Enhancing Design of Three Key Components Could Help Reduce Cost of Wind Energy Generation

29/05/2015 -

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Wind turbines began cropping up across the landscapes of Spain and Germany in the 1990s’. These two countries have the highest wind energy production in the EU.

But according to the Global Wind Energy Council, the global installed power capacity in Europe — which is 134,007 MW — has been surpassed by Asia with 141,964 MW, at the end of 2014.

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

28/05/2015 -

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

Offshore Wind Policy Drivers in Europe & China

28/05/2015 -

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Indian Wind Power

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

A key research output ...

Renewable Energy Employs 7.7 Million People Worldwide, Says New IRENA Report

Employment in the renewable energy industry increased by more than one million jobs in the last year

New York, U.S.A., 19 May 2015 – More than 7.7 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This is an 18 per cent increase from last ...

China’s Revolution In Wind Energy

15/05/2015 -

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Back in 2010, China became the world’s largest wind energy producer and the boom is continuing unabated, fuelled by government support and ambitious renewable energy targets. Data from the China Wind Energy Association (CWEA) revealed that wind energy surpassed nuclear for the very first time in 2012 to become the country’s third largest source of electricity, after coal and hydro-electric power.

SunEdison Shares Surge In Wake Of Q1’15 Earnings, New Yieldco, Acquisitions

08/05/2015 -

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Clean Technica

In a week with several big-name renewable energy companies releasing their first quarter earnings reports for 2015, SunEdison has outshone them all. Despite only steady Q1’15 results, SunEdison — the world’s largest renewable energy developer — also announced the acquisition of seven renewable energy portfolios in emerging countries, and the intention to form a second yieldco dedicated to emerging ...

Greece: The Hellenic Wind Energy Association Joins GWEC

GWEC is pleased to welcome the Hellenic Wind Energy Association (HWEA) as a new member of its influential circle of members promoting wind energy around the globe. The HWEA, best known in Greek as ELETAEN, was founded in 1990 by 50 wind energy pioneers including Arthouros Zervos, Dimitris Lalas and Ioannis Tsipouridis.

Today, HWEA’s membership boasts over 400 wind ...

Doing Business in… Brazil (1 June 2015, 3pm CEST)

Webinar in partnership with Renewable Energy World

Brazil is one of the most promising markets for wind energy. Ranked 10th globally in terms of installed wind capacity, Brazil built 95 new wind farms in 2014, totalling 2.5 GW, which brought total installed capacity to 5.9 GW.

On the basis of existing contracts, the Brazilian wind sector is expected to install another 12-13 ...

UK still top for offshore wind but China dominates onshore

06/05/2015 -

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Utility Week

The UK may still be a world-beating performer for developing offshore wind energy, but more can still be done onshore, as demonstrated by China’s wind-power growth, the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC’s) secretary general Steve Sawyer has argued.

Indeed, unveiling GWEC’s, Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update 2014, in a recent webinar Sawyer noted that at 813 megawatts (MW) of ...

Religion, Morality and the Politics of Climate and Energy

WindLog, 6 May 2015 

As if we needed to be reminded, energy policy seems to be becoming almost as much of a political football as climate change. Besides the well-known attack on the Renewable Energy Target by the Abbott government in Australia, we now have a British election campaign where the Tories have pledged to stop onshore wind development as part ...

Doing Business in… South Africa (14 September 2015, 3pm CEST)

Webinar in partnership with Renewable Energy World

Wind Energy in South Africa has been expanding dramatically, growing from 10 MW installed in 2011 to 1980 MW past financial close in 2015, with about a third commercially operational, a third approaching commissioning and a third about to commence construction. Growth is strong, with projections of 6,000 MW installed by end of 2020. ...

Doing Business in Mexico

Orlando, USA

21/05/2015 - 21/05/2015

The detailed implementing legislation for the grand Energy Reform which was agreed in December 2013 is still being worked out with things needing to move rather quickly due to very ambitious targets for wind (9,500 MW by 2018; 15,000 MW by 2022). How will this be achieved and who will the next big market players be? Find out during the ...

The UK Sets New Record For Wind Energy Sector

29/04/2015 -

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The UK has blown its previous record of 13% set in 2013 by achieving 14% of total electricity being generated by wind power. New figures for countries throughout the world published by the Global Wind Energy Council and GreenMatch reveal a global annual market growth of 44% and, in the UK, significant contribution to the country's energy needs.

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Can the World Run on Renewable Energy?

27/04/2015 -

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Wharton

Without doubt, renewable energy is on a roll. Denmark is producing 43% of its energy from renewables, and it aims for 70% by 2020. Germany, at more than 25% now and 30% soon, is going for 40% to 45% clean power by 2025, 55% to 60% by 2035, and an incredible 80% by 2050. China, despite many challenges, is the ...

Will wind energy ‘boom’ in 2015?

30/04/2015 -

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Global wind energy production expected to continue rising

The global wind energy industry has been seeing robust growth, increasing capacity by 16.2% in 2014 from 318,644 MW in 2013 to 369,597 MW, and this trend is expected to continue in 2015.

Turkey to continue progress in wind energy: Siemens

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Turkish wind energy attracts suppliers like Siemens, foreign investors and stakeholders, says Siemens Wind CEO

Turkey's significant wind potential, its growing economy and increasing energy demand is leading the country to progress well in wind power, a Siemens official said Tuesday.

"In 2014, Turkey's capacity reached 804 megawatts, and one gigawatt is planned for 2015 which is an important milestone showing the maturity of the ...

Wind will play significant role in Turkey, IEA Official

13/04/2015 -

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Turkey's growth will increase energy demand: Head of Renewable Energy Division of IEA

Wind will play a significant role in Turkey's continuously growing economy in the upcoming years, according to an International Energy Agency, IEA, official Monday.

"Turkey is growing fast which is obviously good for the economy, and the growing population will increase energy demand," said the Head of the Renewable Energy Division of ...

Turkey gives right signals for wind sector investments

14/04/2015 -

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Turkey is giving all the right signals to attract investments from the international wind energy sector, said an official of Global Wind Energy Council, GWEC on Tuesday. 

Payment terms and guaranteed prices in Turkey's wind energy market are very attractive to wind energy investors as the Turkish market continues to flourish, according to Dr. Klaus Rave, chairman of the Global Wind Energy Council. 

The country has moved up one ...

How Global Wind Power Capacity is Set to Boom in 2015

22/04/2015 -

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The Green Optimistic

The global wind energy industry has been seeing robust growth, increasing capacity by 16.2% in 2014 from 318,644 MW in 2013 to 369,597 MW.

Much of the increase is accounted for by China, Germany, the US, Brazil and India, although there have been a number of new installations in the rest of the world.

Global wind capacity is expected to ...

Five Reasons Why the Wind Industry Will Make Your Day

21/04/2015 -

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Let's face it - extreme weather, floods and droughts, melting ice and disappearing species as a result of climate change are enough to ruin anyone's day. So here's some good news for a change, brought to you by the wind industry:

Wind power is now the cheapest way to add new power generation to the grid in a long and ...

Question of the Week: The future of China?

20/04/2015 -

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Windpower Monthly

Recent industry reports suggest that China's wind market growth will slow down in the coming years. Windpower Monthly speaks to Vestas, GWEC, FTI Consulting and Make Consulting about how this will affect European companies aiming for a slice of the Chinese action?

New record for wind power in 2014

17/04/2015 -

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published its "Global Wind Report" for the year 2014. To give you a short overview, we created an infographic with some of the key figures from the 80 page report.

Overall, the wind market recovered from its sharp decline in 2013 to just above 35 GW of new installations. Global installations went up further than ...

France not to lift wind turbine distance requirement to 1 km

17/04/2015 -

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Members of the French parliament on April 15 voted against the proposed doubling of the minimum distance between wind turbines and homes to 1 km (0.62 miles), so it will remain unchanged at 500 metres.

The 1-km rule was proposed by the Senate. France's Wind Energy Association (FEE) had warned previously that if such an increase was accepted, approximately 85% of ...

Wind Industry upbeat as government energy response creates another 4-5 year visibility for wind power in SA

16/04/2015 -

In a far-reaching expression of a clean energy vision, the Department of Energy today announced that the procurement of renewable energy will be accelerated and expanded. In announcing the preferred bidders for REIPPPP Round 4, the Minister of Energy, the Honourable Ms Tina Joemat-Petterssen, announced that she intends making a ministerial determination for an additional 6,300 MW of renewable energy ...

Wind energy to play significant role in Turkey

14/04/2015 -

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Wind will play a significant role in Turkey's continuously growing economy in the upcoming years, according to the International Energy Agency, IEA, official Monday. "Turkey is growing fast which is obviously good for the economy, and the growing population will increase energy demand," said the Head of the Renewable Energy Division of the IEA, Paolo Frankl, in an ...

2015 Is the Record Breaking Year For the UK

13/04/2015 -

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GreenMatch

2014 was an exceptional year for the wind energy, but the recent statistics from 2015 are indicating an annual market growth of 44% and record installations of more than 51 gigawatts of wind energy. Results obtained from a study compiled by the Global Wind Energy Council shows, that China will continue their lead with 45% of the total annual market, ...

Turbines fit well with farming routines

09/04/2015 -

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From a renewable electricity perspective, New Zealand's wind resource is globally admired and has proved to be cost-effective.

Wind power contributes 5 per cent of New Zealand's energy portfolio -- enough to power 3000 homes a year.

The Global Wind Energy Council says New Zealand's wind resource is "spectacular" and one of the best in the world.

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Market Status: Sub-Saharan Africa – South Africa leaves neighbours behind

07/04/2015 -

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Windpower Monthly

While parts of sub-Saharan Africa are providing piecemeal opportunities to international wind developers, South Africa entered a league of its own in 2014 as a fully-fledged wind market.

It reached 575MW commissioned by end-2014, against just 10MW online a year earlier, according to the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA). The rest of the sub-Sahara region has 324MW online ...

China and Brazil Lead Global Growth in Wind Energy

08/04/2015 -

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China and Brazil led the global growth in wind energy in 2014, according to the the Global Wind Energy Council.

The council's "2014 Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update" noted China's installed 23 GW of new wind power last year, bringing its total to more than 114 GW. Meanwhile, Brazil was the world's fourth-largest market in 2014, entering the top 10 ...

International Workshop on Scaling Up Wind Energy in Mongolia

Ulanbaatar, Mongolia

04/06/2015 - 05/06/2015

The Mongolian government is committed to exploiting the country’s rich renewable energy resources to meet its rapidly growing energy demand.

The Renewable Energy Law which was adopted in 2007 introduced a feed-in-tariff for wind power, currently set at USD $ 8-9.5 cents/kWh. Additionally, the government’s National Renewable Energy Program for the period  2005-2020 sets a target of 20-25%  of renewable energy in ...

China wind boom to continue in 2015, but grid reform needed: report

07/04/2015 -

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The boom in China’s wind production will continue this year as the country’s leaders try to reduce toxic smog in its largest cities, but lack of electricity market reform remains a major obstacle to displacing large amounts of coal from the energy mix, a major survey of the global wind energy sector said today.

The report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) ...

GWEC figures show global installation recovery

03/04/2015 -

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The global wind industry experienced a strong bounce back in 2014, with new installations reaching 51.4GW, up 44% on the year before, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).But this is against a weak comparative in 2013, which saw the first ever contraction in new capacity added when the figure fell to 35.7GW from 45.2GW in 2012.

Wind Energy – South Africa leaves neighbours behind

03/04/2015 -

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While parts of sub-Saharan Africa are providing piecemeal opportunities to international wind developers, South Africa entered a league of its own in 2014 as a fully-fledged wind market.

It reached 575MW commissioned by end-2014, against just 10MW online a year earlier, according to the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA). The rest of the sub-Sahara region has 324MW online ...

Tuulivoimakapasiteetti kasvaa maailmalla kohisten

08/04/2015 -

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Taloussanomat

Euroopassa tuulivoimakapasiteetti oli viime vuoden lopulla 134 000 megawattia. Suomessa kapasiteetti ylsi 627 megawattiin.

Uutta tuulivoimakapasiteettia rakennettiin maailmalla viime vuonna ensimmäistä kertaa yli 50 000 megawattia.

Asia käy ilmi eilen julkaistusta Global Wind Energy Councilin (GWEC) raportista.

GWEC:n viiden vuoden markkinaennusteessa kasvu olisi myös lähivuosina yli 50 000 megawattia vuodessa.

Maailman tuulivoimakapasiteetti oli vuoden 2014 lopussa 369 000 megawattia, Suomen tulivoimayhdistys kertoo tiedotteessaan.

Straight talking: The unpredictable business of predicting growth

06/04/2015 -

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GLOBAL Once a year, I engage in the business of prognostication in the form of the Global Wind Energy Council's five-year forecast, for the period from 2015-2019.

A global perspective from Steve Sawyer

Last year was a great one for the wind industry: Our figures* show 44% annual market growth and record installations of more than 51GW; a strong recovery from ...

