments, showing the staggering potential of clean energy. The latest news comes from Norway, which just announced a 1 billion euro (US$1.2 billion) wind project that would be one of the largest in the world. According to Climate …
Inversores de energía eólica mostraron gran interés por el mercado de Argentina
Energia Estrategica La Cámara Argentina de Energías Renovables (CADER) recibió a las empresas y asociaciones nucleadas en Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) que llegaron está semana a nuestro país a los efectos de interiorizarse sobre las condiciones del mercado local, en un evento desarrollado en el Hotel Panamericano del que participaron 140 personas, entre asociados e invitados especiales, además autoridades nacionales …
Argentina atrae más inversión solar, eólica y biomasa
Energía Limpia XXI Existe mucha expectativa en el gobierno de Argentina con loas inversiones provenientes de Estados Unidos. El país del norte tiene interés en las renovables y Argentina necesita fortalecer la inversion en este importante sector. Autoridades del gobierno Argentino han informado que empresarios de Estados Unidos tienen interés específico en energía solar y eólica.  Un reporte de Energía Limpia XXI …
US leads global production in 2015
Windpower Monthly UNITED STATES: The US still produces more wind energy than any other country, according to new data. New figures from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), show US wind projects produced more than 190TWh in 2015. China was close behind at 185.1TWh, and Germany was third at 84.6TWh. These totals are despite China having …
Uncharted waters ahead on offshore’s long journey
Recharge news Dong has announced that it will decommission the world’s first offshore wind farm after 25 years of operation. The Vindeby project was installed in 1991, with 11 450kW machines sitting in just a few metres of water less than 2km from the Danish coast, but I remember the excitement when it was commissioned, opening a new frontier for the blossoming wind industry.  In the intervening quarter of a …
Steel for generating wind power in Gujarat
Energy Next Danish firm COWI will build India’s first offshore wind power project off the coast of Gujarat. The industry response and the resulting growth will help India ensure energy security and a transition into a low carbon economy, writes Orchie Bandyopadhyay. With Danish engineering firm Cowi winning the contract to design the first offshore wind farm of about 50 MW off the coast of Gujarat, it seems India is …
GWEC prepares to lead first wind-power mission to Argentina
Recharge news The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is preparing to lead a delegation of 12 companies and industry associations to Argentina in early March – the first ever such business mission to the South American country. Companies confirmed as taking part include Vestas, Gamesa, Iberdrola, Siemens, NRG Systems, Mainstream Renewable Power and Vaisala. The Japanese Wind Power Association and …
Global wind power capacity tops nuclear energy for first time
The Japan Times The capacity of wind power generation worldwide reached 432.42 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2015, up 17 percent from a year earlier and surpassing nuclear energy for the first time, according to data released by global industry bodies. The generation capacity of wind farms newly built in 2015 was a record 63.01 GW, corresponding to about 60 nuclear …
Renovables en Argentina: el nuevo imán para Europa
EnerNews Energías renovables: empresas europeas viajan al país para sondear inversiones Cronista En septiembre, el Congreso de la Nación aprobó la Ley de Energías Renovables (27.191) que establece, entre otras cosas, que para el 31 de diciembre de 2017 el país debe llegar al 8% de la matriz energética con fuentes de las llamadas limpias, como la eólica o solar. En marzo, el Gobierno …
China’s Wind Power Overtakes the E.U.
China File China has overtaken Europe to become the world’s biggest producer of wind power after its domestic sector grew by 60 percent last year. Following a government-backed drive to build new wind farms, China’s installed capacity now totals 145.1 GW, surpassing the E.U.’s 141.6 GW, according to a new report by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published earlier this month. “Wind power …
China’s wind power overtakes the EU
China Dialogue China has overtaken Europe to become the world’s biggest producer of wind power after its domestic sector grew by 60% last year. Following a government-backed drive to build new wind farms, China’s installed capacity now totals 145.1 GW, surpassing  the EU’s 141.6 GW, according to a new report by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published earlier this month. “Wind power is leading the charge …
En marzo desembarca una comitiva de compañías de energía eólica para analizar inversiones en Argentina
iProfesional Se trata de 13 empresas de primer nivel internacional, nucleadas en Global Wind Energy Council, que llegarán a nuestro país en la semana del 7 de marzo, para contactarse con empresarios locales y autoridades de Gobierno         GWEC es una organización que engloba empresas de toda la cadena de valor de la energía eólica. Tiene más de …
GWEC Reveals Global Wind Industry Stats Of 2015
North American Windpower Led by China with 30,500 MW of new installations, the global wind power industry installed 63,013 MW in 2015, representing annual market growth of 22%, according to a report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Total global wind capacity reached 432,419 MW at the end of 2015, representing cumulative growth of 17%. “Wind power is leading the charge …
Windenergie: Weltmarkt wächst 2015 um 22%
Telepolis In immer mehr Ländern werden Windkraftanlagen zu einem alltäglichen Anblick Weltweit ist der Windenergiemarkt 2015 mit einem Plus von 22 Prozent beim Zubau weiter kräftig gewachsen. Das berichtet der Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Demnach sind im vergangenen Jahr Anlagen mit einer Gesamtleistung von etwas über 63 Gigawatt (GW) errichtet worden, knapp die Hälfte davon in China. Allerdings könnten die GWEC-Zahlen etwas …
China becomes greatest producer of wind energy
ZME Science Almost 50% of all new wind turbines in 2015 were built in China. Considering that, it’s no surprise that the country has become the biggest producer of wind energy. But China is showing that its determination in greening its economy is real and it’s not slowing down. According to statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) on Wednesday, China installed 30,500 megawatts …
India grabs fourth seat in cumulative capacity in wind power
Eco-Business GWEC statistics show growth of Asia’s wind capacity The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released data according to which, India is fourth in the world in terms of cumulative capacity in wind power. Adding 2,623 MW of wind power in 2015, India replaced Spain at the fourth spot. China, the US and Germany were at first, second and third position respectively. China …
China Wind Installations Push Global Wind Past 63 GW
CleanTechnica New figures from the Global Wind Energy Council show that China helped push global wind installations past 63 GW in 2015. In its release of global wind statistics for 2015, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) highlighted the “astonishing” 30.5 GW of new wind capacity installed in China in 2015, which pushed the global wind industry’s total capacity installed in 2015 …
China now the world leader in wind power production
The Globe and Mail China has become the world leader in wind power production after constructing nearly half of all the new turbines built around the globe in 2015. According to statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) on Wednesday, China installed 30,500 megawatts of new wind power last year, compared to the world total of 63,000 MW. …
China overtakes EU to become global wind power leader
The Guardian China installed half of all new wind capacity worldwide last year, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The country added an “astonishing” 30.5 gigawatts (GW) to boost installations to 145.1GW, the Brussels-based industry group said on Wednesday. It overtook the EU total for the first time, which added a record 6GW to increase its capacity to 141.6GW. China is ramping …
Faith, Hope and the Energy Revolution
Huffington Post Green Fighting for a renewables revolution to save the climate has, for the past 30 years, been a question of faith in the ultimate self-interest of humankind, and hope that we would develop the means for our deliverance. The last time I felt this hopeful was in the autumn of 2004 when we raised (many) glasses of vodka to …
China breezes past EU as top wind power
Financial Times China has overtaken the EU to become the world’s top region for wind power, thanks to a burst of turbine installations in the past year, a new report has found. China installed nearly half of the 63 gigawatts of wind power added globally in 2015, the Global Wind Energy Council said on Wednesday, and now accounts for about a …
UK, Ireland and France lagging on EU renewable targets
businessGreen The UK, France, Ireland and the Netherlands are lagging behind other EU Member States in the rush to meet legally-binding renewable energy targets for 2020, according to new 2014 data released yesterday by the European Union. The statistics show that in 2014 nine Member States had already met their national 2020 targets for renewable energy, including Croatia, Estonia, Italy and Sweden. However, …
India arrebata a España el cuarto puesto entre los países con mayor potencia eólica instalada
El Economista India ha arrebatado a España la cuarta posición en el ranking mundial de países con mayor potencia eólica instalada, después de incorporar 2.623 megavatios (MW) durante el año y alcanzar los 25.088 MW. MADRID, 10 (EUROPA PRESS) Con esta cifra, el país asiático supera la potencia instalada de España, de 22.988 MW, y se convierte en el cuarto país del mundo …
New record for wind power – 63 GW of new wind installations in 2015
Renewables International According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which just released its overview of statistics from last year, China made up nearly half of the world market for wind farms last year. Of the 63 gigawatts of wind power capacity installed last year, China built 30.5 GW. Overall, the global market grew by 22 percent. The US accounted for 8.6 …
Brasil, Chile y Uruguay lideran energía eólica
Energia Limpia Un informe publicado esta semana por Global Wind Energy Council ubica a Brasil, Chile y Uruguay como los países latinoamericanos que más le sacan el jugo a la energía eólica. Sin embargo la gran sorpresa la dió Uruguay un país pequeño que ya casi es 100% renovable. Seún el reporte que retoma Energía Limpia XXI, Uruguay  instaló en 2015 …
Energia eolica, superata l’Unione europea La Cina produce 145 GW
cinaforum La Cina ha superato l’Unione europea ed è diventata il paese con la maggiore potenzialità di produzione di energia eolica. Lo rende noto il Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) che ha pubblicato oggi il suo “Global wind statistics“, rapporto sull’energia eolica nel mondo relativo al 2015. Il documento rileva che l’anno scorso nella Repubblica popolare sono stati installati nuove pale in grado …
Siemens-Gamesa: una operación de 5.000 millones y jugosas plusvalías para Iberdrola Leer más: Siemens-Gamesa: una operación de 5.000 millones y jugosas plusvalías para Iberdrola
El Confidencial Las negociaciones se habían llevado en secreto. Durante semanas. Hasta que este viernes, y a raíz de una información publicada en exclusiva por El Confidencial, acabaron saltando a la luz. Gamesa reconoció, a través de un hecho relevante remitido a la Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV), “la existencia de conversaciones dirigidas a una potencial integración de determinados negocios de …
China ya es líder mundial en energía eólica
Más Producción Argentina Con 2.623 nuevos megavatios instalados y un total de 25.088 MW, India ha superado a España como el cuarto país del mundo en potencia instalada, por detrás de China, Estados Unidos y Alemania. España , con 0 MW instalados en 2015 como consecuencia de la inseguridad jurídica sobrevenida tras la Reforma Energética, pasa a la quinta posición. Nada menos …
China se convierte en el nuevo líder mundial de la eólica
Energias Renovables Nada menos que 30.500 nuevos megavatios eólicos en un año. Eso es lo que ha instalado China en 2015, más que España en toda su historia (22.988 MW). Como consecuencia, el gigante asiático ha superado a Europa en potencia eólica instalada  –145.100 MW frente a 141.600 MW–, arrebatándole el liderazgo mundial, según los datos del Global Wind Energy Council …
China ya es líder mundial en energía eólica
Ecoticias Con 2.623 nuevos megavatios instalados y un total de 25.088 MW, India ha superado a España como el cuarto país del mundo en potencia instalada, por detrás de China, Estados Unidos y Alemania. Nuestro país, con 0 MW instalados en 2015 como consecuencia de la inseguridad jurídica sobrevenida tras la Reforma Energética, pasa a la quinta posición. Nada menos que 30.500 …
India arrebata a España el cuarto puesto entre los países con mayor potencia eólica instalada
La Vanguardia India ha arrebatado a España la cuarta posición en el ranking mundial de países con mayor potencia eólica instalada, después de incorporar 2.623 megavatios (MW) durante el año y alcanzar los 25.088 MW. Con esta cifra, el país asiático supera la potencia instalada de España, de 22.988 MW, y se convierte en el cuarto país del mundo con más megavatios …
EWEA: Europe Needs To ‘Get Its Act Together’ On Renewables
North American Windpower China’s overtaking the European Union (EU) for total installed wind energy capacity in 2015 is a wakeup call for EU policymakers, says the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). According to statistics from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), China installed almost three times as much wind than the EU did. China and the EU now have 145 GW and …
World adds 63 GW of wind capacity in 2015
SeeNews Renewables The world has installed 63,013 MW of wind power capacity in 2015 to reach a cumulative 432,419 MW at the year end, according to the latest statistics by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The wind power industry thus expanded at an annual market growth of 22%, GWEC said. Roughly half of the new installations occurred in Asia, where the People’s …
Wind Leads the Renewables Bunch
Offshore Wind Powered by 30,500 MW of new installations in China, the global wind power industry installed 63,013 MW in 2015, representing annual market growth of 22%, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).  Germany led a stronger than expected performance in Europe with a record 6 GW of new installations, including 2.3 GW offshore. Total global capacity reached 432,419 MW …
‘Astonishing’ China drives 63GW of new wind in 2015 – GWEC
Recharge news A record 30.5GW of new wind power installations in China last year helped to drive new global installed capacity past 63GW, an annual market growth of 22% for 2015, according to Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) statistics. Steve Sawyer,  GWEC secretary general,  tells Recharge that as a result of its “astonishing” annual market, China has now edged past the European Union …
China breezes past EU to become wind power leader
Climate Home Booming market grew 27% in 2015 edging past European Union for first time, says industry group China installed half of all new wind capacity worldwide last year, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The country added an “astonishing” 30.5 gigawatts to boost installations to 145.1GW, the Brussels-based industry group said on Wednesday. It overtook the EU total for the first time, …
Record Chinese installations drive global wind market past 63GW
Windtech International Powered by 30,500MW of new installations in China, the global wind power industry installed 63,013MW in 2015, representing annual market growth of 22%, according to the global statistics released by GWEC. Total global capacity reached 432,419MW at the end of 2015, representing cumulative growth of 17%. China has edged past the European Union in terms of total installed capacity, with 145.1GW …
China Wind Power Blows Past EU
Altnergymag Powered by an astonishing 30,500 MW of new installations in China, the global wind power industry installed 63,013 MW in 2015, representing annual market growth of 22%. The US market reached 8.6 GW on the back of a strong fourth quarter surge, and Germany led a stronger than expected performance in Europe with a record 6 GW of new installations, …
China Wind Power Blows Past EU – Global Wind Statistics release
Record Chinese installations drive global market past 63 GW Powered by an astonishing 30,500 MW of new installations in China, the global wind power industry installed 63,013 MW in 2015, representing annual market growth of 22%. The US market reached 8.6 GW on the back of a strong fourth quarter surge, and Germany led a stronger than expected …
Wind adds 13GW new capacity in 2015: 44% of all new power
Wind energy added more new capacity than any other form of power in Europe in 2015.  Across the 28 EU member states, wind accounted for 44% of all new power installations, connecting a total of 12.8GW to the grid – 9.766MW in onshore and 3,034MW offshore. The volume of new installations was 6.3% up on 2014.  Total wind capacity in Europe …
Straight talking: Multilateralism has set the train rolling
Windpower Monthly WORLDWIDE: The question I posed at end of my last column was: “Will the renewables revolution happen fast enough to save the climate?” Although the COP21 UN climate summit in Paris did not definitively answer the question, the possibility of a positive answer seems much greater now than it did before the event, even after a few weeks …
French firm EDF invests $169m in Indian wind energy firm SITAC RE
DealStreetAsia France-based EDF Energy Nouvelles (EDF EN) has invested €155 million ($168.5 million) in New Delhi-based wind energy company SITAC RE Pvt Ltd, Malvinder Singh, chairman and founder of SITAC RE told DEALSTREETASIA. The partnership will not affect the current management structure at SITAC RE. EDF plans to appoint a CFO for its Indian operations later during the year. SITAC mainly focuses on the …
US added 8,598 MW in 2015, the third largest amount ever installed in a year and a 77% increase over 2014
AWEA highlighted the industry’s sustained growth in releasing its U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2015 Market Report. The strong market activity is expected to continue, with a bipartisan vote by Congress late last year for a multi-year extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC), supplying the industry with much-needed policy certainty. As 2016 began, an additional 9,400 MW were under …
The Spanish wind power sector installs zero megawatts in 2015, an unknown situation since the 80´s
In the last four years, Spain has installed 1,932 MW, which makes it the less wind power friendly political term in four and compromises Spain’s compliance with the European 2020 targets The only possibility is to launch new auctions as soon as possible and correct certain aspects of the Energy Reform to restore legal certainty To avoid the mistakes of the first …
Germany adds 3.5 GW onshore wind, bringing the total new installations to over 5.8 GW in 2015
With a net increase of 3,535.8 megawatts, 2015 was the second strongest year for onshore wind energy expansion in Germany. But the draft Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) 2016 does away with binding expansion targets, and will manage wind energy expansion on land by means of annually variable tendering quantities. This means uncertainty for manufacturers and operators. VDMA Power Systems …
Offshore wind energy in Germany: Record achieved due to catch-up effects
Offshore wind energy in Germany: Figures 2015 Offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 2,282.4 megawatts went online in 2015. This demonstrates the capability of the German offshore wind industry and meets the expectations expressed at the beginning of 2015. This will however initially remain a unique record, as it is based on the catch-up effects of grid …
New low for wind energy costs: Morocco tender averages $US30/MWh
 Renew Economy The north African country of Morocco has achieved a new low for wind energy costs, securing average bids of just $US30/MWh from its tender for 850MW tender of large-scale wind energy projects, with the lowest at around $US25/MWh. The pricing – revealed by its energy ministry at a ministerial round table at the International Renewable Energy summit in Abu Dhabi on Saturday …
Wind energy a fresh breeze for valve manufacturers
ModernMetals.com A successful energy transition is unthinkable without wind energy. It provides the necessary tailwind for renewables. And it’s blowing hard. There has never been so much total capacity installed worldwide. The order books of manufacturers are well-filled, and the technology is mature. During the opening of the DanTysk wind farm, German economics minister Sigmar Gabriel emphasized that the technology had …
China: Going with the wind
International Finance Magazine January 11, 2016: China has begun a new journey. The journey towards a greener future. And it is not surprising given the fact that the country emits 23.42% of global CO2 emissions as per a report by GermanWatch, a non-profit organisation based in Germany. As part of a scheme to shift towards renewables, China — already one of the …
Review of 2015, part one
Windpower Monthly WORLDWIDE: Windpower Monthly recaps the most read and most important wind-energy stories from the magazine and website January to June 2015. January A 20MW project in Northern Ireland is shut down following the collapse of one of its Nordex N80 2.5MW turbines. According to reports, the turbine’s blades were “spinning out of control” prior to the collapse. Germany, Denmark and the UK …
When Offshore Wind Dominated Renewable Energy News In 2015
Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition The year 2015 was a strong one for renewables, but maybe more so for none other than the world’s offshore wind industry. The global offshore wind industry finished 2014 at 8,759 MW of installed capacity, having installed 1,713 MW throughout 2014 (according to the Global Wind Energy Council’s Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, 2014). The Global Wind …
The Paris Climate Conference Is Over, but the Renewable Energy Transformation Has Kicked Into High Gear
Huffington Post As negotiators hammered out the details of the new global climate agreement, renewable energy leaders were present in Paris en masse, developing alliances and partnerships to continue building a new energy economy based on renewable energy. For the first time at a UN climate conference, renewable energy took center stage during the so-called “renewable energy track.” Dozens of events were …
Sawyer’s snapshots from the year
Sun & Wind 2015 has been a good year for the wind industry. More than 53 GW have been installed and the year is ending on a high note, with the “historic climate deal” concluded in Paris, says Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council (link is external). “2015 has been a very good year for the wind industry, …
Kick-starting a global energy revolution
Asiaone.com The world has just signed one of the most important agreements in history. More than just an environmental pact, the Paris climate change agreement will kick-start a global energy revolution. Nearly 200 nations in Paris have signed on to an agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that the world has to go on a carbon diet, …
