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Blackouts in Cape Town reinforce need for renewable energy

The 4th edition of WINDaba took place in Cape Town, South Africa, last week from 3-5 November attracting 500 conference delegates from 19 countries, and a further 700 visitors to the exhibition. The evening before the start of the event, Cape Town had a blackout, a regular occurrence in South Africa due to a chronic electricity supply shortage that has …

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Global Wind Energy Outlook: 2000 gigawatts by 2030

The Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International released the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook in Beijing last month. The report shows that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19% of global electricity, creating over 2 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 3 billion tonnes …

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Industry leaders unite to succeed at EWEA OFFSHORE 2015

 

Samuel Leupold, Executive Vice President for wind power at DONG, Jens Tommerup, CEO of MHI Vestas, and Michael Hannibal, CEO Offshore of Siemens Wind Power Division, will act as Event Ambassadors at EWEA OFFSHORE in March 2015 – united in their vision to urge the EU’s political leaders to give offshore wind the political stability it needs.

Offshore wind is an …

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Webinar: Doing Business in Turkey – 13 January 2015, 7am GTM

Situated at the crossroads of east and west, Turkey has unrivalled access to European and Asian markets which has helped its economy boom, and in turn, stimulated its electricity demand.   Its energy policy is shaped towards supply security through the diversification of energy sources and it has a target to increase the share of renewable resources in power generation up …

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Webinar: Doing Business in Mexico – 24 November 2014, 3pm GTM

The Mexican wind industry now faces the challenge of its consolidation and growth, opening up opportunities in generation, manufacturing and procurement, becoming the largest supplier of clean energy in the country.

AMDEE has set as a primary goal the development between 15-20 GW by 2020 – 2022. By the end of 2013, the wind farms installed capacity was 1,917 MW, with …

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The ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report

 

 

 

REN21 in cooperation with the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has just released a new report: The ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report. The report provides a regional perspective on the renewable energy and energy efficiency market and industry development in West Africa. It enables policymakers, industry, investors and civil society to make informed …

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GWEC welcomes new members on board

GWEC is pleased to welcome Vaisala, TÜV SÜD PMSS, Fraunhofer IWES and K2 Management as new members of its influential circle of members promoting wind energy around the globe.

 

Vaisala is a science-driven organization with a core business in environmental measurement, especially weather measurement and specific industrial measurements. Vaisala works with their customers to continuously innovate weather forecasting technologies to help …

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A Race We Must Win

To Vestas, the Volvo Ocean Race represents more than one of the world’s most challenging ocean races over 38,739 nautical miles. It’s also about what wind can power beyond the sails of the boats. Wind not only powers Team Vestas Wind across the seas but also in an even bigger race: A race for all of us to ensure a …

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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, and the expert panel’s report with recommendations was released in August. The first option suggested by the panel was to close the scheme to new entrants while continuing to ‘grandfather’ certificates for existing projects, and the second option was to meet half of a …

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‘Act on Facts’ campaign shows that wind power is a good business for Spain

The wind energy industry has launched the third video of the campaign Act On Facts, where the myth that wind energy is not a good business for Spain is dismantled. This campaign was created with the purpose of dismantling, through empirically proven data, false myths that often distort public debate with false information. To watch the video, click here.

The campaign …

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