Doing Business In … South Africa webcast (12 October, 3pm CEST)
Join Brenda Martin, CEO of SAWEA (South African Wind Association), and Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of Global Wind Energy Council, for our ‘Doing Business In … South Africa’ webcast on Thursday 12 October at 15h CEST. From a standing start, over 6 000 MW of renewable power has been procured from 112 independent power producers through 7 competitive bid rounds in …
Global Wind Energy Insight: A 2017 Mid-Year Update
Renewable Energy World According to the latest Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) figures, clean energy investments during second quarter of 2017 reached US$64.8 billion globally, up 21 percent from the first quarter this year. Of that amount, wind energy accounted for US$26.2 billion in new investments over the second quarter. Across key individual markets, there are nearly 14 GW of wind capacity under construction, as the …
WindEconomics: Reports put wind share at 7-30% by 2035-40
Windpower Monthly WORLDWIDE: In its New Energy Outlook 2017, published in June, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggested $3,300 billion would be spent on investments in wind energy between now and 2040. Investments in 2016 were estimated at $107 billion, so the annual amount coming in is expected to rise. BNEF expects investment in wind to grow faster than for solar. By 2040, …
Kansas joins elite ‘5GW wind club’ as big projects come on line
Recharge Kansas has become the fifth US state with more than 5GW of operating wind capacity thanks to the recent completion of several large projects, and the economic benefits that come with wind development continue to multiply, a state official says. So far this year three major wind farms have crossed the finish line in Kansas, including Infinity Wind Power’s 280MW Western …
Europe adds 6.1 GW of wind energy capacity in first half of 2017
WindEurope releases H1 wind energy statistics  BRUSSELS, 27 JULY 2017 – 6.1 GW of extra wind energy capacity was installed in Europe in the first half of 2017, according to figures released today by WindEurope. The figure puts Europe on course for a bumper year for installations, although hides some worrying trends. A total of 4.8 GW of onshore wind capacity was installed …
In the US, researchers are working on vast wind turbines taller than the Eiffel Tower
CNBC Researchers in the U.S. are designing and looking to develop 50 megawatt (MW) wind turbines with “extreme-scale blades” 200 meters in length. To put things in perspective, if built, they will be taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. The Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor (SUMR) project is being led by researchers at the University of Virginia. In 2015 the project …
A global view of the wind industry
PES Wind Coming off a record year in 2015, where a ‘perfect storm’ of circumstances pushed the Chinese market to 30 GW and the global market past 60 GW, 2016 was a solid if mostly unspectacular year for the wind power industry. More than 54 GW of clean renewable power was installed across the global market, which now comprises more …
Goldwind enters Philippines with 132MW turbine order
Recharge Chinese wind giant Goldwind has entered the Philippines market with a 132MW supply deal, the company said. The OEM will supply 53 of its GW 109/2500 machines plus O&M services to the Pasuquin wind power project in Luzon Island. The company said the order, secured in the second quarter of this year, will also mark the first deployment of Chinese turbines in …
Top wind turbine companies
Energy Business Review Wind energy is one of the fastest-growing clean sources of electricity in the world. Since wind is one of the most abundantly available and cost-effective energy resources makes it a viable alternative to the fossil fuels. Furthermore, unlike fossil fuels which are non-renewable and cause pollution, wind farms do not emit any pollutants into the environment during their operation. As …
Siemens Gamesa to supply DONG Energy with 94 8-megawatt wind turbines
CNBC Siemens Gamesa has announced it has signed an agreement with DONG Energy to supply 94 wind turbines – amounting to 752 megawatts – for the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind power plant. The facility, being developed in Dutch waters, is set to be commissioned in 2020 and will provide enough power to meet the yearly energy needs of one million …
DONG Energy inaugurates two offshore wind farms with total capacity of 582 megawatts
CNBC DONG Energy has announced the inauguration of the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms. The wind farms are situated 45 kilometers off the coast of Germany, and construction on the project began in 2015. The announcement was made earlier this week, with DONG Energy saying that the wind farms – with 97 turbines and a total capacity of 582 …
Global Wind Energy Insight: Offshore Breakthrough
Renewable Energy World ‘A remarkable achievement,’ is the only thing I can say about where the European offshore wind industry finds itself today. It has taken a lot longer and cost a lot more money and effort than we thought back in the late ’90s, but the industry has exceeded its pricing targets by a significant margin and well ahead of …
Opinion: Offshore wind is making waves globally
Energy Voice Driven by technological advancements and falling costs, the number of offshore wind projects is rapidly increasing – which is making an impact across the global renewables energy market. Luisina Berberian, associate director, Infrastructure Finance Ratings, S&P Global Ratings, considers the factors driving offshore wind projects, as well as the challenges they are yet to overcome. Global investment in offshore wind …
Global Wind Day 2017: Photo contest winners
AWEA blog In celebration of Global Wind Day, the Global Wind Energy Council announced the winners of its photo contest earlier today. The winners took some seriously impressive shots. “A unique, first of its kind 73.2 MW wind farm on a small and uninhabited Greek island called Agios Georgios. Agios Georgios is the only onshore wind farm with offshore characteristics to be …
Global Wind Day 2017: Photo contest winners
Reve In celebration of Global Wind Day, the Global Wind Energy Council announced the winners of its photo contest earlier today. The winners took some seriously impressive shots. Here are the photos that came out on top, along with a description of their subjects: “A unique, first of its kind 73.2 MW wind farm on a small and uninhabited Greek island called Agios …
Ramboll grabs order for 300-MW Chinese offshore wind farm
Renewables Now Danish engineering consultancy Ramboll has won a contract to design the turbine foundations for a 300-MW offshore wind farm of Beijing-based State Power Investment Corp (SPIC). The deal was awarded by Huadong Engineering Corp, Ramboll said on Thursday. It includes a detailed design of the 75 mono-pile wind turbine foundations, as well as geotechnical studies, numerical modelling of waves, currents and …
Wind leads in new power generation in Europe and other countries
Greentech Lead Wind power has become a major driver for a sustainable energy future, GWEC said. Wind power is already the least-cost option for new power capacity in rapidly increasing number of markets.
GWEC celebrates 500GW on Global Wind Day
Windpower Monthly Leading trade bodies, led by the Global Wind Energy Council, have celebrated reaching 500GW installed capacity world wide, on Global Wind Day 2017. “Wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world,” GWEC said in a joint statement with WindEurope. “In 2016 alone, $112.5 billion was invested in wind power …
Capturing the power on Global Wind Day
Recharge news Wind power is leading from the front as a main source of new energy generation around the world, with $112.5bn invested last year alone and – as of 15 June, Global Wind Day (GWD) 2017 – over 500GW of turbines turning.  The sector, which now employs 1.2 million people, making it one of the fastest growing industrial segments in the world, …
Global Wind Day: celebrating South African wind industry achievements
ESI Africa South Africa joins countries across the globe to celebrate Global Wind Day 2017, explains the South African Wind power Association (SAWEA). The South African wind energy industry joins countries across the globe to celebrate Global Wind Day 2017.  This worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June, is a day for re-considering wind, and the power it holds to reshape …
Wind power now at 32GW and marching towards 75GW and beyond – Global Wind Day in India
June 15th is celebrated as “Global Wind Day” – 500 GW is installed worldwide and India ranks fourth in the World after China, USA, Germany with 32 GW as of March 2017 We salute the Government of India to fix a target of 75 GW of Wind Power by 2022 and this is achievable given the technology and manufacturing capability by …
Wind Power leading the charge to drive out fossils
-Wind power has crossed the 500GW milestone – Global Wind Day 2017  15 June, Brussels. Today we celebrate Global Wind Day. With over 500GW installed worldwide, wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world. In 2016 alone $112.5 billion were invested in wind power globally, and the industry now …
GLOBAL WIND DAY CELEBRATES INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENTS AND BENEFITS COMMUNITIES
South Africa joins countries across the globe to celebrate Global Wind Day 2017.  This worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June, is a day for re-considering wind, and the power it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economy and boost jobs and growth. In more than 80 countries worldwide, wind farms generate clean and renewable power, and South …
Global Wind Day 2017: Discover the power of wind energy
Climate Action Global Wind Day is observed across the world every year on the 15 June to raise awareness of the role of wind power in reshaping our energy systems, decarbonising our economies and boosting growth and jobs. Global Wind Day is a coordinated action between WindEurope and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) in addition to a number of national associations, which seeks to …
Major pros and cons of wind energy
Energy Business Review Wind energy is one of the major renewable energy sources with a huge potential. It is estimated to play a key role in reducing our dependence of fossil fuels for power generation. In recent years, wind energy sector has witnessed a rapid growth, underpinned by technological advancements. Wind turbine manufacturers are rolling out new designs to increase energy output …
The risks of zero-subsidy offshore wind
Recharge news The energy world was stunned in April when 1.38GW of German offshore wind was won at tender with zero-subsidy bids, meaning that the three projects will rely solely on the wholesale electricity price when commissioned in 2024-25. The two winning utilities, Denmark’s Dong Energy and Germany’s EnBW, have not revealed their cost projections, but analysts have calculated that the projects’ …
China’s clean power waste continues to drop
ECNS The curtailment rates of both wind and solar power continue to drop this year, a result of enhanced efforts to increase the efficient use of renewable power, according to the largest utility company in China. In recent years, China has been investing more than any other country in wind and solar power, but the mismatch between power generation and utilization has …
Fighting for wind
Windpower Monthly WORLDWIDE: Following his tenth anniversary as secretary-general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Steve Sawyer reflects on the progress wind power has made and its hopes and expectations for the future in conversation with David Weston. Steve Sawyer, secretary-general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), celebrated a decade at the head of the industry’s overarching trade body in …
Trump seeks new deal over Paris – reaction
Windpower Monthly The president has announced the US plans to trigger the withdrawal process of the UN COP21 Paris climate change agreement, and renegotiate its contribution to the deal. Trump’s intention to quit the climate change deal has been highly rumoured this week.  He said the agreement gave the US a “bad deal” and benefited other countries over the US.  “In order to fulfil …
Wasted green power tests China’s energy leadership
WTOP Its efforts to cut pollution have made China the world leader in renewable energy development, yet that green power has been wasted as the country struggles to integrate wind and solar farms into an outdated and balkanized electricity network dominated by coal.  The problem threatens to slow China’s progress in clearing its air and controlling the greenhouse gas emissions that …
Six Things You Didn’t Know About the Offshore Wind Power Sector
PowerMag.com The world’s offshore wind sector, which has been at near-standstill in the U.S. owing to high costs and technical limitations, is poised to see a fierce developmental gust that can be attributed to several factors. While much of the enthusiasm at the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA’s) WINDPOWER 2017 annual event in Anaheim, Calif., was focused on onshore wind technology and …
Interview with Steve Sawyer
Renewable Watch  On the back of the revised wind power potential, India’s commitment at the Paris Conference of the Parties (COP21) and the target to achieve 60GW of installed capacity by 2022, the wind sector is poised to experience high growth over the next few years. Globally, India is the fourht biggest wind energy market attracting investments from around the world. …
Solar overtakes wind in global annual additions for first time: SPE
Recharge News Almost 42% more PV capacity was installed than wind around the world in 2016, according to SolarPower Europe and GWEC figures Solar power shot past wind as the fastest growing renewable-energy technology for the first time last year, according to a new report by SolarPower Europe (SPE). SPE’s Global Market Outlook 2017 shows that 76.6GW of solar was installed around the …
PARIS AGREEMENT Will the G-7 meeting be a Kyoto Protocol redux?