Paris agreement kick-starts global energy revolution
The Korea Herald The world has just signed one of the most important agreements in history. More than just an environmental pact, the Paris climate change agreement will kick-start a global energy revolution. Nearly 200 nations in Paris have signed on to an agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that the world has to go on a …
Paris deal hailed as dawn of renewable future
Recharge news World leaders, industry groups and campaigners hailed the dawn of the clean energy era after 195 countries signed an agreement to take positive action on global warming – a deal with huge implications for the renewables industry. The COP21 summit in Paris ended with a commitment to work towards keeping the global temperature rise to below 2 degrees C …
Global COP21 deal ‘shows real commitment’ to wind
Windpower Monthly WORLDWIDE: An agreement obliging 195 nations to limit global temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and to undertake efforts to meet a 1.5°C goal was agreed on 12 December. The new global climate treaty followed two weeks of intense negotiations at the COP21 talks in Paris where the ambition level of the agreement proved one of the …
Global: “The very ambitious goals in the text now need to be matched with deeds”
Windfair GWEC CEO Steve Sawyer comments on the COP21 results.  Paris represents a 15 trillion USD opportunity for the clean energy industry, ushering in the biggest transformation of the global economy since the industrial revolution. The very ambitious goals in the text now need to be matched with deeds. The agreement itself doesn’t change anything overnight, but it establishes a solid …
GWEC CEO Steve Sawyer: The very ambitious goals in the text now need to be matched with deeds
Paris represents a 15 trillion USD opportunity for the clean energy industry, ushering in the biggest transformation of the global economy since the industrial revolution. The very ambitious goals in the text now need to be matched with deeds. The agreement itself doesn’t change anything overnight, but it establishes a solid framework and a ‘floor’ upon which we must build. Thousands of …
Argentina puede ser la gran exportadora de energía eólica a toda América latina
Clarin.com Las grandes compañías de la industria eólica han estado salivando por entrar en el mercado del viento en la Argentina por años. Y no es para menos: la Patagonia tiene el mejor recurso para este tipo de generación renovable: podría satisfacer la necesidad eléctrica de todo el continente 27 veces. Esto lo dice Steve Sawyer, el secretario general del Global …
GWEC CEO Steve Sawyer: “The global wind industry is ready to play our part in the rapid transformation of our global energy system which will be required to protect our climate for our children and theirs”
“The historic Paris Agreement expresses the collective will of the governments of the world to finally get serious about climate change. It is a triumph of multilateralism and global cooperation at a time when generosity and solidarity are in short supply. Although the actions pledged fall woefully short of what is required to achieve the goal of keeping global mean …
Vientos de cambio en Argentina llegaron a la COP21
lainformation.com El nuevo jefe de la delegación argentina en las negociaciones del clima de París, Juan Carlos Villalonga, asumió este jueves sus funciones en la recta final de la COP21 con la proclamada intención de impulsar un acuerdo que limite a 1,5º el peligroso calentamiento del planeta. “Queremos ayudar a que haya un acuerdo”, dijo a la prensa Villalonga enLe Bourget, al …
Winds of Change: Sino-African renewable energy cooperation vital for development
Chinafrica There’s a revolution blowing along the highlands about 95 km southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. Standing high up on the Great Rift Valley, row upon row of giant white wind turbines spin freely, churning out valuable green energy to supplement the nation’s grid. They belong to the Adama Wind Farm, installed by Chinese company HydroChina International Engineering Co. …
Eólica: más barata que el carbón, el gas y la nuclear
Energetica  Eólica: más barata que el carbón, el gas y la nuclearLa electricidad que procede de la eólica terrestre en Europa ya cuesta menos que el carbón, que la nuclear y que el gas, lo que proporciona a los gobiernos una gran oportunidad para acelerar la descarbonización de la economía. De hecho, la Agencia Internacional de la Energía (AIE) pronostica que …
l’Inde face aux enjeux économiques des projets offshore
Energies de la mer C’est hier, lors des conférences d’EWEA à Paris,que les projets et orientations de l’Inde ont été présentés. Shruti Shukla, directrice des projets et stratégies au GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council) a évoqué les tenants et aboutissants d’un développement des projets éoliens offshore au large du littoral indien. “Nous ne réalisons pas encore l’ampleur de ce challenge. Nous …
China’s challenge — the pursuit of ecological civilisation
GlobalCapital In comparison to India, much of China’s infrastructure is space-age. “Overall, China has done very well in building up its infrastructure over the past decade,” says Paul Procee, lead urban specialist at the World Bank in Beijing. “It has done especially well in developing much of the massive transportation infrastructure it needs to keep people moving, such as highways, high …
Natural gas losing its shine as Asia holds faith in coal power
The Japan News At the same time, costs for solar, wind and other renewables are falling, and countries are stepping up investments, eating away more of natural gas’ portion of the market. China, in particular, added nearly as much wind capacity as the rest of the world in 2014, according to the latest annual report from the Global Wind Energy Council, and …
EWEA COP21 Sessions Highlight Global Role Of Wind Power
North American Windpower  The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) hosted a side event at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris to highlight the economic benefits of wind energy in Europe and across the world. The two-hour session included dual panels made up of industry and policy experts. In the first panel session, Giles Dickson, CEO of EWEA; Steve Sawyer, …
Renewable energy still facing challenges in 17 countries in South and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
Despite comprising over 300 million inhabitants and representing 4.9% of the world’s GDP 17 UNECE countries in South and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia represented only 0.5% or USD 0.9 billion of global renewable energy investment in 2014. Attracting investment represents a major challenge in these countries, despite numerous support schemes and policies for renewable energy.   These …
Ambitious UN climate deal could be investment opportunity for European wind industry
National climate pledges in emerging markets and an ambitious deal in Paris could spark an export boom for the European wind industry. China, India, Morocco, Brazil and Turkey are just a few of the countries that have made post-2020 national pledges on the deployment of wind energy in the coming years. In all 54 countries have identified wind as a key …
Straight talking: Climate change needs private sector investment
Windpower Monthly WORLDWIDE: Climate change has risen up the agenda to its highest level since Copenhagen in 2009. As I write this, the United Nation’s COP 21 climate summit is about to take place in Paris, and despite the terrible events in the city in November, expectations for a positive outcome are high. Pundits are positive and, with 40,000 people expected to …
China looks to Europe for global presence
Windpower Monthly CHINA: Chinese manufacturers have struggled to win business on the global stage, but that looks set to change as companies seek greater export business with the help of European expertise. In 2007, Huayi Wind Energy Development, otherwise known as Hewind, exported three 780kW turbines to a Chilean developer, marking the start of the world’s largest wind market stretching its reach …
Is Paris going to help the renewables revolution?
Climate Change The New Economy With the UNFCCC’s COP 21 in Paris just around the corner, it’s useful to review where the global wind sector is at the moment, and what role wind is already playing in reducing carbon emissions, while at the same time looking at how much more it could do with the right signals coming out of Paris. …
First Indian offshore wind tender ‘likely by 2019’
Recharge news The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) thinks India is likely to carry out its first offshore wind tenders before the term of the current government runs out in 2019, but remains cautious about the country’s offshore potential. “The size of that auction, we’re still not sure what that will be like,” GWEC’s …
Webinar: Are we deploying renewables fast enough to stay below 2 degrees of global warming?
26 November, 16:00-17:30 GST/ 12:00-13:30 GMT/ 13:00-14:30 CET This webinar will present facts and opinions on renewable energy technologies and their climate change mitigation potential. The aim is to provide the general public with a better understanding of renewable energy’s role as a large-scale climate change mitigation solution and to evaluate the options and levels of renewable energy deployment required …
Wind energy can overtake coal and gas as Europe’s largest power source by 2030
Paris, 17 November 2015. Wind energy will be the largest source of power supply in the EU by 2030 if governments apply the right level of ambition in their climate and energy policies, according to EWEA’s latest report. Wind power can exceed gas, coal and other forms of energy by the end of the next decade if European member states follow the ambitious end …
EWEA 2015 will take place as planned
Despite the declaration of a state of emergency by President Hollande, all air and rail links are operating, and airports and train stations are open. Furthermore, the French authorities have issued a formal statement clarifying that all foreseen activities next week should take place as planned. On the basis of this, plus reassurance from the Paris Police Prefecture, the EWEA …
SETI Alliance call for signatures
The Sustainable Energy Trade Initiative Alliance (SETI Alliance) and its supporters are initiating a web campaign to rally support for an early conclusion of the negotiations on an Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA). The EGA will be a first step towards making green and clean technologies cheaper and thus help to deploy more effective climate change mitigation technologies …
Vestas to supply turbines for 200MW of wind projects in China
Energy Business Review Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems has signed an agreement to supply turbines for two wind projects, which have a combined power generation capacity of 200MW, in Inner Mongolia, China. Under the firm and unconditional deal, signed with clean energy solutions provider Hanas Group, Vestas will supply 50 V110-2.0 MW turbines for the Azuoqi 1A project. The company will …
Eskom woes threaten renewables sector
TechCentral The precarious state of Eskom’s finances threatens to hinder the growth of the renewable energy sector in South Africa, just when it is needed most, Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said at the opening of the Windaba in Cape Town on Wednesday. At the same time, low oil and coal prices send the wrong kind …
Wind energy 40% cheaper than coal
Business Report Renewable energy is supplying electricity to South Africa at prices that are around 40 percent cheaper than electricity prices forecast for the Medupi and Kusile coal powered plants which are still under construction. Delegates at the Windaba conference in Cape Town, organised by the SA Wind Energy Association (Sawea) and the Global Wind Energy Council, heard that the average price …
Wind, solar parks bring 25% of Spain’s 10-mo power
SeeNews Renewables October 30 (SeeNews) – Wind and solar power plants in Spain accounted for about 24.8% of the country’s power in the first 10 months of 2015, shows a report by grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE). In October alone, wind farms reached a 19.9% share in the electricity mix. They generated 3,771 GWh, or 15.6% more than in the …
COP21: China pledges “green dispatch” on top of ambitious wind, solar targets
SeeNews October 15 (SeeNews) – As COP21 nears SeeNews chose China as the forerunner of a series of articles providing up-to-date information about forthcoming climate policies at major renewables markets and  their important implications for the future of clean energy business. From November 30 to December 11 this year, the 21st United Nations climate change conference (or COP21 as it otherwise known) …
Steve Sawyer on COP21: Trepidation and Hope
FTI Blog As someone who has worked on renewables and energy for more than 35 years, and climate change for more than 25, I can’t help but view the upcoming Paris summit with a mixture of (mostly) trepidation and (a little bit) of hope. The trepidation comes from the huge quantity of work that has gone on both inside and outside the …
Ingeteam hits wind capacity milestone
Renewable Energy Focus Ingeteam, an independent supplier of electrical conversion equipment, says it now has 30 GW of installed wind power capacity worldwide. The company says it hit this mark after it commissioned power converters accounting for 2 GW of installed capacity during the first semester of 2015, a 17% increase over the previous year. This increase was mainly accomplished by targetting …
(Offshore) winds of change?
The Economist  Europe will remain the mainstay of offshore wind power, but it sets the stage for the long-run growth of others  The centre of the global offshore wind industry is Western Europe: At end-2014, it accounted for 91% of the world’s 8.76GW of installed offshore wind capacity, with 5GW in the North Sea alone. Today, other regions are picking up investment, …
Challenges remain, but wind is part of China’s blue-sky thinking
Recharge China Windpower 2015 (CWP) certainly started off auspiciously enough. The skies above Beijing were uncharacteristically clear and sunny on 13 October, the day before the nation’s top wind-energy talking shop kicked off. The US embassy’s air quality index (AQI) for harmful particulate matter (PM) came out at a reasonable PM2.5 reading of just 42, posing little or no risk …
Google to buy Vestas’ shares in Lake Turkana Wind Power in Kenya
Upon completion of the project in 2017, Google will acquire Vestas’ 12.5% stake in Africa’s largest wind park, which will supply around 15% of Kenya’s electricity needs based on current generation capacity. Google’s investment is a leading example of companies investing in wind energy globally to achieve attractive financial returns and scale the deployment of renewable energy. This trend shows that …
Procter & Gamble to turn the Tide with 100% wind power
As part of the pledge, P&G agreed to achieve 30 percent renewable energy to power its plants globally by 2020, with a long term vision to use 100 percent renewable energy. Consumer product giant Procter & Gamble has announced plans to meet its electricity demands by using 100 percent wind power to make iconic fabric and home care brands, such as …
Signs of uptick for foreign wind OEMs as China talks co-operation
Recharge news Prospects for foreign companies in the Chinese wind sector may be set to improve, as the China Windpower 2015 conference kicked off in Beijing this week with a rousing call for international co-operation in the fight against climate change. “Wind has been successful in China because of the contributions of both domestic and foreign companies,” said Yao Xingjia, president of …
Global Wind Installations May Double in 5 Years, Vestas CEO Says
BloombergBusiness Cumulative wind-energy installations worldwide may double within five years as falling costs help producers compete with conventional power, according to the industry’s biggest manufacturer. Last year’s “impressive” growth in new installations — 46 percent more than in 2013 according to the Global Wind Energy Council — points to a “bright future,” Vestas Wind Systems A/S Chief Executive Officer Anders Runevad said …
Tapping our renewable energy
The Pioneer The approval of the national offshore wind energy policy is welcome, but the NDA Government must take note of the potential challenges of such projects, so that India can set its own benchmark in offshore wind energy generation  India has the world’s fifth highest onshore installed wind power capacity that contributes about 65 per cent of the renewable energy capacity. …
China’s Envision enters Mexico with deal for 600MW wind portfolio
Recharge Ambitious Chinese wind group Envision completed its biggest deal yet beyond its own shores with the purchase of a controlling stake in a 600MW wind portfolio under development in Mexico. The deal with local developer ViveEnergia is also said to be the biggest direct investment so far by a Chinese firm in Mexico’s burgeoning renewables sector.
The Potential of Wind Power in the Arab world
MIT Technology Review In the Arab world, the renewable energy (RE) market is still in its infancy. While the United Nations adopted new environmental goals that call for the doubling of the share of energy produced from renewable sources by 2030 which currently stands at 15 percent of the global energy mix, in the Arab world RE is expected to account for …
Vestas CEO says global wind could double as sector drives down cost
Recharge Vestas CEO Anders Runevad highlighted ongoing cost-of-energy reductions as a key challenge for the wind industry, as he said the sector has the potential to double global capacity by the end of the decade. Runevad said if current trends continue “we have the potential to double cumulative wind energy installations worldwide over the next five years”. Global capacity stood at 370GW at …
IN DEPTH: Is the tide turning for Chinese offshore?
Recharge news When China announces a national target, it generally has the ability and capacity to ensure that goal is met. But in the case of offshore wind, it has not even come close.The National Energy Administration (NEA) set cumulative targets in 2011 for 5GW of installed offshore wind by 2015 and 30GW by 2020. Yet forecasts suggest that …
Renewable energy delegates declare to work on global access
CAPE TOWN, October 6, 2015 – At the end of the South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC), 3 600 delegates from 82 countries adopted a declaration expressing their conviction that the increased deployment of renewable energy will have a direct impact on improved global energy access, improved energy security, on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and on climate change and …
Renewable Energy Rising in Southern Africa
The SADC region becoming a key player in the international trend towards development of renewable energy resources and energy efficiency. Renewables now account for 23.5% of generation. An understanding of the SADC region’s emerging renewable energy industry, market development and growth is critical to realising the region’s potential and to scaling-up investment opportunities. In order to do so, REN21 and UNIDO …
Economic benefits of wind energy in Ontario in the spotlight
CanWEA Opens 31st Annual Conference and Exhibition in Toronto TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2015 /CNW/ – By 2030 wind energy in Ontario will have stimulated over$14 billion in economic activity in the province providing well-paying jobs to thousands of workers and injecting millions of dollars directly into local economies, according to the results of a new study …
Straight talking: What we can all learn from the German Energiewende
Windpower Monthly While every aspect of Germany’s Energiewende — the transition to increasing dependence on renewables in energy supply — has been the subject of much debate both domestically and internationally, we should keep in mind that Germany is the first major industrialised country to undertake such an energy “transformation”. At a conference in Berlin earlier this year, German foreign minister Frank …
Riding the winds of change
The Energy Industry Times Wind power is a powerful tool for tackling greenhouse gas emissions and is increasingly the technology of choice for utilities and system operators seeking to decrease the risks posed by volatile fossil fuel prices, argues the Global Wind Energy Council. But negotiators at the upcoming climate change conference in Paris need the courage to stand up to …
SAIREC 2015 OPENS IN CAPE TOWN
CAPE TOWN, October 5, 2015 – Attracting 3600 delegates from 82 countries, the South African International Renewable Energy Conference was officially opened by the South African Minister of Energy, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson, in Cape Town today.  The sixth in a series of International Renewable Energy Conferences (IRECs), first held in Bonn, Germany in 2004, SAIREC is the first such conference to take place …
On UN deadline, Government climate pledges, if implemented, would warm world by 2.7˚C
The Climate Action Tracker The combination of Government climate action plans, if implemented, would bring global warming down to 2.7˚C,  according to an analysis released today by the Climate Action Tracker (CAT).     On the day of the October 1 UN deadline for governments to submit their emission reduction targets, or Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for 2025 and 2030, the …
High performance polyurethane seals for wind turbines
Reve Wind power has entered the mainstream. By the end of 2014 global wind generation capacity had reached 369.6 GW according to Global Wind Energy Council. The share of wind energy in electricity production is expected to increase the coming years as wind has become increasingly competitive. Demand for wind will also shift to developing countries where there is an increasing demand …
Jobs, savings, climate benefits with 100 pc clean energy by 2050
Greentech Lead Greenpeace International and Global Wind Energy Council have released a report which indicates, unsurprisingly, that transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050 would create millions of new jobs and save money besides helping mitigate climate change. The report titled Energy [R]evolution 2015 shows that the transition is required if the world is to have a reasonable chance of meeting …
Tilting at windmills – 100% renewable energy
Cambridge Network Greenpeace has published the latest in a bi-annual series of studies focussed on energy, written jointly with the Global Wind Energy Council and SolarPowerEurope. This year’s Energy [r]evolution is a particularly important one because of the impending Paris climate summit, on which so many hopes are riding. The big message this time around is that it is possible to …
La revolución de las energías renovables ya es imparable
Energias Renovables Lo ha dicho el presidente del Consejo Global de la Energía Eólica (Global Wind Energy Council, GWEC), Steve Sawyer, en el marco de la presentación de la última edición de «energy [revolution]», un informe que han elaborado conjuntamente el GWEC y la organización ecologista Greenpeace. Según Sawyer, «energy [revolution]» “muestra claramente que la revolución de las energías renovables ya …
China’s NEA unveils directives to speed up offshore wind growth
Recharge news China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has issued a series of policy directives to expedite the development of offshore wind projects. Approximately 165MW of offshore wind capacity was installed in the first half of 2015, according to Liming Qiao, China director of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The nation’s cumulative offshore wind capacity reached about 780MW at the end of June.