MY Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Unaudited Results

08/04/2015 -

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Industry Overview

According to the Global Wind Energy Council, 2014 recorded the highest increase in newly installed wind power capacity in a single year. Global wind power expanded by 16%, or 51GW, to a global total of 370GW.China saw the largest jump in new capacity, adding about 23GW in 2014 after expanding by 16GW in 2013, according to the same ...

Launch of GWEC’s Global Wind Report: Emerging Markets Drive Global Wind Growth

07/04/2015 -

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Reuters The Global Wind Energy Council launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update today in Istanbul. The report details wind power's remarkable growth in 2014, as well as updating GWEC's rolling 5 year market projections, which show continued growth for the rest of the decade. "Wind power's growth is increasingly driven by its competitive pricing, as well ...

Rural landowners generating windfall revenues from alternative energy

07/04/2015 -

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From a renewable electricity perspective, New Zealand’s wind resource is globally admired and has proven cost-effective. 

Wind comprises 5% of New Zealand’s energy portfolio – enough to power around 3000 Kiwi homes per year. According to the Global Wind Energy Council, New Zealand’s wind resource is “spectacular” – one of the best in the world.

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China, LatAm lead wind energy growth in 2014: report

03/04/2015 -

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China and Latin America led the global growth in wind energy in 2014, according to the latest report published by the Global Wind Energy Council.

The council's "2014 Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update" released on Wednesday shows wind power's "remarkable growth" in 2014 was spurred largely by China and Brazil, followed by Mexico and South Africa.

"China installed an astonishing 23 ...

2014 A Record Year For Wind, Emerging Markets Driving Global Wind Energy Growth

03/04/2015 -

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The Global Wind Energy Council has released its flagship report highlighting global wind energy growth throughout 2014, led by emerging markets in Africa and Latin America.

With 2014 sitting as another record year for the global wind industry, following annual installations surpassing 50 GW, and investments into the wind energy sector rising by 11%, much focus has been given to what ...

GWEC figures show global installation recovery

03/04/2015 -

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Windpower Monthly

The global wind industry experienced a strong bounce back in 2014, with new installations reaching 51.4GW, up 44% on the year before, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

But this is against a weak comparative in 2013, which saw the first ever contraction in new capacity added when the figure fell to 35.7GW from 45.2GW in 2012.

GWEC's figures ...

GWEC flags LatAm wind-power potential – and challenges

03/04/2015 -

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Brazil, Chile and Mexico are the trio of Latin American nations the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) expects to show good growth potential over the next five years – but the body also flags up the need for progress in areas such as grid-integration, regulation and logistics if they are to fulfil that potential.

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China cleans up in the renewable energy sector

03/04/2015 -

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Wind power capacity and expertise fuel global cooperation and investment opportunities

Renewable energy resources are expected to play a bigger part in China's energy mix as the world's second largest economy puts efforts into reducing pollution and forging a healthier, more sustainable economy and society. Premier Li Keqiang said in his work report at the annual National People's Congress that ...

Asia, Africa likely biggest growth markets for wind power

01/04/2015 -

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The Globe and Mail

Developing countries in Asia and Africa are likely to see the biggest growth in wind power in the coming years, as falling costs and the need to fight smog makes the technology more attractive in those markets.

While China has already embraced wind power in a big way and will continue to grow rapidly, the industry ...

Wind power market to reach 60 GW in 2018, Asia keeps lead

01/04/2015 -

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Annual wind power capacity additions in 2018 will reach 60 GW, with 29 GW of that installed in Asia, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) forecasts.

China will remain the main growth driver in the sector. In 2014 it added an “astonishing” 23 GW of new wind power generation capacity and surpassed a cumulative total of 114 GW. According to ...

Global wind power growing fast, led by China

02/04/2015 -

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Politics in the Zeros

Total worldwide wind power capacity is now 370 GW. 50 GW was installed in 2014. China led the way with 23 GW of new wind power, and has 31% of total world wind power, followed by the US at 18%. China is, uh, blowing past us.

Emerging Markets Drive Global Wind Growth: GWEC

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New data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) says that emerging wind markets, such as Brazil, Mexico and Turkey, helped to drive global wind growth in 2014.According to GWEC, China remains the wind leader, as the country installed an astonishing 23 GW of new wind power in 2014, bringing its cumulative total to more than 114 GW.Brazil ...

Global wind market to grow 25% in next five years – GWEC

01/04/2015 -

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Following the record 51.5GW of new wind capacity added globally in 2014, the world will add 53.5GW this year, rising to 66.5GW in 2019, according to the Global Wind Energy Council’s Annual Market Update.

While Asia has come to dominate the global wind market in recent years, thanks to the spectacular growth in China, growth in the global wind market will ...

Wind farms bring 17% of UK power in last 24 hour

01/04/2015 -

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Wind farms in the UK generated 140,588 MWh of electricity in the 24 hours ended at 1030 today, local time, thus reaching a 16.9% share in Britain’s total power generation.

According to National Grid (LON:NG), wind power generation today will peak at 6,540 MW.

These statistics and projections involve only 8,403 MW of wind farms that have operational metering, which makes them ...

Annual wind tally ’60GW by 2018′

07/04/2015 -

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The global wind market can expect continued growth for the rest of the decade, according to a study.

The Global Wind Energy Council suggests the market will top 50GW again in 2015 and reach 60GW per year by 2018.

Growth will continue to be led by China, the body said, which seems on track to hit 200GW well ahead of the government's ...

Emerging Markets Drive Global Wind Growth

1 April, Istanbul. The Global Wind Energy Council launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update today in Istanbul. The report details wind power’s remarkable growth in 2014, as well as updating GWEC’s rolling 5 year market projections, which show continued growth for the rest of the decade.

Led by China and Brazil in the first instance, as ...

Emerging Markets Drive Global Wind Growth

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altenergymag.com "The need for clean, sustainable indigenous power sources to fuel economic growth throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America is increasingly being met through wind power, and this will continue for the foreseeable future". 1 April, Istanbul. The Global Wind Energy Council launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update today in Istanbul. The report details wind power's remarkable ...

Global Wind Growth Hits All-time High

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The Global Wind Energy Council’s wind market report, released on the first of April (April Fools' Day in some nations) shows that joking aside, the global wind market is serious business.

Today the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update. The report details wind power's remarkable growth in 2014, during ...

Expert solutions to increase wind power on South African grid

24/03/2015 -

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WindEnergy Update

South Africa has grown its wind energy generating capacity by 560MW for 2014 (GWEC). With a physically and financially constrained grid, getting more wind power online remains a challenge for the foreseeable future. But when there is a will, there is a way, according to some experts on the ground.Wind power is the most competitive way of adding new ...

MEDIA INVITATION – Press Conference by Webcast

LAUNCH OF THE GWEC GLOBAL WIND REPORT

 GLOBAL WIND POWER OUTLOOK FOR 2015 AND BEYOND

 Press conference by Webcast

 Wednesday 1 April

 09:30 Washington D.C. | 13:30 GMT | 15:30 Brussels | 21:30 Beijing

Join GWEC's free webinar to hear our insights into the global wind industry today, ...

Brazil sets bidding price cap for April’s wind-and-biomass auction

25/03/2015 -

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This Tuesday Brazil's power sector regulator Aneel approved the price ceiling for the April 27 wind-and-biomass energy auction.

The maximum bidding prices will be BRL 179 (USD 56.9/EUR 51.9) per MWh for wind power projects, and BRL 215 per MWh for biomass projects.

A total of 570 proposals, with a combined capacity of 14,962 MW, have been registered for this auction. ...

China Ming Yang Wind Power Ranks 8th in World’s Top 10 Wind Turbine OEMs, according to figures released by MAKE Consulting

25/03/2015 -

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China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (NYSE: MY) ("Ming Yang" or the "Company"), takes 8th in world's top 10 wind turbine original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") ranking in 2014, raised from 9th last year, according to the report of Global Wind Turbine OEM Market Share Study released by MAKE Consulting. The same source reveals that the market share ...

Tender invitations for Lidar to explore Indian offshore resource

19/03/2015 -

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India’s Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CStep) has invited tenders for first Lidar units to explore the offshore wind resource off the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

Being run as part of the Fowind (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project, spearheaded by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the selected technologies will deployed across “various offshore ...

Sea Power Can Eclipse Solar

19/03/2015 -

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Tomorrow morning, Europe will go dark. As the moon sweeps across its face, the sun will be hidden for about three hours in an eclipse that will allow only 20 percent of its usual light to reach the Earth. It's a reminder that, in the drive to switch more of the world to renewable energy sources, solar panels don't ...

Wind: 2,000 GW By 2030

19/03/2015 -

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According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), wind installations worldwide grew by 44% in 2014, adding over 51 GW and pointing to a “solid sign of the recovery of the industry after a rough patch in the past few years.” Cumulative global wind capacity stood around 370 GW at the end of 2014.

LiDARs tender launched under offshore wind initiative for India

18/03/2015 -

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The consortium under the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project has called a tender for the supply of Light Detection And Ranging Instruments (LiDARs) for sites off the coast of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

Global Tender

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The consortium under the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project, co-funded by European Union, invites tenders for supply of Light Detection And Ranging Instruments (LiDARs) for deployment across various locations in the state of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, in offshore, on existing platforms or suitable structures, for data acquisition with maximum reliability to assess offshore wind power potential. Detailed tender documents ...

‘Japan must stop treating wind turbines like skyscrapers’ – GWEC

05/03/2015 -

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Japan’s moribund wind market will show renewed signs of life this year, but the authorities need to expedite growth by revamping cumbersome regulations that are driving installation costs to unnecessarily high levels, according to the secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

Over 14% of UK’s power comes from wind on Tuesday

04/03/2015 -

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Wind farms in the UK produced 130,836 MWh of power in the 24 hours ended at 0830 today, thus reaching a 14.3% share in Britain’s total power generation for the period.

According to National Grid (LON:NG), wind power generation will reach a peak of 6,229 MW today. Tomorrow the peak will be 4,665 MW at 1200 local time.

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Why Are Wind Farm Developers Loving Africa?

03/03/2015 -

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This may well become the year of the wind farm in Africa.

A flurry of signed deals and ground breaking for new wind farm projects has taken place during the last few months, including several finished projects that have just gone online.

And there is no sign of the pace slowing.

“I think the pace of development will only increase from here ...

Wind Energy, Fundamental Part of New Market Power in Mexico: Pedro Joaquin Coldwell

25/02/2015 -

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During the inauguration of the International Congress Mexico Wind Power 2015 in Mexico City, the Minister of Energy Pedro Joaquín Coldwell emphasized that wind power in Mexico is a fundamental part of the new electricity market to be held in Mexico as a result of the Energy Reform approved by the Congress.

On behalf of President Enrique Peña Nieto, the ...

GWEC Recommends Path for Indian Offshore Wind

24/02/2015 -

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment Outlook report, in which it sets out recommendations for the development of the offshore wind industry in India. 

The report was developed as a part of the FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project launched by the GWEC-led consortium in December 2013. The report reviews the experiences to date ...

Question of the Week: Will a Saudi renewables exit damage the wind industry?

23/02/2015 -

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SAUDI ARABIA: A reshuffle in the Saudi Arabia government has cast doubt over its planned 9GW of wind projects. Windpower Monthly asks what losing the planned capacity would mean for the industry.

Steve Sawyer, CEO, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

At GWEC, we had prioritized keeping track of the potentially very exciting developments in Saudi Arabia simply because the resource ...

FOWIND Launches Global Offshore Wind Policy Assessment Outlook

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

NEW DELHI, 17 February 2015– The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced today the launch of the Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment Outlook. This report is a crucial link to facilitating the development of a roadmap for offshore wind power in ...

FOWIND Launches Global Offshore Wind Policy Assessment Outlook

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Energetica India

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has announced the launch of the Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment Outlook. This report is a crucial link to facilitating the development of a roadmap for offshore wind power in India. 

The report was developed as a part of the FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project launched by the GWEC led consortium  in December 2013. The report ...

Wind energy is the alternative; but China driving the growth

23/02/2015 -

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Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released the 2014 statistics and it says that 2014 was the best year in terms of new wind energy capacity addition is concerned. However, what is the matter of little concern is that half of this growth is coming from just one country – China!

China numbers are not grid connected numbers, therefore, China’s ...

Positive Predictions for Off-shore Wind

17/02/2015 -

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Wind energy, primarily onshore wind, has attained maturity and it is a matter of pride for the global wind industry where it has reached today. This view was expressed by Mr Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, Global Wind Energy Council as part of his opening remarks on the third day of the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet and Expo (RE-INVEST).

Speaking at the session titled ‘Grid Connected Wind Power With ...

Wind farms bring 13% of UK power on Feb 18

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Feb 19, 2015 (SeeNews) - Wind farms in the UK generated 117,805 MWh of power in the 24 hours ended 0700 local time on Thursday, which represented 13% of the country’s total power output for the period.