E&E News Here’s the scenario: A few months into the new administration of a climate-skeptical Republican president, with the fate of an ambitious U.N. climate change agreement in the balance, the leaders of the world’s biggest industrialized countries head to Italy for a high-profile summit. It’s a story the world has seen before. With the 43rd Group of Seven talks about to get …
Renewable energy jobs could reach 24 million by 2030, report
Climate Action Programme The number of people employed in the renewable energy sector across the globe could rise to 24 million by 2030, according to the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, was released on Wednesday 24 May and details that renewable energy employed 9.8 million people around the …
The Wind Beneath India’s Renewable Energy Wings
Huffingtonpost India The mood was buoyant at the recently held Windergy India 2017 conference in New Delhi. Industry leaders, regulators and government officials were unanimous in predicting a bright outlook for the wind power sector that has been growing at a breakneck speed in recent times. The importance of the Indian wind market was underlined by the fact that the Global Wind …
Big Investments Breathe New Life into Wind Energy
Energy & Capital It’s important to know when to cut your losses, no matter how big your investments are. Of course, if they’re worth several billion dollars, the issue becomes a little more pressing. This is the kind of problem energy industries all over the world must consider when looking into valuable but still-developing renewable technologies. On one hand, it’s a no-brainer: more renewables …
Core Cleantech: Driving Wind Costs Down
Cleantech Group The wind power sector has been somewhat overshadowed by the unprecedented drop in the cost of solar power in recent years. This blog looks to bring wind back into the picture. In certain geographies, this type of renewable energy generation has immense advantages, and thus also innovation opportunities. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its annual report, and …
From China to the US: Ten wind energy powerhouses
CNBC The Global Wind Energy Council recently revealed that more than 54 gigawatts (GW) of wind power was installed in 2016, with cumulative capacity hitting 486.8 GW.  Here, CNBC’s Sustainable Energy looks at ten of the world’s wind energy powerhouses, according to the Global Wind Energy Council’s Global Wind Report 2016. The figures are in megawatts (MW), and represent cumulative capacity in December 2016. 
Is Climate Change Real?
GineersNow “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”  – Upton Sinclair I’m not going to spend time on the physics or the evidence of climate change. To be clear, we’re talking about a) the measurement of the physical changes in the biosphere, cryosphere and the oceans over the past 150 …
China, Chile, India are top emerging markets for wind
Renewables Now China, Chile and India are the top three emerging markets for wind companies, according to the Emerging Markets Attractiveness Index in a new report by A Word About Wind. Mexico, which will soon hold a third auction for clean power, and Ethiopia rank fourth and fifth, respectively. The attractiveness index of the top 20 markets is based on an analysis of …
Starka utsikter för vindkraft
 Vindkraftcentrum.se Det konstaterar Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) i en rapport som publicerades idag. Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) släppte idag i Dehli Indien sin publikation Global Wind Report med den  årliga marknadsuppdateringen . Mer än 54 GW ren förnybar vindkraft installerades på den globala marknaden 2016, som nu omfattar mer än 90 länder, varav nio med mer än 10 000 MW …
Eolico, boom della produzione mondiale nei prossimi anni: +65%
Azur Energia I dati sono del Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). A trainare la crescita sarà la Cina, seguita da India e Brasile. Europa leader nell’offshore. La capacità produttiva del settore eolico mondiale  aumenterà del 65% fra il 2016 e il 2021, da 478 GW a più di 800. Lo rende noto l’annuale report di  Global Wind Energy Council …
[기타]세계풍력에너지협회(GWEC), 중국 풍력에너지 시장 주도 전망
SBS CNBC 세계풍력에너지협회(GWEC)는 지난해 54기가와트(GW) 이상의 신규 풍력발전소단지가 건설됐으며 누적 생산능력은 12% 이상 증가한 486.8GW를 기록했다고 발표했다. GWEC가 25일(현지시간) 발표한 연간 시장 업데이트 보고서에 따르면 올해 60GW 이상의 신규풍력 발전소단지가 건설될 예정이다. 이로써 2021년 말까지 누적 설치용량은 800GW 이상에 달할 것으로 예상된다.  GWEC는 지난해 23GW를 설치한 중국이 모든 시장을 주도하면서 아시아가 풍력에너지 성장을 이끌 것이라고 말했다. GWEC는 2020년까지 아시아 …
Buenas perspectivas para la energía eólica: 800 GW en 2021 según GWEC
FuturEnergy El Consejo Mundial de la Energía Eólica (GWEC) ha publicado su principal publicación Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update. En 2016 se instalaron en todo el mundo más de 54 GW de energía eólica, que ahora se extiende por más de 90 países, incluyendo 9 con más de 10.000 MW instalados y 29 que han superado la marca de 1.000 …
GWEC:中国继续引领风能发电市场
China Climate Change Info 据CNBC文章,全球风能委员会数据(GWEC)最新发布的报告称,2016年亚洲风力发电增加了54兆瓦,发电产能累计增长12%以上,达到486.8兆瓦。   上周二全球风能委员会发布的报告称,预计今年亚洲的风力发电产能将增加近60兆瓦,预计到2021年底亚洲风力发电的产能将会达到800兆瓦以上。   全球风能委员会称,亚洲的风能发电量将会大幅增加。而2016年中国的风能发电量增加了23兆瓦。
GWEC: Η Κίνα συνεχίζει να ηγείται παγκόσμιας αγοράς αιολικής ενέργειας
WorldEnergy News H  GWEC προβλέπει την εγκατάσταση περίπου 60 GW αιολικών φέτος, με την εγκατεστημένη ισχύ να φθάνει τα 800 GW μέχρι τα τέλη του 2021. Πάνω από 54 gigawatts (GW) αιολικής ενέργειας εγκαταστάθηκαν το 2016 και η αθροιστική ισχύς αυξήθηκε κατά περισσότερο από 12% για να φτάσει στα 486,8 GW, σύμφωνα με νέα έκθεση του  Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) που …
GWEC: Αιολικά 54GW εγκαταστάθηκαν διεθνώς το 2016
EnergyIn Πάνω από 54 γιγαβάτ νέων αιολικών εγκαταστάθηκαν πέρυσι διεθνώς σύμφωνα με τα στοιχεία του Παγκόσμιου Συμβουλίου Αιολικής Ενέργειας (GWEC). Σύμφωνα με την ετήσια έκθεσή του GWEC για τον κλάδο, υπάρχουν πλέον εννέα χώρες με εγκαταστάσεις άνω των 10 γιγαβάτ και 29 χώρες με περισσότερα από 1 γιγαβάτ. Η συνολική εγκατεστημένη ισχύς σημείωσε αύξηση κατά 12,6% στα 486,8 γιγαβάτ. «Τα αιολικά …
GWEC: ‘China is stuwende kracht achter windenergie’
DuurzaamBedrijfsleven De Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) stelt in zijn jaarlijkse rapport over windenergie, Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, dat China de stuwende kracht is en blijft achter de opkomst van windenergie. In 2016 werd wereldwijd meer dan 54 gigawatt aan nieuwe capaciteit geïnstalleerd. Hierdoor groeide de totale capaciteit aan windenergie met 12,6 procent, naar ruim 486 gigawatt. Windturbines zijn …
The world is on course for 800 GW of wind energy capacity by 2021
Energy Digital The proliferation of wind energy into the global power market continues at a furious pace, after it was revealed that more than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market last year – and the latest research suggests that overall capacity could reach 800GW within the next five years. The market itself is growing too, …
Graph of the Day: Wind capacity set to nearly double in 5 years
RenewEconomy While the large-scale solar market continues to wow, a new report has forecast a near doubling of the world’s installed wind power capacity in the next five years, citing new policy pushes in China and India – and a “roaring back”to form from Australia. In its Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, published on Tuesday in Delhi, the Global Wind Energy …
Webcast on Wind: Doing Business In … Brazil (13 June 2017, 15h CEST)
Join Elbia Gannoum, CEO of ABEEolica (Brazilian Wind Association), and Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of Global Wind Energy Council, for our ‘Doing Business In … Brazil’ webcast on Tuesday 13 June at 15h CEST. Brazil is ranked 9th globally in terms of installed wind capacity. During 2016, it reached the 10 GW milestone, installing 2 GW during the course of the …
Wind energy successfully competing with heavily subsidized sources – GWEC
Offgrid Nigeria Wind power is doing just fine and competing magnificently against other heavily subsidized power sources, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has said. GWEC said in its flagship publication, ‘Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update,’ which it released on Tuesday in New Delhi India, that there is a strong outlook for wind power which should reach generation capacity …
GWEC: Η Κίνα συνεχίζει να ηγείται στην παγκόσμια αγορά αιολικής ενέργειας – Στα 486,8 GW η ισχύς
BankingNews H GWEC προβλέπει την εγκατάσταση περίπου 60 GW αιολικών φέτος, με την εγκατεστημένη ισχύ να φθάνει τα 800 GW μέχρι τα τέλη του 2021 Πάνω από 54 gigawatts (GW) αιολικής ενέργειας εγκαταστάθηκαν το 2016 και η αθροιστική ισχύς αυξήθηκε κατά περισσότερο από 12% για να φτάσει στα 486,8 GW, σύμφωνα με νέα έκθεση του Global Wind Energy Council …
GWEC: ‘China drijvende kracht achter groei windenergie’
FluxEnergie Windenergie groeit de komende vijf jaar met 65 procent en China zal de de drijvende kracht zijn achter die groei. Aldus verwacht de internationale koepel van de sector, de Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).  De GWEC doet zijn voorspellingen in het Global Wind Report 2016. Uit een bericht van Mo.be ‘(…)In 2016 werden voor 54 gigawatt aan nieuwe windmolens gebouwd. De totale capaciteit van windenergie steeg …
GWEC Annual Wind Power Update, Short Term Forecast More than 800 GW Globally by 2021
Renewable Energy World We have just released our Global Wind Report — Annual Market Update at Windergy in Delhi, detailing how in 2016, more than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market, which now comprises more than 90 countries, including nine with more than 10,000 MW installed, and 29 which have now passed the 1,000-MW mark. Cumulative capacity …
Under2 Coalition Membership Grows, Reports Spread Optimism About Renewable Energies
International Institute for Sustainable Development The Under2 Coalition has welcomed three new members, and reports have brought news on increased renewables capacity, pointing to China and India as emerging leaders in the renewable energy transition. This climate change mitigation update includes news on these developments, which contribute to achieving Sustainable Development (SDG) 7 (clean and affordable energy) and 13 …
Wind power leads the way towards global clean energy future
Infrastructure news Africa is heading for a big year in the renewable energy space, with Kenya, South Africa and Morocco pegged as the countries that will expand on its wind power the greatest. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its flagship publication Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update. The report indicated that more than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power …
GWEC Annual Wind Power Update, Short Term Forecast More than 800 GW Globally by 2021
Renewable Energy World We have just released our Global Wind Report — Annual Market Update at Windergy in Delhi, detailing how in 2016, more than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market, which now comprises more than 90 countries, including nine with more than 10,000 MW installed, and 29 which have now passed the 1,000-MW mark. Cumulative capacity …
Good Forecast Ahead
PES Wind Overall, the wind industry globally started the year in good shape, with solid prospects for 2017 and beyond. Although we didn’t reach the 60 GW mark in 2016, largely because China ‘only’ installed 23 GW instead of last year’s phenomenal 30 GW, the industry chalked up 12.6% growth in cumulative capacity; with a 54.6 GW market leading to a total  capacity at the end …
There will always be market vagaries, but wind remains strong and positive
Recharge news 5 MINUTES | The global wind power industry looks hale, with 54GW added in 2016 and expectations of an annual 75GW market from 2021, says GWEC chief Steve Sawyer The wind industry added a further 54GW of plant to the grid around the world last year, with turbines in more than 90 countries making up a generating base of 486.8GW, …
India’s wind power capacity crosses 32 GW mark, says IWTMA
India Today Industry body Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) today said the wind power generation capacity in the country has crossed 32 GW mark. However, according to the Central Electricity Authoritys (CEA) monthly report for March 2017, the installed wind power generation capacity is around 28.7 GW, lower than the ITWMA estimates. Indias installed wind power generation capacity has crossed 32 GW …
Wind power passes inflexion point in India
India Climate Dialogue The mood was buoyant at the Windergy India 2017 conference held in New Delhi this week. Industry leaders, regulators and government officials were unanimous in predicting a bright outlook for the wind power sector that has been growing at a breakneck speed in recent times. The importance of the Indian wind market was underlined by the fact that the Global …
3-day Windergy meet saw participation of 800 global delegates
Energy Next Railways has chalked out a macro & micro plan for wind power contribution, says minister Suresh Prabhu. India’s well-developed wind power industry today meets all the requisites to attain the country’s energy security goals. To deliberate on various perspectives of the world’s fourth largest wind market – India, over 800 delegates from different parts of the world and within the …
Global wind power capacity to surpass 800 GW by 2021
Climate Action Programme A new report issued by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) details more than 54 gigawatts (GW) of wind power were installed in 2016, with total capacity expected to reach over 800 GW by 2021. Released on Tuesday 25 April, the GWEC’s “Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update” reports that cumulative capacity grew by more than 12 per cent …