Renewables can replace fossil fuels by 2050
Sun & Wind Greenpeace International and the Global Wind Energy Council have released a new report. It shows the way towards an energy sector powered by 100 % renewable energy, which is at the same time said to be the only chance to meet the agreed target of keeping global mean temperature rise below 2°C. The report Energy [R]evolution 2015 shows the …
Path open to 100% RE by 2050
reNews Renewables could supply the whole of the world’s electricity by 2050, according to a new report from Greenpeace International and the Global Wind Energy Council. The Energy [R]evolution 2015 report outlines how a transition to 100% renewables by 2050 would create millions of new jobs and save money. The report updates previous Energy [R]evolution scenarios, and offers an advanced scenario with a …
Fuel savings make 100%-renewable world viable – Greenpeace
Recharge News A wind- and solar-led global transition to a 100% renewable energy system by 2050 is economically viable, with future fuel savings outweighing the investment needed, a new report from Greenpeace claims. The Energy [R]evolution 2015 study pegs the additional annual cost of moving to a fully-renewable world at $1trn, but the average yearly savings from a fuel-free energy system at …
Is a 100 per cent renewables-powered world really possible?
BusinessGreen Could Greenpeace’s latest report once again prove more accurate than those of some mainstream analysts. What was once seen as “fanciful or unrealistic” is now very much in vogue. The vision for a fully decarbonised, and perhaps even 100 per cent renewable powered global economy, has in the past year moved from being an environmentalist pipe dream to official policy in …
Just in time for Paris: Renewables to Replace Fossil Fuels by 2050
New Energy [R]evolution 2015 report released Berlin, 21 September. A ground-breaking new report from Greenpeace International and the Global Wind Energy Council, the Energy [R]evolution 2015, shows the way towards an energy sector powered by 100% renewable energy. The Energy [R]evolution scenario or something very much like it is required if we are to have a reasonable chance of …
Floating a new energy source
The Hindu Business Line  With the Cabinet approving the long-pending offshore wind energy policy last week, a fresh opportunity blows India’s way, writes M Ramesh In a few months Fukushima will have something positive to balance out its notoriety as the site of one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters. A little distance out into the ocean from the city, the Japanese are putting up a huge 7 …
Vestas and CFE examine 500MW Mexico wind potential
Recharge Vestas is looking at a potential 500MW of wind development with Mexican utility CFE after the two signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The Danish turbine giant will work with CFE to examine the feasibility of possible sites and share information over design, construction and operational issues, said a statement from the Mexican entity.
HUSUM Wind opening emphasis the importance of wind power for the success of the transition to renewable energy and for Germany as a business base
Husum, 15 September 2015 – The biggest wind trade fair in 2015 has officially opened. At the opening event for HUSUM Wind, representatives of government, industry and associations emphasised the importance of wind power for the success of the transition to renewable energy and for Germany as a business base. As a traditional meeting place for the industry, Husum also …
GWEC congratulates new EWEA CEO Giles Dickson
The European Wind Energy Association has appointed Giles Dickson as its new Chief Executive Officer GWEC congratulates new EWEA CEO Giles Dickson and looks forward to working closely together.  Mr. Dickson was Vice President of Global Public Affairs at Alstom before joining EWEA. Prior to this, he was a civil servant in the UK government for over 15 years. Mr. Dickson comes …
Wind powers on in Brazil as sector bucks downbeat trend
Recharge Despite Brazil’s current economic and political crisis, the South American nation could climb to 9th place in the global league table for installed wind power capacity as it continues a high-speed build out of new developments. By the end of 2015, Brazil is expected to pass 9GW of installed capacity, adding over 3GW during the year – earning it fourth or …
Government climate action would see warming well beyond 2˚C – analysis
Bonn — 2 September 2015 — The climate targets so far submitted to the UN by governments collectively lead to global emissions far above the levels needed to hold warming to below 2°C, the Climate Action Tracker said today.   The analysis by the consortium of four research organisations was released today in Bonn where Governments are meeting for the …
Spain’s renewable power share at 39.5% in 8-mo 2015
SeeNews Renewable power plants produced 39.5% of Spain’s power in the first eight months of 2015, with wind power having the largest share at 19.6%, said grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE). Hydropower had a 12.3% share in the country’s mix in January-August. The remaining 7.6% were spread between solar energy and thermal renewables. In August alone renewables were responsible for 31.7% …
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EWEA 2015 Annual Event
The global wind industry is becoming increasingly crowded with new players. Every year, EWEA brings together over 60 nationalities from across the world, making the EWEA Annual Event truly international and a great place to find new suppliers, check out new developments and build partnerships. GWEC at EWEA 2015 GWEC is organising a series of activities at EWEA2015, …
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Husum Wind 2015
GWEC is Husum Wind’s global partner, providing continued support to ‘The Home of the Wind Industry’. With Husum Wind’s new focus on national companies and being the hub of know-how and education of the wind energy sector, GWEC will be setting up sponsored side events for companies wanting the opportunity to provide technical or research-type content during the show.  For information about …
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China Wind Power 2015
The 9th edition of China Wind Power will take place in Beijing, China from 14-16 October 2015. China Wind Power is the official wind industry event organised annually by GWEC, Chinese Renewable Energy Agency (CREIA) and Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA). China Wind Power … an event organised by the industry, for the industry Click here for full programme.
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Windaba 2015
The 5th edition of Windaba will take place in Cape Town, South Africa from 4-5 November 2015.  The conference is themed: “Powering the winds of change”. REGISTER NOW! The expanded and accelerated renewable energy investment programme (REIPPP) underway in South Africa has stimulated investment and created a thriving market for wind energy. There are currently 294 wind turbines installed with plans to reach …
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Mexico WindPower 2016
As of the end of 2014, Mexico had an installed capacity of 2,551 MW, in 31 wind farms operating in Oaxaca, Baja California, Chiapas, Jalisco, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, and Nuevo Leon. Currently six more projects are in construction that will start operations in 2015, contributing 732 MW more to the country’s wind-power installed capacity.  By 2018, more than 9,500 …
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AWEA’s Windpower 2016
WINDPOWER is the annual conference and exhibition for the U.S. wind industry hosted by the American Wind Energy Association(AWEA). It’s the nexus of wind energy professionals who converge to generate actionable ideas for expanding the wind energy economy through technology and collaboration. Meet up with us at AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2016 Meet up with us at AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2016 (23-26 May 2016) to …
Germany’s Senvion eyes new markets in expansion drive
Reuters German wind turbine maker Senvion, which was snapped up by buyout group Centerbridge Partners in January, could expand into new markets such as Chile, Peru and India as part of its drive to grow sales and improve margins, its chief executive said. “Why has Centerbridge decided to buy us? Because we’re a successful company with growth potential,” Andreas Nauen told Reuters …
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Brazil Windpower 2016
The largest wind power conference and exhibition in Latin America! Brazil is ranked 10th globally in terms of installed wind capacity.  During 2015, it installed 2.75 GW – a record for Brazil – bringing the total to 8.72 GW, which accounts for 6.3% of the Brazilian energy matrix. More than R$ 16 billion have been invested, 41,000 jobs created, more than …
Wind energy has saved South Africa R1.8 billion more than it cost for first half of 2015 – and it’s cash positive for Eskom
The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has welcomed and endorsed a new report by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on the (ZAR 1.8 billion) less-than-zero costs of renewable energy to the country.  The CSIR has just released its latest calculations on the increasing savings these technologies are achieving. Collectively wind energy and solar power (photovoltaic) saved …
Wind Energy Globally on the Rise
UNFCCC Newsroom Policies Drive Growth in China, the US and Germany Wind energy is globally on the rise, an encouraging trend ahead of the UN climate change agreement in Paris at the end of the year. The growth of wind power is a direct result of renewable energy policies implemented by governments. Such policy action, as discussed by governments meeting under the …
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WindEurope Summit/ WindEnergy Hamburg 2016
GWEC is proud to once again support WindEnergy Hamburg as Global Partner and as Supporter of the WindEurope Summit. This event will be one of the biggest on the international wind power calendar and a ‘must’ for stakeholders from across the supply chain.  The combination of WindEurope’s leading industry conference in conjunction with one of the world’s top wind energy …
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China Wind Power 2016
The 10th edition of China Wind Power will take place in Beijing, China from 19-21 October 2016. China Wind Power is the official wind industry event organised annually by GWEC, Chinese Renewable Energy Agency (CREIA) and Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA). Call for Abstracts is now open – deadline 30 June 2016 China Wind Power (CWP) is one of the world’s most influential …
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Windaba 2016 (South Africa)
South Africa has excellent wind resources and is one of the leading new wind markets globally. It currently has a total of 1,053 MW of installed wind capacity with a further 3,000 MW at different stages of development. Windaba 2016 aims to take a long term view towards a ‘30 GW or more’ wind industry – to establish what it would …
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Windergy India 2017
The Indian wind market has huge potential.  The country added 2,623 MW of wind power in 2015, reaching a total installed capacity of over 25 GW.  India has committed to a target of 60 GW of wind by 2022 and to raise the share of non-fossil fuel power capacity in the power mix to 40% by 2030.    On this backdrop, …
Wind Power Sets Records As Countries Seek Climate Fixes
National Geographic As global climate efforts intensify this year, a renewable power source is setting new records. Wind’s costs are plummeting in the United States, and offshore farms are soaring in Europe—at least for now. Worldwide, wind power expanded more last year than ever before, and new reports show it’s continuing to gain ground. Since it emits no heat-trapping carbon dioxide, wind …
Is Wind Energy taking over the Planet and Saving it?
Oximity.com Renewable energy has come a long way in a relatively short time. But there are still many questions about the cost effectiveness and feasibility of investing in renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power, especially on an individual level. Solar power has led the renewable energy pack for years. In terms of long-term reliability, solar power generation has the …
Turkey to launch 2-GW wind power auction in 2016
SeeNews Renewables Turkey will hold an auction for 2 GW of wind power generation capacity next year, the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) announced Saturday. Developers will compete for licences to build wind parks. EPDK will be accepting preliminary applications between October 3 and October 7, 2016. The 2 GW of wind power in the auction are to be operational by 2020.
Study Finds that the Price of Wind Energy in the United States is at an All-time Low, Averaging under 2.5¢/kWh
Wind energy pricing is at an all-time low, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The prices offered by wind projects to utility purchasers averaged under 2.5¢/kWh for projects negotiating contracts in 2014, spurring demand for wind energy. “Wind energy prices—particularly in the central United States—have hit …
India making waves in onshore wind energy
Green Times In the last few months there is a movement afoot in India to speed up the development of wind energy projects and ope up the offshore wind sector. This shows from the  government’s decision to continue with policies such as Accelerated Depreciation (AD) and Generation-Based Incentive (GBI) – along with its plans to launch the Wind Energy Mission. In what …
Neoen nearing construction start at 100-MW Aussie wind farm
SeeNews French power producer Neoen is getting closer to the start of construction of the first 100-MW phase of the Hornsdale Wind Farm in South Australia. The project’s Offset Management Plan and Scientific Monitoring and Research Plan were approved by the government in July 2015, as announced on the project website today. Climate Change Minister Ian Hunter said in a separate statement …
Need a weatherman
The Economist Tough wind generation is growing fast, much remains wrong with the industry Row after giant row of wind turbines marches towards the snowy peaks of the Tian Shan range, harvesting energy from the air. On a blustery July day in Xinjiang in China’s far west, it is hard to stand upright beside the structures, each 90m (nearly 300 feet) …
U.K. Allows Consortium to Build Biggest Offshore Wind Project
Bloomberg Business The U.K. authorized the Forewind consortium of four European utilities to build the joint-largest offshore wind project in the world. The two 1.2-gigawatt wind farms, called Dogger Bank Teesside A&B, total almost four times the capacity of the largest operational project. They won development permission from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, according to a statement e-mailed Wednesday by …
Wind starts to blow offshore
India Climate Dialogue Until now, it was the onshore wind sector in India which was making waves. However, with a pilot project in Gujarat underway and the FOWIND project, things may finally be looking up for wind offshore In the last few months, the government’s decision to continue with policies such as Accelerated Depreciation (AD) and Generation-Based Incentive (GBI) – along with …
Wind Works Power Acquires Ready Project in Germany
Baystreet.ca In the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook, the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International noted that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17%-19% of global electricity. The report further noted that wind power will create more than two million jobs and reduce CO2 emissions by more than three billion tons …
Everything You Need to Know About Wind Power
Fix.com Renewable energy has come a long way in a relatively short time. But there are still many questions about the cost effectiveness and feasibility of investing in renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power, especially on an individual level. Solar power has led the renewable energy pack for years. In terms of long-term reliability, solar power generation has the …
The 288MW Butendiek offshore wind farm fully operational
The North Sea Butendiek wind farm is in full operation and ready to supply about 370,000 households with renewable energy The construction works started in March 2014, all foundations, cables and the substation were installed according to schedule and by mid-June, the 80th wind turbine was installed and now brought into operation. This makes Butendiek the fastest built offshore project so far. “Already …
Obama’s final clean power plan makes a difference
President Obama announced on Monday the final version of the clean power plan that is to reduce emissions from power plants significantly. While it is an update of the plan already announced in 2014, it still has a significant effect:   The new plan is more ambitious than the earlier versions. The envisaged reductions increased from 30% to 32% below 2005 …
Straight talking: Wind offers much to a world that is short of water
Windpower Monthly WORLDWIDE: My enduring image from the deadly European heatwave in the summer of 2003 was the picture of bedraggled French firefighters spraying what looked like a pathetically thin stream of water on top of the containment dome of a nuclear power plant in an attempt to keep the reactor cool. The water levels in the Loire river had sunk …
Getting wind energy to work
The Financial Express India is the fifth largest producer and consumer of electricity after the US, China, Japan and Russia. But our per capita consumption (957 kWh) is among the lowest. China’s is 4,000 kWh, while in developed countries it is close to 15,000 kWh. India needs faster economic growth for improving quality of life and increasing opportunities for development. As …
VDMA/BWE: The German wind industry takes a breather
The figures for onshore wind in Germany show a downturn in the first six months of this year. Despite this, the trade associations predict a net additional installation for the whole of 2015 of at least 4,000 megawatts, which would make climate goals achievable. The manufacturers are however burdened by a boom and bust market situation, and perch on a …
Offshore wind industry sets record year for installations in first half of 2015
In the first six months of 2015, the European offshore wind industry installed more new capacity than in any other year on record as several projects reached completion and deployment of larger turbines increased. Installations in the first half of 2015 touched 2,342.9MW – tripling the grid-connected capacity for the same period last year. As a result, total installed offshore wind …
Pope Francis sides with climate change
Press Republican In late June, Pope Francis issued a 184-page encyclical, “Laudato Si.” This was not a spur-of-the-moment decision but evolved over many months, with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences playing a leading role.   In April of this year, “scientists, religious figures and policymakers gathered at the Vatican to discuss the science of global warming and the danger posed to the world’s poorest …
Emerging markets climb up the top wind markets chart
SeeNews Renewables Emerging markets are undeniably today’s hot spot when considering wind power projects and there are clear indications that developing economies will soon dominate the chart with top markets to invest in. It is important to remember that renewable energy development in emerging markets follows a path very different from the one set by the centralised grids of the industrialised world. Renewables growth …
Japan’s 7MW floating offshore turbine will be anchored today 20km off the coast of Fukushima
It will start operation in the course of 2015 and will be joined by Hitachi’s 5MW turbine in 2016. The Fukushima floating wind consortium aims to expand the project to 100 MW in the near future. See broadcast on bit.ly/1LWPaVt.
Australia’s War on Wind Energy is Shortsighted and Ideological, says Global Industry Group
Desmog Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott isn’t much of a fan of wind power. In an interview with Alan Jones, the country’s most popular radio shock jock, Abbott said he thought wind farms were “visually awful” and they “make a lot of noise.” You know, like coal mines? But the Abbott Government’s opposition to wind farms goes much further than dissing them for their …
Zero wind power megawatts installed in Spain in the first half of 2015
Madrid, 27th July 2015. The worst predictions have come true: Spain does not attractinvestment in new wind power capacity. In the first half of 2015, not a single megawatthas been installed in the country, leaving the total at 22,986 MW. This makes it harderto comply with the draft of the Government´s Energy Plan, which expects about 5,000MW and 7 billion …
Italy installs 317 MW of wind, PV in H1 2015
See News Italy installed 190.1 MW of wind farms and 127.4 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the first half (H1) of 2015, Italian renewable energy association ANIE Rinnovabili said Monday. Solar installations revived in May and June after weaker activity in January-April, ANIE noted. The combined capacity of newly installed small solar system, of between 3 kW and 6 kW, …
Meanwhile In The Future: We Have Changed The Climate With Wind Turbines
Gizmodo According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, about 2.3 per cent of America’s power is generated by wind. But wind power is becoming wildly popular all over the world. What would happen if a company put up so many wind turbines that they actually changed the climate on Earth? That’s the subject of this week’s podcast. Wind …
EKF and KfW IPEX-Bank team for second Uruguayan wind farm
Trade & Export Finance KfW IPEX-Bank, the international export and project financier, has collaborated with Danish export credit agency Eksport Kredit Fonden (EKF) to provide senior-debt financing for the 50 megawatt (MW) Florida II wind farm project in Uruguay. It represents the second time the pair has teamed up to finance a wind farm in the country, following the non-recourse financing …
Responsible investment at Teachers Mutual Bank
Former EWEA CEO Corin Millas reports from Australia’s Teachers Mutual Bank, where he is Corporate Social Responsibility Strategist Teachers Mutual Bank’s $500 million Debt Issuance Programme has been certified by the RIAA (The Responsible Investment Association of Australasia) on the basis that Teachers Mutual Banks’ Policy is ‘the exclusion of lending to, or investing in, large scale greenhouse gas pollution from …
Pioneer wind farm ‘breaks water’ off Rhode Island coast
USA Today Plans for offshore wind farms have fallen flat for years in the U.S. But a Rhode Island-based company is about to begin installation of what promises to be the first such venture in the nation. Deepwater Wind expects delivery this week of foundations that will support five wind turbines off Block Island, a small tourist destination 12 miles …
Surprising Countries Where Solar and Wind Are Booming
National Geographic Across the globe, renewable energy is expanding faster than fossil fuels. It’s even taking off in countries that may surprise you. “Once again in 2014, renewables made up nearly half of the net power capacity added worldwide,” says Achim Steiner, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme. After a two-year dip, they’re attracting more investment. Hydropower generates the largest …
Windicator: Asia leads forecasts for 55GW total additions this year
Windpower Monthly Global wind-power capacity has increased from January to mid-June by just under 19GW, or around 5%, to 387GW. Projections for the whole year — from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and from Make Consulting — both suggest around 55GW will be installed. That is around 10% more than the capacity installed in 2014, and reflects good progress in a …
Why has wind been so slow to take off in Japan?