According to National Grid (LON:NG) statistics, 34.7% of Britain’s power for the 24 hours under review came from coal-fired stations, 21.1% from nuclear ...

Nigeria: World Wind Energy Generation Capacity Hits 369,553 Megawatts

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Globally, 51,477 MW of new wind generating capacity was added in 2014, according to the global wind market statistics released recently by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

It added that the record-setting figure represents a 44 per cent increase in the yearly market, and is a solid sign of the recovery of the industry after a rough patch in ...

GWEC maps Indian offshore route

17/02/2015 -

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The Global Wind Energy Council has paved the way for a roadmap on offshore wind development in India with a report that reviews the experience to date in established markets.

The Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment Outlook is part of the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India project launched by a GWEC-led consortium in December 2013.

It scrutinises major offshore wind players ...

GWEC recommendations for Indian offshore wind market

17/02/2015 -

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Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), in its latest Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment Outlook, has recommended a set of guidelines for Indian offshore wind energy market.

While the offshore wind industry has completed over ten years in commercial operation, the industry in India represents a significant regulatory, technical and financial challenge, says GWEC.

India has a strong record in onshore ...

FOWIND Launches Global Offshore Wind Policy Assessment Outlook

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Sun & Wind

The report was developed as a part of the FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project launched by the GWEC led consortium in December 2013. The report reviews the experiences to date in major offshore wind markets (Belgium, China, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom) as well as puts the offshore wind sector in a larger context ...

Doubling wind distance in France to kill sector’s future – FEE

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The proposed doubling of the distance between wind turbines and homes in France would make it nearly impossible to build new wind farms in the country, says France's Wind Energy Association (FEE).

The Senate is planning to increase the wind farm distance requirement to 1 km (0.62 miles), as compared to 500 metres previously. FEE warned that such a move ...

North America lags behind Europe in offshore wind energy projects

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A series of setbacks has stalled wind energy projects along the coasts of North America and in the Great Lakes, leaving this continent far behind Europe in the use of offshore turbines as a power source.

The latest disappointment for offshore wind proponents was the demise of Cape Wind, a massive and controversial project that ...

Wind energy sets new record

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After a slowdown in 2013, the wind energy industry set a new record for annual installations in 2014.

That's according to the global wind market statistics released this week by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which reveals 51 477MW of new wind-generating capacity was added around the world in 2014. In 2013 the figure was 35 708MW.

SA grows wind energy by 560MW

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South Africa has grown its wind energy generating capacity by 560MW for 2014, according to a report released by the Global Wind Energy Council.

Globally the wind industry has set a new record for annual installations in 2014 with 51 477MW of generating capacity added, the GWEC said in a statement.

“The record-setting figure represents a 44% increase in the annual market, ...

Turkey’s wind power capacity increases over 3,000 MW in 2014

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Turkey’s wind power capacity increased to over 3,000 megawatts (MW) with the installation of new facilities totaling 804 MW in 2014, according to wind power body the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).Turkey’s wind power capacity rose to 3,763 MW in 2014, according to the GWEC’s Global Report, which also showed the growth of the wind power industry around ...

Latin America shows wind capacity surge in 2014

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Brazil accounted for 66% of the 3.75GW rise in new wind capacity in 2014 in Latin America and the Caribbean, leading a surge in regional development as policies and projects implemented in the past five years are maturing.

Brazil ended last year with 6GW installed capacity, ranking 10th globally, according to Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) data released Tuesday. Worldwide ...

Vestas Paying First Dividend Since 2003 in Wind Rebound

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Bloomberg

Vestas Wind Systems A/S fell the most in almost four months after executives issued a cautious outlook for 2015, blunting the impact of a recovery in the wind energy industry that allowed its first dividend since 2003.

The Danish manufacturer expects sales of at least 6.5 billion euros ($7.4 billion) this year, less than the 6.9 billion euros it generated in ...

Wind company paying first dividend since 2003 in industry rebound

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Vestas Wind Systems A/S fell the most in almost four months after executives issued a cautious outlook for 2015, blunting the impact of a recovery in the wind energy industry that allowed its first dividend since 2003.

The Danish manufacturer expects sales of at least 6.5 billion euros ($7.4 billion) this year, less than the 6.9 billion euros it generated in ...

Worldwide wind power capacity reaches 51GW in 2014

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The worldwide wind power market added a record 51.5GW of new capacity in 2014, according to a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

The new additions represented 44% year-on-year growth and brought wind's cumulative installations to 369.55GW at the end of 2014.

The majority of the development came from China, where 23.35GW of new wind power was installed.

Wind sector added 51,477 MW in 2014: GWEC

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In 2014, the global wind industry has set a new record on annual installations, according to the global wind market statistics release from Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

Figures reveal that the wind energy sector added a record 51,477MW globally in 2014.

This record-setting figure shows a 44 percent increase in the annual market, a solid sign of the recovery of ...

News: Global wind energy up 51.5GW in 2014

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New figures released by the Global Wind Energy Council show that the global wind power industry grew by 44% in 2014, installing over 51 GW and, according to the Global Wind Energy Council, acting as a "solid sign of the recovery of the industry after a rough patch in the past few years."

Global wind power installations rose by 44 percent in 2014. China led again, but the U.S. improved

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The Global Wind Energy Council has released results of its survey of wind energy installed across the planet in 2014, and it's impressive: 51.5 gigawatts for a worldwide total of 369 gigawatts. In 2013, global installations of wind totaled 35 GW.

In the United States, 4.9 GW were installed in 2014, a big step up from the 1.1 GW installed ...

Global wind adds record 51.5GW in 2014 – GWEC

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The global wind power market added a record 51.5GW of new capacity last year, said the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

Global Wind Industry Grows 44% In 2014

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New figures released by the Global Wind Energy Council show that the global wind industry grew by 44% in 2014, installing over 51 GW and, according to the Global Wind Energy Council, acting as a “solid sign of the recovery of the industry after a rough patch in the past few years.”

According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), 51,4777 ...

GWEC says world’s wind capacity grew by 51.6 GW in 2014, 45% in China

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The world installed 51,577 MW of wind power capacity in 2014, including 26,161 MW in Asia where China kept surpassing its own records, according to statistics by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

Global Wind Power Back on Track

Annual market grows by 44%, passes 50 GW for the first time

After a slowdown in 2013, the wind industry set a new record for annual installations in 2014. Globally, 51,477 MW of new wind generating capacity was added in 2014 according to the global wind market statistics released today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The record-setting figure represents ...

‘We are, ultimately… still losing the war to save the planet’

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Twenty Questions with the Global Wind Energy Council boss

What defining events from your earliest years have shaped your views? Growing up in the US in the 1960s: the two Kennedy and King assassinations; watching the Chicago ’68 events on TV; the moon launch in 1969; and of course the Watergate hearings in the summer of 1973.

When did you develop ...

Wind energy installations outperform gas and coal in 2014

The European wind energy industry installed more new capacity than gas and coal combined in 2014. Across the 28 Member States, the wind industry connected a total of 11,791 MW to the grid with coal and gas adding 3,305 MW and 2,338 MW respectively. Moreover, the coal and gas industries in Europe both retired more capacity than they commissioned in ...

Wind Energy Outlook 2015: Could Total Installed Wind Capacity Reach 2,000 GW by 2030?

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In the face of a four-year wind growth stagnation and an energy market that has seen oil fall to its lowest price in years, with robust policy to address climate change, wind power could supply close to 20 percent of global electricity demand by 2050.

Under an advanced policy scenario — the manifestation of the iron political ...

Offshore wind installations stabilise in 2014 following record figures the previous year

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The European offshore wind industry saw new capacity installations decline by 84 MW (5.34%) in 2014 as the sector stabilised following record figures the previous year.

In 2014, 408 new offshore turbines were fully grid connected, adding 1,483 MW to the European system. The total installed capacity for Europe now stands at 8,045MW in 74 offshore wind farms in ...

Onshore wind energy 2014: Record 4,750 megawatt rise in installations in Germany

Additional volume is due to the allocation of land and the special political situation in Germany in the previous years. The number of turbines dismantled and replaced has also reached an all-time high. German wind industry is well positioned in the booming global market. Reliable political framework is needed for continued expansion in order to meet government targets.

Berlin, 29th January 2015: The massive support ...

Tapping the offshore wind

29/01/2015 -

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The main benefit of going offshore is that wind conditions are known to be steadier and less seasonal and provide power close to load centres compared to onshore

For long, Tamil Nadu has not been able to tap the vast potential of wind energy a long coastline offers.

While onshore wind farms, mostly located in the Shencottah and Palakkad ...

General Electric (GE) Enters Large Wind Turbine Supply Agreement with China’s Huaneng Corp

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General Electric (NYSE: GE) announced it will supply one of the world’s largest power generation companies—China’s Huaneng Corporation—with 55 units of GE 2.75-120 brilliant wind turbines, to be installed at the Huaneng Dali Longquan wind project in the Yunnan province of China. The project will provide 151 megawatts of power, making it GE’s largest wind order in China to ...

America is No. 1 in wind power,’ Obama says

22/01/2015 -

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President Barack Obama devoted a portion of his State of the Union address to talking up America’s energy trends, including being a leader in our own energy production.

"We believed we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil and protect our planet," he said. "And today, America is No. 1 in oil and gas. America is No. 1 in wind ...

The State of Wind Power

21/01/2015 -

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As an innovative floating wind turbine is launched off the Portuguese coast, and the Germans start touting wind farms to tourists, we asked Morten Albaek, Group SVP & CMO of Vestas about the state of the wind energy industry, and a little about himself too.

Vestas is the world’s leading wind power company, and Denmark is known for its progressive ...

Top 10 Milestones Shaking ‘New Energy’ Space in 2015

19/01/2015 -

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EI New Energy 

This year should bring fresh challenges and opportunities in the shift from fossilfuels to alternatives — many hinging, at least partly, on whether countries can finallyreach a climate accord with some serious teeth at UN talks in Paris later this year.With the upcoming climate conference in the background, a number of other shiftsare bubbling up, from falling solar ...

Renewable Power Costs Plummet: Many Sources Now Cheaper than Fossil Fuels Worldwide

Renewable energy now cost advantageous, especially when accounting for the cost of pollution, ill health

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 17 January 2015 – The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed in a ...

2014 Was the Hottest Year on Record

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Check the animation to see the Earth’s warming climate, recorded in monthly measurements from land and sea over 135 years. Temperatures are displayed in degrees above or below the 20th-century average. Thirteen of the 14 hottest years are in the 21st century.

The markets: Renewable energy (2015)

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Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment and remains, far and away, the world’s largest market for glass-fiber-reinforced composites.

Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment and remains, far and away, the world’s largest market for glass-fiber-reinforced composites. The 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC, Brussels, Belgium) Global Wind Energy Outlook reports that global wind ...

OPINION: Wind and solar — the perfect partnership

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The wind and solar industries have long lived in twin solitudes. Plainly, that is changing.

For governments, utilities, developers and institutional investors, wind and solar — brushing up against grid parity in most major markets now — are together lighting the way forward.

The signs can be seen in US solar powerhouse SunEdison’s $2.4bn takeover of First Wind, snapping up ...

Top ten wind markets to watch in 2015

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Steve Sawyer has a new year message of hope and co-operation.

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) secretary-general is fresh from the Lima UN climate summit, where he and Recharge columnist Jeremy Leggett addressed negotiators on renewables’ role in fighting global warming. In stating the wind-energy case, Sawyer also had kind words to say about solar.

In an interview with Recharge, ...

OPINION: Jeremy Leggett on the aftermath of Lima

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Lima was another painfully fought incremental advance in the long course of the carbon war. But below the surface, fundamental changes are taking place in the balance of power between the renewables insurgency and the carbon-fuel incumbency.

They auger well for the all-important Paris summit in December 2015, where governments have pledged to deliver a climate treaty capable of keeping global ...

WFES 2015 to address energy and sustainable development challenges

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Technical Review Middle East

The eighth edition of World Future Energy Summit (WFES) will be hosted from 19-22 January 2015 during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) at ADNEC, which is expected to attract more than 32,000 visitors from 170 countries.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme ...

Presidential support escalates wind boom in Chile

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When Michelle Bachelet took office as president of Chile in 2014 she promised to place energy at the top of Chile's political agenda and to prise open a space for renewables.

The formerly sleepy pace of development in Chile's wind power market seems to have led to few people noticing what actually happened there last year. In the first nine ...

Hard choices ahead of Paris as Lima underwhelms

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A last-minute compromise deal by United Nations climate negotiators in Lima early Sunday set some modest building blocks for next year’s global talks in Paris, after negotiations came close to collapse due to divisions between rich and poor nations.

The text of the Lima Call for Climate Action, agreed more than 30 hours behind schedule, approved a framework for setting ...

