Category Archives: GWEC in press

Hard choices ahead of Paris as Lima underwhelms

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A last-minute compromise deal by United Nations climate negotiators in Lima early Sunday set some modest building blocks for next year’s global talks in Paris, after negotiations came close to collapse due to divisions between rich and poor nations.

The text of the Lima Call for Climate Action, agreed more than 30 hours behind schedule, approved a framework for setting …

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Wind, solar can help cut emissions, fossil subsidies must end – GWEC

SeeNews Renewables

Wind and solar power are the “ideal choice” for achieving early greenhouse gas emissions reductions, but decision-makers first need to set aggressive emission reduction goals and put an end to the subsidising of fossil fuels.

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said so at the Lima Climate Change Conference and also pointed to the need for an effective price on …

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Wind energy saves carbon emission – No. 2

Sun & Wind

Until 2030, wind and solar power will already reduce carbon dioxide emission by 3.8 billion tons per year. With a supporting policy and market framework, a lot more would be possible.

As Steve Sawyer, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) put it: “We have the technology to solve a big part of the climate problem. What we …

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Phase out fossil fuel subsidies to combat climate change: GWEC

Greentech Lead

At the Lima Climate Change Conference today, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recommended phasing out of fossil fuel subsidies and aggressive emission reduction targets as key policy changes to facilitate energy revolution.

Governments should also implement an effective price on CO2 emissions and ensure the functioning of electricity markets that accurately value wind and solar, as well as clean air …

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Welspun nails finance for 126MW Rajasthan wind farm

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Indian developer Welspun Renewables Energy has closed financing for its 126MW Pratapgarh wind project in Rajasthan, western India.

The debt component of $10m has been secured through long-term funding from a consortium of leading financial institutions, according to the developer.”The financial closure of the Pratapgarh project has boosted our confidence,” Vineet Mittal, vice chairman of Welspun said.

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Tradition meets ­modernity

Sun & Wind

After the coastal states Egypt and Morocco, Ethiopia is Africa’s third largest wind power user. Neighbouring Kenya is also preparing to harness more of the wind.

Walking through the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, one notices diesel generators rattling outside of many shops. A photo­grapher has to send customers to his competitor because he has not protected himself against power …

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Wind and Solar: The Energy Revolution is Happening Now

Sun and Wind Energy

Lima – There is a global revolution underway in the electricity sector, led by wind and solar. The two technologies are transforming the way we produce and consume energy, which is good news for the climate: wind and solar will prevent the emission of 3,800 million tons of CO2 each year by 2030, and it could be much more …

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Straight Talking: Climate change is back on public and political agenda

Windpower Monthly

WORLDWIDE: After the collapse of the last big climate summit of world leaders in Copenhagen in 2009, for many if not most people the climate issue was over, or at least the hope of serious action by governments was over.

Fatigue, shattered expectations, disappointment and despair drove away all but the scientists, the hard-core activists and the civil servants …

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Paris 2015: The Beginning of the End for Fossil Fuels?

Climate Change The New Economy

The UN Climate Leaders’ Summit on 23 September in New York unleashed enormous momentum and has placed growing pressure on leaders to act on climate change. Almost 700,000 people around the world marched for climate action on the Sunday prior to the summit. This record-breaking global mobilization showed that all sectors of society worldwide are concerned …

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GE: Growth Plans Based On Renewal Energy

Guru Focus

Over the past we have seen many industries venturing into the market of renewal energies. As per the market research, renewal energy is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2010 to 2015 and is anticipated to be worth $614.92 billion by 2015. This market, as per GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council) reports, the cumulative global capacity …

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