Recharge news By mid-July, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will have approved Japan’s new energy targets. Don’t expect too many surprises. A recent draft was pretty predictable. Renewables — excluding hydropower — are to account for 22-24% of the mix by 2030, compared with 20-22% for nuclear, 26% for coal and 27% for natural gas.  Equally predictable was the …
Offshore Renewables: The Future is Now
MarineLink.com While the recent swoon in world oil and gas prices has predictably cooled a number of offshore renewable projects, there is a palpable change regarding the way in which the world views renewable energy. Renewable energy projects, at one time merely serving as window dressing, are slowly weaving their way into the mainstream energy mix, with European countries, namely the …
Urgenda wins the case for better Dutch climate policies
The Hague, 24 June 2015 – Urgenda and nine hundred co-plaintiffs were victorious in the climate case today, forcing the Dutch government to adopt more stringent climate policies. The district court of The Hague has granted the plaintiffs’ claims, and the government is now required to take more effective climate action to reduce the Netherlands’ considerable share in …
Pre-feasibility Reports for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu
FOWIND developed the pre-feasibility reports for offshore wind development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu (India). The reports identify key offshore areas where detailed wind resource assessment should take place off the coast of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. These reports will form the basis for future offshore wind feasibility investigations, while at the same time supporting companies and government institutions in …
Ideol, Hitachi ink floating foundation deal for Japanese sea
SeeNews June 17 (SeeNews) – Ideol and Japanese group Hitachi Zosen Corp (TYO:7004) have signed a deal for the design of a concrete and a steel version suitable for Japanese conditions of the French startup’s patented floating foundations. In March the two companies entered into a cooperation agreement to design, engineer and build floating offshore wind turbines in Japan, using Ideol’s patented …
Renewable Energy’s Record Year Helps Uncouple Growth of Global Economy and CO2 Emissions
Record installations for wind and solar PV in 2014; Renewable energy targets created in 20 more countries, new total: 164; Renewables account for over 60% of net additions to world’s power capacity; Policy-makers more attentive to green energy heating / cooling; Developing world investments on par with developed world, total $301 billion Renewable energy targets and other support policies, now in place …
The ideal future power generation mix – wind perspective
Power Engineering International Power Engineering International spoke to Steve Sawyer of the Global Wind Energy Council this week as part of our ongoing series, ‘The Ideal Future Power Generation Mix’. Questions posed to Steve during this Google Hangout include whether he thinks investment should be entirely focused on wind energy, or should there be an incremental transition prioritising renewables but ensuring the …
ANALYSIS: Why Brazil still looks at renewables with caution
Recharge news Why doesn’t Brazil trust renewables? The answer came from a leading federal government energy planner talking to Recharge after speaking at a renewables conference in the northeast. The official rebuffed criticisms of Brazil’s lack of clear targets for renewable energy; the country, he said, needs stable baseline supply, which “intermittent sources” such as wind cannot guarantee. As it draws up its …
Global businesses turning to wind power – Canada passes important milestone
Environmental Expert As the global climate crisis deepens, and political attention to climate increases in the run up to the Paris Climate summit in December, Global Wind Day celebrates the fact that more and more companies are turning to clean, reliable and cost-effective wind energy to power their businesses. Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. …
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Eletaen.gr Interview with GWEC Chairman Klaus Rave  Συνέντευξη στο ΒΗΜΑ του προσκεκλημένου από την ΕΛΕΤΑΕΝ για τις εκδηλώσεις της Παγκόσμια Ημέρας του Ανέμου, Προέδρου του Παγκοσμίου Συμβουλίου Αιολικής Ενέργειας Δρ. Κλάους Ρέιβ.
The world is celebrating Global Wind Day
Sun & Wind Energy As the global climate crisis deepens, and political attention to climate increases in the run up to the Paris Climate summit in December, on Global Wind Day it was celebrated the fact that more and more companies are turning to clean, reliable and cost-effective wind energy to power their businesses. Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that …
Γιορτάστηκε και φέτος με εκδηλώσεις η Ημέρα του Ανέμου
energypress Με εκδηλώσεις σε όλον τον πλανήτη εορτάστηκε με ενθουσιασμό η Παγκόσμια Ημέρα του Ανέμου, 15 Ιουνίου 2015. Οι εκδηλώσεις πραγματοποιήθηκαν υπό την αιγίδα του Παγκοσμίου Συμβουλίου Αιολικής Ενέργειας, G.W.E.C. και της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης Αιολικής Ενέργειας, E.W.E.A., εθνικός εκπρόσωπος των οποίων είναι η Ελληνική Επιστημονική Ένωση Αιολικής Ενέργειας (ΕΛΕΤΑΕΝ) και συμμετέχει ανελλιπώς από το 2007. Η ΕΛΕΤΑΕΝ βρέθηκε στην Πλατεία Συντάγματος από …
Winds of Change
Economic Times India At a time when the world is trying to meet its energy requirements, constant efforts are on in India to find alternative sources of energy. Countries across the globe are successfully turning to solar and wind energy to harness power. With renewable energy, the energyoutput is not only efficient, but also eco-friendly. The usage of wind for the generation of power began in …
Sector uses Global Wind Day to stress business credentials
Recharge news The wind industry today celebrated its annual Global Wind Day by stressing its credentials as a “fully mainstream” industrial sector. As organisations and businesses around the world held events to mark the day, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) said the renewable source had emerged as “the favoured solution for large companies who need a reliable and consistent energy flow …
Wind energy industry touts global growing business appeal
BusinessGreen Global Wind Day aims to promote benefits of wind power to private sector firms The annual event, organised by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council, will today stage a series of open days, school visits and marketing initiatives designed to raise the profile of wind energy to a wide range of audiences. Malgosia Bartosik, acting CEO …
Global businesses turn to wind power
– Global Wind Day is celebrated on 15 June Worldwide, 15 June. As the global climate crisis deepens, and political attention to climate increases in the run up to the Paris Climate summit in December, on Global Wind Day we celebrate the fact that more and more companies are turning to clean, reliable and cost-effective wind energy …
South Africa proudly celebrates 7 years of Global Wind Day with 7 amazing wind energy facts
As the world celebrates Global Wind Day 2015, South Africa proudly showcases its wind energy industry with a short film that shares its immense achievements since 2011. In appreciation of Global Wind Day being in its seventh year, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has produced this film which highlights seven amazing facts about wind power in South Africa, along …
Quercus eyes 300 MW of Italian wind with new investment fund
SeeNews Renewables Quercus Asset Selection is launching a new investment fund whose goal is to build a 300-MW portfolio of Italian wind farms in the next two years. The Luxembourg-based infrastructure investor said Monday it aims at total investments of at least EUR 150 million (USD 170m). To gain access to the fund, international institutional investors will have to commit no less …
Can China’s top-down approach fix its environmental crisis?
The Guardian China’s top-down, engineering-driven approach may clean-up its environmental crisis, just don’t expect transparency and accountability. China has the largest and one of the most dynamic clean tech sectors in the world. The close to $90bn invested in clean tech last year puts it well ahead of both the EU and the US. For all the recent troubles of companies such …
What can the June G7 Summit do to boost global climate action in the run up to Paris?
Climate Change – The New Economy Unless there is political intervention, we will leave Paris with an agreement which to my mind conjures up a picture of a Christmas tree decorating party, where everyone will come and bring ornaments to hang on the tree, and a few will leave presents ‘from Santa’. If the ornaments represent the INDC pledges, and the …
Straight talking: Time for polluters to go without subsidies, too
Windpower Monthly  WORLDWIDE: After spending the best part of the past 20 years defending renewable energy in general – and wind in particular – from being dismissed out of hand as too expensive or unaffordable, I think it’s safe to say that we’re past that conversation in many, if not most, countries. That’s not everywhere, of course, and not for …
Bladeless Turbines – The New Wind Power
Seeking Alpha In alternative energy, there is typically a trade-off. If you want to eliminate fossil fuels, then you need to pay more for clean energy. And if you want clean energy, you may have a field of hundreds of loud windmills staring you in the face — quite an eyesore. The lengths of those propellers have been growing steadily over …
Iran’s SUNA to buy 80 wind turbines
SeeNews Renewables The Renewable Energy Organisation of Iran (SUNA) is to buy 80 wind turbines with plans to install most of these in Sistan Balouchestan province, an official told Iran’s oil ministry news service Shana.
Reports: Renewables Were Revived in 2014
Power Magazine Despite plunging oil prices, 2014 was a formidable year for renewables, according to two reports released in early 2015. According to the “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015”—the annual report prepared by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance—energy investments in renewables rebounded, surging 17% …
Enhancing Design of Three Key Components Could Help Reduce Cost of Wind Energy Generation
AZoCleantech.com Wind turbines began cropping up across the landscapes of Spain and Germany in the 1990s’. These two countries have the highest wind energy production in the EU. But according to the Global Wind Energy Council, the global installed power capacity in Europe — which is 134,007 MW — has been surpassed by Asia with 141,964 MW, at the end of 2014.
Three innovative components can pave the way for cheaper wind energy generation
Phys.org Wind turbines began cropping up across the landscapes of Spain and Germany in the 1990s. These two countries have the highest wind energy production in the EU. But according to the Global Wind Energy Council, the global installed power capacity in Europe—which is 134,007 MW—has been surpassed by Asia with 141,964 MW, at the end of 2014. The wind power …
Offshore Wind Policy Drivers in Europe & China
Indian Wind Power The four year long FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project has now been running for just over a year. During this time the project partners (DNV GL, GPCL, CSTEP and WISE) have worked to deliver necessary preliminary work to determine the potential for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, in cooperation with MNRE and NIWE. A key research output …
Renewable Energy Employs 7.7 Million People Worldwide, Says New IRENA Report
Employment in the renewable energy industry increased by more than one million jobs in the last year New York, U.S.A., 19 May 2015 – More than 7.7 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This is an 18 per cent increase from last …
China’s Revolution In Wind Energy
Forbes Back in 2010, China became the world’s largest wind energy producer and the boom is continuing unabated, fuelled by government support and ambitious renewable energy targets. Data from the China Wind Energy Association (CWEA) revealed that wind energy surpassed nuclear for the very first time in 2012 to become the country’s third largest source of electricity, after coal and hydro-electric power.
SunEdison Shares Surge In Wake Of Q1’15 Earnings, New Yieldco, Acquisitions
Clean Technica In a week with several big-name renewable energy companies releasing their first quarter earnings reports for 2015, SunEdison has outshone them all. Despite only steady Q1’15 results, SunEdison — the world’s largest renewable energy developer — also announced the acquisition of seven renewable energy portfolios in emerging countries, and the intention to form a second yieldco dedicated to emerging …
Greece: The Hellenic Wind Energy Association Joins GWEC
GWEC is pleased to welcome the Hellenic Wind Energy Association (HWEA) as a new member of its influential circle of members promoting wind energy around the globe. The HWEA, best known in Greek as ELETAEN, was founded in 1990 by 50 wind energy pioneers including Arthouros Zervos, Dimitris Lalas and Ioannis Tsipouridis. Today, HWEA’s membership boasts over 400 wind …
UK still top for offshore wind but China dominates onshore
Utility Week The UK may still be a world-beating performer for developing offshore wind energy, but more can still be done onshore, as demonstrated by China’s wind-power growth, the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC’s) secretary general Steve Sawyer has argued. Indeed, unveiling GWEC’s, Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update 2014, in a recent webinar Sawyer noted that at 813 megawatts (MW) of …
Religion, Morality and the Politics of Climate and Energy
WindLog, 6 May 2015  As if we needed to be reminded, energy policy seems to be becoming almost as much of a political football as climate change. Besides the well-known attack on the Renewable Energy Target by the Abbott government in Australia, we now have a British election campaign where the Tories have pledged to stop onshore wind development as part …
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Doing Business in Mexico
The detailed implementing legislation for the grand Energy Reform which was agreed in December 2013 is still being worked out with things needing to move rather quickly due to very ambitious targets for wind (9,500 MW by 2018; 15,000 MW by 2022). How will this be achieved and who will the next big market players be? Find out during the …
The UK Sets New Record For Wind Energy Sector
Sustainable Cities Collective The UK has blown its previous record of 13% set in 2013 by achieving 14% of total electricity being generated by wind power. New figures for countries throughout the world published by the Global Wind Energy Council and GreenMatch reveal a global annual market growth of 44% and, in the UK, significant contribution to the country’s energy needs. Results …
Can the World Run on Renewable Energy?
Wharton Without doubt, renewable energy is on a roll. Denmark is producing 43% of its energy from renewables, and it aims for 70% by 2020. Germany, at more than 25% now and 30% soon, is going for 40% to 45% clean power by 2025, 55% to 60% by 2035, and an incredible 80% by 2050. China, despite many challenges, is the …
Will wind energy ‘boom’ in 2015?
Vergnet Wint Turbines Global wind energy production expected to continue rising The global wind energy industry has been seeing robust growth, increasing capacity by 16.2% in 2014 from 318,644 MW in 2013 to 369,597 MW, and this trend is expected to continue in 2015.
Turkey to continue progress in wind energy: Siemens
AA Energy News Terminal Turkish wind energy attracts suppliers like Siemens, foreign investors and stakeholders, says Siemens Wind CEO Turkey’s significant wind potential, its growing economy and increasing energy demand is leading the country to progress well in wind power, a Siemens official said Tuesday. “In 2014, Turkey’s capacity reached 804 megawatts, and one gigawatt is planned for 2015 which is an important milestone showing the maturity of the …
Wind will play significant role in Turkey, IEA Official
AA Energy News Terminal Turkey’s growth will increase energy demand: Head of Renewable Energy Division of IEA Wind will play a significant role in Turkey’s continuously growing economy in the upcoming years, according to an International Energy Agency, IEA, official Monday. “Turkey is growing fast which is obviously good for the economy, and the growing population will increase energy demand,” said the Head of the Renewable Energy Division of …
Turkey gives right signals for wind sector investments
AA Energy News Terminal Turkey is giving all the right signals to attract investments from the international wind energy sector, said an official of Global Wind Energy Council, GWEC on Tuesday.  Payment terms and guaranteed prices in Turkey’s wind energy market are very attractive to wind energy investors as the Turkish market continues to flourish, according to Dr. Klaus Rave, chairman of the Global Wind Energy Council.  The country has moved up one …
How Global Wind Power Capacity is Set to Boom in 2015
The Green Optimistic The global wind energy industry has been seeing robust growth, increasing capacity by 16.2% in 2014 from 318,644 MW in 2013 to 369,597 MW. Much of the increase is accounted for by China, Germany, the US, Brazil and India, although there have been a number of new installations in the rest of the world. Global wind capacity is expected to …
Five Reasons Why the Wind Industry Will Make Your Day
HuffPost Green Let’s face it – extreme weather, floods and droughts, melting ice and disappearing species as a result of climate change are enough to ruin anyone’s day. So here’s some good news for a change, brought to you by the wind industry: Wind power is now the cheapest way to add new power generation to the grid in a long and …
Question of the Week: The future of China?
Windpower Monthly Recent industry reports suggest that China’s wind market growth will slow down in the coming years. Windpower Monthly speaks to Vestas, GWEC, FTI Consulting and Make Consulting about how this will affect European companies aiming for a slice of the Chinese action?