Wind, solar can help cut emissions, fossil subsidies must end – GWEC

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Wind and solar power are the “ideal choice” for achieving early greenhouse gas emissions reductions, but decision-makers first need to set aggressive emission reduction goals and put an end to the subsidising of fossil fuels.

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said so at the Lima Climate Change Conference and also pointed to the need for an effective price on ...

Wind energy saves carbon emission – No. 2

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Until 2030, wind and solar power will already reduce carbon dioxide emission by 3.8 billion tons per year. With a supporting policy and market framework, a lot more would be possible.

As Steve Sawyer, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) put it: “We have the technology to solve a big part of the climate problem. What we ...

Price up carbon and make solid pledges on renewables in early 2015, says wind industry

Governments must put a price on carbon emissions and make pledges early next year to move away from fossil fuels and increase the share of renewable energy into the global power mix, according to a signed statement from wind industry players.

Wind energy associations, including those from emerging markets such as Brazil, China, South Africa, India and Mexico have ...

Phase out fossil fuel subsidies to combat climate change: GWEC

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At the Lima Climate Change Conference today, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recommended phasing out of fossil fuel subsidies and aggressive emission reduction targets as key policy changes to facilitate energy revolution.

Governments should also implement an effective price on CO2 emissions and ensure the functioning of electricity markets that accurately value wind and solar, as well as clean air ...

Wind and solar: The Energy Revolution is Happening Now

At least 3.8 billion tons of CO2 emissions reductions per year by 2030 LIMA, 10 December 2014. There is a global revolution underway in the electricity sector, led by wind and solar. The two technologies are transforming the way we produce and consume energy, which is good news for the climate:  wind and solar will prevent the emission of ...

Welspun nails finance for 126MW Rajasthan wind farm

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Indian developer Welspun Renewables Energy has closed financing for its 126MW Pratapgarh wind project in Rajasthan, western India.

The debt component of $10m has been secured through long-term funding from a consortium of leading financial institutions, according to the developer."The financial closure of the Pratapgarh project has boosted our confidence," Vineet Mittal, vice chairman of Welspun said.

Tradition meets ­modernity

08/12/2014 -

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After the coastal states Egypt and Morocco, Ethiopia is Africa’s third largest wind power user. Neighbouring Kenya is also preparing to harness more of the wind.

Walking through the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, one notices diesel generators rattling outside of many shops. A photo­grapher has to send customers to his competitor because he has not protected himself against power ...

Wind and Solar: The Energy Revolution is Happening Now

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Lima – There is a global revolution underway in the electricity sector, led by wind and solar. The two technologies are transforming the way we produce and consume energy, which is good news for the climate: wind and solar will prevent the emission of 3,800 million tons of CO2 each year by 2030, and it could be much more ...

Doing Business in … Turkey (13 January 2015, 8am GMT)

Listen to the webinar online. Situated at the crossroads of east and west, Turkey has unrivalled access to European and Asian markets which has helped its economy boom, and in turn, stimulated its electricity demand. Its energy policy is shaped towards supply security through the diversification of energy sources and it has a target to increase the share of renewable ...

Straight Talking: Climate change is back on public and political agenda

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WORLDWIDE: After the collapse of the last big climate summit of world leaders in Copenhagen in 2009, for many if not most people the climate issue was over, or at least the hope of serious action by governments was over.

Fatigue, shattered expectations, disappointment and despair drove away all but the scientists, the hard-core activists and the civil servants ...

Paris 2015: The Beginning of the End for Fossil Fuels?

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Climate Change The New Economy

The UN Climate Leaders’ Summit on 23 September in New York unleashed enormous momentum and has placed growing pressure on leaders to act on climate change. Almost 700,000 people around the world marched for climate action on the Sunday prior to the summit. This record-breaking global mobilization showed that all sectors of society worldwide are concerned ...

GE: Growth Plans Based On Renewal Energy

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Guru Focus

Over the past we have seen many industries venturing into the market of renewal energies. As per the market research, renewal energy is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2010 to 2015 and is anticipated to be worth $614.92 billion by 2015. This market, as per GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council) reports, the cumulative global capacity ...

Webinar: Doing Business in Mexico

24 November 2014, 3pm GMT - Register now!

GWEC, in partnership with Renewable Energy World, is organising a webinar on Doing Business in Mexico on 24 November at 3pm GMT.

The Mexican wind industry now faces the challenge of its consolidation and growth, opening up opportunities in generation, manufacturing and procurement, becoming the largest supplier of clean energy in ...

New job opportunity: Manager of Renewable Energy Assessment Production

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Vaisala Bengaluru Area, India

This position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the production of Vaisala’s renewable energy assessment products in India. If you are passionate and knowledgeable about renewable energy, have management experience, and want to work in a team-oriented environment, we want to hear from you.  Apply today!

For more information: https://intlcareers-vaisala.icims.com/jobs/2119/manager-of-renewable-energy-assessment-production/job?hub=7.

GWEC optimistic about China wind energy: 217 GW by 2020

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With strong focus on solar and wind, China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) continues its leadership in renewable energy adoption. After achieving a cumulative installed capacity at 91.4 GW, China also maintains its world leadership in terms of installed wind power capacity.

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has set a target for renewable energy sources to account ...

2013全球风电发展概况

2013年,全球新增风电装机容量超过了35吉瓦,与2012年45吉瓦新增量相比可谓是下降幅度巨大。2013年,全球风电行业整体投资从2012年的809亿美元(约合592亿欧元)小幅下降至803亿美元(约合587亿欧元)。

截止到2013年底,全球风电装机总量达到318,105兆瓦,累计市场增长率超过12.5%,虽然低于过去10年约21%的年均增长率,但是在当前经济环境下能有如此高的增长率也实属不易。2012年底,由于经济发展持续放缓,风电市场的增长预期具有不确定性,且欧洲及美国政治方面的不稳定因素也使风电市场难以预测。2013年成为风电行业有史以来最为艰难的一年,主要原因是美国在2012年风电装机容量创下历史最高记录之后,市场需求的大幅下降。

中国作为自2009年以来最大的风电市场,在2013年里依然表现不俗,又一次占据世界首位。亚洲的风电装机容量在2013年再次引领全球市场,欧洲稳居第二位,远远超过排名第三位的北美。与2012年不同,2013年的世界排名显示出2013年的全球新增风电装机大多数都不在经合组织(OECD)国家。这种情况在2010年和2011年也发生过,在未来也有可能继续发生。

截至去年年底,全球有24个国家的风电装机容量超过了1,000兆瓦,其中包括16个欧洲国家;4个亚太地区国家(中国,印度,日本和澳大利亚);3个北美国家(加拿大,墨西哥,美国)以及1个拉美国家(巴西)。

同样截至去年年底,有6个国家的风电装机容量超过了10,000兆瓦,分别为中国(91,412兆瓦)、美国(61,091兆瓦)、德国(34,250兆瓦)、西班牙(22,959兆瓦)、印度(20,150兆瓦)和英国(10,531兆瓦)。

中国在2014年的风电装机容量预计会跨过100,000兆瓦大关,这将是自2005年以来再生能源发展历史上的又一个里程碑。在中国的强势带动下, 2014年底之前,亚洲很可能会超越欧洲成为世界上风电装机容量最高的地区。

展望未来, 2014年装机整体情况可能比2013年乐观,但是地区间的差异仍比较复杂。欧洲的框架立法及其拟定的2020年目标,确保了一定程度的稳定发展,但一系列有待确定的政策以及后2020时代对可再生能源制度的不明朗,加之当下经济不振的背景下,2014年风电市场前景看淡。

2012至2013年间,诸多综合因素导致了亚洲风电市场的发展放缓,但这种情况预计不会长时间持续下去,亚洲在全球风电市场中的主导地位有望继续保持。中国风电市场的进一步整合以及日趋理性的发展,这使2014年的装机有望超过2010-11年的水平。印度支持机制(GBI)的部分恢复使2014年有可能取得比2013年更好的结果,但在2015-2016年之前,市场不太可能恢复到2011年的水平。

加拿大、巴西和墨西哥预计将在2014年迎来强劲的发展势头,在撒哈拉以南的非洲地区将首次上线超过500兆瓦的装机,位于南非、埃塞俄比亚,也有可能包括肯尼亚。而在日本、澳大利亚、巴基斯坦、越南和泰国即将陆续上线的新项目也将进一步撑起全球的风电市场。

虽然美国的生产税收抵免政策(PTC,Production Tax Credit)将在2013年底再次到期,但是新的PTC规则意味着在2014年和2015年将有较大规模的风电装机,且更全面的税收改革法案也有可能生效。

 

亚洲:中国和印度保持领先地位

亚洲已连续六年成为世界上最大的风能区域市场,总装机容量超过18.2吉瓦。在年均装机容量方面,中国恢复了其领导地位,2013年新增装机容量16.1吉瓦,大大超越了2012年的12.96吉瓦。

2011年,中国新增装机容量17.63吉瓦(不包括香港,澳门和台湾)。截至2011年底,中国累计装机容量超过62吉瓦,2011年,中国是世界第二大风电生产国,产出风电730亿千瓦时,较2010年提高了64%。

2012年,中国风力发电达1,004亿千瓦时,占全国总发电量的2%,高于2011年的1.5%。2013年,风力发电达1,349亿千瓦时,同比上升34%,占全国发电总量的2.6%。

在2013年初,中国的总装机容量约为1,145吉瓦。到2012年年底,风电(5%)装机容量排在第三,在煤炭(66%)和水电(22%)之后,超过了天然气(3%)和核能(1%)。到2013年年底,风能装机容量已上升到6%,中国风电市场达到了91.4吉瓦,是2010年44.7吉瓦的二倍还多,巩固了中国在全球累计风电装机容量的领先地位。

自2006年以来,中国风电产业惊人的增长速度使所有人感到惊讶,但它现在正进入一个较稳定的发展和完善阶段。从2010-12年这段时间,中国风电市场的发展速度逐渐超越了电网以及系统运营商可以有效管理它的能力。弃风问题成为了风电项目的一个新的挑战。仅2011年一年,由于电网有限的吸纳能力,就造成了超过100亿千瓦时的风电损失。

与此同时,国家能源局(NEA)和国家电网正在努力解决传输瓶颈等电网问题。国家能源局还积极鼓励在接近负荷中心的低风速区开发风电场。

印度目前是亚洲第二大风力发电市场,为国际国内的市场参与者提供了很多潜在的机会。在过去的几年中,印度风电部门努力恢复像2011年逾3吉瓦装机容量的强劲市场发展,但由于2012年政策上的失误,2013年是印度风电市场发展较缓的一年。

尽管如此,印度的装机容量在2013年达到了1,729兆瓦,共计20,150兆瓦。这样的增长速度使印度稳居全球风电市场前五名。截止2014年1月,印度总风电装机容量上升到20,298.8兆瓦,国内可再生能源装机容量达到30,177.9兆瓦。到2012年年底,可再生能源装机容量占到总装机容量的12.8%以上,占全国总发电量的约5%,1995年这一比例仅为的2%。截止到2014年1月,风电约占可再生能源总装机的66%,占电力总装机234吉瓦的8.6%。随着国家电力化发展的迫切需求和电力消耗的增加,风能将为可再生能源发电提供相当显著的份额。虽然亚洲其他地区在2013年并没有取得很大进展,但也显现出一些有利的迹象。

2013年,日本风电市场新增装机容量为50兆瓦,累计总装机容量达到2,661兆瓦,占日本电力供应总量的0.5%左右。在2011年3月福岛核电站事故之后,日本正在慢慢改进其能源系统,能源结构向包括风电和其他可再生能源在内的多元化方向发展。但消除现有的障碍仍需要一段时间。海上风电的发展,特别是浮动涡轮机,拥有前景广阔的未来。

韩国政府将“绿色增长”作为国家发展的优先事项之一。虽然风电在韩国仍然是一个利用相对较少的发电技术,但2013年仍新增了79兆瓦的陆上风电装机容量,总装机容量达到了561兆瓦。韩国政府此前对海上风电开发提出一项战略,即在2019年以前实现总装机容量达到2.5吉瓦的目标。

泰国在2013年新增111兆瓦的装机容量,总装机达到223兆瓦。巴基斯坦在2013年批准了另一个具有50兆瓦装机容量的商业风电场,到2013年年底,其总装机容量达到106兆瓦。台湾新增装机容量为43兆瓦,总装机容量达614兆瓦。在亚洲其他地区,我们预计在越南和菲律宾将有新项目于2014年上线。

 

北美洲:加拿大风电装机容量创年度新高

2013年,加拿大风电装机容量新增1,599兆瓦,全球排名第五位。相较于2012年的938.9兆瓦,加拿大的风电市场显著增长,2013年是其风电市场发展最好的一年。风电目前约占全国发电总量的3%。

安大略省拥有超过2,470兆瓦的风电装机容量,风电占全省发电总量超过3%。经安大略省独立电力系统运营商(IESO)确认,安大略省的风能产量在过去的四年里翻了一番,从2009年的23亿千瓦时增长到2013年的52亿千瓦时。

