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IPCC calls for major shift to renewables to cut emissions

Renew Economy

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, …

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


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, …

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

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

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

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World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

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April 10, 2014 ( 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 …

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GWEC partners with Turkey on new regional event

30 March – 2 April 2015            

GWEC and EWEA are joining forces to partner with the Turkish Wind Energy Association (TWEA) on a new wind event in the spring of 2015 – Intercontinental Wind Power Congress.  Turkey, the natural bridge between Asia, Africa and Europe, has enormous wind potential with already 3 MW of installed capacity, a further 11 GW in …

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CWP2014 – Save the Date!

This year’s China WindPower will take place on the 22-24th October in Beijing. This year’s show is already attracting huge interest, with 75% of booth sales already confirmed. Don’t delay if you’re considering a booth at the exhibition… Simply logon to, click ‘Exhibition’, fill in the Booth Reservation Form online, and submit it. The CWP secretariat will contact you …

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Call for Papers now open for Brazil Windpower 2014!

26-28 August 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazil currently ranks 13th in terms of installed wind capacity, and this will undoubtedly improve further over the coming years with 10.3 GW of additional capacity already contracted to be built out by 2018, which will bring total capacity to 13.8 GW, with more to come in auctions in 2014. The fifth edition of …

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New self-propelled trailer eases challenge of transporting As preconditions for wind energy are tough in Austria – a high population density combined with complex terrain – the erection of turbines needs thorough planning and equipment. Rotor blades, in particular, have been a major problem for alpine and mountainous transport. Therefore, an Austrian logistics supplier, together with a german hauling equipment …

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Latest from Japan

Japan sets favourable offshore tariffThe Japanese government set a new tariff for offshore wind of JPY 36 ($0.35) per kilowatt hour from 1 April. The user premium for onshore wind will remain unchanged at JPY 22/kWh.Since the committee tasked with calculating procurement costs also lowered the premiums for solar to JPY 32/kWh, from JPY 36/kWh, this latest move is seen …

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Turkish Wind Energy Association joins GWEC

We’re happy to announce that the Turkish Wind Energy Association (TWEA) has become the latest GWEC member.

TWEA is a membership-based association, governed by an administrative board, headed by its president Mustafa Serdar who is Chairman of Turkish energy company Ataseven.

TWEA works towards promoting the choice of wind as preferred source of energy, and is the authoritative voice for the industry …

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