New record for wind power in 2014
Sun&Wind The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published its “Global Wind Report” for the year 2014. To give you a short overview, we created an infographic with some of the key figures from the 80 page report. Overall, the wind market recovered from its sharp decline in 2013 to just above 35 GW of new installations. Global installations went up further than …
France not to lift wind turbine distance requirement to 1 km
SeeNews Members of the French parliament on April 15 voted against the proposed doubling of the minimum distance between wind turbines and homes to 1 km (0.62 miles), so it will remain unchanged at 500 metres. The 1-km rule was proposed by the Senate. France’s Wind Energy Association (FEE) had warned previously that if such an increase was accepted, approximately 85% of …
Wind Industry upbeat as government energy response creates another 4-5 year visibility for wind power in SA
In a far-reaching expression of a clean energy vision, the Department of Energy today announced that the procurement of renewable energy will be accelerated and expanded. In announcing the preferred bidders for REIPPPP Round 4, the Minister of Energy, the Honourable Ms Tina Joemat-Petterssen, announced that she intends making a ministerial determination for an additional 6,300 MW of renewable energy …
Wind energy to play significant role in Turkey
Caspian Energy International Wind will play a significant role in Turkey’s continuously growing economy in the upcoming years, according to the International Energy Agency, IEA, official Monday. “Turkey is growing fast which is obviously good for the economy, and the growing population will increase energy demand,” said the Head of the Renewable Energy Division of the IEA, Paolo Frankl, in an …
2015 Is the Record Breaking Year For the UK
GreenMatch 2014 was an exceptional year for the wind energy, but the recent statistics from 2015 are indicating an annual market growth of 44% and record installations of more than 51 gigawatts of wind energy. Results obtained from a study compiled by the Global Wind Energy Council shows, that China will continue their lead with 45% of the total annual market, …
Turbines fit well with farming routines
Hamilton NEWS From a renewable electricity perspective, New Zealand’s wind resource is globally admired and has proved to be cost-effective. Wind power contributes 5 per cent of New Zealand’s energy portfolio — enough to power 3000 homes a year. The Global Wind Energy Council says New Zealand’s wind resource is “spectacular” and one of the best in the world. Turbines installed in the Manawatu …
Market Status: Sub-Saharan Africa – South Africa leaves neighbours behind
Windpower Monthly While parts of sub-Saharan Africa are providing piecemeal opportunities to international wind developers, South Africa entered a league of its own in 2014 as a fully-fledged wind market. It reached 575MW commissioned by end-2014, against just 10MW online a year earlier, according to the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA). The rest of the sub-Sahara region has 324MW online …
China and Brazil Lead Global Growth in Wind Energy
Yibada China and Brazil led the global growth in wind energy in 2014, according to the the Global Wind Energy Council. The council’s “2014 Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update” noted China’s installed 23 GW of new wind power last year, bringing its total to more than 114 GW. Meanwhile, Brazil was the world’s fourth-largest market in 2014, entering the top 10 …
International Workshop on Scaling Up Wind Energy in Mongolia
The Mongolian government is committed to exploiting the country’s rich renewable energy resources to meet its rapidly growing energy demand. The Renewable Energy Law which was adopted in 2007 introduced a feed-in-tariff for wind power, currently set at USD $ 8-9.5 cents/kWh. Additionally, the government’s National Renewable Energy Program for the period  2005-2020 sets a target of 20-25%  of renewable energy in …
China wind boom to continue in 2015, but grid reform needed: report
chinadialogue The boom in China’s wind production will continue this year as the country’s leaders try to reduce toxic smog in its largest cities, but lack of electricity market reform remains a major obstacle to displacing large amounts of coal from the energy mix, a major survey of the global wind energy sector said today. The report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) …
GWEC figures show global installation recovery
Indian Power Sector The global wind industry experienced a strong bounce back in 2014, with new installations reaching 51.4GW, up 44% on the year before, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). But this is against a weak comparative in 2013, which saw the first ever contraction in new capacity added when the figure fell to 35.7GW from 45.2GW in 2012.
Wind Energy – South Africa leaves neighbours behind
Business Times Africa While parts of sub-Saharan Africa are providing piecemeal opportunities to international wind developers, South Africa entered a league of its own in 2014 as a fully-fledged wind market. It reached 575MW commissioned by end-2014, against just 10MW online a year earlier, according to the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA). The rest of the sub-Sahara region has 324MW online …
Tuulivoimakapasiteetti kasvaa maailmalla kohisten
Taloussanomat Euroopassa tuulivoimakapasiteetti oli viime vuoden lopulla 134 000 megawattia. Suomessa kapasiteetti ylsi 627 megawattiin. Uutta tuulivoimakapasiteettia rakennettiin maailmalla viime vuonna ensimmäistä kertaa yli 50 000 megawattia. Asia käy ilmi eilen julkaistusta Global Wind Energy Councilin (GWEC) raportista. GWEC:n viiden vuoden markkinaennusteessa kasvu olisi myös lähivuosina yli 50 000 megawattia vuodessa. Maailman tuulivoimakapasiteetti oli vuoden 2014 lopussa 369 000 megawattia, Suomen tulivoimayhdistys kertoo tiedotteessaan.
Straight talking: The unpredictable business of predicting growth
Windpower Monthly GLOBAL Once a year, I engage in the business of prognostication in the form of the Global Wind Energy Council’s five-year forecast, for the period from 2015-2019. A global perspective from Steve Sawyer Last year was a great one for the wind industry: Our figures* show 44% annual market growth and record installations of more than 51GW; a strong recovery from …
MY Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Unaudited Results
Market Watch Industry Overview According to the Global Wind Energy Council, 2014 recorded the highest increase in newly installed wind power capacity in a single year. Global wind power expanded by 16%, or 51GW, to a global total of 370GW.China saw the largest jump in new capacity, adding about 23GW in 2014 after expanding by 16GW in 2013, according to the same …
Launch of GWEC’s Global Wind Report: Emerging Markets Drive Global Wind Growth
Reuters The Global Wind Energy Council launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update today in Istanbul. The report details wind power’s remarkable growth in 2014, as well as updating GWEC’s rolling 5 year market projections, which show continued growth for the rest of the decade. “Wind power’s growth is increasingly driven by its competitive pricing, as well …
Rural landowners generating windfall revenues from alternative energy
The National Business Review From a renewable electricity perspective, New Zealand’s wind resource is globally admired and has proven cost-effective.  Wind comprises 5% of New Zealand’s energy portfolio – enough to power around 3000 Kiwi homes per year. According to the Global Wind Energy Council, New Zealand’s wind resource is “spectacular” – one of the best in the world. Turbines installed in the …
China, LatAm lead wind energy growth in 2014: report
Xinhua China and Latin America led the global growth in wind energy in 2014, according to the latest report published by the Global Wind Energy Council. The council’s “2014 Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update” released on Wednesday shows wind power’s “remarkable growth” in 2014 was spurred largely by China and Brazil, followed by Mexico and South Africa. “China installed an astonishing 23 …
2014 A Record Year For Wind, Emerging Markets Driving Global Wind Energy Growth
CleanTechnica The Global Wind Energy Council has released its flagship report highlighting global wind energy growth throughout 2014, led by emerging markets in Africa and Latin America. With 2014 sitting as another record year for the global wind industry, following annual installations surpassing 50 GW, and investments into the wind energy sector rising by 11%, much focus has been given to what …
GWEC figures show global installation recovery
Windpower Monthly The global wind industry experienced a strong bounce back in 2014, with new installations reaching 51.4GW, up 44% on the year before, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). But this is against a weak comparative in 2013, which saw the first ever contraction in new capacity added when the figure fell to 35.7GW from 45.2GW in 2012. GWEC’s figures …
GWEC flags LatAm wind-power potential – and challenges
Recharge News Brazil, Chile and Mexico are the trio of Latin American nations the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) expects to show good growth potential over the next five years – but the body also flags up the need for progress in areas such as grid-integration, regulation and logistics if they are to fulfil that potential. From 3.7GW of new wind capacity …
China cleans up in the renewable energy sector
China Daily Wind power capacity and expertise fuel global cooperation and investment opportunities Renewable energy resources are expected to play a bigger part in China’s energy mix as the world’s second largest economy puts efforts into reducing pollution and forging a healthier, more sustainable economy and society. Premier Li Keqiang said in his work report at the annual National People’s Congress that …
Asia, Africa likely biggest growth markets for wind power
The Globe and Mail Developing countries in Asia and Africa are likely to see the biggest growth in wind power in the coming years, as falling costs and the need to fight smog makes the technology more attractive in those markets. While China has already embraced wind power in a big way and will continue to grow rapidly, the industry …
Wind power market to reach 60 GW in 2018, Asia keeps lead
See News Annual wind power capacity additions in 2018 will reach 60 GW, with 29 GW of that installed in Asia, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) forecasts. China will remain the main growth driver in the sector. In 2014 it added an “astonishing” 23 GW of new wind power generation capacity and surpassed a cumulative total of 114 GW. According to …
Global wind power growing fast, led by China
Politics in the Zeros Total worldwide wind power capacity is now 370 GW. 50 GW was installed in 2014. China led the way with 23 GW of new wind power, and has 31% of total world wind power, followed by the US at 18%. China is, uh, blowing past us.
Emerging Markets Drive Global Wind Growth: GWEC
North American Windpower New data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) says that emerging wind markets, such as Brazil, Mexico and Turkey, helped to drive global wind growth in 2014. According to GWEC, China remains the wind leader, as the country installed an astonishing 23 GW of new wind power in 2014, bringing its cumulative total to more than 114 GW. Brazil …
Global wind market to grow 25% in next five years – GWEC
Recharge Following the record 51.5GW of new wind capacity added globally in 2014, the world will add 53.5GW this year, rising to 66.5GW in 2019, according to the Global Wind Energy Council’s Annual Market Update. While Asia has come to dominate the global wind market in recent years, thanks to the spectacular growth in China, growth in the global wind market will …
Wind farms bring 17% of UK power in last 24 hour
SeeNews Wind farms in the UK generated 140,588 MWh of electricity in the 24 hours ended at 1030 today, local time, thus reaching a 16.9% share in Britain’s total power generation. According to National Grid (LON:NG), wind power generation today will peak at 6,540 MW. These statistics and projections involve only 8,403 MW of wind farms that have operational metering, which makes them …
Annual wind tally ’60GW by 2018′
reNews The global wind market can expect continued growth for the rest of the decade, according to a study. The Global Wind Energy Council suggests the market will top 50GW again in 2015 and reach 60GW per year by 2018. Growth will continue to be led by China, the body said, which seems on track to hit 200GW well ahead of the government’s …
Emerging Markets Drive Global Wind Growth
1 April, Istanbul. The Global Wind Energy Council launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update today in Istanbul. The report details wind power’s remarkable growth in 2014, as well as updating GWEC’s rolling 5 year market projections, which show continued growth for the rest of the decade. Led by China and Brazil in the first instance, as …
Emerging Markets Drive Global Wind Growth
altenergymag.com “The need for clean, sustainable indigenous power sources to fuel economic growth throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America is increasingly being met through wind power, and this will continue for the foreseeable future”. 1 April, Istanbul. The Global Wind Energy Council launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update today in Istanbul. The report details wind power’s remarkable …
Global Wind Growth Hits All-time High
The Global Wind Energy Council’s wind market report, released on the first of April (April Fools’ Day in some nations) shows that joking aside, the global wind market is serious business. Today the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update. The report details wind power’s remarkable growth in 2014, during …
Expert solutions to increase wind power on South African grid
WindEnergy Update South Africa has grown its wind energy generating capacity by 560MW for 2014 (GWEC). With a physically and financially constrained grid, getting more wind power online remains a challenge for the foreseeable future. But when there is a will, there is a way, according to some experts on the ground. Wind power is the most competitive way of adding new …
MEDIA INVITATION – Press Conference by Webcast
LAUNCH OF THE GWEC GLOBAL WIND REPORT  GLOBAL WIND POWER OUTLOOK FOR 2015 AND BEYOND  Press conference by Webcast  Wednesday 1 April  09:30 Washington D.C. | 13:30 GMT | 15:30 Brussels | 21:30 Beijing Join GWEC’s free webinar to hear our insights into the global wind industry today, …
Brazil sets bidding price cap for April’s wind-and-biomass auction
SeeNews Renewables This Tuesday Brazil’s power sector regulator Aneel approved the price ceiling for the April 27 wind-and-biomass energy auction. The maximum bidding prices will be BRL 179 (USD 56.9/EUR 51.9) per MWh for wind power projects, and BRL 215 per MWh for biomass projects. A total of 570 proposals, with a combined capacity of 14,962 MW, have been registered for this auction. …
China Ming Yang Wind Power Ranks 8th in World’s Top 10 Wind Turbine OEMs, according to figures released by MAKE Consulting
CNN Money China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (NYSE: MY) (“Ming Yang” or the “Company”), takes 8th in world’s top 10 wind turbine original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) ranking in 2014, raised from 9th last year, according to the report of Global Wind Turbine OEM Market Share Study released by MAKE Consulting. The same source reveals that the market share …
Tender invitations for Lidar to explore Indian offshore resource
India’s Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CStep) has invited tenders for first Lidar units to explore the offshore wind resource off the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. Being run as part of the Fowind (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project, spearheaded by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the selected technologies will deployed across “various offshore …
Sea Power Can Eclipse Solar
Bloomberg Tomorrow morning, Europe will go dark. As the moon sweeps across its face, the sun will be hidden for about three hours in an eclipse that will allow only 20 percent of its usual light to reach the Earth. It’s a reminder that, in the drive to switch more of the world to renewable energy sources, solar panels don’t …
Wind: 2,000 GW By 2030
Breaking Energy According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), wind installations worldwide grew by 44% in 2014, adding over 51 GW and pointing to a “solid sign of the recovery of the industry after a rough patch in the past few years.” Cumulative global wind capacity stood around 370 GW at the end of 2014.
LiDARs tender launched under offshore wind initiative for India
SeeNews Renewables The consortium under the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project has called a tender for the supply of Light Detection And Ranging Instruments (LiDARs) for sites off the coast of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
Global Tender
The consortium under the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project, co-funded by European Union, invites tenders for supply of Light Detection And Ranging Instruments (LiDARs) for deployment across various locations in the state of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, in offshore, on existing platforms or suitable structures, for data acquisition with maximum reliability to assess offshore wind power potential. Detailed tender documents …
‘Japan must stop treating wind turbines like skyscrapers’ – GWEC
Recharge Japan’s moribund wind market will show renewed signs of life this year, but the authorities need to expedite growth by revamping cumbersome regulations that are driving installation costs to unnecessarily high levels, according to the secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
Over 14% of UK’s power comes from wind on Tuesday
SeeNews Renewables Wind farms in the UK produced 130,836 MWh of power in the 24 hours ended at 0830 today, thus reaching a 14.3% share in Britain’s total power generation for the period. According to National Grid (LON:NG), wind power generation will reach a peak of 6,229 MW today. Tomorrow the peak will be 4,665 MW at 1200 local time. Please note that …
Why Are Wind Farm Developers Loving Africa?
AFK Insider This may well become the year of the wind farm in Africa. A flurry of signed deals and ground breaking for new wind farm projects has taken place during the last few months, including several finished projects that have just gone online. And there is no sign of the pace slowing. “I think the pace of development will only increase from here …
Wind Energy, Fundamental Part of New Market Power in Mexico: Pedro Joaquin Coldwell
Press Release During the inauguration of the International Congress Mexico Wind Power 2015 in Mexico City, the Minister of Energy Pedro Joaquín Coldwell emphasized that wind power in Mexico is a fundamental part of the new electricity market to be held in Mexico as a result of the Energy Reform approved by the Congress. On behalf of President Enrique Peña Nieto, the …
GWEC Recommends Path for Indian Offshore Wind
offshoreWIND.biz The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment Outlook report, in which it sets out recommendations for the development of the offshore wind industry in India.  The report was developed as a part of the FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project launched by the GWEC-led consortium in December 2013. The report reviews the experiences to date …
Question of the Week: Will a Saudi renewables exit damage the wind industry?
Windpower Monthly SAUDI ARABIA: A reshuffle in the Saudi Arabia government has cast doubt over its planned 9GW of wind projects. Windpower Monthly asks what losing the planned capacity would mean for the industry. Steve Sawyer, CEO, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) At GWEC, we had prioritized keeping track of the potentially very exciting developments in Saudi Arabia simply because the resource …
FOWIND Launches Global Offshore Wind Policy Assessment Outlook
Facilitating India’s transition towards low carbon development by supporting implementation of national policies and programmes for offshore wind power NEW DELHI, 17 February 2015– The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced today the launch of the Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment Outlook. This report is a crucial link to facilitating the development of a roadmap for offshore wind power in …
FOWIND Launches Global Offshore Wind Policy Assessment Outlook
Energetica India The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has announced the launch of the Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment Outlook. This report is a crucial link to facilitating the development of a roadmap for offshore wind power in India.  The report was developed as a part of the FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project launched by the GWEC led consortium  in December 2013. The report …
Wind energy is the alternative; but China driving the growth
News for India Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released the 2014 statistics and it says that 2014 was the best year in terms of new wind energy capacity addition is concerned. However, what is the matter of little concern is that half of this growth is coming from just one country – China! China numbers are not grid connected numbers, therefore, China’s …
Positive Predictions for Off-shore Wind
Energy Next Wind energy, primarily onshore wind, has attained maturity and it is a matter of pride for the global wind industry where it has reached today. This view was expressed by Mr Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, Global Wind Energy Council as part of his opening remarks on the third day of the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet and Expo (RE-INVEST). Speaking at the session titled ‘Grid Connected Wind Power With …
Wind farms bring 13% of UK power on Feb 18
SeeNews Renewables Feb 19, 2015 (SeeNews) – Wind farms in the UK generated 117,805 MWh of power in the 24 hours ended 0700 local time on Thursday, which represented 13% of the country’s total power output for the period. According to National Grid (LON:NG) statistics, 34.7% of Britain’s power for the 24 hours under review came from coal-fired stations, 21.1% from nuclear …
Nigeria: World Wind Energy Generation Capacity Hits 369,553 Megawatts
The Guardian Globally, 51,477 MW of new wind generating capacity was added in 2014, according to the global wind market statistics released recently by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). It added that the record-setting figure represents a 44 per cent increase in the yearly market, and is a solid sign of the recovery of the industry after a rough patch in …
GWEC maps Indian offshore route
reNews The Global Wind Energy Council has paved the way for a roadmap on offshore wind development in India with a report that reviews the experience to date in established markets. The Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment Outlook is part of the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India project launched by a GWEC-led consortium in December 2013. It scrutinises major offshore wind players …
GWEC recommendations for Indian offshore wind market
Greentech Lead Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), in its latest Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment Outlook, has recommended a set of guidelines for Indian offshore wind energy market. While the offshore wind industry has completed over ten years in commercial operation, the industry in India represents a significant regulatory, technical and financial challenge, says GWEC. India has a strong record in onshore …
FOWIND Launches Global Offshore Wind Policy Assessment Outlook
Sun & Wind The report was developed as a part of the FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project launched by the GWEC led consortium in December 2013. The report reviews the experiences to date in major offshore wind markets (Belgium, China, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom) as well as puts the offshore wind sector in a larger context …
Doubling wind distance in France to kill sector’s future – FEE
SeeNews Renewables The proposed doubling of the distance between wind turbines and homes in France would make it nearly impossible to build new wind farms in the country, says France’s Wind Energy Association (FEE). The Senate is planning to increase the wind farm distance requirement to 1 km (0.62 miles), as compared to 500 metres previously. FEE warned that such a move …
North America lags behind Europe in offshore wind energy projects
The Globe and Mail A series of setbacks has stalled wind energy projects along the coasts of North America and in the Great Lakes, leaving this continent far behind Europe in the use of offshore turbines as a power source. The latest disappointment for offshore wind proponents was the demise of Cape Wind, a massive and controversial project that …
Wind energy sets new record
ITWeb After a slowdown in 2013, the wind energy industry set a new record for annual installations in 2014. That’s according to the global wind market statistics released this week by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which reveals 51 477MW of new wind-generating capacity was added around the world in 2014. In 2013 the figure was 35 708MW.