Kenya: Report Lists Kenya Among Top in Wind Energy Investment
AllAfrica Kenya is among the countries poised to lead in wind energy investment in Africa this year according to a new report. Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the international trade association for the wind power industry, says Kenya is setting the pace in the region in the use of wind as a renewable source of energy …
Global wind capacity forecast to hit 800GW by 2021
Energy Live News Global wind capacity is forecast to reach 800GW by 2021. A new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) predicts 2017 alone will see more than 60GW of new wind installations, rising to an annual market of about 75GW by 2021. More than 54GW of wind power was put into place in 2016, cumulative capacity increasing by 12.6% to reach a …
Report lists Kenya among top in wind energy investment
Daily Nation Kenya is among the countries poised to lead in wind energy investment in Africa this year according to a new report. Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the international trade association for the wind power industry, says Kenya is setting the pace in the region in the use of wind as a renewable source of energy by initiating the generation of …
India the next big thing in global wind? You wouldn’t bet against it
Recharge “Can India be the next big wind power growth market?” That was the question posed by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) chief Steve Sawyer – a man who knows more than most about the ups and downs of wind markets – as he launched the industry body’s latest update against the backdrop of Windergy 2017. This week’s event in New Delhi boasted …
GWEC prevé que se instalarán unos 60.000 MW eólicos en el mundo en 2017
Somos Eolicos El Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica (GWEC) prevé que se instalarán alrededor de 60.000 MW eólicos en el mundo en 2017 y que la instalación anual subirá a unos 75.000 MW anuales en 2021, año en el que espera que los megavatios eólicos totales lleguen a 800.000, lo que supondría prácticamente doblar la potencia actual, según indica el Global …
China Leading Global Wind Energy Market
Financial Tribune Over 54 gigawatts (GW) of wind power were installed in 2016 and cumulative capacity grew by more than 12% to hit 486.8 GW, according to a new report from global trade association, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Released on Tuesday, the GWEC’s Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update forecasts nearly 60 GW of wind installations this year, with cumulative …
India’s wind power capacity crosses 32 GW mark, says IWTMA
Infraline Energy Industry body Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) today said the wind power generation capacity in the country has crossed 32 GW mark. However, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) monthly report for March 2017, the installed wind power generation capacity is around 28.7 GW, lower than the ITWMA estimates.India’s installed wind power generation capacity has crossed 32 …
India’s wind power generation capacity crosses the 32 gw mark: IWTMA Becomes 4th largest country in terms of installed wind power capacity
Industry Outlook According to Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA), the wind power generation capacity of the country has crossed 32 gigawatt (gw). As per media reports, India is at the fourth position after China, the US and Germany, in terms of installed wind capacity. The government is set to add 5-6 megawatt (mw) of wind capacity each year to achieve the …
India’s wind power capacity crosses 32 GW mark, says IWTMA
Business Standard Industry body Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) on Tuesday said the wind power generation capacity in the country has crossed 32 GW mark. However, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) monthly report for March 2017, the installed wind power generation capacity is around 28.7 GW, lower than the ITWMA estimates. India’s installed wind power generation capacity …
India’s wind power capacity crosses 32 GW mark, says IWTMA
Daily News & Analysis  Industry body Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) today said the wind power generation capacity in the country has crossed 32 GW mark. However, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) monthly report for March 2017, the installed wind power generation capacity is around 28.7 GW, lower than the ITWMA estimates. India’s installed wind power generation capacity has crossed …
6 GW of wind capacity to be auctioned this year
The Hindu Business Line India will see 6 GW of wind power capacity auctioned in the current year, Rajeev Kapoor, Secretart, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, said today. Speaking at Windergy 2017 conference here, Kapoor said that 2 MW will be tendered out by the govt company, SECI, in a month.  Part of the other 4 GW would be bid out by …
Report: Global installed wind capacity poised to hit 800 GW by end of 2021
SmartBrief The world’s total installed wind capacity is poised to hit 800 gigawatts by the end of 2021, up from nearly 487 GW at the end of last year, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. “Wind power is now successfully competing with heavily subsidized incumbents across the globe, building new industries, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and leading the …
Global Wind Capacity Could Reach 80 GW by 2021
Power Engineering A new study by the Global Wind Energy Council suggests global wind power capacity could reach 800 GW by 2021, Power Engineering International reported. The trade group revealed global wind capacity grew by 54 GW installed in 90 countries last year. To date 29 countries have more than 1 GW of wind, and five have at least 10 GW.
Global wind power capacity to reach 800GW by 2021, says GWEC
Tech Investor News The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) estimates that the cumulative installed wind power capacity could be more than 800GW globally by 2021.
Global wind power installation expected to touch 800GW by 2021: GWEC report
Live Mint Global wind power installation is expected to touch 800GW by 2021 from 490GW, led by Asian economies like China and India, says a new report released on Tuesday by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, released in Delhi, said more than 54GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market …
Strong Outlook For Wind Power – 800GW by 2021 Says GWEC
India Pages “Wind power is now successfully competing with heavily subsidized incumbents across the globe, building new industries, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and leading the way towards a clean energy future” says Global Wind Energy Council Secretary General Steve Sawyer, adding “We are well into a period of disruptive change, moving away from power systems centered on a few …
More Than 54 Gigawatts Of New Wind Power Installed In 2016, Competing With “Subsidized Incumbents”
Clean Technica The annual report from the Global Wind Energy Council was published on Tuesday, revealing that more than 54 gigawatts of new wind energy was installed during 2016, and that the technology is now competing with “heavily subsidized incumbents across the globe.” The landmark Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update report was published on Tuesday by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the …
China continues to lead global wind energy market, says new report
CNBC Over 54 gigawatts (GW) of wind power were installed in 2016 and cumulative capacity grew by more than 12 percent to hit 486.8 GW, according to a new report from global trade association, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Released on Tuesday, the GWEC’s Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update forecasts nearly 60 GW of wind installations this year, with cumulative …
India’s wind power capacity crosses 32 GW mark, says IWTMA
The Economic Times Industry body Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) today said the wind power generation capacity in the country has crossed 32 GW mark. However, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) monthly report for March 2017, the installed wind power generation capacity is around 28.7 GW, lower than the ITWMA estimates. India’s installed wind power generation …
Rising Wind Power Growth to Be Led by China Over Next Five Years
Jakarta Globe China will lead growth in global wind power capacity of almost 65 percent over the next five years, with other Asian countries also developing more renewable energy, the Global Wind Energy Council said on Tuesday (25/04). Cumulative wind energy capacity was 487 gigawatts at the end of 2016, a 12.6 percent rise from the year before and should grow by …
Windkraft wird global massiv zulegen
Swiss Cleantech Delhi – Die installierte globale Windkraftkapazität wird von heute knapp 500 Gigawatt auf 800 Gigawatt 2021 steigen. Windkraft sei im Wettbewerb mit Kohlestrom und Atomstrom nun konkurrenzfähig, heisst es vom Global Wind Energy Council. Der Ausbau der Windkraft wird sich in den kommenden Jahren nochmals beschleunigen, erwartet der Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Laut seinem in Delhi vorgestellten jährlichen „Global …
Rising wind power growth to be led by China over next five years
Busines Insider China will lead growth in global wind power capacity of almost 65 percent over the next five years, with other Asian countries also developing more renewable energy, the Global Wind Energy Council said on Tuesday. Cumulative wind energy capacity was 487 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2016, a 12.6 percent rise from the year before and should grow by …
Price breakthrough positions offshore wind for growth worldwide
Offshore Wind Journal The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) says the steep decline in the cost of offshore wind energy is attracting the attention of countries outside Europe, which leads the way in its development. GWEC says a rolling five-year forecast for wind energy as a whole will see almost 60GW of new wind installations in 2017 and a cumulative installed capacity …
Vers un quasi-doublement de la capacité éolienne mondiale en 2021 [GWEC]
Green Univers Le Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) prévoit que la capacité éolienne totale installée dans le monde (terrestre et marin) en 2021 atteindra 817 GW, contre 486,7 GW fin 2016. La croissance sera tirée par le continent asiatique, avec 357 GW de puissance installée. La Chine va continuer à mener la course en tête mais l’Inde devrait effectuer un rattrapage spectaculaire. …
A Look At The Current Global Wind Market – And What’s To Come
North American Windpower More than 54 GW of wind energy was installed across the global market in 2016, according to a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which says the market now comprises more than 90 countries, including nine with more than 10 GW installed and 29 over the 1 GW mark. In addition, cumulative capacity grew by 12.6% …
Strong outlook for wind power
WindTech International The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update. More than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market in 2016, which now comprises more than 90 countries, including 9 with more than 10,000 MW installed, and 29 which have now passed the 1,000 MW mark. Cumulative capacity grew by …
Cyclical slowdowns to blame for 2016 dip
Windpower Monthly The industry faced a year of consolidation in 2016 according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) in its 2016 Global Wind Report, released in India today. The trade body said “cyclical and political related slowdowns” in key markets such as China, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and Canada meant the industry failed to match its 63.6GW+ total from 2015. GWEC said …
Rising wind power growth to be led by China over next five years
Reuters China will lead growth in global wind power capacity of almost 65 percent over the next five years, with other Asian countries also developing more renewable energy, the Global Wind Energy Council said on Tuesday. Cumulative wind energy capacity was 487 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2016, a 12.6 percent rise from the year before and should grow by almost …
Rising wind power growth to be led by China over next five years
Energy Industry Today China will lead growth in global wind power capacity of almost 65 percent over the next five years, with other Asian countries also developing more renewable energy, the Global Wind Energy Council said on Tuesday.Cumulative wind energy capacity was 487 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2016, a 12.6 percent rise from the year before and should grow …
GWEC prevé que se instalarán 60.000 MW de eólica en el mundo en 2017
Reve El Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica (GWEC) prevé que se instalarán alrededor de 60.000 MW eólicos en el mundo en 2017 y que la instalación anual subirá a unos 75.000 MW anuales en 2021, año en el que espera que los megavatios eólicos totales lleguen a 800.000, lo que supondría prácticamente doblar la potencia actual, según indica el Global Wind …
India’s wind power capacity crosses 32 GW mark, says IWTMA
Outlook India New Delhi, Apr 25 Industry body Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) today said the wind power generation capacity in the country has crossed 32 GW mark. However, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) monthly report for March 2017, the installed wind power generation capacity is around 28.7 GW, lower than the ITWMA estimates.
