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Wind industry issues ‘open invitation’ to view turbines

The Irish Times

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 …

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

Altenergymag

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 …

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Canada Installs Record Wind Power Capacity in 2013

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 …

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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 …

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Wind sector wants Govt’s helping hand

The Hindu Business Line

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 …

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Latest from Brazil

Brazilian wind energy in numbers

In the first quarter of 2014, 34 new wind farms were installed, amounting to 923.7 MW of capacity. Only three of these, representing 89.7 MW, are able to operate but are not yet generating energy. In May, three more wind farms were added to the system, totalling 53.4 MW, of which two …

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News from Australia

The latest on Australia’s Renewable Energy Target      

The Australian Government commenced a scheduled review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) in early 2014, which has so far included an issues paper and submission period which has now closed.

The Clean Energy Council released modelling from leading energy market analysts that found future power prices will be lower with the …

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Another Record Year for Renewables

Launched on June 4th, 2014 at the Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4ALL) in New York, REN21’s Renewables 2014 Global Report documents the record level of global renewable energy generation capacity that occurred in 2013. Much of this increase was underpinned by the increasing support for renewables in emerging economies; 95 of which had supporting policies in place, up six-fold …

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Wind power for greater energy independence!

Global Wind Day, celebrated on 15 June will once again provide people the opportunity to discover the benefits of wind energy and to learn more about the technology.

An abundance of events are being organised around the world: you can join a family picnic with speakers and fun activities for the kids in Canberra; …

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Offshore wind power set to boom in China

The offshore sector in China has been slow for the past three years, but it is finally entering a ‘mini-boom’, with gigawatts to be installed in the next couple of years. Three years ago, the first round of concession tenders awarded tariffs to four projects totalling 1 GW capacity, and marked a new era for China’s …

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