SA grows wind energy by 560MW
fin24 South Africa has grown its wind energy generating capacity by 560MW for 2014, according to a report released by the Global Wind Energy Council. Globally the wind industry has set a new record for annual installations in 2014 with 51 477MW of generating capacity added, the GWEC said in a statement. “The record-setting figure represents a 44% increase in the annual market, …
Turkey’s wind power capacity increases over 3,000 MW in 2014
Hurriyet Daily News Turkey’s wind power capacity increased to over 3,000 megawatts (MW) with the installation of new facilities totaling 804 MW in 2014, according to wind power body the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Turkey’s wind power capacity rose to 3,763 MW in 2014, according to the GWEC’s Global Report, which also showed the growth of the wind power industry around …
Latin America shows wind capacity surge in 2014
Recharge news Brazil accounted for 66% of the 3.75GW rise in new wind capacity in 2014 in Latin America and the Caribbean, leading a surge in regional development as policies and projects implemented in the past five years are maturing. Brazil ended last year with 6GW installed capacity, ranking 10th globally, according to Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) data released Tuesday. Worldwide …
Vestas Paying First Dividend Since 2003 in Wind Rebound
Bloomberg Vestas Wind Systems A/S fell the most in almost four months after executives issued a cautious outlook for 2015, blunting the impact of a recovery in the wind energy industry that allowed its first dividend since 2003. The Danish manufacturer expects sales of at least 6.5 billion euros ($7.4 billion) this year, less than the 6.9 billion euros it generated in …
Wind company paying first dividend since 2003 in industry rebound
FuelFix.com Vestas Wind Systems A/S fell the most in almost four months after executives issued a cautious outlook for 2015, blunting the impact of a recovery in the wind energy industry that allowed its first dividend since 2003. The Danish manufacturer expects sales of at least 6.5 billion euros ($7.4 billion) this year, less than the 6.9 billion euros it generated in …
Worldwide wind power capacity reaches 51GW in 2014
CTBR The worldwide wind power market added a record 51.5GW of new capacity in 2014, according to a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The new additions represented 44% year-on-year growth and brought wind’s cumulative installations to 369.55GW at the end of 2014. The majority of the development came from China, where 23.35GW of new wind power was installed.
Wind sector added 51,477 MW in 2014: GWEC
GreenTech Lead In 2014, the global wind industry has set a new record on annual installations, according to the global wind market statistics release from Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Figures reveal that the wind energy sector added a record 51,477MW globally in 2014. This record-setting figure shows a 44 percent increase in the annual market, a solid sign of the recovery of …
News: Global wind energy up 51.5GW in 2014
NEWS.nom.com New figures released by the Global Wind Energy Council show that the global wind power industry grew by 44% in 2014, installing over 51 GW and, according to the Global Wind Energy Council, acting as a “solid sign of the recovery of the industry after a rough patch in the past few years.”
Global wind power installations rose by 44 percent in 2014. China led again, but the U.S. improved
Daily Kos The Global Wind Energy Council has released results of its survey of wind energy installed across the planet in 2014, and it’s impressive: 51.5 gigawatts for a worldwide total of 369 gigawatts. In 2013, global installations of wind totaled 35 GW. In the United States, 4.9 GW were installed in 2014, a big step up from the 1.1 GW installed …
Global wind adds record 51.5GW in 2014 – GWEC
Recharge The global wind power market added a record 51.5GW of new capacity last year, said the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
Global Wind Industry Grows 44% In 2014
CleanTechnica New figures released by the Global Wind Energy Council show that the global wind industry grew by 44% in 2014, installing over 51 GW and, according to the Global Wind Energy Council, acting as a “solid sign of the recovery of the industry after a rough patch in the past few years.” According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), 51,4777 …
GWEC says world’s wind capacity grew by 51.6 GW in 2014, 45% in China
SeeNews Renewables The world installed 51,577 MW of wind power capacity in 2014, including 26,161 MW in Asia where China kept surpassing its own records, according to statistics by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
Global Wind Power Back on Track
Annual market grows by 44%, passes 50 GW for the first time After a slowdown in 2013, the wind industry set a new record for annual installations in 2014. Globally, 51,477 MW of new wind generating capacity was added in 2014 according to the global wind market statistics released today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The record-setting figure represents …
‘We are, ultimately… still losing the war to save the planet’
Recharge News Twenty Questions with the Global Wind Energy Council boss What defining events from your earliest years have shaped your views? Growing up in the US in the 1960s: the two Kennedy and King assassinations; watching the Chicago ’68 events on TV; the moon launch in 1969; and of course the Watergate hearings in the summer of 1973. When did you develop …
Wind energy installations outperform gas and coal in 2014
The European wind energy industry installed more new capacity than gas and coal combined in 2014. Across the 28 Member States, the wind industry connected a total of 11,791 MW to the grid with coal and gas adding 3,305 MW and 2,338 MW respectively. Moreover, the coal and gas industries in Europe both retired more capacity than they commissioned in …
Wind Energy Outlook 2015: Could Total Installed Wind Capacity Reach 2,000 GW by 2030?
Renewable Energy World In the face of a four-year wind growth stagnation and an energy market that has seen oil fall to its lowest price in years, with robust policy to address climate change, wind power could supply close to 20 percent of global electricity demand by 2050. Under an advanced policy scenario — the manifestation of the iron political …
Offshore wind installations stabilise in 2014 following record figures the previous year
30 January, Brussels The European offshore wind industry saw new capacity installations decline by 84 MW (5.34%) in 2014 as the sector stabilised following record figures the previous year. In 2014, 408 new offshore turbines were fully grid connected, adding 1,483 MW to the European system. The total installed capacity for Europe now stands at 8,045MW in 74 offshore wind farms in …
Onshore wind energy 2014: Record 4,750 megawatt rise in installations in Germany
Additional volume is due to the allocation of land and the special political situation in Germany in the previous years. The number of turbines dismantled and replaced has also reached an all-time high. German wind industry is well positioned in the booming global market. Reliable political framework is needed for continued expansion in order to meet government targets. Berlin, 29th January 2015: The massive support …
Tapping the offshore wind
The Hindu The main benefit of going offshore is that wind conditions are known to be steadier and less seasonal and provide power close to load centres compared to onshore For long, Tamil Nadu has not been able to tap the vast potential of wind energy a long coastline offers. While onshore wind farms, mostly located in the Shencottah and Palakkad …
General Electric (GE) Enters Large Wind Turbine Supply Agreement with China’s Huaneng Corp
StreetInsider.com General Electric (NYSE: GE) announced it will supply one of the world’s largest power generation companies—China’s Huaneng Corporation—with 55 units of GE 2.75-120 brilliant wind turbines, to be installed at the Huaneng Dali Longquan wind project in the Yunnan province of China. The project will provide 151 megawatts of power, making it GE’s largest wind order in China to …
America is No. 1 in wind power,’ Obama says
Tampa Bay Times President Barack Obama devoted a portion of his State of the Union address to talking up America’s energy trends, including being a leader in our own energy production. “We believed we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil and protect our planet,” he said. “And today, America is No. 1 in oil and gas. America is No. 1 in wind …
The State of Wind Power
Virgin Unite As an innovative floating wind turbine is launched off the Portuguese coast, and the Germans start touting wind farms to tourists, we asked Morten Albaek, Group SVP & CMO of Vestas about the state of the wind energy industry, and a little about himself too. Vestas is the world’s leading wind power company, and Denmark is known for its progressive …
Top 10 Milestones Shaking ‘New Energy’ Space in 2015
EI New Energy  This year should bring fresh challenges and opportunities in the shift from fossilfuels to alternatives — many hinging, at least partly, on whether countries can finallyreach a climate accord with some serious teeth at UN talks in Paris later this year.With the upcoming climate conference in the background, a number of other shiftsare bubbling up, from falling solar …
Renewable Power Costs Plummet: Many Sources Now Cheaper than Fossil Fuels Worldwide
Renewable energy now cost advantageous, especially when accounting for the cost of pollution, ill health Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 17 January 2015 – The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed in a …
2014 Was the Hottest Year on Record
Check the animation to see the Earth’s warming climate, recorded in monthly measurements from land and sea over 135 years. Temperatures are displayed in degrees above or below the 20th-century average. Thirteen of the 14 hottest years are in the 21st century.
The markets: Renewable energy (2015)
Composites World Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment and remains, far and away, the world’s largest market for glass-fiber-reinforced composites. Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment and remains, far and away, the world’s largest market for glass-fiber-reinforced composites. The 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC, Brussels, Belgium) Global Wind Energy Outlook reports that global wind …
OPINION: Wind and solar — the perfect partnership
Recharge news The wind and solar industries have long lived in twin solitudes. Plainly, that is changing. For governments, utilities, developers and institutional investors, wind and solar — brushing up against grid parity in most major markets now — are together lighting the way forward. The signs can be seen in US solar powerhouse SunEdison’s $2.4bn takeover of First Wind, snapping up …
Top ten wind markets to watch in 2015
Recharge News Steve Sawyer has a new year message of hope and co-operation. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) secretary-general is fresh from the Lima UN climate summit, where he and Recharge columnist Jeremy Leggett addressed negotiators on renewables’ role in fighting global warming. In stating the wind-energy case, Sawyer also had kind words to say about solar. In an interview with Recharge, …
OPINION: Jeremy Leggett on the aftermath of Lima
Recharge Lima was another painfully fought incremental advance in the long course of the carbon war. But below the surface, fundamental changes are taking place in the balance of power between the renewables insurgency and the carbon-fuel incumbency. They auger well for the all-important Paris summit in December 2015, where governments have pledged to deliver a climate treaty capable of keeping global …
WFES 2015 to address energy and sustainable development challenges
Technical Review Middle East The eighth edition of World Future Energy Summit (WFES) will be hosted from 19-22 January 2015 during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) at ADNEC, which is expected to attract more than 32,000 visitors from 170 countries. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme …
Presidential support escalates wind boom in Chile
Windpower Monthly When Michelle Bachelet took office as president of Chile in 2014 she promised to place energy at the top of Chile’s political agenda and to prise open a space for renewables. The formerly sleepy pace of development in Chile’s wind power market seems to have led to few people noticing what actually happened there last year. In the first nine …
Hard choices ahead of Paris as Lima underwhelms
Recharge A last-minute compromise deal by United Nations climate negotiators in Lima early Sunday set some modest building blocks for next year’s global talks in Paris, after negotiations came close to collapse due to divisions between rich and poor nations. The text of the Lima Call for Climate Action, agreed more than 30 hours behind schedule, approved a framework for setting …
Wind, solar can help cut emissions, fossil subsidies must end – GWEC
SeeNews Renewables Wind and solar power are the “ideal choice” for achieving early greenhouse gas emissions reductions, but decision-makers first need to set aggressive emission reduction goals and put an end to the subsidising of fossil fuels. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said so at the Lima Climate Change Conference and also pointed to the need for an effective price on …
Wind energy saves carbon emission – No. 2
Sun & Wind Until 2030, wind and solar power will already reduce carbon dioxide emission by 3.8 billion tons per year. With a supporting policy and market framework, a lot more would be possible. As Steve Sawyer, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) put it: “We have the technology to solve a big part of the climate problem. What we …
Price up carbon and make solid pledges on renewables in early 2015, says wind industry
Governments must put a price on carbon emissions and make pledges early next year to move away from fossil fuels and increase the share of renewable energy into the global power mix, according to a signed statement from wind industry players. Wind energy associations, including those from emerging markets such as Brazil, China, South Africa, India and Mexico have …
Phase out fossil fuel subsidies to combat climate change: GWEC
Greentech Lead At the Lima Climate Change Conference today, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recommended phasing out of fossil fuel subsidies and aggressive emission reduction targets as key policy changes to facilitate energy revolution. Governments should also implement an effective price on CO2 emissions and ensure the functioning of electricity markets that accurately value wind and solar, as well as clean air …
Wind and solar: The Energy Revolution is Happening Now
At least 3.8 billion tons of CO2 emissions reductions per year by 2030 LIMA, 10 December 2014. There is a global revolution underway in the electricity sector, led by wind and solar. The two technologies are transforming the way we produce and consume energy, which is good news for the climate:  wind and solar will prevent the emission of …
Welspun nails finance for 126MW Rajasthan wind farm
Recharge Indian developer Welspun Renewables Energy has closed financing for its 126MW Pratapgarh wind project in Rajasthan, western India. The debt component of $10m has been secured through long-term funding from a consortium of leading financial institutions, according to the developer.”The financial closure of the Pratapgarh project has boosted our confidence,” Vineet Mittal, vice chairman of Welspun said.
Tradition meets ­modernity
Sun & Wind After the coastal states Egypt and Morocco, Ethiopia is Africa’s third largest wind power user. Neighbouring Kenya is also preparing to harness more of the wind. Walking through the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, one notices diesel generators rattling outside of many shops. A photo­grapher has to send customers to his competitor because he has not protected himself against power …
Wind and Solar: The Energy Revolution is Happening Now
Sun and Wind Energy Lima – There is a global revolution underway in the electricity sector, led by wind and solar. The two technologies are transforming the way we produce and consume energy, which is good news for the climate: wind and solar will prevent the emission of 3,800 million tons of CO2 each year by 2030, and it could be much more …
Straight Talking: Climate change is back on public and political agenda
Windpower Monthly WORLDWIDE: After the collapse of the last big climate summit of world leaders in Copenhagen in 2009, for many if not most people the climate issue was over, or at least the hope of serious action by governments was over. Fatigue, shattered expectations, disappointment and despair drove away all but the scientists, the hard-core activists and the civil servants …
Paris 2015: The Beginning of the End for Fossil Fuels?