GWEC forecasts 817 GW of wind power in 2021
Renewables Now The global cumulative installed wind power generation capacity is expected to reach 817 GW in 2021 with Asia leading growth, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) says.   Asia is seen to install 153.5 GW in 2017-2021. Deployment in Europe and North America is seen at 73.5 GW and 61.5 GW, respectively, according to the Global Wind Report: Annual Market …
End to Eskom ‘stalemate’ will unleash wind market in 2017 – GWEC
Engineering News The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) expects a recovery in the deployment of wind projects in South Africa, following a hiatus in 2016 brought about by Eskom’s refusal to enter into power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable-energy projects procured in 2015. In its ‘Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update 2016’, which was released in India on …
Global wind power base grows to nearly 490GW: GWEC report
Recharge The wind industry added a further 54GW of plant to the grid around the world last year, with turbines in more than 90 countries making up an installed generating capacity of 486.8GW, according to figures from the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) latest Global Wind Report. During 2016’s 12.6% growth, nine nations joined the 10GW-plus installed club, and 29 now have …
GWEC: Offshore Wind Set For Global Expansion
offshoreWind.biz Cumulative installed wind power capacity will top 800GW by the end of 2021, with offshore wind establishing a firmer foothold outside Europe in the next several years, according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).  Europe’s steady if unspectacular march towards its 2020 targets has been given a big boost by the year’s most exciting new development: the dramatic price reductions …
Strong Outlook for Wind Power
PRESS RELEASE 800GW by 2021 says GWEC   25 April Delhi – The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its flagship publication Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update today. More than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market in 2016, which now comprises more than 90 countries, including 9 with more than 10,000 MW installed, and 29 …
Argentina’s SICA, Spanish cos to make wind towers in Esperanza
Renewables Now SICA Metalurgica Argentina and two Spanish partners will set up wind tower manufacturing capacity in the city of Esperanza under a commercial and industrial agreement signed last week. SICA, TecnoAranda SL and Haizea Wind aim to start producing towers for wind turbines at the end of this year, with an annual capacity of 130 pieces, Esperanza Día por Día reports. …
Global Wind Market Report 2016 Webcast (2 May 2017, 3pm CEST)
2 May 2017 – 3pm CEST 15:00 Brussels | 09:00 Washington D.C. | 21:00 Beijing  GWEC’s flagship publication is the industry’s most widely read and is referred to as the wind industry’s most credible source of data. This 76-page Global Wind Market Report provides a comprehensive snapshot of the global wind industry now present in more than 80 …
8th National Renewable Energy Forum, Mongolia
This renewable energy (RE) conference aims at discussing renewable energy activities for the year, including important projects and developments in Mongolia. This annual event will bring together the main actors of the renewable energy sector, including high-level government officials who are eager to put Mongolia on the map, given the very high potential capacity for wind power. Join us …
Elsewedy-Marubeni ink MoU for 500 MW of wind in Egypt
Renewables Now Elsewedy Electric Co (CAI:SWDY) and Marubeni Corp (TYO:8002) last week signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for an up to 500-MW wind project. The companies are working in a consortium to build the wind power complex at Gabal Elzeit on the Red Sea coast. The MoU gives them access to the site, so …
Windergy India 2017
As India increasingly turns to clean energy to power its growing economy, wind energy is poised to provide the foundation of the Renewable Energy Program in India. The wind energy sector is India’s largest and most successful renewable energy.  Currently, India has an installed capacity of more than 27 GW of wind energy making it the 4th largest in the …
Strong growth pushes wind close to 500GW
Windpower Monthly WORLDWIDE: Wind power’s record growth in 2015 proved a predictably hard act to follow, but 2016 was the industry’s second best year in terms of new installations worldwide. Windpower Monthly drills down on the numbers to highlight the countries and regions where wind is winning Just short of 55GW of new wind-power capacity was installed worldwide in 2016, according to …
GWEC: Paris, 2017, and opportunities for wind power
Energy Digital The Paris Agreement has officially been ratified by the 55 countries needed to bring it into force. This means there is going to be a global push to reduce global warming to less than 2° C, and ideally below 1.5° C, over the next century. Wind power is going to play a huge part in achieving this goal. Steve Sawyer …
AWEA’s Windpower 2017
WINDPOWER is not niche. WINDPOWER is not alternative. We are not the energy underdogs. WINDPOWER is mainstream. WINDPOWER is big time. WINDPOWER contributed more new electric generating capacity in 2016 than any other source. With over 75 gigawatts of WINDPOWER generating electricity for consumers around the U.S. and a stable business environment resulting from the 5 year extension of the Production …
Brazil Windpower 2017
Brazil Windpower is the biggest event in Latin America dedicated to business development and wind power generation projects in Brazil and Latin America. Taking place from 29-31 August, Brazil Windpower is the ideal meeting place for entrepreneurs, consultants, executives, manufacturers, service providers and professionals in general involved in wind power in the region. Registration for Brazil Windpower 2017 is now open With …
New Market Rules in Argentina – one day seminar
Be the first to know what impact the New Market Rules will have on your business and on the energy landscape in Argentina. With the previous auction favoring large users and DIScos, how will the private PPAs dictate future energy purchasing, particularly for large electricity consumers? “Projects and investments shall face a new scenario for financing as a result of …
China Wind Power 2017
China Wind Power (CWP) is one of the most influential events in the wind industry. The event is co-organized by five leading organizations: Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA), Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and China Wind Energy Equipment Association (CWEEA).  The event has hosted 9 editions since its …
Windaba 2017 and WindAc Africa
Windaba 2017 – Wind Power: Building Futures Windaba Conference and Exhibition is the largest wind energy conference on the African continent bringing together some 600 international and domestic decision makers and stakeholders that are active in the region’s wind industry. This year, the 7th edition of Windaba will have as its theme ‘Wind Power: Building Futures’. Windaba is organised annually by SAWEA …
WindEurope Conference and Exhibition 2017
WindEurope’s conference and exhibition will be held from 28-30 November in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  Book your booth early!
China and US lead way with wind power installations
Offshore Visie Last year saw 54.6 gigawatts (GW) of wind capacity installed across the planet, with global installed capacity now standing at almost 487 GW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). China installed 23.3 GW of new capacity, a 42.7 percent share of the market. A distant second to China in terms of new capacity was the U.S., where …
Global Wind Energy Insight: Strong Year Ahead
Renewable Energy World Overall, the wind industry globally begins 2017 in good shape, with good prospects for 2017 and beyond. Although we didn’t reach the 60-GW mark in 2016, largely because China ‘only’ installed 23 GW instead of last year’s phenomenal 30 GW, the industry chalked up 12.6 percent growth in cumulative capacity. In addition, China, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, South Africa and …
How Did Wind Energy Perform Globally In 2016?
North American Windpower The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its annual market statistics for 2016, when total global installed wind capacity reached nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the U.S., Germany and India – with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands – the global market was nonetheless less than 2015’s record total, says GWEC. “Wind power continues to …
New Interactive Tool Shows “The Evolution Of Wind Power” Around The World
Clean Technica A new interactive web tool created between the Global Wind Energy Council and renewable energy software company Greenbyte allows users to witness “The Evolution of Wind Power” between 1981 and today. The Evolution of Wind Power was created based on data provided by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) tracing the evolution and growth of the world’s wind energy fleet, …
Wind Outlook 2017: A Solid Year Despite Pockets of Global Unrest
Renewable Energy World With more than 1 million people employed in wind, the sector will grow in key markets around the globe. When discussing the outlook for the 2017 wind market, it’s very clear that the wind industry has arrived. Yes, problems remain in many markets across the globe but the fact that wind exists in many markets across the globe means …
China Remains Global Wind Energy Leader, Expands Lead Over US
CleanTechnica China installed a total of 23 gigawatts of wind energy in 2016, nearly half the total 54 gigawatts that was brought online around the world, and continues to expand its lead over its nearest competitors, the United States and Germany. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published its annual statistics report for the global wind energy industry this week, revealing that …
China and US lead way with wind power installations, says global energy report
CNBC.com Last year saw 54.6 gigawatts (GW) of wind capacity installed across the planet, with global installed capacity now standing at almost 487 GW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). China installed 23.3 GW of new capacity, a 42.7 percent share of the market. A distant second to China in terms of new capacity was the U.S., where 8.2 GW …
Brasil assume o 9º lugar em ranking mundial de energia eólica
Valor O Brasil subiu uma posição e assumiu o nono lugar entre os países com maior capacidade instalada de geração de energia eólica no mundo, de acordo com levantamento do conselho mundial de energia eólica (GWEC, na sigla em inglês). Em 2016, o Brasil alcançou 10,7 mil megawatts (MW) instalados de energia eólica, 2 mil MW a mais do que no …
En 2016, la eólica en la región creció un 23% en capacidad instalada, liderada por Brasil, Chile, México y Uruguay
Energian Renovables America El último informe estadístico del Consejo Global de Energía Eólica (GWEC, por sus siglas en inglés) concluye que durante 2016 se instalaron en Latinoamérica y el Caribe 3,5 GW eólicos, lo que representa poco más del 23% del total de la capacidad que ahora tiene la región, 18,8 GW. Por países, destaca Brasil, que instaló durante el …
54 GW νέας ισχύος αιολικής ενέργειας προστέθηκαν παγκοσμίως το 2016, φθάνοντας συνολικά τα 487 GW
B2Green Το Παγκόσμιο Συμβούλιο Αιολικής Ενέργειας (GWEC) του οποίου εθνικός εκπρόσωπος είναι η Ελληνική Επιστημονική Ένωση Αιολικής Ενέργειας (ΕΛΕΤΑΕΝ), ανακοίνωσε τα παγκόσμια στατιστικά στοιχεία αιολικών εγκαταστάσεων για το 2016. Η Κίνα, οι ΗΠΑ και η Γερμανία κατέχουν τις 3 πρώτες θέσεις και ακολουθούνται από την Ινδία, Βραζιλία, Γαλλία και Τουρκία. Η γειτονική χώρα εγκατέστησε 1,387 MW μόνο το 2016, σχεδόν 60% …
La eólica mundial alcanzó los 486.749 MW en 2016
REVE La capacidad mundial para generar energías renovables con eólica asciende a casi medio millón de megavatios (MW), tras la instalación de 54.600 MW en 2016. China, Estados Unidos, Alemania e India fueron los países con los mejores saldos durante el año anterior y continúan como líderes, confirmó el Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica (Gwec, por sus siglas en inglés).