魁北克省紧随其后排全国第二,装机容量达到2,398.3兆瓦。魁北克省的风能在2015年底之前有可能达到3,300兆瓦。

在安大略省和魁北克省的带动下,加拿大风电产业有望在2014年增加近2000兆瓦的装机容量,创历史新高。

美国联邦政策的不确定性使其风电行业继续陷入“繁荣-萧条”的循环。2012年曾是美国风电行业发展最为迅猛的一年, 但是在2013年,美国的新增装机容量急剧下降,只有1,084兆瓦,同比下降超过92%,且主要在第四季度。

美国目前现有总装机容量为61吉瓦,而在2012年时已有60吉瓦。到2013年底,风电占美国电力装机总量的5.23%。

美国针对风电等可再生能源技术的生产税收抵免政策将在2013年底到期。但是,一项重要的条款被列入2012年美国纳税人救助法( 2013年1月颁布),允许在2014年1月1日之前符合条件的“在建”项目有资格申请生产税收抵免。虽然美国市场发展在2013年几乎完全停滞,但是以上政策仍然创造出超过12吉瓦装机的在建项目。

在总装机容量方面,德克萨斯州为12,355兆瓦,排在全美首位,随后是加利福尼亚州(5,830兆瓦),印第安纳州(5,178兆瓦),伊利诺伊州(3,568兆瓦)和俄勒冈州(3,153兆瓦)。在美国的50个州中,29个州拥有可再生能源发电配额制度,7个州设定了可再生能源的目标。据美国风能协会(AWEA)预测,在2025年年底之前,可再生能源发电配额市场将会带动超过63吉瓦风电当量的开发。

墨西哥2013年新增风电装机容量380.4兆瓦,截止2013年年底,累计总装机容量达到1917兆瓦。过去的一年对于墨西哥风能产业来说具有重要意义,尤其是2013年12月宪法修正案促进了能源体系的改革,这对墨西哥的风电产业的未来发展将产生显著影响。墨西哥计划在2024年之前,可再生能源发电量要达到总发电量的35%。归功于墨西哥的新立法,2014年将是其风电产业发展经历重要变革的一年。

 

欧洲:市场发展超过预期

欧洲在2013年新增装机容量12,031兆瓦,其中欧盟国家(EU-28为11,159兆瓦。2013年的数据反映出自2011年以前的订单又回来了,这期间由于整个欧洲的政治不确定因素,风电行业的发展已经付出了沉痛的代价。

目前,欧盟28国的总装机容量为117吉瓦,整个欧洲的累计总容量为121.4吉瓦。风电现在已能满足欧盟电力需求的8%,高于2012年底的7%、2011年底的6.3%以及2009年底的4.8%。

欧盟国家风电装机的整体水平掩盖了在欧洲所发生的明显波动。一些原本健康的市场,如西班牙、意大利和法国的装机容量与2012年相比分别大幅下降了84%、65%和24%。

仅两个国家(德国和英国)的新增装机容量之和就占了2013年欧洲新增总量的46%,而前几年欧洲拥有更多健康发展且分布均衡的风电市场,与那时候相比,现在已经发生了明显的改变。

风能占欧盟发电总装机容量的32%,投入资金在130亿欧元和180亿欧元之间。2013年,可再生能源发电装机容量为25吉瓦,占所有装机容量35吉瓦的72%,去年同期这一比例为70%

在2013年欧洲国家的风电装机容量占比排名中,德国(29%)居首,其余依次为英国(17%)、波兰(8%)、瑞典(6%)、罗马尼亚(6%)、丹麦(6%)、法国(6%)、意大利(4%)和奥地利(3%),而所有其他国家则占12%

在欧盟去年的总风电装机容量中,海上风电占14%,高于2012年的10%。新增连入电网的海上风电装机容量达到1,567兆瓦,创下历史新高。

目前,不稳定的立法框架、经济危机以及整个欧洲正在实施的紧缩措施,都在冲击着整个风电行业。未来的一年将是艰难的一年,欧盟对气候与能源2030年目标的讨论结果,将对风电行业的长期发展产生直接影响。

2013年,德国的风能市场持续稳定增长,新增装机容量3,238兆瓦,总装机容量达到34.25吉瓦。在2014年里,德国风电行业将同样期待着稳健的发展。

可再生资源法(EEG)的修订将于2014年进行。德国总理默克尔的政府成员赞成淘汰核电,发展可再生能源;然而默克尔的新盟友们却一直在游说减少对可再生能源的支持。

2014年1月,德国副总理兼经济部部长加布里尔针对可再生资源法改革提出了一项计划。该提案计划到2025年,可再生能源发电量达到德国总发电量的45%,到2035年达到60%。同时,它还规定了陆上风电上网电价将削减10%至20%,同时限制了陆上风电的发展总量,太阳能光伏也遇到类似的困境。德国以及欧洲的可再生能源产业一直是讨论的焦点。

英国去年是欧洲的第二大风电市场,新增装机容量1,883兆瓦,其中陆上风电1,150兆瓦,海上风电733兆瓦。英国是世界上最大的海上风电市场,海上风电总装机容量达3,681兆瓦,占2013年欧洲(乃至全球)海上风电市场的一半以上。

英国能源与气候变化部(DECC)在2014年2月公布的统计数据显示,风电发电量从2012年到2013年增长了38%。风电发电量占全国总发电量的比例由2012年的5.5%增加至2013年的7.7%。

在海上风电成本控制工作组于2012年推出报告之后,英国政府和风电行业开始通过海上风电规划局进行沟通合作。英国的海上风电行业已经签定了到2020年的目标,即在输送18吉瓦海上风电的基础上,将成本降低30%。

去年值得关注的欧洲其他市场包括波兰、瑞典、意大利、土耳其和丹麦。尽管波兰的政治环境不利于其可再生能源产业的发展,但在过去几年中,波兰的风电产业依然发展迅速。目前波兰的装机总量已从2012年的2,496兆瓦增长至3,390兆瓦,成为欧洲第九大风电市场。瑞典在2013年新增风电装机容量724兆瓦,总装机容量达到4,470兆瓦。到2013年底,瑞典的风电已占其国内总用电量的7%。

法国的风电装机也实现了稳步增长,总装机容量达到8,254兆瓦。法国政府还制定了到2020年总装机容量达到25吉瓦的目标,但看起来实现这一目标将十分困难。意大利去年仅增加444兆瓦的装机容量,总装机容量达到8,552兆瓦,比2012年降低了65%。丹麦新增装机容量657兆瓦,总量为4,772兆瓦。2013年,风电占丹麦总用电量的33%以上。

土耳其的风电市场在2013年仍然实现了增长,新增装机容量646兆瓦,累计总量2,959兆瓦。展望未来,土耳其风电产业前景看好。西班牙目前正面临着国内紧缩政策的广泛影响,在累计装机总量方面仍然是欧盟第二大市场,但去年只有175兆瓦的新增容量,累计总量达22.9吉瓦。从目前来看,西班牙风电市场的未来发展充满了不确定因素。

 

拉丁美洲:风电市场日益强大,巴西居首

在一些拉美市场,风电发展已颇具规模,目前该地区正在大力发展风电产业,以期补充其丰富的水能和生物质能(和潜在的太阳能)资源。拉丁美洲对能源安全和供应多样性的中长期需求将会促进其风电产业的发展。

拉美市场已连续两年新增风电装机容量超过1吉瓦。2012年,拉丁美洲的6个市场的新增风电装机容量之合达到1,225兆瓦,累计总装机容量超过3.5吉瓦。2013年,仅巴西、智利、阿根廷和乌拉圭4个市场的新增风电容量就达到了1,163兆瓦,累计总装机容量达到4.8吉瓦。

巴西再次引领拉丁美洲风电市场,新增953兆瓦装机容量;虽然这些项目已全部投产,但并不是所有的都可以在今年年底前并网。巴西在至少未来五年内,都将是前景最好的陆上风能市场之一。巴西在2013年的三次拍卖中签订了共计4.7吉瓦的风电,并有近7吉瓦的项目将于2015年底之前竣工。政府预测在2022年底前,风电装机容量将达到17.5吉瓦。

智利去年新增风电装机容量130兆瓦,总量达到335兆瓦。阿根廷去年新增风电装机容量76兆瓦,总装机容量达到218兆瓦。智利和阿根廷都是具有较大潜力的风电市场,两国的风力资源十分风富。乌拉圭去年新投产4兆瓦的风电装机容量,使其总装机容量达59兆瓦。

在加勒比地区,多米尼加去年新增装机容量52兆瓦,截至2013年底,整个加勒比地区的总装机容量为221兆瓦。

 

太平洋地区:澳大利亚风电市场使人充满信心

整个太平洋地区的风电总装机容量在去年达到了3.8吉瓦。澳洲市场在2013年新增装机容量655兆瓦(从2012年的358兆瓦),总装机容量达3,239兆瓦。

澳大利亚清洁能源协会(Clean Energy Council)近期的研究结果显示,自风电场被引入澳大利亚以来,已经为其带来了超过40亿澳元(约合26亿欧元)的投资。

去年,澳大利亚总理阿博特为首的新联合政府上台。在选举期间,以他为代表的党派曾表示,将重新审视澳大利亚的可再生能源目标,其中明确提出到2020年,澳大利亚总发电量的20%应来自可再生能源,可再生能源的年度发电量要达到410亿千瓦时。同时,成立了一个专项审查小组,该小组将于年中向政府汇报,他们的调查结果将被收入能源白皮书。这种政策的不确定性可能危及最高180亿澳元(约合116亿欧元)的投资,以及近30,000个工作机会。新西兰及其他太平洋地区在2013年没有新增风电容量。

 

非洲和中东

非洲及中东地区已意识到其潜在的巨大的风电产业发展机会。虽然该地区在2013年的安装容量在绝对数值上依然很少,只有90兆瓦,累计总量为1,255兆瓦。然而,南非的风电市场将在2014年迎来上升势头,有几个国家已经宣布了安装商业风电的长期计划,其中包括:埃塞俄比亚、摩洛哥、肯尼亚、约旦、坦桑尼亚和沙特阿拉伯等国。

非洲最好的风能资源在其沿海及东部高地地区,但直到去年,只有非洲北部和东部地区的风电被规模化开发。这也是当前国家政策较为倾向的地区。截止2013年底,该地区的风电总装机容量为1,255兆瓦,其中99%以上来自以下九个国家:埃及(550兆瓦)、摩洛哥(291兆瓦)、埃塞俄比亚(171兆瓦)、突尼斯(104兆瓦)、伊朗(91兆瓦)、佛得角(24兆瓦)、南非(10兆瓦)、以色列(6.25兆瓦)和肯尼亚(5兆瓦)。

随着埃塞俄比亚、坦桑尼亚和毛里求斯新增风电项目的陆续上线,以及摩洛哥风电产业的复苏,非洲很可能成为风能发展的一个新的热门地区。2014年将是南非市场发展的一个里程碑,至少将有1吉瓦的新增装机并网。

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Doing Business in … Mexico (14 November 2014)

The Mexican wind industry now faces the challenge of its consolidation and growth, opening up opportunities in generation, manufacturing and procurement, becoming the largest supplier of clean energy in the country.

AMDEE (The Mexican Wind Energy Association, La Asociación Mexicana de Energía Eólica) has set as a primary goal the development of between 15-20 GW by 2020 - 2022. By the ...

EWEA Offshore 2015

Copenhagen, Denmark

10/03/2015 - 12/03/2015

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Join us for GWEC-led session on 11 March from 17h-18h30 during EWEA Offshore 2015.

"Growing your offshore wind business in North America and Asia"

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As part of a series of ‘Doing Business in …’ workshops, this interactive session - organised by Global Wind Energy Council - will focus on offshore markets outside Europe.  Speakers will share their experience and insights into ...

Intercontinental Wind Power Congress 2015

Istanbul, Turkey

31/03/2015 - 02/04/2015

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GWEC and EWEA are joining forces to partner with the Turkish Wind Energy Association (TWEA) on a new wind event in the spring of 2015 - Intercontinental Wind Power Congress.  Turkey, the natural bridge between Asia, Africa and Europe, has enormous wind potential with already 3000 MW of installed capacity, a further 11 GW in planning stages, and expectations to ...

AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2015

Orlando, USA

18/05/2015 - 21/05/2015

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WINDPOWER is the annual conference and exhibition for the U.S. wind industry hosted by the American Wind Energy Association(AWEA). It’s the nexus of wind energy professionals who converge to generate actionable ideas for expanding the wind energy economy through technology and collaboration.

 

Join GWEC's Doing Business in Mexico session21 May 2015

The detailed implementing legislation for the grand Energy Reform which was ...

Brazil Windpower 2015

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

01/09/2015 - 03/09/2015

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The sixth edition of Brazil Windpower will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 1-3 September 2015.

Call for Papers now open - deadline for submissions is 31 May 2015!

