Category Archives: GWEC Newsletters

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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GWEC at AWEA WINDPOWER 2015

The Americans are preparing for their biggest annual wind power show – the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition – taking place in Orlando 18-21 May 2015. For the first time ever, the U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz will address conference attendees during the Welcome & Opening Session on Tuesday, 19 May. On Wednesday, 20 May, GWEC’s Secretary General, Steve …

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78% of Austrians are in favour of wind energy

According to latest opinion polls 78% of Austrians want their energy to be produced from wind power. In the regions where most wind farms are located the level of support is even higher. “In regions where most wind farms are located 88% of the residents support wind power, up about 10% compared to an average Austrian region”

52% of the respondents …

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Major breakthrough puts renewable energy deal within reach

The Renewable Energy Target (RET)

Confirmation today that the Federal Government will remove the legislated reviews of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) should clear the way for a deal to be done and return much-needed investment confidence to the Australian renewable energy sector, the Clean Energy Council said.

Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton said that the agreement to remove …

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Wind Industry upbeat as government energy response creates another 4-5 year visibility for wind power in SA

In a far-reaching expression of a clean energy vision, the Department of Energy in South Africa  announced in April that the procurement of renewable energy will be accelerated and expanded. In announcing the preferred bidders for REIPPPP Round 4, the Minister of Energy, the Honourable Ms Tina Joemat-Petterssen, announced that she intends making a ministerial determination for an additional 6,300 …

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CanWEA Launches New Blog!

CanWEA has updated the homepage on its website – canwea.ca. The updates to the website are a result of a new initiative to introduce a blogging feature to the website. Through the new blog CanWEA hopes to provide our thoughts and commentary on news, developments and ideas relevant to the wind energy industry and its role as a clean, reliable …

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Vestas announces new Group Senior Vice President for Communications, Brand and Public Affairs

Anders Monrad Rendtorff, currently Senior Vice President and Head of Communications and Human Resources at Coloplast, will join Vestas in his new position starting on September 1, 2015. He succeeds Morten Albæk, who will remain with Vestas until June 30, 2015.

Vestas CEO Anders Runevad says, “I am delighted that Anders Monrad Rendtorff will join Vestas. He has the experiences and …

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Last days to register for Intercontinental Wind Power Congress!

The Intercontinental Wind Power Congress (IWPC) will be held from 31 March – 2 April 2015, in Istanbul, Turkey, the natural bridge between Asia, Africa and Europe.

Turkey is one of the fastest growing wind markets globally and has enormous wind potential with already 3.75 GW of installed capacity, a further 11 GW in planning stages, and expectations to increase this …

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RES offshore core service cuts the cost of wind farm installation by millions

The offshore wind industry is facing increasing pressure to cut costs, particularly when it comes to installation. To address this pressing issue, RES Offshore has developed its market-leading service offering, CORE, which allows project developers to minimize the impact of weather on project installation costs.

CORE allows RES to analyse the weather conditions at a specific site in precise detail. Analysts …

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Latest Report: Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment Outlook

The four year long FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project has now been running for just over a year. During this time the project partners (DNV GL, GPCL, CSTEP and WISE) have worked to deliver necessary preliminary work to determine the potential for offshore wind development in the States of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, in cooperation with the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy …

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