Category Archives: GWEC Newsletters

Rebuilding confidence needed before new investment

It is necessary to restore confidence before any new investments in wind energy are made in Spain, according to the Spanish Wind Energy Association

AEE calls to eliminate certain aspects of the Spanish Energy Reform such as the possibility to modify economic conditions every six years, a Plan for Renewable Energies beyond 2020 and a State Pact to give stability to …

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GWEC is pleased to join the FutureIsClean campaign

The FutureIsClean campaign is a global petition gathering together voices to support clean technologies and renewable energy use. The campaign calls for concrete action for a clean energy future. The results of this campaign will be brought by SolarImpulse at the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris in December.

To join the campaign see FutureIsClean on Facebook, Twitter.


The FutureIsClean campaign calls for concrete actions for …

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Renewable Energy Target review finally resolved

The legislation for a bipartisan deal on the Renewable Energy Target (RET) passed through the Australian Parliament on the night of 23 June, opening the way for Australia to now unlock the massive potential for renewable energy investment and jobs over the next decade.

The return to bipartisanship is the critical factor allowing investment to resume and for major renewable energy …

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Austria celebrated Global Wind Day face to face with a wind turbine

To celebrate Global Wind Day 2015, the Austrian champion in slacklining Peter Auer tested the world’s first highline on a wind turbine in Vienna. At 50 meters height the national champion showed his skills and commented: “Up there face to face with a wind turbine – I will never forget it!“.



Wind power tour – one week travel across wind …

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Mexico WindPower 2016: 24-25 February

Managing the forthcoming expansion of the Mexican electricity sector is one of the current biggest challenges of the Mexican energy sector with transmission infrastructure needing to be beefed up if the 2024 targets are to be met. During the next months and during Mexico WindPower 2016, public officials responsible for these issues will be discussing expansion issues with the aim …

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China WindPower 2015: 14-16 October

China remains the top wind energy market around the globe this year and China WindPower the largest and most attended wind industry event with 26,000 participants and over 400 booths comprised of Chinese and international companies from across the entire value chain.

The CWP Conference includes the policy and market forums, the entrepreneur forums and the technology forums. The policy and …

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Call for abstracts for Windaba 2015 open

The expanded and accelerated RE Independent Power Producers Procurement programme (REIPPP) underway in South Africa has stimulated investment and created a thriving market for wind energy. There are currently 294 wind turbines installed with plans to reach 2,500 by 2020.  The latest prices for wind power under the REIPPPP are 40% cheaper per kwh than new-build coal.

The 5th edition of …

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Canada’s wind energy industry reaches another significant milestone



As Global Wind Day celebrations take place around the globe the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased to announce that Canada’s wind energy industry has taken another significant leap forward. With the commissioning of the K2 Wind Power Project in southwestern Ontario this month, Canada has now become the 7th country in the world to surpass 10,000 MW of …

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Wind Powers Forward


REN21’s newly released Global 2015 Renewables Status Report notes that renewable energy’s record year lead to the uncoupling of the global economy’s growth from CO2 emissions.  Growth in the wind sector contributed to this decoupling with its impressive addition of over 51 GW of added wind capacity, representing a 44% increase over 2013 and raising the world total to around …

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K2 Management to support Danish Climate Investment Fund in Brazil

To secure the successful development of three Brazilian wind farms, the Danish Climate Investment Fund has engaged K2 Management to – in the first phase –perform risk assessment, stakeholder analyses and site visits.

The Danish Climate Investment Fund, managed by IFU (the Investment Fund for Developing Countries) is considering investment into three wind farms (total of 82 MW) in the Northeast …

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