Brazil is one of the most promising markets for wind energy.  Ranked 10th globally in terms of installed wind capacity, Brazil built 95 new wind farms in 2014, totalling 2.5 GW, ...

Husum Wind 2015

Husum, Germany

15/09/2015 - 18/09/2015

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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

Beijing, China

14/10/2015 - 16/10/2015

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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

WINDaba 2015

Cape Town, South Africa

04/11/2015 - 05/11/2015

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The 2015 edition of WINDaba will take place in Cape Town, South Africa from 4-5 November 2015. WINDaba is the official South African wind industry event organised jointly by GWEC and South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA).

Further information on WINDaba can be found on the event website.

WINDaba .... an event organised by the industry, for the industry.

Global Wind Energy Market Rebounding, Set For “Unspectacular Growth”

05/11/2014 -

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Clean Technica

The Global Wind Energy Council recently launched its annual Global Wind Report, predicting at least 47 GW of wind energy installations for 2014, and a return to “steady if unspectacular” growth over the next few years.

“The global market is back on track for 2014,” said Steve Sawyer, GWEC Secretary General. “A strong Chinese market, recovery in the US and an ...

Graph of the Day: 2,000GW of wind energy by 2030

21/10/2014 -

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REnew Economy

Today’s graph of the day comes from the Global Wind Energy Outlook released on Tuesday in Beijing by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International. It shows that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19 per cent of global electricity by that time. By 2050, wind power could provide 25-30% of global ...

In Just 15 Years, Wind Could Provide A Fifth Of The World’s Electricity

22/10/2014 -

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MotherJones

Up to one fifth of the world's electricity supply could come from wind turbines by 2030, according to a new report released this week by Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). That would be an increase of 530 percent compared to the end of last year.

The report says the coming global boom in wind power will be driven ...

Top 30 People: 14. Steve Sawyer CEO, GWEC

04/11/2014 -

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Windpower Monthly

The fourth Windpower Monthly Top 30 places wind industry leaders according to their ability to influence, using categories such as global reach, financial clout and megawatt might. The resulting ratings reveal personnel changes and new industry trends.

Our Top 30 list is about these people, and it reflects the changing state of the wind industry. Tellingly, the top four have ...

India’s Wind Energy Capacity To Double In Five Years: GWEC

31/10/2014 -

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CleanTechnica

Through the effective implementation of existing policies India’s wind energy capacity could double over the next five years, latest estimates of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) show.

The recent re-introduction of a crucial tax incentive for wind energy project developers in addition to a generation-based financial incentive will help India push its installed wind energy to almost 50 GW by ...

Wind farms will generate over € 500 million revenue for local economic development

Delegates on day one of the South African Wind Energy Association heard that wind energy is now set to make a contribution of more than ZAR 7 Billion to communities and socio-economic development over the next 20 years in South Africa. With five wind farms in full operation, 22 large-scale wind farms currently under construction and another 700 MW expected ...

Question of the Week: Is GWEC’s prediction achievable?

27/10/2014 -

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Windpower Monthly

WORLDWIDE: Last week, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published a report stating 2TW of wind could be installed by 2030. Windpower Monthly asked whether this is a realistic goal.

Question: Are GWEC's figures achievable?

Nicolas Navas, investment principal, Actis

I think it is perfectly doable as we see that the majority of the new installed capacity will come from the emerging markets.

Actis ...

3 Things You Need to Know about the Wind Industry Right Now

30/10/2014 -

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Energy Digital

Wind always seems to be playing second fiddle to solar, but the second largest renewable energy source in the world is in a very exciting time. Here are three things you need to know about the industry right now.

20 percent of the U.S. could be wind powered by 2030.

The American Wind Energy Association’s CEO Tom Kiernan recently discussed ...

Wind Power To Play Vital Role In Global Energy Mix

29/10/2014 -

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Energy Matters

The latest biennial report from the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International shows that by 2050, wind power could supply up to 30 per cent of the world’s energy needs and play a vital role in avoiding catastrophic climate change.

The GWEC’s Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 (PDF) presents three scenarios for the future of the global wind power ...

Wind could deliver up to 30 percent of global power needs by 2050

27/10/2014 -

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Clean Energy Review

By the year 2030, wind power could supply as much as 19 percent of global electricity needs, creating more than two million new jobs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than three billion tonnes per year. Further, given policy support, spinners could be providing up to 30 percent of the global electricity supply by 2050. Those are ...

Fresh reports reveal how solar and wind are closing in on grid parity

27/10/2014 -

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Business Green

Rooftop solar set to be as cheap as grid energy in all 50 US states by 2016, while forecasts for huge wind energy growth raise prospects of falling costs

Mongolia firm plans 400MW of wind

27/10/2014 -

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Recharge

Ulaanbaatar-based Clean Energy LLC plans to build as much as 400MW of wind capacity at four sites throughout Mongolia.

Greenpeace Sees Bright Spot in India’s Green Power Landscape

28/10/2014 -

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The New Indian Express

The Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 by Greenpeace states that with the reintroduction of the original Accelerated Depreciation benefit in September 2014 (retroactive to April 1, 2014), the Indian wind energy market is set to see strong installation numbers starting in 2015.

The report said that with the new policy, India can produce 25,121 MW of power from ...

Wind could touch global 20% ‘by 2030′

27/10/2014 -

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Business Spectator

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International have released the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook, finding wind power could reach 2000 GW by 2030 under an 'advanced scenario'., and supply up to 17-19% of global electricity.

Wind energy installations totalled 318 GW globally by the end of 2013, and the industry is set to grow by ...

Global wind energy could reach 2,000GW by 2030, report says

22/10/2014 -

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Energy Business Review

The global wind power could reach 2,000GW by 2030, according to a 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International.

According to the report, the wind power is expected to reach 2,000GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19% of global electricity, creating over 2 million new jobs ...

Wind a major source of ‘cheap’ power in future

23/10/2014 -

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 IOL SciTech

Wind power could supply between 17 and 19 percent of global electricity by 2030 and create more than two million new jobs.

At this level, wind power would reduce carbon emissions by more than three billion tons a year.

These are the projections in the Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 report by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International.

The report ...

Wind Could Provide Almost One-Fifth Of Global Electricity By 2030

22/10/2014 -

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Clean Water Initiative of Florida

Wind capacity could increase nearly seven-fold by 2030, reaching a total of more than 2,000 gigawatts and meeting almost 20 percent of electricity demand, according to a new report. Released on Wednesday, the Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 says that while wind power is already in 90 countries — with a total installed capacity of 318 ...

Wind energy to support almost 20% of global power supply: Report

22/10/2014 -

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power-technology.com

Installed wind power capacity could grow 530% to reach 2,000GW by 2030, supplying 17-19% of global electricity, according to a report published in 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International.By 2050, the capacity can swell up to supply 25-30% of global electricity, the report reveals.In 2013, the total wind energy ...

Global Wind Energy Could Reach 2,000 GW By 2030: GWEC

21/10/2014 -

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North American Windpower

Wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030 and supply up to 19% of global electricity, according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International. In fact, the study shows that wind power could provide between 25% and 30% of global electricity supply by 2050.The new report, "Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014," presents ...

GWEC, Greenpeace: Wind to Provide Up to 30% of Global Electricity Supply

21/10/2014 -

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OffshoreWind.biz

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International have released the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook in Beijing. The report shows that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19% of global electricity, creating over 2 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 3 billion tonnes per year. ...

Wind could supply nearly 20 pct of global power by 2030 – report

21/10/2014 -

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Reuters

* Installed wind capacity totalled 318 GW at end of 2013

* Could surge by 530 pct to 2,000 GW by 2030

LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Installed wind power capacity could swell by 530 percent to 2,000 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, supplying up to 19 percent of global electricity, a report from a trade association and Greenpeace said on Tuesday.

It said ...

2,000 GW Of Wind Power Projected For 2030

22/10/2014 -

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Clean Technica

Today’s graph of the day comes from the Global Wind Energy Outlook released on Tuesday in Beijing by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International. It shows that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19 per cent of global electricity by that time. By 2050, wind power could provide 25-30% of global ...

Wind Energy Could Generate Nearly 20 Percent of World’s Electricity by 2030

21/10/2014 -

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EcoWatch

Wind power has a pivotal role to play in the world’s energy supply over the next few years. By providing huge amounts of clean, affordable power, it can buy us time in the fight against global warming while revolutions in energy efficiency and solar power gain momentum.

Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council have just released a two-yearly status report ...

Wind Could Provide Almost One-Fifth Of Global Electricity By 2030

22/10/2014 -

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Climate Progeress

Wind capacity could increase nearly seven-fold by 2030, reaching a total of more than 2,000 gigawatts and meeting almost 20 percent of electricity demand, according to a new report. Released on Wednesday, the Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 says that while wind power is already in 90 countries — with a total installed capacity of 318 gigawatts at the ...

Global wind energy outlook 2014

21/10/2014 -

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India Environment Portal

By 2020 India could have 56 GW of wind power supplying 137 terrawatt hours (TW h) of electricity each year, save 82 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissionseach year according to “Global Wind Energy Outlook for 2014” published by Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International.

The sector could also provide employment to over 123,000 people says the report. ...

Wind could supply nearly 20% of global power by 2030: Report

21/10/2014 -

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The Economic Times

Installed wind power capacity could swell by 530 percent to 2,000 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, supplying up to 19 percent of global electricity, a report from a trade association and Greenpeace said on Tuesday. It said installed wind energy capacity totalled 318 GW at the end of last year worldwide and provided around 3 percent of global ...

Global wind power to hit 2000GW by 2030

21/10/2014 -

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Edie.net

The UK's recent surge in wind power output appears to be reflective of a global trend, with new analysis estimating that global wind-generated energy could supply up to 20% of the world's electricity by 2030.

The analysis, unveiled today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International, indicates that wind power capacity will hit 2,000GW; creating over ...

Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC): Wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030

21/10/2014 -

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REVE

Wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030 and supply up to 17%-19% of global electricity, according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International.

In fact, the study shows that wind power could provide 25%-30% of global electricity supply by 2050.

Global Wind Energy Outlook 2000 gigawatts by 2030

21/10/2014 -

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India Infoline

Global wind power capacity could reach 2,000 gigawatts by 2030, supply 17-19% of the world's electricity, create over 2 million jobs and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 3 billion tonnes a year, according to new analysis released by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International. By 2050, wind power could provide 25-30% of global electricity supply. 

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Wind power could reach 2,000GW by 2030

21/10/2014 -

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WindTech International

The Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International have released the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook. The report shows that wind power could reach 2,000GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19% of global electricity, creating over 2 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 3 billion tonnes per year.

Wind ‘to hit 2000GW by 2030′

21/10/2014 -

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ReNews

Global wind capacity could reach 2000GW by 2030 and meet up to 19% of electricity demand, according to a report.

The Global Wind Energy Outlook, released by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International, also states that the sector could create more than two million new jobs worldwide and slash CO2 emissions by more than three billion tonnes per year.

Researchers ...

Wind power could provide nearly 20 percent of power globally by 2030, report says

21/10/2014 -

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Ozarksfirst.com

Wind power could be a global workhorse, providing up to 18.8 percent of global electricity needs by 2030, and even more beyond that, if it’s aggressively pursued, a new report concludes.

Under an “advanced scenario” modeled by the report, wind power would be green-lighted by governments around the world, and reach close to 2,000 Gigawatts of capacity by 2030.

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Wind Energy Outlook: 2000 gigawatts by 2030

Nearly 20 % of global power from wind

BEIJING, 21 October 2014. The Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International released the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook in Beijing today. The report shows that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19% of global electricity, creating over 2 million new jobs and reducing ...

GWEC: ‘2000GW possible by 2030′

21/10/2014 -

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Recharge

China will drive the global wind power industry’s sharp recovery this year, but Brazil, South Africa and Mexico will be the world’s most exciting growth markets in the years to come, according to GWEC head Steve Sawyer.

Onshore wind is cheapest power source says EU report

15/10/2014 -

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Onshore wind is a cheaper source of power than gas, coal and nuclear when ‘external’ factors such as air quality, human toxicity and climate change are considered, a new EU report has found.According to a study by analysis firm Ecofys commissioned by the EU and released this week, onshore wind’s approximate cost per MWh is around €105, while gas can ...

MEDIA INVITE: Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 Release

Press conference

Tuesday 21 October, 10:00-11:00, Xi'An meeting room

Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, Beijing, China

Wind energy has firmly established itself as a mainstream technology and is now the cheapest power option to add new capacity to the grid in an increasing number of markets. Wind power plays a key ...

Straight Talking: They have too much to lose to face reality

01/10/2014 -

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WORLDWIDE: They say that it gets darkest just before dawn. I just hope that's true. As Gandhi allegedly said, "first they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win". We're definitely at stage three.

As we stand peering over the brink of the climate-change abyss, we are at the same time witnessing a renewable-energy revolution, ...

The community owned HN Windpark

“Not only is it good for our planet, it also gives boost to green growth locally, adds substantial income to many and gives both municipalities a steady flow of tax income for years to come..”

