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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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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 …

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

Wind Power Monthly

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 …

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

Bloomberg

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, …

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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 …

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Honorarprofessor als präsident des GWEC bestätigt

FH Flensburg

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.

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Gamesa Wins 100-Megawatt Wind Turbine Order in China Revival

Bloomberg

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 …

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