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Brazil emerging as wind energy leader

United Press International

Brazil is positioned well to establish itself as a major player in the wind energy sector, the chairman of French energy company GDF Suezsaid Friday.

“Brazil is particularly suitable for wind energy investments, taking into account the attractiveness of both the natural environment and the commercial background,” Chairman Gerard Mestrallet said in a statement.

The French company said it was …

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Latest from Brazil

Brazilian wind energy in numbers

In the first quarter of 2014, 34 new wind farms were installed, amounting to 923.7 MW of capacity. Only three of these, representing 89.7 MW, are able to operate but are not yet generating energy. In May, three more wind farms were added to the system, totalling 53.4 MW, of which two …

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News from Australia

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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GWEC partners with Turkey on new regional event

30 March – 2 April 2015            

GWEC and EWEA are joining forces to partner with the Turkish Wind Energy Association (TWEA) on a new wind event in the spring of 2015 – Intercontinental Wind Power Congress.  Turkey, the natural bridge between Asia, Africa and Europe, has enormous wind potential with already 3 MW of installed capacity, a further 11 GW in …

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CWP2014 – Save the Date!

This year’s China WindPower will take place on the 22-24th October in Beijing. This year’s show is already attracting huge interest, with 75% of booth sales already confirmed. Don’t delay if you’re considering a booth at the exhibition… Simply logon to, click ‘Exhibition’, fill in the Booth Reservation Form online, and submit it. The CWP secretariat will contact you …

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Call for Papers now open for Brazil Windpower 2014!

26-28 August 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazil currently ranks 13th in terms of installed wind capacity, and this will undoubtedly improve further over the coming years with 10.3 GW of additional capacity already contracted to be built out by 2018, which will bring total capacity to 13.8 GW, with more to come in auctions in 2014. The fifth edition of …

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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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