 

Nine turbines, an investment worth €37 million shared by 174 local owners: this is the HN Windpark. The H stands for Hörup, a small ...

Wind Energy Capital Hamburg: Premiere of the Leading International Expo WindEnergy Exceeds Expectations

HAMBURG, Germany, September 26, 2014

(HMG) 26 September 2014. Visitors and exhibitors agree about the highly successful premiere of WindEnergy Hamburg which came to a close on Friday after four exhibition days.

The importance of the fair location was emphasised by Olaf Scholz, Mayor of Hamburg, who noted that "the Metropolitan Region of Hamburg is not ...

Global Wind Energy Outlook: 2,000 GW by 2030

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High-Performance Composites

The Global Wind Energy Council's most recent Global Wind Energy Outlook says that global wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030 and provide up to 17 to 19 percent of global electricity.

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International have released the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook. The report shows that global wind power ...

WindEnergy Hamburg opened by Vice-Chancellor Gabriel

23/09/2014 -

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Hamburg News

Federal Minister Sigmar Gabriel official inaugurated the leading international trade fair Wind Energy Hamburg on Monday evening, a premiere for Hamburg. Wind energy has established itself worldwide, both from an economic and from an energy policy perspective, said the German Vice-Chancellor. This is a great success, and last but not least, a result of a furious development ...

AOSIS Chair Outlines Near-Term Solutions To Climate Change at UN Summit

Island nations poised to suffer early and greater climate impacts convene renowned experts and scientists to define real-world, near-term solutions at United Nations Climate Summit

NEW YORK‚ A new real-world, near-term solution action plan commissioned by the Republic of Nauru, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) and written by 30 leading climate and energy experts from ...

GWEC chief hails German progress

23/09/2014 -

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Germany's  Energiewende — the transition away from nuclear and fossil fuels — is far in advance of anything undertaken by other industrialised nations, says Steve Sawyer.

The Global Wind Energy Council secretary-general tells Recharge that every country should be playing close attention to the Energiewende “because I hope eventually we will all get to a future which is dominated by ...

Sigmar Gabriel praises the amazing development of the industry at WindEnergy Hamburg

WindEnergy Hamburg was opened on Monday evening by Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, and Vice-Chancellor of Germany. This is the premiere for WindEnergy at the Hamburg Fair site. Wind power has established itself worldwide, both as an economically viable industry and as a major element in energy policy, said Sigmar Gabriel. That is a great success ...

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, GWEC CEO Steve Sawyer and President and CEO of Hamburg Messe Bernd Aufderheide at high level press conference of WindEnergy Hamburg

Steve Sawyer, CEO of GWEC: “We’re rapidly moving towards a sustainable energy future…but ‘Business as usual’ means that we’ll all soon be out of business. Time is the one thing we don’t have.”

 

The global wind market continues to power ahead, led by China, and with booming new markets in Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. New markets ...

Member discount on Ben Backwell’s new book

The Recharge News Editor-in-Chief Ben Backwell's book titled Wind Power-The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry, with a foreword from Steve Sawyer, was released earlier this autumn.  . We talked to Ben about his new book:

What inspired you to write this book?

I wanted to capture some of the excitement of being involved in the ...

New book charts wind’s ‘wild ride’

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Recharge News

A major new book on the wind sector charts its growth from its earliest days in the 1970s to the huge global industry it has become – as well as addressing key questions about its future.

In Wind Power: The Struggle for Control of a New Industry author Ben Backwell  – editor in chief of Recharge and one of the renewable energy sector’s leading  journalists  – ...

Wind Energy Pilot Project on TN Coast

12/09/2014 -

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The New Indian Express

CHENNAI: Planning to tap offshore wind energy, the Centre has  identified Tamil Nadu and Gujarat coasts to launch two pilot projects through a joint venture company.  Sites for the proposed projects would be selected by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), according to Alok Shrivastava, Joint Secretary of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

The move comes ...

India advances offshore ambitions

12/09/2014 -

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India will finalise sites for its first offshore wind farms by the end of the year, a senior government official told media in the country in what appears to be an acceleration of its ambitions in the sector.

The Indian government is already in talks with state authorities over two pilot projects totalling 100MW off the coasts of Tamil Nadu ...

A Clean Energy Future Is Technically Feasible, But Is It Politically Possible?

11/09/2014 -

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Huffington Post

If we assume that human civilization will continue for at least another 1000 years, then we will eventually arrive at a 100 percent renewable energy system. Whatever you believe about the existing reserves and undiscovered sources of fossil fuels and other combustible or radioactive minerals, they will eventually be exhausted or too expensive to extract.

Policymakers often act as if ...

EWEA calls on new Commissioner-designates to take the reins on Europe’s energy future

The European Wind Energy Association welcomes the announcement of Alenka Bratusek as Vice President- and Commissioner-designate for Energy Union and Miguel Arias Canete as the European Commissioner-designate for Energy and Climate Action.

This team will be responsible for implementing the European Commission President-elect's vision of an energy union in Europe and establishing the region as a global powerhouse for renewable energy.

EWEA ...

GWEC Chairman Dr Klaus Rave’s invitation to WindEnergy Hamburg

Welcome to Hamburg, the Free and Hanseatic City, the traditional harbour city, the new hub for the renewables business, and home of some of the major players in the wind industry. From 23 to 26 September, Hamburg will be your gateway to the world of wind energy during its new international wind energy fair – WindEnergy Hamburg - which may prove ...

GWEC welcomes the French Wind Energy Association on board

GWEC is pleased to welcome the French Wind Energy Association (FEE) as a new member of its influential circle of members promoting wind energy around the globe. The French Wind Energy Association, founded in 1996, currently has more than 180 members which cover 90% of the installed wind capacity in France. FEE represents the entire supply chain, and its mission ...

New analysis shows state jobs and investment at risk from cutting the Renewable Energy Target

New South Wales and Queensland are the states with the most to lose if the Federal Government adopts the recommendations to slash the Renewable Energy Target (RET) put forward by Dick Warburton, according to new analysis released by the Clean Energy Council today. The Clean Energy Council briefing paper shows that investment in large-scale renewable energy such as solar ...

Brazil Windpower 2014: operations and maintenance are key focus as installations reach 5GW

02/09/2014 -

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Windpower Monthly

The issues now for wind power in Brazil are enviable, said Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council. With over 140 wind projects due to start this year, the supply chain is under pressure to deliver, there will be pushback from incumbent generation suppliers who see their share being taken away, and with hydro sources in ...

European wind leadership at risk

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Europe has been the technology and market leader in the wind industry for more than 30 years.

Enlightened leadership in Denmark, Germany, Spain and at European level, bolstered by strong public support for action on climate change and local economic development, has ensured that the continent with arguably the fewest wind resources has led the world.

Strong local markets supported technology ...

Met Office alert for Germany

28/08/2014 -

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reNews

The UK’s Met Office is now offering its renewable energy services in Germany to help the nation deliver on its offshore wind ambitions.

The BIS agency said it “hopes to provide a solution to some of the challenges faced in the German market place, including construction methods, high capital expenditure, operational costs and future feed ...

IN DEPTH: Brazil’s local discontent

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Serious questions are being asked in Brazil as to whether turbine makers will be able to meet the strict new local-content rules that come into force at the start of 2016.

The scramble for local parts will lead to “substandard components at inflated costs”, says Global Wind Energy Council boss Steve Sawyer. This will ...

Policy uncertainty threatens to slow renewable energy momentum

IEA forecast sees renewable power as a cost-competitive option in an increasing number of cases, but facing growing risks to deployment over the medium term

PARIS, 28 August – The expansion of renewable energy will slow over the next five years unless policy uncertainty is diminished, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today in its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market ...

WINDABA 2014: Power2thePeople: Changing lives through wind energy

Wind energy conference to focus on community benefit and economic development

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

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

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Newsweek

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

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

Straight talking: Another country must take on climate leadership

01/08/2014 -

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Windpower Monthly

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

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

India Lays Foundation for National Wind Energy Mission

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Clean Technica

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

Wind energy beats nuclear, CCS for global warming mitigation

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Clean Technica

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

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

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

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

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

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

22/07/2014 -

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Windpower Monthly

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

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

Global Wind Day 2014 — Iran signs up

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Windpower Monthly

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

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

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

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

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The Carbon Brief

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

China Three Years Late on Installing Offshore Wind Farms

17/07/2014 -

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Bloomberg

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

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

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

04/07/2014 -

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

Centrum Rozwoju Energetyki joins GWEC

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

CRE offers engineering and legal advice for wind ...

Windicator: Promising start to 2014 in some regions

30/06/2014 -

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Windpower Monthly

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

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

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

Snowflakes Help Study Wind Turbine Airflow

26/06/2014 -

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Daily Fusion

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

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

Wind energy powering ahead

19/06/2014 -

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IOL SciTech 

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

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

This was the word from the ...

Global Wind Day Celebrates Wind Energy as Major Player Worldwide

19/06/2014 -

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Desmogblog.com

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

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

China Introduces Offshore Wind Feed-In Tariffs

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

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

16/06/2014 -

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Wind Power Monthly

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

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

Needless to say, most of ...

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

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

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

Wind industry issues ‘open invitation’ to view turbines

16/06/2014 -

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

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

A ...

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

14/06/2014 -

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

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

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

Canada Installs Record Wind Power Capacity in 2013

12/06/2014 -

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Daily Fusion

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

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

Global Wind Day: Wind power for greater energy independence

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

Wind sector wants Govt’s helping hand

11/06/2014 -

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

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

Let GWEC Serve You Better

Survey for GWEC Members

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

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

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

03/06/2014 -

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

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

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

29/05/2014 -

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

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

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

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

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

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

Honorarprofessor als präsident des GWEC bestätigt

20/05/2014 -

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

Gamesa Wins 100-Megawatt Wind Turbine Order in China Revival

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

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

GWEC Board election and new Executive Committee

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

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

Wind energy in Pacific Islands

13/05/2014 -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

05/05/2014 -

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

Structural shift starts to show

01/05/2014 -

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

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

Clean Energy Stocks That Add Green to Your Portfolio

30/04/2014 -

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

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

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Perverse and destructive, Special report into fossil-fuel subsidies

28/04/2014 -

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

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

GWEC predicts 34% installation surge in 2014

28/04/2014 -

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

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

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

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

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

World Wind’s Growth Goes On

23/04/2014 -

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New Energy News

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

German Renewables Output Helps Cut European Power Prices by 8.4 Pct

16/04/2014 -

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

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

Samsung C&T Embarks on a New Growth Business

17/04/2014 -

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

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

Wind energy production low in Pacific Islands

16/04/2014 -

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

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

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

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

15/04/2014 -

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

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

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

16/04/2014 -

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Clean Technica

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

Wind energy may see resurgence in the coming year

14/04/2014 -

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

Chipping in the global wind energy

15/04/2014 -

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Business Recorder

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

Global Wind Energy Council looks forward to consistent growth

14/04/2014 -

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Windpower Engineering

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

Report: Global wind energy expects significant 2014 expansion

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

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

Wind energy production low in Pacific Islands

14/04/2014 -

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

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Photo competition “Wind in Turkey”

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

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

IPCC calls for major shift to renewables to cut emissions

13/04/2014 -

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

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

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

09/04/2014 -

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

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

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

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

10/04/2014 -

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

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

World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Global wind energy growth slows for first time in 20 years

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

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

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

10/04/2014 -

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The Guardian

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

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Le secteur éolien se sent des ailes pour 2014

10/04/2014 -

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

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Eolien: un net redémarrage prévu cette année

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Le Figaro

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

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

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

Aktier: Chr. Hansen stjal overskrifterne

10/04/2014 -

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

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

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

10/04/2014 -

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

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

Asia’s dominance to roll on: GWEC

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

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

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

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Daily Fusion

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

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

GWEC sees 47GW added in 2014

10/04/2014 -

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

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

Global Wind Market Rebounds in 2014

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

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

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

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

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

10/04/2014 -

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Jornal da Energia

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

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

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

Global Wind Market Rebounds in 2014

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

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

Understanding small wind energy systems

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International Union for Conservation of Nature

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

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

Citigroup says the ‘Age of Renewables’ has begun

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

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

Wind Industry, Even With Energy Storage Costs, Is Sustainable

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Daily Fusion

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

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

Global wind energy installations slump to five-year low

20/03/2014 -

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

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

Turkish wind energy investors face construction deadline

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

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

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

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19 March 2014

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

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

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

However, in the absence ...

