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Austria

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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Editorial by Shruti Shukla

FOWIND: Facilitating Offshore Wind in India

I am very pleased to share with you the news about GWEC’s latest project. In December last year, the GWEC led consortium was granted a four-year project to facilitate the development of Offshore Wind in India by the EU Delegation to India.

GWEC will partner withDNV GL, the Centre for Study of Science, Technology …

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

Bloomberg Businessweek

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 …

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Global wind energy growth slows for first time in 20 years

Reuters

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 …

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

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.

“The global market is back on …

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Le secteur éolien se sent des ailes pour 2014

Echo

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.

Le journalisme de …

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Eolien: un net redémarrage prévu cette année

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 …

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

North American Windpower

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 …

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