Wind: 2016 market report by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
Wind: 2016 market report by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its annual market statistics today February 10: the 2016 market was more than 54 GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and with surprisingly strong showings …
Global wind energy sector stronger than ever
Post Online Media Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands, the global market was nonetheless less than 2015’s record total. The Chinese offshore market began what many hope is the sector’s long awaited take-off in 2016, with China passing Denmark to achieve 3rd place in the global offshore rankings, after …
How Did Wind Energy Perform Globally In 2016?
North American Windpower The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its annual market statistics for 2016, when total global installed wind capacity reached nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the U.S., Germany and India – with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands – the global market was nonetheless less than 2015’s record total, says GWEC. “Wind power continues to …
全球风能理事会发布《全球风电统计数据2016》
mini.eastday.com 全球风能理事会发布2016年全球风电发展统计数据:2016年全球市场新增容量超过54.6GW, 全球累计容量达到486.7GW。 2016年的风电市场由中国、美国、德国和印度引领, 法国、土耳其和荷兰等国的表现超过预期,尽管在年新增装机上,2016年未能超过创纪录的2015年,但仍然达到了一个相当令人满意的水平。 “风电继续以两位数的速度增长, 我们不能期待一个产业的增长每年都创新纪录”,全球风能理事会秘书长Steve Sawyer说,“中国的装机容量有所下降,这主要是由于2015年风电抢装后的回调,此外电力需求下降和电网消纳风电能力不足也是主要原因。 我们期待2017年风电装机继续增长”。中国海上风电装机容量在2016年大幅增加, 超过丹麦排在全球海上风电装机榜单第三位, 紧随英国和德国。
Industry installed more than 54GW of wind energy in 2016
WindTech International The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its annual market statistics: the 2016 market was more than 54GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and also with strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands. Chinese installations were 23,328MW, less than 2015’s number of 30GW, which was driven by …
La eólica cierra el año 2016 con una potencia instalada en el Mundo de casi medio millón de MW
Expansion La eólica cerró el año 2016 con una potencia total instalada en el mundo de 486.749 megavatios (MW), tras instalarse 54.600 nuevos MW, un 14,1% menos que la cifra récord de 63.633 MW de 2015, según datos del Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica (GWEC). China, Estados Unidos, Alemania e India fueron los países que más potencia instalaron en el año y …
GWEC: Rüzgar enerjisinde 2017’ye daha güçlü bakıyoruz
Borsa Gündem Küresel Rüzgar Enerjisi Konseyi (GWEC) bugün yıllık piyasa istatistiklerini açıkladı. Konsey 2016 piyasasının 54 GW’den daha fazla olduğunu ve bunun toplam küresel kurulu kapasiteyi 487 GW civarına çıkardığını belirtti. Çin, ABD, Almanya ve Hindistan’ın başını çektiği, Fransa, Türkiye ve Hollanda’nın şaşırtıcı derecede güçlü performans gösterdiğini belirten konsey, bununla birlikte küresel piyasasının 2015’in toplam rekorundan daha az olduğuna dikkat çekti. …
Впереди планеты всей: Китай обогнал США в области ветроэнергетики
Regnum.ru Китай следует своему плану по инвестированию в «чистую» энергетику для сокращения выбросов парниковых газов и повышения качества воздуха. По итогам 2016 года в КНР произведено почти в три раза больше мощности от ветряных установок, чем в США. Об этом сегодня, 10 февраля, сообщает агентство Bloomberg со ссылкой на доклад Глобального совета по ветроэнергетике (GWEC). Согласно докладу, Китай возглавил международный список стран …
Weltweit 54 Gigawatt Wind neu installiert
Erneuerbare Energien Der Global Wind Energy Council hat seine jährliche Statistik veröffentlicht: 2016 wurden demnach mehr als 54 Gigawatt (GW) Windleistung neu installiert. Damit sind es nun insgesamt knapp 487 GW. Stärkste Märkte waren China, USA, Deutschland und Indien. Erstaunlich stark waren zudem Frankreich, die Türkei und die Niederlande. Gleichwohl kamen die Installationszahlen 2016 an die des Jahres 2015 nicht heran. Der …
Wind installations fall 14%
reNEWS Global wind installations dropped 14% to 54.6GW last year due to slower growth in China, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Chinese additions dipped to 23.3GW from 30GW due to impending feed-in tariff reductions, while installations in Europe and North America remained stable. This contributed to annual global installations missing the record of 63.6GW achieved in 2015. GWEC said cumulative wind capacity …
Global capacity nears 500GW
Windpower Monthly The global wind industry added 54GW of new wind capacity in 2016, taking the worldwide total to 487GW, according to the latest annual figures from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The total is a 13% fall on the record year in 2015, with most regions installing less in 2016 than the previous year. Only Europe improved slightly on its 2015 …
GWEC statistics: wind power market continues to grow
Sun & Wind Energy The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics (link is external): the 2016 market was more than 54 GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands, the global wind power market 2016 was nonetheless less …
China Widens Wind Power Lead Over U.S., World With Another 23 GW
Bloomberg China installed almost three times more wind power than the U.S. last year, continuing its clean-energy investment blitz to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase air quality. China led new global wind-power installations with 23.3 gigawatts, compared with 8.2 gigawatts in second-place U.S., according to a report published Friday by the Global Wind Energy Council. About 54.6 gigawatts of new turbines …
GWEC says Argentina should award at least 1 GW of wind contracts this year
Renewables Now Feb 9 (Renewables Now) – The government of Argentina should award wind power contracts for no less than 1 GW of capacity during upcoming tenders in 2017, the Global Wind Energy Council’s Latin America Committee chairman, Ramon Fiestas, told Renewables Now. “This is the capacity that should be awarded during this year in order to fulfill the goals set by …
Global Offshore Wind Capacity Reaches 14.4GW in 2016
Offshorewind.biz 2,219MW of installed offshore wind capacity was added worldwide in 2016, bringing the total to 14,384MW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). 2016 brought a significant slowdown in momentum when compared to the record-breaking 2015 when 3,443MW of installed capacity was added, almost two thirds of which was commissioned in Germany. However, 2017 is expected to top the 2015 numbers, with …
World adds 54.6GW of wind in 2016 as China growth slows: GWEC
Recharge The world installed 54.6GW of wind capacity in 2016 as new additions were dragged down by slower growth in China, said the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Last year’s global installation figure – down from 63.5GW in 2015 – includes 23.3GW of new Chinese wind, down from 30GW the year before. GWEC secretary general Steve Sawyer said: “Wind power continues to grow …
Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers
The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today: the 2016 market was more than 54 GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands, the global market was nonetheless less than 2015’s record total. “Wind power continues …
Wind in power: 2016 European statistics
Europe installed 12.5 GW of gross additional wind capacity in 2016. This was 3% less than the new installations in 2015. With a total installed capacity of 153.7 GW, wind energy now overtakes coal as the second largest form of power generation capacity in Europe. 2016 annual figures 12.5 GW of new wind power capacity was installed and grid-connected in the EU during …
After good expansion, there are now challenging times ahead
Onshore wind energy: Analysis of the German market in 2016 and outlook for 2017   After good expansion, there are now challenging times ahead   Further high onshore expansion figures for the fourth year running have underlined the continued excellent performance of the German wind industry. The German wind industry grew by about 4,625 megawatts (4,259 MW net), thus …
Dutch Trains Are Now Powered By Wind
Forbes World-famous for their picturesque windmills, the Netherlands has always had a love affair with wind energy. While it was originally used to pump water or grind grain, wind is now helping Dutch commuters get to work. Earlier this week, one of their national railway companies, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), announced that, since 1st January, every single one of its electric trains …
Steve Sawyer: “As a society we face a myriad of challenges, both political and environmental, but the climate issue is the most obviously existential one.”
CleanTechnica To lighten up your week and give you even more energizing thoughts, we publish interviews from our partner The Beam twice a week. The Beam takes a modern perspective on the energy transition, interviewing inspirational people from around the world that shape our sustainable energy future. This week, Anne-Sophie Garrigou, journalist at The Beam, interviewed Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global …
India Set to Install First Offshore Wind LiDAR off Gujarat
OffshoreWind.biz India’s offshore wind development will kick off in Gujarat, as the first LiDAR that will monitor wind conditions at sea is expected to be installed by the end of this month off the coast of the country’s westernmost state. Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which has been working on the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project for the past three …
India to get offshore LiDAR off Gujarat this month
Renewables Now The Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) consortium is to commission by the end of the month an offshore Light Detecting and Ranging (LiDAR) system off the coast of the state of Gujarat. The FOWIND project focuses on Gujarat and Tamil Nadu as the most suitable zones for offshore wind development have been identified off their coasts.
