Category Archives: GWEC Newsletters

Finland passes 1000 MW wind power milestone

 

 

 

 

 

Despite Finland’s good wind resources, harnessing energy from wind started later in Finland than in many other countries. A guaranteed feed-in-tariff was introduced in March 2011, which has given new wind energy projects the necessary financial security to move forward. The FIT was set at a higher rate of EUR 105,3/MWh until the end of 2015 to speed up …

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Victoria’s ambitious new roadmap for renewables

The Victorian State Government released a renewable energy roadmap in the middle of 2015, and ran a submission process to define the way forward. Among several interesting new initiatives is a renewable energy purchase equivalent to around 100 MW of wind energy. A tender should be announced shortly.

The Clean Energy Council attended meetings and workshops and produced a written submission …

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India adding 2800 MW of wind capacity in 2015

 

 

 

 

 

ICRA expects wind energy capacity addition during the current fiscal year to grow 20% over the last year to about 2800 MW and will be driven both by the IPP and non-IPP segments. In the rating agency’s view, the demand drivers for the wind energy sector remain favourable in the long run. This is mainly aided by strong policy support …

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GWEC CEO Steve Sawyer’s Expectations for 2016

We won’t have the final tally for 2015 installations for another few weeks, but from what we know already it seems clear that 2015 will be a record year, up substantially from 2014 installations of 51 GW,  and likely far ahead of our predictions of 53 GW for the year. Some analysts are suggesting it could be up to 60 …

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‘Doing Business in non-European markets’ during EWEA 2015 conference

As part of a series of ‘Doing Business in …’ workshops organised by Global Wind Energy Council – this interactive session will focus on markets outside Europe.  Speakers will share their experiences and insights into wind developments in Brazil, Mexico and India outlining the challenges companies are likely to face when trying do business, and some practical tips …

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Europe’s top politicians will be at EWEA 2015

We are honoured to confirm the leading European politicians that will be speaking at EWEA 2015 Annual event taking place in Paris, 17-20 November. Clear energy policy directions are needed for the growth of the wind industry. For this reason, EWEA 2015 will tackle the key issues and discuss the challenges ahead with Europe’s top politicians.

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Windaba’s exhibition hall sold out! Register now – don’t miss it.

As the renewables industry rides the waves of SAIREC’s recent success in Cape Town, those focusing specifically on the wind industry have even more reason to attend Windaba given Government’s most recent statement that the future of Africa is in ‘the hands of energy’.

The Danish Minister for Business and Growth, Troels Lund Poulsen will join Energy Minister Tina …

Posted on by Lauha Fried | Posted in GWEC Newsletters |

GWEC Webcasts 2015

Doing Business in US Offshore – 9 Nov 3.30pm CET

This year, the U.S. offshore wind industry experienced historic milestones. Construction started on Deepwater Wind’s 30 MW project off Block Island, Rhode Island. US Wind completed site surveys for a major 500-megawatt project off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, slated for 2020. Where is offshore wind headed in …

Posted on by Lauha Fried | Posted in GWEC Newsletters |

A strange concept for competition?

A few years back the European Commission decided that it was time to eradicate all frameworks and mechanisms promoting or hiding state aid or obstructing pure electricity market competition. The task was entrusted to DG Comp, but it appears that it has taken a wrong turn, raising questions as to the fair treatment of Renewables.

The attainment of a …

Posted on by Lauha Fried | Posted in GWEC Newsletters |

10th Anniversary of the Wind Energy and Development Dialogue (WEED)

On 15 October the 10th Wind Energy and Development Dialogue (WEED) was held successfully in Berlin. The anniversary event was opened by Ursula Borak, sub-division head in the BMWi, and by GWEC President Dr. Klaus Rave. More than 100 participants from ten partner countries and from Germany attended the event using the opportunity to exchange experience on the opportunities and …

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