Climate Change The New Economy The UN Climate Leaders’ Summit on 23 September in New York unleashed enormous momentum and has placed growing pressure on leaders to act on climate change. Almost 700,000 people around the world marched for climate action on the Sunday prior to the summit. This record-breaking global mobilization showed that all sectors of society worldwide are concerned …
GE: Growth Plans Based On Renewal Energy
Guru Focus Over the past we have seen many industries venturing into the market of renewal energies. As per the market research, renewal energy is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2010 to 2015 and is anticipated to be worth $614.92 billion by 2015. This market, as per GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council) reports, the cumulative global capacity …
Webinar: Doing Business in Mexico
25 November 2014, 3pm GMT – Register now! GWEC, in partnership with Renewable Energy World, is organising a webinar on Doing Business in Mexico on 25 November at 3pm CET. The Mexican wind industry now faces the challenge of its consolidation and growth, opening up opportunities in generation, manufacturing and procurement, becoming the largest supplier of clean energy in …
GWEC optimistic about China wind energy: 217 GW by 2020
GreenTech Lead With strong focus on solar and wind, China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) continues its leadership in renewable energy adoption. After achieving a cumulative installed capacity at 91.4 GW, China also maintains its world leadership in terms of installed wind power capacity. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has set a target for renewable energy sources to account …
2013全球风电发展概况
2013年,全球新增风电装机容量超过了35吉瓦,与2012年45吉瓦新增量相比可谓是下降幅度巨大。2013年,全球风电行业整体投资从2012年的809亿美元(约合592亿欧元)小幅下降至803亿美元(约合587亿欧元)。 截止到2013年底,全球风电装机总量达到318,105兆瓦,累计市场增长率超过12.5%,虽然低于过去10年约21%的年均增长率,但是在当前经济环境下能有如此高的增长率也实属不易。2012年底,由于经济发展持续放缓,风电市场的增长预期具有不确定性,且欧洲及美国政治方面的不稳定因素也使风电市场难以预测。2013年成为风电行业有史以来最为艰难的一年,主要原因是美国在2012年风电装机容量创下历史最高记录之后,市场需求的大幅下降。 中国作为自2009年以来最大的风电市场,在2013年里依然表现不俗,又一次占据世界首位。亚洲的风电装机容量在2013年再次引领全球市场,欧洲稳居第二位,远远超过排名第三位的北美。与2012年不同,2013年的世界排名显示出2013年的全球新增风电装机大多数都不在经合组织(OECD)国家。这种情况在2010年和2011年也发生过,在未来也有可能继续发生。 截至去年年底,全球有24个国家的风电装机容量超过了1,000兆瓦,其中包括16个欧洲国家;4个亚太地区国家(中国,印度,日本和澳大利亚);3个北美国家(加拿大,墨西哥,美国)以及1个拉美国家(巴西)。 同样截至去年年底,有6个国家的风电装机容量超过了10,000兆瓦,分别为中国(91,412兆瓦)、美国(61,091兆瓦)、德国(34,250兆瓦)、西班牙(22,959兆瓦)、印度(20,150兆瓦)和英国(10,531兆瓦)。 中国在2014年的风电装机容量预计会跨过100,000兆瓦大关,这将是自2005年以来再生能源发展历史上的又一个里程碑。在中国的强势带动下, 2014年底之前,亚洲很可能会超越欧洲成为世界上风电装机容量最高的地区。 展望未来, 2014年装机整体情况可能比2013年乐观,但是地区间的差异仍比较复杂。欧洲的框架立法及其拟定的2020年目标,确保了一定程度的稳定发展,但一系列有待确定的政策以及后2020时代对可再生能源制度的不明朗,加之当下经济不振的背景下,2014年风电市场前景看淡。 2012至2013年间,诸多综合因素导致了亚洲风电市场的发展放缓,但这种情况预计不会长时间持续下去,亚洲在全球风电市场中的主导地位有望继续保持。中国风电市场的进一步整合以及日趋理性的发展,这使2014年的装机有望超过2010-11年的水平。印度支持机制(GBI)的部分恢复使2014年有可能取得比2013年更好的结果,但在2015-2016年之前,市场不太可能恢复到2011年的水平。 加拿大、巴西和墨西哥预计将在2014年迎来强劲的发展势头,在撒哈拉以南的非洲地区将首次上线超过500兆瓦的装机,位于南非、埃塞俄比亚,也有可能包括肯尼亚。而在日本、澳大利亚、巴基斯坦、越南和泰国即将陆续上线的新项目也将进一步撑起全球的风电市场。 虽然美国的生产税收抵免政策(PTC,Production Tax Credit)将在2013年底再次到期,但是新的PTC规则意味着在2014年和2015年将有较大规模的风电装机,且更全面的税收改革法案也有可能生效。   亚洲:中国和印度保持领先地位 亚洲已连续六年成为世界上最大的风能区域市场,总装机容量超过18.2吉瓦。在年均装机容量方面,中国恢复了其领导地位,2013年新增装机容量16.1吉瓦,大大超越了2012年的12.96吉瓦。 2011年,中国新增装机容量17.63吉瓦(不包括香港,澳门和台湾)。截至2011年底,中国累计装机容量超过62吉瓦,2011年,中国是世界第二大风电生产国,产出风电730亿千瓦时,较2010年提高了64%。 2012年,中国风力发电达1,004亿千瓦时,占全国总发电量的2%,高于2011年的1.5%。2013年,风力发电达1,349亿千瓦时,同比上升34%,占全国发电总量的2.6%。 在2013年初,中国的总装机容量约为1,145吉瓦。到2012年年底,风电(5%)装机容量排在第三,在煤炭(66%)和水电(22%)之后,超过了天然气(3%)和核能(1%)。到2013年年底,风能装机容量已上升到6%,中国风电市场达到了91.4吉瓦,是2010年44.7吉瓦的二倍还多,巩固了中国在全球累计风电装机容量的领先地位。 自2006年以来,中国风电产业惊人的增长速度使所有人感到惊讶,但它现在正进入一个较稳定的发展和完善阶段。从2010-12年这段时间,中国风电市场的发展速度逐渐超越了电网以及系统运营商可以有效管理它的能力。弃风问题成为了风电项目的一个新的挑战。仅2011年一年,由于电网有限的吸纳能力,就造成了超过100亿千瓦时的风电损失。 与此同时,国家能源局(NEA)和国家电网正在努力解决传输瓶颈等电网问题。国家能源局还积极鼓励在接近负荷中心的低风速区开发风电场。 印度目前是亚洲第二大风力发电市场,为国际国内的市场参与者提供了很多潜在的机会。在过去的几年中,印度风电部门努力恢复像2011年逾3吉瓦装机容量的强劲市场发展,但由于2012年政策上的失误,2013年是印度风电市场发展较缓的一年。 尽管如此,印度的装机容量在2013年达到了1,729兆瓦,共计20,150兆瓦。这样的增长速度使印度稳居全球风电市场前五名。截止2014年1月,印度总风电装机容量上升到20,298.8兆瓦,国内可再生能源装机容量达到30,177.9兆瓦。到2012年年底,可再生能源装机容量占到总装机容量的12.8%以上,占全国总发电量的约5%,1995年这一比例仅为的2%。截止到2014年1月,风电约占可再生能源总装机的66%,占电力总装机234吉瓦的8.6%。随着国家电力化发展的迫切需求和电力消耗的增加,风能将为可再生能源发电提供相当显著的份额。虽然亚洲其他地区在2013年并没有取得很大进展,但也显现出一些有利的迹象。 2013年,日本风电市场新增装机容量为50兆瓦,累计总装机容量达到2,661兆瓦,占日本电力供应总量的0.5%左右。在2011年3月福岛核电站事故之后,日本正在慢慢改进其能源系统,能源结构向包括风电和其他可再生能源在内的多元化方向发展。但消除现有的障碍仍需要一段时间。海上风电的发展,特别是浮动涡轮机,拥有前景广阔的未来。 韩国政府将“绿色增长”作为国家发展的优先事项之一。虽然风电在韩国仍然是一个利用相对较少的发电技术,但2013年仍新增了79兆瓦的陆上风电装机容量,总装机容量达到了561兆瓦。韩国政府此前对海上风电开发提出一项战略,即在2019年以前实现总装机容量达到2.5吉瓦的目标。 泰国在2013年新增111兆瓦的装机容量,总装机达到223兆瓦。巴基斯坦在2013年批准了另一个具有50兆瓦装机容量的商业风电场,到2013年年底,其总装机容量达到106兆瓦。台湾新增装机容量为43兆瓦,总装机容量达614兆瓦。在亚洲其他地区,我们预计在越南和菲律宾将有新项目于2014年上线。   北美洲:加拿大风电装机容量创年度新高 2013年,加拿大风电装机容量新增1,599兆瓦,全球排名第五位。相较于2012年的938.9兆瓦,加拿大的风电市场显著增长,2013年是其风电市场发展最好的一年。风电目前约占全国发电总量的3%。 安大略省拥有超过2,470兆瓦的风电装机容量,风电占全省发电总量超过3%。经安大略省独立电力系统运营商(IESO)确认,安大略省的风能产量在过去的四年里翻了一番,从2009年的23亿千瓦时增长到2013年的52亿千瓦时。 魁北克省紧随其后排全国第二,装机容量达到2,398.3兆瓦。魁北克省的风能在2015年底之前有可能达到3,300兆瓦。 在安大略省和魁北克省的带动下,加拿大风电产业有望在2014年增加近2000兆瓦的装机容量,创历史新高。 美国联邦政策的不确定性使其风电行业继续陷入“繁荣-萧条”的循环。2012年曾是美国风电行业发展最为迅猛的一年, 但是在2013年,美国的新增装机容量急剧下降,只有1,084兆瓦,同比下降超过92%,且主要在第四季度。 美国目前现有总装机容量为61吉瓦,而在2012年时已有60吉瓦。到2013年底,风电占美国电力装机总量的5.23%。 美国针对风电等可再生能源技术的生产税收抵免政策将在2013年底到期。但是,一项重要的条款被列入2012年美国纳税人救助法( 2013年1月颁布),允许在2014年1月1日之前符合条件的“在建”项目有资格申请生产税收抵免。虽然美国市场发展在2013年几乎完全停滞,但是以上政策仍然创造出超过12吉瓦装机的在建项目。 在总装机容量方面,德克萨斯州为12,355兆瓦,排在全美首位,随后是加利福尼亚州(5,830兆瓦),印第安纳州(5,178兆瓦),伊利诺伊州(3,568兆瓦)和俄勒冈州(3,153兆瓦)。在美国的50个州中,29个州拥有可再生能源发电配额制度,7个州设定了可再生能源的目标。据美国风能协会(AWEA)预测,在2025年年底之前,可再生能源发电配额市场将会带动超过63吉瓦风电当量的开发。 墨西哥2013年新增风电装机容量380.4兆瓦,截止2013年年底,累计总装机容量达到1917兆瓦。过去的一年对于墨西哥风能产业来说具有重要意义,尤其是2013年12月宪法修正案促进了能源体系的改革,这对墨西哥的风电产业的未来发展将产生显著影响。墨西哥计划在2024年之前,可再生能源发电量要达到总发电量的35%。归功于墨西哥的新立法,2014年将是其风电产业发展经历重要变革的一年。   欧洲:市场发展超过预期 欧洲在2013年新增装机容量12,031兆瓦,其中欧盟国家(EU-28)为11,159兆瓦。2013年的数据反映出自2011年以前的订单又回来了,这期间由于整个欧洲的政治不确定因素,风电行业的发展已经付出了沉痛的代价。 目前,欧盟28国的总装机容量为117吉瓦,整个欧洲的累计总容量为121.4吉瓦。风电现在已能满足欧盟电力需求的8%,高于2012年底的7%、2011年底的6.3%以及2009年底的4.8%。 欧盟国家风电装机的整体水平掩盖了在欧洲所发生的明显波动。一些原本健康的市场,如西班牙、意大利和法国的装机容量与2012年相比分别大幅下降了84%、65%和24%。 仅两个国家(德国和英国)的新增装机容量之和就占了2013年欧洲新增总量的46%,而前几年欧洲拥有更多健康发展且分布均衡的风电市场,与那时候相比,现在已经发生了明显的改变。 风能占欧盟发电总装机容量的32%,投入资金在130亿欧元和180亿欧元之间。2013年,可再生能源发电装机容量为25吉瓦,占所有装机容量35吉瓦的72%,去年同期这一比例为70%。 在2013年欧洲国家的风电装机容量占比排名中,德国(29%)居首,其余依次为英国(17%)、波兰(8%)、瑞典(6%)、罗马尼亚(6%)、丹麦(6%)、法国(6%)、意大利(4%)和奥地利(3%),而所有其他国家则占12%。 在欧盟去年的总风电装机容量中,海上风电占14%,高于2012年的10%。新增连入电网的海上风电装机容量达到1,567兆瓦,创下历史新高。 目前,不稳定的立法框架、经济危机以及整个欧洲正在实施的紧缩措施,都在冲击着整个风电行业。未来的一年将是艰难的一年,欧盟对气候与能源2030年目标的讨论结果,将对风电行业的长期发展产生直接影响。 2013年,德国的风能市场持续稳定增长,新增装机容量3,238兆瓦,总装机容量达到34.25吉瓦。在2014年里,德国风电行业将同样期待着稳健的发展。 可再生资源法(EEG)的修订将于2014年进行。德国总理默克尔的政府成员赞成淘汰核电,发展可再生能源;然而默克尔的新盟友们却一直在游说减少对可再生能源的支持。 2014年1月,德国副总理兼经济部部长加布里尔针对可再生资源法改革提出了一项计划。该提案计划到2025年,可再生能源发电量达到德国总发电量的45%,到2035年达到60%。同时,它还规定了陆上风电上网电价将削减10%至20%,同时限制了陆上风电的发展总量,太阳能光伏也遇到类似的困境。德国以及欧洲的可再生能源产业一直是讨论的焦点。 英国去年是欧洲的第二大风电市场,新增装机容量1,883兆瓦,其中陆上风电1,150兆瓦,海上风电733兆瓦。英国是世界上最大的海上风电市场,海上风电总装机容量达3,681兆瓦,占2013年欧洲(乃至全球)海上风电市场的一半以上。 英国能源与气候变化部(DECC)在2014年2月公布的统计数据显示,风电发电量从2012年到2013年增长了38%。风电发电量占全国总发电量的比例由2012年的5.5%增加至2013年的7.7%。 在海上风电成本控制工作组于2012年推出报告之后,英国政府和风电行业开始通过海上风电规划局进行沟通合作。英国的海上风电行业已经签定了到2020年的目标,即在输送18吉瓦海上风电的基础上,将成本降低30%。 去年值得关注的欧洲其他市场包括波兰、瑞典、意大利、土耳其和丹麦。尽管波兰的政治环境不利于其可再生能源产业的发展,但在过去几年中,波兰的风电产业依然发展迅速。目前波兰的装机总量已从2012年的2,496兆瓦增长至3,390兆瓦,成为欧洲第九大风电市场。瑞典在2013年新增风电装机容量724兆瓦,总装机容量达到4,470兆瓦。到2013年底,瑞典的风电已占其国内总用电量的7%。 法国的风电装机也实现了稳步增长,总装机容量达到8,254兆瓦。法国政府还制定了到2020年总装机容量达到25吉瓦的目标,但看起来实现这一目标将十分困难。意大利去年仅增加444兆瓦的装机容量,总装机容量达到8,552兆瓦,比2012年降低了65%。丹麦新增装机容量657兆瓦,总量为4,772兆瓦。2013年,风电占丹麦总用电量的33%以上。 土耳其的风电市场在2013年仍然实现了增长,新增装机容量646兆瓦,累计总量2,959兆瓦。展望未来,土耳其风电产业前景看好。西班牙目前正面临着国内紧缩政策的广泛影响,在累计装机总量方面仍然是欧盟第二大市场,但去年只有175兆瓦的新增容量,累计总量达22.9吉瓦。从目前来看,西班牙风电市场的未来发展充满了不确定因素。   拉丁美洲:风电市场日益强大,巴西居首 在一些拉美市场,风电发展已颇具规模,目前该地区正在大力发展风电产业,以期补充其丰富的水能和生物质能(和潜在的太阳能)资源。拉丁美洲对能源安全和供应多样性的中长期需求将会促进其风电产业的发展。 拉美市场已连续两年新增风电装机容量超过1吉瓦。2012年,拉丁美洲的6个市场的新增风电装机容量之合达到1,225兆瓦,累计总装机容量超过3.5吉瓦。2013年,仅巴西、智利、阿根廷和乌拉圭4个市场的新增风电容量就达到了1,163兆瓦,累计总装机容量达到4.8吉瓦。 巴西再次引领拉丁美洲风电市场,新增953兆瓦装机容量;虽然这些项目已全部投产,但并不是所有的都可以在今年年底前并网。巴西在至少未来五年内,都将是前景最好的陆上风能市场之一。巴西在2013年的三次拍卖中签订了共计4.7吉瓦的风电,并有近7吉瓦的项目将于2015年底之前竣工。政府预测在2022年底前,风电装机容量将达到17.5吉瓦。 智利去年新增风电装机容量130兆瓦,总量达到335兆瓦。阿根廷去年新增风电装机容量76兆瓦,总装机容量达到218兆瓦。智利和阿根廷都是具有较大潜力的风电市场,两国的风力资源十分风富。乌拉圭去年新投产4兆瓦的风电装机容量,使其总装机容量达59兆瓦。 在加勒比地区,多米尼加去年新增装机容量52兆瓦,截至2013年底,整个加勒比地区的总装机容量为221兆瓦。   太平洋地区:澳大利亚风电市场使人充满信心 整个太平洋地区的风电总装机容量在去年达到了3.8吉瓦。澳洲市场在2013年新增装机容量655兆瓦(从2012年的358兆瓦),总装机容量达3,239兆瓦。 澳大利亚清洁能源协会(Clean Energy Council)近期的研究结果显示,自风电场被引入澳大利亚以来,已经为其带来了超过40亿澳元(约合26亿欧元)的投资。 去年,澳大利亚总理阿博特为首的新联合政府上台。在选举期间,以他为代表的党派曾表示,将重新审视澳大利亚的可再生能源目标,其中明确提出到2020年,澳大利亚总发电量的20%应来自可再生能源,可再生能源的年度发电量要达到410亿千瓦时。同时,成立了一个专项审查小组,该小组将于年中向政府汇报,他们的调查结果将被收入能源白皮书。这种政策的不确定性可能危及最高180亿澳元(约合116亿欧元)的投资,以及近30,000个工作机会。新西兰及其他太平洋地区在2013年没有新增风电容量。   非洲和中东 非洲及中东地区已意识到其潜在的巨大的风电产业发展机会。虽然该地区在2013年的安装容量在绝对数值上依然很少,只有90兆瓦,累计总量为1,255兆瓦。然而,南非的风电市场将在2014年迎来上升势头,有几个国家已经宣布了安装商业风电的长期计划,其中包括:埃塞俄比亚、摩洛哥、肯尼亚、约旦、坦桑尼亚和沙特阿拉伯等国。 非洲最好的风能资源在其沿海及东部高地地区,但直到去年,只有非洲北部和东部地区的风电被规模化开发。这也是当前国家政策较为倾向的地区。截止2013年底,该地区的风电总装机容量为1,255兆瓦,其中99%以上来自以下九个国家:埃及(550兆瓦)、摩洛哥(291兆瓦)、埃塞俄比亚(171兆瓦)、突尼斯(104兆瓦)、伊朗(91兆瓦)、佛得角(24兆瓦)、南非(10兆瓦)、以色列(6.25兆瓦)和肯尼亚(5兆瓦)。 随着埃塞俄比亚、坦桑尼亚和毛里求斯新增风电项目的陆续上线,以及摩洛哥风电产业的复苏,非洲很可能成为风能发展的一个新的热门地区。2014年将是南非市场发展的一个里程碑,至少将有1吉瓦的新增装机并网。 2013年:政策的不确定性导致风电产业发展放缓 由于风机市场的供过于求,风电新旧品牌之间的激烈竞争以及一系列支持紧缩经济格局机制的修正政策,2013年的风电市场一直伴随着价格下降的压力。风电要与可以获得巨额补贴的化石燃料与核电厂进行价格竞争,这种挑战将一直持续,在OECD成员国家尤其如此。尽管这样,风电发展的基础动力仍然存在,世界需要新型的发电方式,应该是清洁的、经济的、强劲的、可靠的以及安装快捷的。
Health Canada’s new study on Wind Turbine and Noise
Noise and infrasound disturbance linked to wind turbines continue to get media coverage in an increasing number of markets and is used widely as an argument against wind power by anti-wind groups to amplify negative messaging. Health Canada released a summary of a new study at the beginning of November which concludes that there is no evidence of a causal …
Who’s Winning The Wind Race? China Or The US?
Clean Technica Much has been made of China’s meteoric wind energy installation figures over the past few years, seeing them top the charts of wind installed at over 90 GW. However, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), just because China has the most wind energy installed does not mean they are producing the most wind energy — a title …
A pleasant surprise: USA, not China, is #1 in wind energy
AWEA Blog The United States has more wind energy powering its grid than any other country in the world. Some mistakenly believe that China has become the leading producer of wind energy, surpassing the U.S. in this sector like so many others. It is true that China has more megawatts (MW) of wind turbines installed than the U.S. — over 90,000 …
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Mexico WindPower 2015
The fourth edition of Mexico WindPower will held from 25-26 February 2015.  Further information on the event, including sponsorship and exhibition opportunities can be found on the event website. Mexico WindPower is an annual event jointly organised by the Global Wind Energy Council, the Mexican wind energy association (AMDEE) and event organiser EJ Krause.     Mexico WindPower 2015 will be the most important …
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EWEA Offshore 2015
Join us for GWEC-led session on 11 March from 17h-18h30 during EWEA Offshore 2015. “Growing your offshore wind business in North America and Asia” Session description As part of a series of ‘Doing Business in …’ workshops, this interactive session – organised by Global Wind Energy Council – will focus on offshore markets outside Europe.  Speakers will share their experience and insights into …
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Intercontinental Wind Power Congress 2015
GWEC and EWEA are joining forces to partner with the Turkish Wind Energy Association (TWEA) on a new wind event in the spring of 2015 – Intercontinental Wind Power Congress.  Turkey, the natural bridge between Asia, Africa and Europe, has enormous wind potential with already 3000 MW of installed capacity, a further 11 GW in planning stages, and expectations to …
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AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2015
WINDPOWER is the annual conference and exhibition for the U.S. wind industry hosted by the American Wind Energy Association(AWEA). It’s the nexus of wind energy professionals who converge to generate actionable ideas for expanding the wind energy economy through technology and collaboration.   Join GWEC’s Doing Business in Mexico session21 May 2015 The detailed implementing legislation for the grand Energy Reform which was …
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Brazil Windpower 2015
The sixth edition of Brazil Windpower will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 1-3 September 2015. Call for Papers now closed! Brazil is one of the most promising markets for wind energy.  Ranked 10th globally in terms of installed wind capacity, Brazil built 95 new wind farms in 2014, totalling 2.5 GW, which brought total installed capacity to 5.9 GW …
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Workshop ‘Legal framework for onshore wind in the EU’
Global Wind Energy Market Rebounding, Set For “Unspectacular Growth”
Clean Technica The Global Wind Energy Council recently launched its annual Global Wind Report, predicting at least 47 GW of wind energy installations for 2014, and a return to “steady if unspectacular” growth over the next few years. “The global market is back on track for 2014,” said Steve Sawyer, GWEC Secretary General. “A strong Chinese market, recovery in the US and an …
Graph of the Day: 2,000GW of wind energy by 2030
REnew Economy Today’s graph of the day comes from the Global Wind Energy Outlook released on Tuesday in Beijing by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International. It shows that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19 per cent of global electricity by that time. By 2050, wind power could provide 25-30% of global …
In Just 15 Years, Wind Could Provide A Fifth Of The World’s Electricity
MotherJones Up to one fifth of the world’s electricity supply could come from wind turbines by 2030, according to a new report released this week by Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). That would be an increase of 530 percent compared to the end of last year. The report says the coming global boom in wind power will be driven …
Top 30 People: 14. Steve Sawyer CEO, GWEC
Windpower Monthly The fourth Windpower Monthly Top 30 places wind industry leaders according to their ability to influence, using categories such as global reach, financial clout and megawatt might. The resulting ratings reveal personnel changes and new industry trends. Our Top 30 list is about these people, and it reflects the changing state of the wind industry. Tellingly, the top four have …
India’s Wind Energy Capacity To Double In Five Years: GWEC
CleanTechnica Through the effective implementation of existing policies India’s wind energy capacity could double over the next five years, latest estimates of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) show. The recent re-introduction of a crucial tax incentive for wind energy project developers in addition to a generation-based financial incentive will help India push its installed wind energy to almost 50 GW by …
Wind farms will generate over € 500 million revenue for local economic development
Delegates on day one of the South African Wind Energy Association heard that wind energy is now set to make a contribution of more than ZAR 7 Billion to communities and socio-economic development over the next 20 years in South Africa. With five wind farms in full operation, 22 large-scale wind farms currently under construction and another 700 MW expected …
Question of the Week: Is GWEC’s prediction achievable?
