Category Archives: GWEC in press

Tapping the offshore wind

The Hindu

The main benefit of going offshore is that wind conditions are known to be steadier and less seasonal and provide power close to load centres compared to onshore

For long, Tamil Nadu has not been able to tap the vast potential of wind energy a long coastline offers.

While onshore wind farms, mostly located in the Shencottah and Palakkad …

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General Electric (GE) Enters Large Wind Turbine Supply Agreement with China’s Huaneng Corp

StreetInsider.com

General Electric (NYSE: GE) announced it will supply one of the world’s largest power generation companies—China’s Huaneng Corporation—with 55 units of GE 2.75-120 brilliant wind turbines, to be installed at the Huaneng Dali Longquan wind project in the Yunnan province of China. The project will provide 151 megawatts of power, making it GE’s largest wind order in China to …

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America is No. 1 in wind power,’ Obama says

Tampa Bay Times

President Barack Obama devoted a portion of his State of the Union address to talking up America’s energy trends, including being a leader in our own energy production.

“We believed we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil and protect our planet,” he said. “And today, America is No. 1 in oil and gas. America is No. 1 in wind …

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The State of Wind Power

Virgin Unite

As an innovative floating wind turbine is launched off the Portuguese coast, and the Germans start touting wind farms to tourists, we asked Morten Albaek, Group SVP & CMO of Vestas about the state of the wind energy industry, and a little about himself too.

Vestas is the world’s leading wind power company, and Denmark is known for its progressive …

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Top 10 Milestones Shaking ‘New Energy’ Space in 2015

EI New Energy 

This year should bring fresh challenges and opportunities in the shift from fossilfuels to alternatives — many hinging, at least partly, on whether countries can finallyreach a climate accord with some serious teeth at UN talks in Paris later this year.With the upcoming climate conference in the background, a number of other shiftsare bubbling up, from falling solar …

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The markets: Renewable energy (2015)

Composites World

Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment and remains, far and away, the world’s largest market for glass-fiber-reinforced composites.

Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment and remains, far and away, the world’s largest market for glass-fiber-reinforced composites. The 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC, Brussels, Belgium) Global Wind Energy Outlook reports that global wind …

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OPINION: Wind and solar — the perfect partnership

Recharge news

The wind and solar industries have long lived in twin solitudes. Plainly, that is changing.

For governments, utilities, developers and institutional investors, wind and solar — brushing up against grid parity in most major markets now — are together lighting the way forward.

The signs can be seen in US solar powerhouse SunEdison’s $2.4bn takeover of First Wind, snapping up …

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Top ten wind markets to watch in 2015

Recharge News

Steve Sawyer has a new year message of hope and co-operation.

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) secretary-general is fresh from the Lima UN climate summit, where he and Recharge columnist Jeremy Leggett addressed negotiators on renewables’ role in fighting global warming. In stating the wind-energy case, Sawyer also had kind words to say about solar.

In an interview with Recharge, …

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OPINION: Jeremy Leggett on the aftermath of Lima

Recharge

Lima was another painfully fought incremental advance in the long course of the carbon war. But below the surface, fundamental changes are taking place in the balance of power between the renewables insurgency and the carbon-fuel incumbency.

They auger well for the all-important Paris summit in December 2015, where governments have pledged to deliver a climate treaty capable of keeping global …

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WFES 2015 to address energy and sustainable development challenges

Technical Review Middle East

The eighth edition of World Future Energy Summit (WFES) will be hosted from 19-22 January 2015 during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) at ADNEC, which is expected to attract more than 32,000 visitors from 170 countries.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme …

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