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

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

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

Mexico Aims to Be Major Global Wind Energy Player

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Daily Fusion

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

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

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

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

Sky the limit for Mexico wind

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

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

Mexico says reforms will boost wind

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

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

Mexico races to liberalise energy market before deadline

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

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

Mexico’s New Energy Reform – Good for Wind Power

28/02/2014 -

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

Wind Power set to boom in Mexico

New Energy Reform to open up market

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

GE Says Japan Has More Potential to Harness Wind Power

27/02/2014 -

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Bloomberg

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

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

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

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

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

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

20/02/2014 -

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

2013 Wind Installations Stall in US, Surge in China

24/02/2014 -

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

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

EarthTalk: Wind Energy

20/02/2014 -

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

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

14/02/2014 -

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Renewable Energy World

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

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

Earth Talk: The bright future of wind power

16/02/2014 -

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

Future looks bright for wind

17/02/2014 -

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

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

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

14/02/2014 -

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

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

China boosts grid-connected capacity by 24%

13/02/2014 -

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

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

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

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

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

China Leads Wind Industry Growth for 2013

10/02/2014 -

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

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

Ontario contributes to exceptional progress in Global Wind Energy market

07/02/2014 -

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

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

Canada recorded exceptionally strong growth in 2013 ...

2013 Wind Energy Installations Stall In US, Surge In China

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Clean Technica

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

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

Global wind capacity up 12.4 percent in 2013: industry data

05/02/2014 -

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

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

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

Global installations fall for first time

05/03/2014 -

WindPower Monthly

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

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

GWEC characterised 2013 as a "difficult ...

Global wind capacity up 12.4% in 2013

05/02/2014 -

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

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

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

Global wind capacity up 12.4 per cent in 2013: Report

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The Economic Times

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

Global wind capacity up 12.4 percent in 2013: industry data

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Chicago Tribune

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

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

Global wind hits 318GW – GWEC

05/02/2014 -

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

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

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

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

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

Global wind power capacity rose 12.4 percent in 2013

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

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

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

Global Wind Grows 12.5% in 2013

Annual market down; return to growth in 2014

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

Global wind rises 12.5% in 2013

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

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

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

Wind growth slows in 2013 – European statistics release

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

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

EU and India join hands to facilitate Offshore Wind

29/01/2014 -

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

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

EU And India Join Hands To Facilitate Offshore Wind

28/01/2014 -

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

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

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

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

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

India to Prepare Offshore Wind Plan Trade Group Says

27/01/2014 -

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Bloomberg 

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

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

India to get offshore wind ‘roadmap’

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

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

GWEC to develop Indian offshore roadmap

27/01/2014 -

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

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

GWEC will work ...

EU to help India venture offshore

27/01/2014 -

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

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

The specific objectives are to create ...

EU partners with India for offshore wind development

27/01/2014 -

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The Hindu Business Line

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

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

The Council ...

EU and India Join Hands to Facilitate Offshore Wind

27/01/2014 -

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

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

EU and India join hands to facilitate Offshore Wind

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08/01/2014 -

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

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

IN DEPTH: Steve Sawyer takes aim

07/01/2014 -

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

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

Kind words, if you can call ...

Sawyer Speaks His Mind

02/01/2014 -

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

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

The year ahead in wind and solar

02/01/2014 -

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

What do you expect for the ...

Clearing the air on Chinese clean energy

20/12/2013 -

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Business Spectator

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

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

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

09/12/2013 -

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

Despite a great deal of progress on solving ...

GWEC Latin America Newsletter is out!

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

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

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

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

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

05/12/2013 -

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

Analysis: Jordan closes in on first utility-scale project

04/12/2013 -

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

Wind could generate 18% of global electricity by 2050

02/12/2013 -

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RTTC

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

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

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

New Zealand must tackle rising emissions from electricity sector

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

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

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

GWEC is recruiting

28/11/2013 -

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

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

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

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

28/11/2013 -

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Business Green

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

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

Vestas launches Wind for Prosperity in collaboration with Masdar

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

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

Daily Fusion Becomes Media Partner for Mexico WindPower 2014

21/11/2013 -

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Daily Fusion

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

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

18/11/2013 -

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Climate Change COP19

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

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Mexico WindPower 2014 Will Run On 100% Wind Energy

15/11/2013 -

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North American Wind Power

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

Mexico WindPower 2014 will run on 100% wind energy

14/11/2013 -

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Construction and maintenance

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

Mexico WindPower 2014 will run on 100% wind energy

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

The WindMade label enables businesses and event ...

The November issue of GWEC Newsletter is out!

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

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

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

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

Are global CO2 emissions still rising?

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

Ethiopia introduces Africa’s largest wind farm

01/11/2013 -

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Responding to Climate Change

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

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

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

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

31/10/2013 -

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The Washington Post

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

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

Ethiopia switches on Africa’s largest wind farm

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New Scientist Environment

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

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

Growing economies and more stable ...

Gamesa to debut in Philippines

30/10/2013 -

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

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

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

Floating turbine up in Japan

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

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

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

Mainstream 360MW wind wins in SA

29/10/2013 -

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

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

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

To Expand Offshore Power, Japan Builds Floating Windmills

25/10/2013 -

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

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

Poland could halve demand for coal by 2030, study says

25/10/2013 -

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

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

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

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

Today at the VIND 2013 ...

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

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

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

Mitsui Group Wins Contract for Wind Power Line Project

21/10/2013 -

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Bloomberg

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

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

Technology Gains are Powering Wind Energy

17/10/2013 -

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Live Science.com

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

Join us at China Wind Power next week in Beijing!

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

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

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

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

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

Major bird charity plans wind turbine at HQ

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

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

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

Japan’s offshore wind development speeding off

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

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

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

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

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

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

The programme includes:  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

According to the AAAC, ...

Sawyer sees Brazil staying-power

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Recharge News   Most of the international turbine manufacturers that have moved into Brazil’s wind market in recent years will try to stay the course and comply with new local- content rules, says Steve Sawyer. 

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

The Latin wind spirit

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

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

Ayala launches Caparispisan wind farm in the Philippines

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

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

“Commercial operations will ...

August broke records for wind power in Australia

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

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

“South Australia’s ...

Direct from Rio: GWEC at Brazil Windpower 2013

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GWEC confia em fabricantes

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

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

Floating Offshore Wind Platforms: The Next Wave

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

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

Major Markets Continue To Determine Wind’s Path

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

 Wind continues to grow ...

Brazil WindPower 2013 – liveblog day 1

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

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

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

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Alternative Energy's first issue features interview with Steve Sawyer

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

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

India Plans For Massive Clean Energy Push

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

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

Rapid growth but still below full potential

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Wind Power Monthly, Latin America Special

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

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

Record levels of power from wind in Australia

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

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

Renewable Energy Will Exceed Natural Gas Use Worldwide By 2016

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

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

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

Consistent offshore wind development allows for substantial cost reductions

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

India To Launch National Offshore Wind Energy Authority Soon

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

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

President Toomas Hendrik Ilves opened a new wind farm in Estonia

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

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

Our latest article on Big ambitions ahead for Asian offshore wind

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

OPINION by Jeremy Leggett

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

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

The Latin Wind Spirit

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Renewable Energy Focus

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

The region is also adding new projects and ...

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

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

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

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

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

Greenko to Invest 350 Million Euros in Indian Hydro and Wind

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

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

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

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

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

L’√©nergie du vent en pleine expansion

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

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

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

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

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Climate Change THE NEW ECONOMY

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

Wind Energy in Brazil: The Country of the Future?

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

Capturing the glory of wind power

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

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

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

India set to revive wind tax-break

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

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

Wind energy to hit major milestone this year

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

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

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

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

Shanghai Electric aims for 30% of offshore wind market

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

World wind turbines to cross 300,000MW mark

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

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

Japan unveils first commercial scale floating turbine in Asia

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

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Renewables to surpass gas by 2016 in global power mix

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

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

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

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

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

WindMade product label out!

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

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

Top Wind Power Countries Per Capita

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CleanTechnica (Exclusive)

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

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

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

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

GWEC at Offshore Wind China 2013 conference in Shanghai

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

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

 "Our aim is to be No.1 in China's offshore ...

‘Don’t let myths dictate our future’

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

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

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

World’s wind turbines to cross the 300 gigawatt mark

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

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

World Wind Turbines To Cross 300,000 Megawatt Mark

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Clean Technica

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

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

“This is the ...

Saudi’s Clean Energy Juggling Act

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

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

GWEC Urges G8 leaders to Switch to Renewables

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

According to the Global ...

Celebrating Global Wind Day

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

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

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

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

Reforzaran acciones para fomentar uso de energia eolica

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

GWEC makes G8 fossil plea

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

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

Global Wind Day organizers seek to put pressure on G8 leaders

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

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

Global Wind Day Puts Pressure on G8 Summit

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

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

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

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

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

GWEC y EWEA fomentaran uso de energía eólica

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

Así lo destaca la GWEC en su portal de Internet previo al ...

Global Wind Day urges G8 leaders to stop subsidising fossil fuels

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Construction & Maintenance

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

Call for fossil fuel energy subsidy reform

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

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

Global Wind Day Calls On Leaders To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

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

Global attention called to wind energy

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

Web campaign targets G8 vow

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

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

Major Markets Continue To Determine Wind’s Path

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

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

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

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

Global Wind Day, celebrated annually on 15 June, enables ...

Global Wind Day 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

IEA calls for urgent climate action

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

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

Mongolia’s first wind farm ready

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

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

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

Hundreds of events around the world for Global Wind Day

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

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

New Renewables Club launched

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

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

Fair winds for offshore wind farms

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

New wind community engagement best practice guidelines released in Australia

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

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

Wind power blows into Africa

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

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

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

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

Interview: Steve Sawyer, GWEC

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

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

Global Wind Day June 15th 2013

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

Chile environmental body OKs 310 MW wind farm project

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

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

GWEC Secretary General Steve Sawyer interview with Cleantech Investor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Steve Sawyer: No Debate

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

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

Chile environmental body OKs 310 MW wind farm project

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

Global wind trends for 2013 and beyond

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EcoGeneration — May/June 2013

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

Worldwide, the wind energy sector is expected to undergo ...

Wind Market Grows; Challenges Remain

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

WindMade debuts new standard for products manufactured by wind power

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

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

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WindMade launches public consultation on product label

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

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

Steve Sawyer backs Economist’s editorial from yesterday:

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

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

北极星风电新闻

24/04/2013 -

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

节能与环保杂志

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Magazine of Environmental Protection and Energy conservation

中国能源报

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China Energy News

中国经济和信息化杂志社

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全球风能理事会:全球风电装机再创新高

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

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

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

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

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

Global installed wind capacity now at 282.5 GW

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

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

Could China Outpace the US in the Green Race?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Globale capaciteit windenergie doorbreekt grens 300.000 megawatt

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Mondiaal Nieuws

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

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

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

11/04/2013 -

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

According to the Global Wind ...

Semana de las Energías Marinas de Bilbao

14/04/2013 -

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Energias Renovables

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

Renewables in Latin America: Not so blown away

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

The year of 2012 was ...

Ανάπτυξη 19% στον κλάδο της αιολικής ενέργειας το 2012

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

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

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

Africa: Wind Power Surges to New Record

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

Stabilität mit Turbulenzen

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Erneuerbare Energien

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

Hurunui wind farm consented

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

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

Wind energy develops spectacularly in Romania in 2012

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

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

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

Pakistan lags far behind India,China in wind power generation

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The International News

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

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

Green energy and beyond

21/04/2013 -

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

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

The report titled ‘The Policy ...

Energy potential without limit

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Straight Good News

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

Energy expert says Gulf region has potential to develop renewables

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

Global wind energy capacity increased to 282.5 GW in 2012

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

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

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

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

19/04/2013 -

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

Revealed: the companies that use the most renewable energy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Global Installed Wind Capacity Now at 282.5 GW

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

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

Global wind power surges to new record

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The Global Wind Energy Council released its Annual Market Update, with a comprehensive snapshot of the global wind industry at the end of 2012, along with a 5-year forecast out to 2017.

Although policy uncertainty in the main OECD markets is a cause for concern, strong markets in China, India and Brazil, as well as in new markets in Latin ...

Global Wind Power Hits 282.5GW

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

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

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

Will The Wind Industry Maintain Its Momentum?

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

World wind power on a roll

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

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

Strong Overall Wind Power Growth Through To 2017

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

Revealed: the companies that use the most renewable energy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eolien: +19% dans le monde (2012)

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

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

Global Wind Power Capacity Increased 19 Percent in 2012

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

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

Apr√®s une ann√©e faste, l’√©olien s’essouffle

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

GWEC: Wind dip after 2012 surge

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

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

Global wind installations up 10%

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

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

Gwec: nel 2012 quasi 45 GW di nuova potenza eolica

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

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

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

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

Global wind energy capacity increased to 282.5 GW in 2012

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

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

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

Vind/GWEC: Væksten vender tilbage i 2014

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

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

La principal amenaza para la eólica mundial es la imprevisibilidad política

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wind power surges to new record

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The Global Wind Energy Council has released its Annual Market Update, with a comprehensive snapshot of the global wind industry at the end of 2012, along with a 5-year forecast out to 2017. 

Although policy uncertainty in the main OECD markets is a cause for concern, strong markets in China, India and Brazil, as well as in new markets in ...

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

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