Windpower Monthly WORLDWIDE: Last week, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published a report stating 2TW of wind could be installed by 2030. Windpower Monthly asked whether this is a realistic goal. Question: Are GWEC’s figures achievable? Nicolas Navas, investment principal, Actis I think it is perfectly doable as we see that the majority of the new installed capacity will come from the emerging markets. Actis …
3 Things You Need to Know about the Wind Industry Right Now
Energy Digital Wind always seems to be playing second fiddle to solar, but the second largest renewable energy source in the world is in a very exciting time. Here are three things you need to know about the industry right now. 20 percent of the U.S. could be wind powered by 2030. The American Wind Energy Association‚Äôs CEO Tom Kiernan recently discussed …
Wind Power To Play Vital Role In Global Energy Mix
Energy Matters The latest biennial report from the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International shows that by 2050, wind power could supply up to 30 per cent of the world’s energy needs and play a vital role in avoiding catastrophic climate change. The GWEC’s Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 (PDF) presents three scenarios for the future of the global wind power …
Wind could deliver up to 30 percent of global power needs by 2050
Clean Energy Review By the year 2030, wind power could supply as much as 19 percent of global electricity needs, creating more than two million new jobs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than three billion tonnes per year. Further, given policy support, spinners could be providing up to 30 percent of the global electricity supply by 2050. Those are …
Fresh reports reveal how solar and wind are closing in on grid parity
Business Green Rooftop solar set to be as cheap as grid energy in all 50 US states by 2016, while forecasts for huge wind energy growth raise prospects of falling costs
Mongolia firm plans 400MW of wind
Recharge Ulaanbaatar-based Clean Energy LLC plans to build as much as 400MW of wind capacity at four sites throughout Mongolia.
Greenpeace Sees Bright Spot in India’s Green Power Landscape
The New Indian Express The Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 by Greenpeace states that with the reintroduction of the original Accelerated Depreciation benefit in September 2014 (retroactive to April 1, 2014), the Indian wind energy market is set to see strong installation numbers starting in 2015. The report said that with the new policy, India can produce 25,121 MW of power from …
Wind could touch global 20% ‘by 2030’
Business Spectator The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International have released the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook, finding wind power could reach 2000 GW by 2030 under an ‘advanced scenario’., and supply up to 17-19% of global electricity. Wind energy installations totalled 318 GW globally by the end of 2013, and the industry is set to grow by …
Global wind energy could reach 2,000GW by 2030, report says
Energy Business Review The global wind power could reach 2,000GW by 2030, according to a 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International. According to the report, the wind power is expected to reach 2,000GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19% of global electricity, creating over 2 million new jobs …
Wind a major source of ‘cheap’ power in future
 IOL SciTech Wind power could supply between 17 and 19 percent of global electricity by 2030 and create more than two million new jobs. At this level, wind power would reduce carbon emissions by more than three billion tons a year. These are the projections in the Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 report by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International. The report …
Wind Could Provide Almost One-Fifth Of Global Electricity By 2030
Clean Water Initiative of Florida Wind capacity could increase nearly seven-fold by 2030, reaching a total of more than 2,000 gigawatts and meeting almost 20 percent of electricity demand, according to a new report. Released on Wednesday, the Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 says that while wind power is already in 90 countries — with a total installed capacity of 318 …
Wind energy to support almost 20% of global power supply: Report
power-technology.com Installed wind power capacity could grow 530% to reach 2,000GW by 2030, supplying 17-19% of global electricity, according to a report published in 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International. By 2050, the capacity can swell up to supply 25-30% of global electricity, the report reveals. In 2013, the total wind energy …
Global Wind Energy Could Reach 2,000 GW By 2030: GWEC
North American Windpower Wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030 and supply up to 19% of global electricity, according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International. In fact, the study shows that wind power could provide between 25% and 30% of global electricity supply by 2050. The new report, “Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014,” presents …
GWEC, Greenpeace: Wind to Provide Up to 30% of Global Electricity Supply
OffshoreWind.biz The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International have released the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook in Beijing. The report shows that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19% of global electricity, creating over 2 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 3 billion tonnes per year. …
Wind could supply nearly 20 pct of global power by 2030 – report
Reuters * Installed wind capacity totalled 318 GW at end of 2013 * Could surge by 530 pct to 2,000 GW by 2030 LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Installed wind power capacity could swell by 530 percent to 2,000 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, supplying up to 19 percent of global electricity, a report from a trade association and Greenpeace said on Tuesday. It said …
2,000 GW Of Wind Power Projected For 2030
Clean Technica Today’s graph of the day comes from the Global Wind Energy Outlook released on Tuesday in Beijing by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International. It shows that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19 per cent of global electricity by that time. By 2050, wind power could provide 25-30% of global …
Wind Energy Could Generate Nearly 20 Percent of World’s Electricity by 2030
EcoWatch Wind power has a pivotal role to play in the world’s energy supply over the next few years. By providing huge amounts of clean, affordable power, it can buy us time in the fight against global warming while revolutions in energy efficiency and solar power gain momentum. Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council have just released a two-yearly status report …
Wind Could Provide Almost One-Fifth Of Global Electricity By 2030
Climate Progeress Wind capacity could increase nearly seven-fold by 2030, reaching a total of more than 2,000 gigawatts and meeting almost 20 percent of electricity demand, according to a new report. Released on Wednesday, the Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 says that while wind power is already in 90 countries ‚Äî with a total installed capacity of 318 gigawatts at the …
Global wind energy outlook 2014
India Environment Portal By 2020 India could have 56 GW of wind power supplying 137 terrawatt hours (TW h) of electricity each year, save 82 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissionseach year according to “Global Wind Energy Outlook for 2014” published by Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International. The sector could also provide employment to over 123,000 people says the report. …
Wind could supply nearly 20% of global power by 2030: Report
The Economic Times Installed wind power capacity could swell by 530 percent to 2,000 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, supplying up to 19 percent of global electricity, a report from a trade association and Greenpeace said on Tuesday. It said installed wind energy capacity totalled 318 GW at the end of last year worldwide and provided around 3 percent of global …
Global wind power to hit 2000GW by 2030
Edie.net The UK’s recent surge in wind power output appears to be reflective of a global trend, with new analysis estimating that global wind-generated energy could supply up to 20% of the world’s electricity by 2030. The analysis, unveiled today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International, indicates that wind power capacity will hit 2,000GW; creating over …
Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC): Wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030
REVE Wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030 and supply up to 17%-19% of global electricity, according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International. In fact, the study shows that wind power could provide 25%-30% of global electricity supply by 2050.
Global Wind Energy Outlook 2000 gigawatts by 2030
India Infoline Global wind power capacity could reach 2,000 gigawatts by 2030, supply 17-19% of the world’s electricity, create over 2 million jobs and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 3 billion tonnes a year, according to new analysis released by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International. By 2050, wind power could provide 25-30% of global electricity supply.  The …
Wind power could reach 2,000GW by 2030
WindTech International The Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International have released the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook. The report shows that wind power could reach 2,000GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19% of global electricity, creating over 2 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 3 billion tonnes per year.
Wind ‘to hit 2000GW by 2030’
ReNews Global wind capacity could reach 2000GW by 2030 and meet up to 19% of electricity demand, according to a report. The Global Wind Energy Outlook, released by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International, also states that the sector could create more than two million new jobs worldwide and slash CO2 emissions by more than three billion tonnes per year. Researchers …
Wind power could provide nearly 20 percent of power globally by 2030, report says
Ozarksfirst.com Wind power could be a global workhorse, providing up to 18.8 percent of global electricity needs by 2030, and even more beyond that, if it’s aggressively pursued, a new report concludes. Under an “advanced scenario” modeled by the report, wind power would be green-lighted by governments around the world, and reach close to 2,000 Gigawatts of capacity by 2030. At that level, …
Wind Energy Outlook: 2000 gigawatts by 2030
Nearly 20 % of global power from wind BEIJING, 21 October 2014. The Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International released the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook in Beijing today. The report shows that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19% of global electricity, creating over 2 million new jobs and reducing …
GWEC: ‘2000GW possible by 2030’
Recharge China will drive the global wind power industry’s sharp recovery this year, but Brazil, South Africa and Mexico will be the world’s most exciting growth markets in the years to come, according to GWEC head Steve Sawyer.
Onshore wind is cheapest power source says EU report
PennEnergy Onshore wind is a cheaper source of power than gas, coal and nuclear when ‘external’ factors such as air quality, human toxicity and climate change are considered, a new EU report has found. According to a study by analysis firm Ecofys commissioned by the EU and released this week, onshore wind’s approximate cost per MWh is around €105, while gas can …
MEDIA INVITE: Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 Release
Press conference Tuesday 21 October, 10:00-11:00, Xi’An meeting room Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, Beijing, China Wind energy has firmly established itself as a mainstream technology and is now the cheapest power option to add new capacity to the grid in an increasing number of markets. Wind power plays a key …
Straight Talking: They have too much to lose to face reality
WORLDWIDE: They say that it gets darkest just before dawn. I just hope that’s true. As Gandhi allegedly said, “first they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win”. We’re definitely at stage three. As we stand peering over the brink of the climate-change abyss, we are at the same time witnessing a renewable-energy revolution, …
The community owned HN Windpark
‚ÄúNot only is it good for our planet, it also gives boost to green growth locally, adds substantial income to many and gives both municipalities a steady flow of tax income for years to come..‚Äù   Nine turbines, an investment worth ‚Ǩ37 million shared by 174 local owners: this is the HN Windpark. The H stands for H√∂rup, a small …
Wind Energy Capital Hamburg: Premiere of the Leading International Expo WindEnergy Exceeds Expectations
HAMBURG, Germany, September 26, 2014 (HMG) 26 September 2014. Visitors and exhibitors agree about the highly successful premiere of WindEnergy Hamburg which came to a close on Friday after four exhibition days. The importance of the fair location was emphasised by Olaf Scholz, Mayor of Hamburg, who noted that “the Metropolitan Region of Hamburg is not …
Global Wind Energy Outlook: 2,000 GW by 2030
High-Performance Composites The Global Wind Energy Council’s most recent Global Wind Energy Outlook says that global wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030 and provide up to 17 to 19 percent of global electricity. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International have released the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook. The report shows that global wind power …
WindEnergy Hamburg opened by Vice-Chancellor Gabriel
Hamburg News Federal Minister Sigmar Gabriel official inaugurated the leading international trade fair Wind Energy Hamburg on Monday evening, a premiere for Hamburg. Wind energy has established itself worldwide, both from an economic and from an energy policy perspective, said the German Vice-Chancellor. This is a great success, and last but not least, a result of a furious development …
AOSIS Chair Outlines Near-Term Solutions To Climate Change at UN Summit
Island nations poised to suffer early and greater climate impacts convene renowned experts and scientists to define real-world, near-term solutions at United Nations Climate Summit NEW YORK‚ A new real-world, near-term solution action plan commissioned by the Republic of Nauru, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) and written by 30 leading climate and energy experts from …
GWEC chief hails German progress
Recharge News Germany’s¬† Energiewende ‚Äî the transition away from nuclear and fossil fuels ‚Äî is far in advance of anything undertaken by other industrialised nations, says Steve Sawyer. The Global Wind Energy Council secretary-general tells Recharge that every country should be playing close attention to the Energiewende ‚Äúbecause I hope eventually we will all get to a future which is dominated by …
Sigmar Gabriel praises the amazing development of the industry at WindEnergy Hamburg
WindEnergy Hamburg was opened on Monday evening by Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, and Vice-Chancellor of Germany. This is the premiere for WindEnergy at the Hamburg Fair site. Wind power has established itself worldwide, both as an economically viable industry and as a major element in energy policy, said Sigmar Gabriel. That is a great success …
German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, GWEC CEO Steve Sawyer and President and CEO of Hamburg Messe Bernd Aufderheide at high level press conference of WindEnergy Hamburg
Steve Sawyer, CEO of GWEC: ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre rapidly moving towards a sustainable energy future‚Ķbut ‚ÄòBusiness as usual‚Äô means that we‚Äôll all soon be out of business. Time is the one thing we don‚Äôt have.‚Äù   The global wind market continues to power ahead, led by China, and with booming new markets in Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. New markets …
Member discount on Ben Backwell’s new book
The Recharge News Editor-in-Chief Ben Backwell’s book titled Wind Power-The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry, with a foreword from Steve Sawyer, was released earlier this autumn.¬† . We talked to Ben about his new book: What inspired you to write this book? I wanted to capture some of the excitement of being involved in the …
New book charts wind’s ‘wild ride’
Recharge News A major new book on the¬†wind sector charts its¬†growth from its¬†earliest days in the 1970s to the huge¬†global industry it has become ‚Äì as well as addressing key questions about its future. In¬†Wind Power: The Struggle for Control of a New Industry¬†author Ben Backwell ¬†‚Äì editor in chief of Recharge and one of the renewable energy sector‚Äôs leading ¬†journalists ¬†‚Äì …
Wind Energy Pilot Project on TN Coast
The New Indian Express CHENNAI: Planning to tap offshore wind energy, the Centre has¬† identified Tamil Nadu and Gujarat coasts to launch two pilot projects through a joint venture company.¬† Sites for the proposed projects would be selected by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), according to Alok Shrivastava, Joint Secretary of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). The move comes …
India advances offshore ambitions
Recharge News India will finalise sites for its first offshore wind farms by the end of the year, a senior government official told media in the country in what appears to be an acceleration of its ambitions in the sector. The Indian government is already in talks with state authorities over two pilot projects totalling 100MW off the coasts of Tamil Nadu …
A Clean Energy Future Is Technically Feasible, But Is It Politically Possible?
Huffington Post If we assume that human civilization will continue for at least another 1000 years, then we will eventually arrive at a 100 percent renewable energy system. 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. Policymakers often act as if …
EWEA calls on new Commissioner-designates to take the reins on Europe’s energy future
The European Wind Energy Association welcomes the announcement of Alenka Bratusek as Vice President- and Commissioner-designate for Energy Union and Miguel Arias Canete as the European Commissioner-designate for Energy and Climate Action. This team will be responsible for implementing the European Commission President-elect’s vision of an energy union in Europe and establishing the region as a global powerhouse for renewable energy. EWEA …
GWEC Chairman Dr Klaus Rave’s invitation to WindEnergy Hamburg
Welcome to Hamburg, the Free and Hanseatic City, the traditional harbour city, the new hub for the renewables business, and home of some of the major players in the wind¬†industry. From 23 to 26 September, Hamburg will be your gateway to the world of wind energy during its new international wind energy fair ‚Äì WindEnergy Hamburg – which may prove …
GWEC welcomes the French Wind Energy Association on board
GWEC is pleased to welcome the French Wind Energy Association (FEE) as a new member of its influential circle of members promoting wind energy around the globe. The French Wind Energy Association, founded in 1996, currently has more than 180 members which cover 90% of the installed wind capacity in France. FEE represents the entire supply chain, and its mission …
New analysis shows state jobs and investment at risk from cutting the Renewable Energy Target
New South Wales and Queensland are the states with the most to lose if the Federal Government adopts the recommendations to slash the Renewable Energy Target (RET) put forward by Dick Warburton, according to new analysis released by the Clean Energy Council today. The Clean Energy Council briefing paper shows that investment in large-scale renewable energy such as solar and …
Brazil Windpower 2014: operations and maintenance are key focus as installations reach 5GW
Windpower Monthly The issues now for wind power in Brazil are enviable, said Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council. With over 140 wind projects due to start this year, the supply chain is under pressure to deliver, there will be pushback from incumbent generation suppliers who see their share being taken away, and with hydro sources in …
European wind leadership at risk
Recharge News Europe has been the technology and market leader in the wind industry for more than 30 years. Enlightened leadership in Denmark, Germany, Spain and at European level, bolstered by strong public support for action on climate change and local economic development, has ensured that the continent with arguably the fewest wind resources has led the world. Strong local markets supported technology …
Met Office alert for Germany
reNews The UK‚Äôs Met Office is now offering its renewable energy services in Germany to help the nation deliver on its offshore wind ambitions. The BIS agency said it ‚Äúhopes to provide a solution to some of the challenges faced in the German market place, including construction methods, high capital expenditure, operational costs and future feed …
IN DEPTH: Brazil’s local discontent
Recharge news Serious questions are being asked in Brazil as to whether turbine makers will be able to meet the strict new local-content rules that come into force at the start of 2016. The scramble for local parts will lead to ‚Äúsubstandard components at inflated costs‚Äù, says¬†Global Wind Energy Council¬†boss Steve Sawyer. This will …
Policy uncertainty threatens to slow renewable energy momentum
IEA forecast sees renewable power as a cost-competitive option in an increasing number of cases, but facing growing risks to deployment over the medium term PARIS, 28 August ‚Äì The expansion of renewable energy will slow over the next five years unless policy uncertainty is diminished, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today in its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market …
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‚Äôs (SAWEAs) official conference ‚ÄòWindaba‚Äô 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
Newsweek 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. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve made a very ambitious commitment to make Copenhagen CO2-neutral by 2025,‚Äù Frank Jensen, the mayor, says. ‚ÄúBut going green isn‚Äôt …
Straight talking: Another country must take on climate leadership
Windpower Monthly 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
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
Clean Technica There‚Äôs 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 ‚Ǩ124 billion in wind farm investments across the EU expected by 2020,¬†Europe‚Äôs installed wind capacity will increase 64% by 2020 and bring …
Question of the Week: can you promote wind to the people?
Windpower Monthly 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, …