Offshore Wind Power in Germany: Expansion Figures for 2016
Offshore wind power: Expansion forges steadily ahead federal government inhibiting further momentum New offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 818 megawatts went online in 2016. The industry views this expansion as positive and expects that, combined with optimised turbine technology and operating concepts, this will also lead to cost reduction in the forthcoming tendering processes in Germany. This momentum …
Despite Trump, 2017 should be another top year for global wind
Recharge news GWEC secretary-general Steve Sawyer predicts what will happen in wind’s key markets this year Looking back at 2016, it’s easier to come up with a list of bad things that happened than good: Brexit, Trump and the rise of post-truth politics; the Syrian disaster, and the subsequent European bungling of the influx of refugees; and China and Russia flexing their …
Wind and solar fury as Brazil tender axe ‘threatens investment’
Recharge news Brazil’s wind and solar industries have slammed the cancellation of the nation’s 19 December reserve tender as a “hard blow” and “counter-sensible”, warning that billions of dollars of investment are at risk and factories could grind to a halt in 2018. “It’s a sad day for the solar sector in Brazil,” Rodrigo Sauaia, CEO of the Brazilian Solar Power Association …
India ranks 4th in Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index
jagranjosh.com India in the third week of December 2016 was ranked 4th in the Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index. The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of India is 25088 MW. The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of China is 145362 MW. The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of the USA is 74471 MW and that of Germany is …
New wind power field-test site in the Swabian Alps
Sun & Wind Wind power has making inroads even into mountainous regions with irregular winds and air turbulence brought on by the rough terrain. Six partners from Wind-ForS, a wind energy research cluster in southern Germany, are now investigating how wind turbines can best be operated at these locations. The collective is planning to set up a field-test research site with …
2016 will be a mixed year for the wind power industry: GWEC chief
Greentechlead.com Steve Sawyer, secretary general, GWEC recollects 2016 has been a rollercoaster year for the wind power industry, says. ”We started off on a high with the Paris Agreement, a record annual market in 2015 driven by the astonishing 30GW installed in China, and the unexpected Christmas present in the US with a tax deal done at the last minute which …
Andrew Garrad to retire from DNV GL
Dr Andrew Garrad, the co-founder of Garrad Hassan, has announced he will retire from DNV GL on 23 December 2016. ARNHEM, the Netherlands – 14 December 2016 – Following the merger between DNV and GL Garrad Hassan two years ago, Andrew ceased to play an active operational role in the company, but remained associated with DNV GL, as advisor, as Chairman …
South Africa Needs Regulatory Certainty to Build Large Wind Sector by 2050
Renewable Energy World CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Investors are looking beyond hiccups such as the stalling of the scheme to buy clean energy by the South African government from independent power producers to create a very large wind sector by 2050, but they want clear regulations. The delays in signing off power purchase agreements by the power utility Eskom with renewable …
Global Wind Energy Insight: ‘We’re Moving On’
Renewable Energy World Well, what was unthinkable just a short while ago is now the reality, and Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States, sending shockwaves across the U.S. and around the world. The press and social media are rife with speculation about which of the many and often conflicting positions he took during the campaign will become reality. Much can …
Next International Renewable Energy Conference MEXIREC to be held in Mexico City
11-13 September 2017. The Government of Mexico announced today that it has teamed up with REN21 – the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century – to organise the next International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) in Mexico from 11-13 September 2017, within the framework of the Strategic Dialogues on the Future of Energy. Dedicated exclusively to the renewable energy sector, …
Vietnam green energy gets strong tail wind
VietNamNet Bridge Viet Nam is hoping to boost its renewable energy production, especially wind and solar energy, to more than 10.7 per cent of total generation by 2030, up from the previously planned 6 per cent. It plans to increase the rate to at least 7 per cent by 2020, up from the previous target of 4.5 per cent. The country now relies …
VN green energy gets strong tail wind
My Hanoi  HCM CITY – Việt Nam is hoping to boost its renewable energy production, especially wind and solar energy, to more than 10.7 per cent of total generation by 2030, up from the previously planned 6 per cent. It plans to increase the rate to at least 7 per cent by 2020, up from the previous target of 4.5 per cent. The …
Boost for Russian wind from onshore and offshore projects
Recharge news Russia’s fledgling wind industry is getting a boost from a first offshore project planned in the White Sea, while talks are underway between state-owned nuclear group Rosatom and foreign partners over the construction of three wind farms in Russia with a joint capacity of 610MW. Chinese energy and engineering firm Sinomec plans to build a 60MW offshore array off the …
Vietnam to focus more on wind energy to power growth
VnExpress Renewable energy sources remain largely untapped across the country Vietnam plans to increase the amount renewable energy contributes to national power consumption to at least 7 percent by 2020 — up from the previous target of 4.5 percent. The revision to the plan reflects the fact that Vietnam is increasingly turning to renewable sources, as stated in the National Action …
WindEurope calls on Council and Parliament to go beyond ambition of the European Commission on the Clean Energy Package
Brussels, 30 November 2016 WindEurope calls on the European Parliament and the Council to use the Winter Package as a base to build greater ambition on renewables and market design toward 2030. Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope, said: “We welcome the Commission’s package on renewables and market design.  But there is still a lot of work to do in the Parliament and …
Trump Vows Paris Agreement Pull Out; World Unites Behind Green Economy
Pulitzer Center The 22nd United Nations climate summit began as a wonky, low-profile affair. Nearly 200 nations, finally agreeing to keep the world from burning up, began writing the rulebook by which the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement could be achieved, while seeking the trillions needed to move quickly away from fossil fuels to a green-energy economy. Then things blew …
Argentina – learning from renewables trailblazer Brazil
Recharge news With Argentina set to join Brazil as a global renewable energy hotspot, GWEC’s Ramón Fiestas shares his unique insights into both South American markets Almost 10 years after Brazil started its tender-based renewable energy programme, Argentina is following in the footsteps of its giant neighbour. Some issues set the two nations apart, but both have one thing in common – the …
How U.S. Diplomats in Marrakech Are Working to Trump-Proof Their Climate Wins
Pacific Standard Obama and his team have just two months to lock down the climate gains they’ve made in the past two terms and devise new projects for Trump’s administration to unravel. In the meantime, they’re working hard to reassure the rest of the world — and to court Trump himself. On a mild Thursday evening in Washington, D.C., a …
The Future of Wind Energy
Climate Change The New Economy All analyses of the global energy picture today say that the wind industry has a ‘bright future’. Having experienced double digit cumulative growth for nearly twenty years, wind is unique among modern manufacturing industries, to the point where the fastest growing job in the United States is ‘wind energy technician’. But how bright? Our recently released Global …
Finance the magic ingredient in Argentina’s clean-energy feast
Recharge The South American nation has plenty going for it as a renewable leader but one thing is missing, writes Alexandre Spatuzza. Argentina has the perfect recipe for a global renewable energy leader – almost. It has unquestionably excellent solar and wind resources; power demand growing at more than 3% a year; a need to revamp an outdated power generation fleet; clear and …
LatAm renewables holds its breath over Trump effect
Recharge news ANALYSIS: Donald Trump hasn’t endeared himself to Latin America, but in some scenarios he could be good news for renewables growth in the US’s southern neighbours Like every other industry in the region, Latin America’s fast-growing wind and solar sectors are holding their breath to see what a Donald Trump presidency means for them – and there is plenty to …
European renewable stocks fall on concern Trump will cut support
Reuters European renewable stocks fell sharply on Wednesday after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, hit by concerns that his plans to promote coal and other fossil fuels will come at the expense of renewable energy investment. Trump’s campaign has promised to renegotiate the world’s second biggest carbon-emitting country’s role in a United Nations-led global agreement which many view as a …
AWEA statement on US election results
Washington, D.C., November 9, 2016 — The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released the following statement on the results of the 2016 presidential election: “The American Wind Energy Association is ready to work with President-elect Donald Trump and his administration to assure that wind power continues to be a vibrant part of the U.S. economy. An unstoppable shift to a cleaner energy …
Insights from the Global Wind Energy Council 2016 Outlook
Renewable Energy World A new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) — Global Wind Energy Outlook 2016 — forecasts highly promising growth for wind power capacity around the world going into the future. The report highlights that the global wind industry underwent a record year through 2015, closing with annual installations of 63 GW and total installed capacity of some …
This Wind Turbine Is Cheaper Than An iPhone – And Can Power Your Home
Konbini Earlier this month Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled fashion-conscious solar roof tiles that generate more power than your lights, appliances and car batteries will ever need. Unfortunately however (and like most Tesla products) this breakthrough innovation won’t be available to your run-of-the-mill homeowner, because of its luxurious pricing structure. In the heart of India however, two brothers are working on …
COSCO and DEME in Offshore Wind Deal
The Maritime Executive The Belgian dredging group DEME and China COSCO Shipping have formed a joint venture to develop offshore wind energy in China.  As the largest shipping company in the world, China COSCO Shipping says it wishes to enter this new market segment and has found a partner in DEME’s subsidiary GeoSea, which has extensive experience in developing, building and maintaining …
Around The Globe, The Odds Are With Wind Energy
Environmental Leader If one sustainable fuel form has the wind at its back, it’s, well, wind energy. According to the Global Wind Energy Council , it could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. “Now that the Paris Agreement is coming into force, countries need to get serious about what they committed to last December,” says Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the …
Global wind energy industry is soaring, hears Windaba
Creamer Media’s Engineering News China is still leading the charge in the wind energy industry, outpacing by far the US, Germany, India and Spain.  Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) secretary-general Steve Sawyer, said the last two years in the global wind energy industry had seen substantial growth, after a flat period between 2009 and 2013. He told the annual Windaba in Cape …
China’s retreat from coal is no quick fix for wind curtailment
Recharge The National Energy Administration (NEA) last week said it will scrap plans for 15 unapproved projects in nine provinces, while also vowing to slash production at massive coal-fired plants in the remote Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia regions. The directives could clear roughly 12.4GW of potential capacity from China’s already congested grid. However, the government is primarily trying to balance overcapacity concerns …
Wind energy to generate 20% of global electricity by 2030
Vanguard As Nigeria grapples with inadequate power supply, focus appears to be shifting towards wind power which capacity is estimated to reach 2,110 Giga Watts, GW, globally and generate up to 20 per cent of the world’s electricity by 2030, while attracting around 200 billion euros in annual investment, the Global Wind Energy Council, WEC, biennial Wind Energy Outlook, report …
Grid upgrades will help stalled wind projects
Windpower Monthly Work has started on reinforcing Jordan’s transmission grid in order to integrate more renewable energy on to the network and improve the reliability of the power supply. While much of the new capacity will be taken by solar power, wind energy will also benefit. “The Green Corridor project should allow a dramatic expansion of wind power,” said Steve Sawyer, secretary …
India to get electricity from offshore wind energy in 5 years
DNA India India will get electricity generated by wind-propelled plants installed in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in about five years as a part of the country’s green energy development programmes, an energy expert has said. “We are preparing India for offshore wind (and) providing MNRE, a roadmap for offshore wind for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu,” said Mathias Steck, Executive Vice President and …
Berkeley Lab Suggests We’re Underestimating Potential & Uncertainty Of Wind Energy Cost Reductions
Clean Technica A new report by researchers from Berkeley Lab has raised the possibility that we are underestimating the potential for and uncertainty of wind energy cost reductions. There has been a lot of coverage lately of the dramatic cost reductions for wind energy over the last few years, and the potential this has for challenging fossil fuel-based electricity generation. The most …
India to get electricity from offshore wind energy in 5 yrs
India today Singapore, Oct 31 (PTI) India will get electricity generated by wind-propelled plants installed in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in about five years as part of the countrys green energy development programmes, an energy expert has said. “We are preparing India for offshore wind (and) providing MNRE a road map for offshore wind for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu,” said Mathias Steck, …
Big data is about to transform renewable energy
Deutsche Welle This week, the International Energy Agency came out with some new figures that will make many in the European renewable energy sector nervous. The Paris-based intergovernmental organization says that while renewable generation is on the rise globally, Europe’s lead in the sector is shrinking. The report cites policy uncertainty as the main culprit – this compared with the more solid …
Renewable energy represented more than half of all new power capacity in ’15
Computerworld Renewable energy represented more than half the new power capacity in the world in 2015, reaching a record 153 gigawatts (GW) — 15% more than the previous year, according to a new report. Most of the gains were driven by record-level wind additions of 66GW and solar photovoltaic (PV) installations of 49GW, according to the the report from the International Energy …
In Beijing, global business strongly urges governments to conclude an ambitious Environmental Goods Agreement before the end of 2016
October 26, 2016, BEIJING, CHINA – Representatives from green industries and business associations from around the world met yesterday at an international business seminar in Beijing to highlight their strong support of an ambitious Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA). Economic benefits of an EGA The seminar emphasized the significant role of Chinese industries in manufacturing and deploying environmentally-friendly technologies and the economic benefits Chinese …
Argentina still needs to win over RE investors: GWEC
Recharge Argentina must win over foreign investors in order to pull off its plan to quadruple renewables to around 8% of its supply in just two years, after nearly a decade of being ostracised by global financial markets, says Ramon Fiestas, Latin America head at the Global Wind Energy Council. “The government has put in place sound planning and regulations, so …
L’éolien pourrait fournir 20% de l’électricité mondiale en 2030, selon le GWEC
Yahoo France Le Global Wind Energy Council a publié son rapport bisannuel sur les perspectives de l’éolien dans le monde. Le vent pourrait fournir jusqu’à 20% de l’électricité mondiale en 2030, réduisant les émissions de carbone de plus de 3,3 gigatonnes par an. C’est le scénario “avancé”. L’éolien pourrait fournir 20% de l’électricité mondiale en 2030, affirme le Global Wind Energy …
GWEC: Z větru by do roku 2030 mohla být až pětina elektřiny
Kurzy.cz Vítr by se do roku 2030 mohl na celosvětové výrobě elektřiny podílet až z 20 procent. K výstavbě nových větrných elektráren totiž přispívá prudký pokles nákladů i příslib jednotlivých zemí omezit klimatické změny. Vyplývá to ze zprávy, kterou dnes zveřejnila Globální rada pro větrnou energii GWEC. Pokud loňská klimatická dohoda z Paříže povede k celosvětovému závazku dekarbonizace sektoru výroby elektřiny, celková …
GWEC: Η αιολική θα καλύπτει το 20% των αναγκών σε ρεύμα διεθνώς έως το 2030
EnergyWorld Η εγκατεστημένη αιολική ενέργεια μπορεί να ξεπεράσει τα 2,1 τεραβάτ ισχύος έως το 2030, παρέχοντας μέχρι και το 20% της παγκόσμιας ηλεκτρικής ενέργειας, σύμφωνα με νέα έκθεση του Παγκόσμιου Συμβουλίου Αιολικής Ενέργειας (GWEC). Η ετήσια έκθεση της κατάστασης της αιολικής ενέργειας παγκοσμίως υπογραμμίζει όμως ότι αυτό που απαιτείται για την πλήρη αξιοποίηση της αιολικής ενέργειας είναι η «πολιτική βούληση για την …
Informe GWEC: la energía eólica podría suministrar hasta el 20 % de la electricidad mundial en 2030
Clean Energy News El Global Wind Energy Council( GWEC) publicó ayer su informe “Global Wind Energy Outlook”, que describe escenarios en los que el viento podría suministrar el 20 por ciento de la electricidad mundial en 2030. El informe analiza cuatro escenarios que exploran el futuro de la industria eólica a 2020, 2030 y 2050. “Ahora que el Acuerdo de París está …
GWEC: wind could supply fifth of world electricity by 2030
Eco News The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said in a report released in Beijing that wind power could supply as much as 20 per cent of the world’s total electricity by 2030 due to dramatic cost reductions and pledges to curb climate change. If last year’s United Nations sponsored Paris Agreement on climate change leads to a worldwide commitment to the …
Wind could power 20% of the world by 2030
GrowthBusiness.co.uk While the outlook for wind energy looks positive, it would require a great level of commitment from global leaders. Is a world powered by wind just a pipe dream? The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) outlined four possible scenarios for wind power in its latest report. One scenario foresees wind sup plying more than 33 per cent of global electricity demand, but …
Wind could power 20% of the world by 2030, if policy allows
Oilpro The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has published its latest biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook report, in which it claims that wind energy could cover as much as a fifth of all electricity demand by 2030. However, achieving this in reality will require dramatic shifts in policy and more commitment from global governments. The 2016 report says total global wind power …
Wind energy could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030
The Actuary The Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook report states that by 2030 wind power could reach 2,110 GW accounting for 20% of global electricity. This would create 2.4 million new jobs, reducing CO2 emissions by more than 3.3 billion tonnes per year, and attract annual investment of around €200bn. The report states that decreased prices for wind, …
A fifth of global electricity could come from wind by 2030
Sun & Wind Energy Wind could supply 20 % of global electricity by 2030, according to a report presented by the Global Wind Energy Council last week in China. The study says that by 2030 wind power could reach 2,110 GW, create 2.4 million new jobs and attract annual investment of about EUR 200 billion. The report looked at four options with the …
Govt action crucial to continued wind growth – GWEC
Business News Americas Governments around the world must decide whether they are truly committed to addressing climate change. That’s according to Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) secretary general Steve Sawyer, who said Monday that any chance of limiting the human-induced rise in global temperatures to below 2 degrees C depends upon achieving a carbon-free global power sector by 2050.
Wind Power To Feature Heavily In World’s Energy Mix
Energy Matters Wind power could provide 20 percent of the world’s electricity supply by 2030 as nations begin curbing carbon emissions in line with commitments made at last year’s Paris Climate Summit. According to a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), big decreases in the price of renewable energies like wind and solar over recent years have made these …
Wind Power to Dominate Power Sector Growth
Environmental XPRT The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook in Beijing, outlining scenarios where wind could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. The report looks at four scenarios exploring the future of the wind industry out to 2020, 2030 and 2050. ‘Now that the Paris Agreement is coming into force, countries need to get serious about what …
Wind energy market could supply 20% of the world’s electricity by 2030
Hydrogen Fuel News New report highlights the potential of the global wind energy market Wind energy could end up playing a very major role throughout the world in the coming years. The Global Wind Energy Council has released a new report highlighting the potential future of this form of renewable power. According to the report, wind power could supply as much …
GWEC envisages 5.8TW of wind by 2050
Windpower Monthly In the Global Wind Energy Outlook 2016 report, GWEC put forward four scenarios of installed wind capacity between 2015 and 2050. For its most positive suggestion, the advanced scenario, a total of 5,806GW of wind capacity is predicted. China would remain the world’s largest market with 1,789GW of wind power by 2050, with North America — including the US, …
Neuer Zukunftsbericht über den Ausbau der Windenergie vom GWEC
Windkraft-Journal The Global Wind Energy Council released its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook today, outlining scenarios where wind could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. The report looks at four scenarios exploring the future of the wind industry out to 2020, 2030 and 2050. “Now that the Paris Agreement is coming into force, countries need to get serious about what they …
Eolico, GWEC: 20% energia elettrica globale nel 2030
GreenStyle L’eolico nel 2030 potrebbe fornire il 20% dell’energia elettrica globale. La proiezione è del Global Wind Energy Council. L’associazione settoriale nel suo ultimo rapporto biennale, dal titolo “Global Wind Energy Outlook”, ha profilato gli scenari di sviluppo dell’energia eolica al 2020, al 2030 e al 2050.
Notizie Radiocor – Economia
Borsa Italiana Energia: Italia quinto paese Ue per capacita’ produzione eolica, prima Germania -2- (Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor Plus) – Bruxelles, 19 ott – “Con l’entrata in vigore degli accordi di Parigi sul clima i paesi devono essere seri sugli impegni: rispettare i target previsti implica un’offerta di elettricita’ completamente de carbonizzata ben prima del 2050 e l’energia eolica gioca un …
Energia:su eolico Italia quinta in Ue per potenza installata
ANSA.it Con 9 gigawatt (GW) di potenza installata, l’Italia è il quinto paese in Europa per capacità di produrre energia eolica dopo Germania (44,9 GW), Spagna (23 GW), Regno Unito (13,6 GW) e Francia (10 GW). Emerge dal rapporto Global Wind Energy 2016, nella parte dedicata allo sviluppo del settore in Europa. Nell’Unione la capacità degli impianti eolici ha raggiunto i …
Wind power could fuel 20 per cent of power requirement by 2030: Global Wind Energy Council
The Economic Times Wind power could fuel 20 per cent of global electricity by 2030 the Global Wind Energy Council has estimated in its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook on Tuesday. In a statement the Secretary General of the Council Steve Sawyer said: “Now that the Paris Agreement is coming into force, countries need to get serious about what they …
Wind Energy Could Supply 20% Of Global Electricity By 2030, According To GWEC
Today Eco “Wind power is the most competitive option for adding new capacity to the grid in a growing number of markets,” Sawyer continued, “but if the Paris agreement targets are to be reached, that means closing fossil fuel fired power plants and replacing them with wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and biomass. That will be the hard part, and governments will …
Wind to supply 20% of global electricity by 2030
Energy Live News Wind power is expected to supply 20% of global electricity demand by 2030. That’s according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) which stated wind generation will reach 2,110GW during the same period. It means the sector could attract an investment worth around €200 billion (£178bn) and create 2.4 million new jobs in the next 14 years. It …
Wind Could Supply 20% of Global Power by 2030
 Northeast Today Wind power could supply up to 20 per cent of global electricity by 2030 owing to dramatic cost reductions and efforts to check climate change, said a Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) report released on Tuesday. “By 2030 wind power could reach 2,110 GW, and supply up to 20 per cent of global electricity, creating 2.4 million new jobs …
Wind power could fuel 20 % of global electricity by 2030: Global Wind Energy Council
The Masterbuilder Wind power could fuel 20 per cent of global electricity by 2030, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has estimated in its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook. The council noted that the Paris agreement is coming into force, countries need to get serious about what they committed to last December. Meeting the Paris targets means a completely decarbonized electricity …
Global wind energy could be as much as 20% by 2030
Energy Source & Distribution The Global Wind Energy Council released its 2016 outlook and says wind energy could make up as much as 20 per cent of global electricity by 2030. GWEC secretary general Steve Sawyer said the Paris Agreement was coming into effect, countries need to be serious about what they’ve committed. “Meeting the Paris targets means a completely decarbonised electricity supply …
Global Wind Energy Council: Wind Could Supply 41% of World’s Electricity Demand by 2050
ScalingGreen The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is out with the sixth edition of its annual Global Wind Energy Outlook, “looking at the future of our industry out to 2020, 2030 and ultimately to 2050.” The full report is available for download at GWEC’s website, but for now, here are a few highlights (bolding added for emphasis) and graphs. Wind power booms, the only question …
Wind could supply 20% of world power by 2030
sentinelassam.com Wind power could supply up to 20 per cent of global electricity by 2030 owing to dramatic cost reductions and efforts to check climate change, said a Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) report released on Tuesday. “By 2030 wind power could reach 2,110 GW, and supply up to 20 per cent of global electricity, creating 2.4 million new jobs and reducing …
European wind sector places second in ‘volatile’ 2015
ENDS Europe The European wind energy sector remained the second largest in the world in 2015 amid concerns about market volatility and a “weakened” legislative environment, according to industry.
Wind power could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030
Inhabitat Although solar power gets more press, the wind power industry is growing nearly as fast. The (GWEC) released an historic report Tuesday in Beijing, saying 20 percent of the world’s total electricity could come from wind by as early as 2030. With last year’s Paris climate deal as a strong motivating factor, the group predicts the world’s total wind power …
GWEC: Wind Could Supply A Big Chunk Of Global Power By 2030
North American Windpower The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook, outlining scenarios where wind could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. The report also looks at four scenarios exploring the future of the wind industry in 2020, 2030 and 2050. By 2030, according to the report, wind power could reach 2,110 GW and supply …
Wind could supply fifth of world electricity by 2030
The Himalayan Times Wind power could supply as much as 20 percent of the world’s total electricity by 2030 due to dramatic cost reductions and pledges to curb climate change, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said in a report released in Beijing on Tuesday. If last year’s Paris climate accord leads to a worldwide commitment to the decarbonisation of the electricity …
Wind to supply 20% of global electricity by 2030
British Utilities Wind power is expected to supply 20% of global electricity demand by 2030. That’s according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) which stated wind generation will reach 2,110GW during the same period. It means the sector could attract an investment worth around €200 billion (£178bn) and create 2.4 million new jobs in the next 14 years.
Wind Energy Could Supply 20% Of Global Electricity By 2030, According To GWEC
Clean Technica The Global Wind Energy Council published its Global Wind Energy Outlook report this week, outlining scenarios which show how wind energy could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. Specifically, the report outlined ways in which wind power could reach 2,110 GW by 2030, supplying up to 20% of global electricity while simultaneously creating 2.4 million new jobs, reducing carbon emissions …
Wind energy could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030
Renew Economy The Global Wind Energy Council published its Global Wind Energy Outlook report this week, outlining scenarios which show how wind energy could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. Specifically, the report outlined ways in which wind power could reach 2,110 GW by 2030, supplying up to 20% of global electricity while simultaneously creating 2.4 million new jobs, reducing carbon emissions by …
Wind Power to dominate power sector growth
Electric Energy Online The Global Wind Energy Council released its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook in Beijing, outlining scenarios where wind could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. The report looks at four scenarios exploring the future of the wind industry out to 2020, 2030 and 2050. “Now that the Paris Agreement is coming into force, countries need to get serious …
Wind Power to dominate power sector growth; to supply up to 20% of global electricity by 2030
India Infoline By 2030 wind power could reach 2,110 GW, and supply up to 20% of global electricity, creating 2.4 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 3.3 billion tonnes per year, and attract annual investment of about €200 billion. The Global Wind Energy Council released its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook, outlining scenarios where wind could supply 20% of …
Wind could supply fifth of world electricity by 2030: GWEC
Business Times Wind power could supply as much as 20 per cent of the world’s total electricity by 2030 due to dramatic cost reductions and pledges to curb climate change, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said in a report released in Beijing on Tuesday. If last year’s Paris climate accord leads to a worldwide commitment to the decarbonisation of the electricity …
Z větru by do roku 2030 mohla být až pětina elektřiny
OEnergetice.cz Vítr by se do roku 2030 mohl na celosvětové výrobě elektřiny podílet až z 20 procent. K výstavbě nových větrných elektráren totiž přispívá prudký pokles nákladů i příslib jednotlivých zemí omezit klimatické změny. Vyplývá to ze zprávy, kterou dnes zveřejnila Globální rada pro větrnou energii GWEC. Pokud loňská klimatická dohoda z Paříže povede k celosvětovému závazku dekarbonizace sektoru výroby elektřiny, celková …
Wind to supply 20 per cent of global power needs by 2030 – report
Power Engineering International Wind power could supply up to 20 per cent of the world’s power needs by 2030, according to new analysis. In its latest Wind Energy Outlook, released this week, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) predicted that worldwide wind capacity could reach 2110 GW by 2030, with annual investment in the sector growing to €200bn ($220bn). By 2050, under …
La eólica suministrará hasta el 20% de la electricidad mundial en 2030 y dará empleo a 2,4 millones de personas, según GWEC
Somos Eólicos La energía eólica podría suministrar hasta el 20% de la electricidad mundial en 2030, según recoge el último informe del Global Wind Energy Outlook que el Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica (GWEC) ha lanzado hoy en Pekín (China). El estudio muestra que la eólica dominará el crecimiento del sector energético en el mundo. La potencia eólica mundial alcanzó 433 GW …
Wind share in 2030 could be 11% or 20%, all depends on policy
SeeNews In 2030 wind power’s share in global electricity demand could climb to 11%-12% or rise as high as 20% under several scenarios examined by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Wind capacity is seen to at least triple from 432.7 GW in 2015 to 1,260 GW by 2030. It is also possible to hit 2,110 GW by that same year in …
Wind power tipped to meet a fifth of global power demand by 2030
Business Green Wind power could meet a fifth of global power demand by 2030, creating 2.4 million new jobs and slashing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 3.3 billion tonnes. That is the headline conclusion from the biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which predicts the industry is poised to mobilise up to €200bn a …
Wind could supply fifth of world electricity by 2030: group
Reuters Wind power could supply as much as 20 percent of the world’s total electricity by 2030 due to dramatic cost reductions and pledges to curb climate change, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said in a report released in Beijing on Tuesday. If last year’s Paris climate accord leads to a worldwide commitment to the decarbonization of the electricity sector, total …
Wind ‘could reach 2.1TW by 2030’
reNews Wind power could reach more than 2.1TW by 2030, supplying up to 20% of global electricity, according to a new report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The report – Global Wind Energy Outlook – released today said that what is needed to meet wind energy’s potential is the “political will to put together the programs and policies”.  It noted that a total …
Wind power to dominate power sector growth
WindTech International The Global Wind Energy Council has released its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook, outlining scenarios where wind could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. The report looks at four scenarios exploring the future of the wind industry out to 2020, 2030 and 2050. By 2030 wind power could reach 2,110GW, and supply up to 20% of global electricity, …
Wind could supply fifth of world electricity by 2030: group
Re-Publish.com Wind power could supply as much as 20 percent of the world’s total electricity by 2030 due to dramatic cost reductions and pledges to curb climate change, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said in a report released in Beijing on Tuesday. If last year’s Paris climate accord leads to a worldwide commitment to the decarbonization of the electricity sector, total …
Wind could supply 20% of global power by 2030: GWEC
Recharge Wind power is gearing up to be the main engine for the global power sector’s growth, with expectations it will supply as much as 20% of world’s electricity by 2030, according to the latest forecast from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Installed capacity could reach 2,110GW by 2030, say the authors of the Global Wind Energy Outlook (GWEO), in the …
Wind Power to dominate power sector growth
–    To supply up to 20% of global electricity by 2030 BEIJING, 18 October 2016. The Global Wind Energy Council released its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook today, outlining scenarios where wind could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. The report looks at four scenarios exploring the future of the wind industry out to 2020, 2030 and 2050. “Now that the …
Another Strong Year for China’s Wind Industry
Renewable Energy World The Chinese wind market continued to power ahead during the first half of 2016. According to the Chinese Wind Energy Association’s unofficial estimate, H1 installations were 9-10 GW, which indicates that this year’s total should be over 20 GW again. Installations are driven by the pressure of the next downward adjustment of the feed-in tariff, which is expected to …
How I learned to love power auctions
Recharge news While the US administration of Jimmy Carter can rightly claim the invention of the feed-in tariff, it was Germany’s 1990 ‘Feed-in law’ which provided the initial impetus to the large scale development of wind and solar technologies. Revised in 2000, it became the EEG, which, depending on your point of view, has been the single most successful spark to …
Mainstream Renewable Power and GE Energy Financial Services sign agreement to develop, build and operate wind power plants in Vietnam
HANOI, VIETNAM – 2016 28 SEPTEMBER: Mainstream Renewable Power and GE Energy Financial Services, a GE Capital business unit (NYSE:GE), have signed a term sheet to develop, build and operate large scale wind power plants in Vietnam. The projects are expected to comprise both greenfield and partially developed sites, are intended to include co-operation with local and international developers, and will …
DONG Energy to build $13-26 million hub for UK offshore wind
Reuters Denmark’s DONG Energy (DENERG.CO) said on Thursday it would build a multi-million pound maintenance hub in Grimsby, northeast England, to provide services for its offshore wind operations. The new facility would, subject to planning approval, be built at the town’s Royal Dock and provide maintenance support to the company’s wind farms in the region. Britain is the world leader for installed …
Should Investors Add Wind Energy to Their Portfolio?
Green World Investor Any investor with a green conscience will definitely be considering investing in something they believe in, and not just to make money from. There are many different types of renewable energy stocks and shares available to invest in, but with wind energy set to increase by 64% by 2020 in Europe alone, this is one of the best …
Financing Wind in Argentina
One-day Interactive Seminar 25 October, 09h00-18h00 Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires RenovAR ROUND 1 and beyond:   Challenges and Opportunities to underpin the market   The first auction under Argentina’s innovative renewables program – RenovAR – has proved far more attractive than expected, with bids submitted for more than six times the 1000 MW of capacity that …
China embarked on wind power frenzy, says IEA
BBC  China has been building two wind turbines every hour, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has told BBC News. This is the world’s biggest programme of turbine installation, double that of its nearest rival, the US. The nation’s entire annual increase in energy demand has been fulfilled from the wind. But the IEA warns China has built so much coal-fired generating capacity that …
Experts Anticipate Significant Continued Reductions in Wind Energy Costs
Berkeley Lab study shows expected declines of 24%–30% by 2030 and 35%–41% by 2050  Berkeley, CA — Technology advancements are expected to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy, according to a survey of the world’s foremost wind power experts led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Experts anticipate cost reductions of 24%–30% by 2030 and 35%–41% by …
Recharge Thought Leaders tackle wind financing at Brazil Roundtable
Recharge Recharge’s latest Thought Leaders Roundtable in Rio de Janeiro brought together 45 leaders of the local and international wind industry at the city’s Museum of Modern Art, setting the tone for the following three days of debate at the Brazil Windpower Congress – the largest wind event in the country. Sponsored by the Brazilian Association of Heavy Machinery Manufacturers …
Iran is a perfect place for wind, and its capital is choking in pollution
Recharge 5 MINUTES with Steve Sawyer, GWEC As wind energy expansion shifts to emerging markets, new hotspots for the industry are joining more established markets such as Brazil or India, Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), tells Recharge. Wind power in emerging markets is diversifying and moving towards new hotspots. Which ones in particular are of interest to …
Cuba Turns to Foreign Investors as Cheap Venezuelan Oil Fades
Bloomberg Nearly two years after presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced a thaw in relations, Cuba’s communist government is turning to foreign investors to boost renewable energy as it faces cutbacks in cheap oil imports from Venezuela. The government formed by Fidel Castro in 1959 and led by his brother, Raul, is pitching large wind and solar projects and biomass plants that …
Brazil energy official sees regulatory stability under Temer
Recharge After Brazil’s Senate today confirmed the removal of President Dilma Rousseff for alleged budgetary irregularities, the country’s chief energy planner told Recharge he expects the new government to provide regulatory stability for investors in the wind sector. In a final vote after almost half a year of political turmoil, 61 senators approved the impeachment of Rousseff, with only 20 voting against …
Fresh financing options tops Brazil wind agenda
Recharge As the National Development Bank (BNDES) moves to reduce project financing, the wind sector in Brazil is searching for alternatives that would allow its development boom to continue, industry leaders said at a roundtable organized by Recharge in Rio de Janeiro. “It’s all about financing. We have gotten used to too much from BNDES and this has moved us away from …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Wind reflections
PES Wind Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, GWEC, gives a global overview of wind power during 2015, a very positive year culminating in the Paris agreement in December. He predicts a steady growth in the industry over the next five years. Wind Power Leads All New Power Generation More than 150 nations gathered in New York, on Earth Day, to formally sign the …
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 is …
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% …
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, …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
WindEurope Summit/ WindEnergy Hamburg 2016
WindEurope Summit 2016, 27/09/2016 – 29/09/2016 Visit website WindEnergy Hamburg 2016, 27/09/2016 – 30/09/2016 Visit website GWEC is proud to once again support WindEnergy Hamburg and the WindEurope Summit as Global Partner. 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 …
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). China Wind Power is the world’s leading exhibition and conference in the wind power sector and this year will prove no …
Windaba 2016 and WindAc 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 …
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 …
Mexico WindPower 2017
Call for Posters now closed Mexico WindPower (MWP) is the most important annual event of the wind industry in Mexico and is co-organized by the Mexican Wind Energy Association (AMDEE), the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and E. J. Krause de Mexico. As the market continues to grow at rapid speed, so does our need to expand our knowledge about the …
Webcast: Doing Business In … India (14 March 2017)
Tuesday, 14 March, 10:30 CET 10:30 Brussels | 04:30 Washington D.C. | 17:30 Beijing | 15:00 Delhi Join Mr DV Giri, Secretary General of Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association,  and Steve Sawyer, GWEC Secretary General, for our ‘Doing Business In … India’ webcast to be held on 14 March at 10h30 CET. Wind is not just another business in India. …
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) …