Category Archives: GWEC in press

South Africa Needs Regulatory Certainty to Build Large Wind Sector by 2050

Renewable Energy World

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Investors are looking beyond hiccups such as the stalling of the scheme to buy clean energy by the South African government from independent power producers to create a very large wind sector by 2050, but they want clear regulations.

The delays in signing off power purchase agreements by the power utility Eskom with renewable …

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Global Wind Energy Insight: ‘We’re Moving On’

Renewable Energy World

Well, what was unthinkable just a short while ago is now the reality, and Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States, sending shockwaves across the U.S. and around the world. The press and social media are rife with speculation about which of the many and often conflicting positions he took during the campaign will become reality.

Much can …

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Vietnam green energy gets strong tail wind

VietNamNet Bridge

Viet Nam is hoping to boost its renewable energy production, especially wind and solar energy, to more than 10.7 per cent of total generation by 2030, up from the previously planned 6 per cent.

It plans to increase the rate to at least 7 per cent by 2020, up from the previous target of 4.5 per cent.

The country now relies …

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VN green energy gets strong tail wind

My Hanoi

 HCM CITY – Việt Nam is hoping to boost its renewable energy production, especially wind and solar energy, to more than 10.7 per cent of total generation by 2030, up from the previously planned 6 per cent.

It plans to increase the rate to at least 7 per cent by 2020, up from the previous target of 4.5 per cent.

The …

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Boost for Russian wind from onshore and offshore projects

Recharge news

Russia’s fledgling wind industry is getting a boost from a first offshore project planned in the White Sea, while talks are underway between state-owned nuclear group Rosatom and foreign partners over the construction of three wind farms in Russia with a joint capacity of 610MW.

Chinese energy and engineering firm Sinomec plans to build a 60MW offshore array off the …

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Vietnam to focus more on wind energy to power growth

VnExpress

Renewable energy sources remain largely untapped across the country

Vietnam plans to increase the amount renewable energy contributes to national power consumption to at least 7 percent by 2020 — up from the previous target of 4.5 percent.

The revision to the plan reflects the fact that Vietnam is increasingly turning to renewable sources, as stated in the National Action …

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Trump Vows Paris Agreement Pull Out; World Unites Behind Green Economy

Pulitzer Center

The 22nd United Nations climate summit began as a wonky, low-profile affair. Nearly 200 nations, finally agreeing to keep the world from burning up, began writing the rulebook by which the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement could be achieved, while seeking the trillions needed to move quickly away from fossil fuels to a green-energy economy.

Then things blew …

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Argentina – learning from renewables trailblazer Brazil

Recharge news

With Argentina set to join Brazil as a global renewable energy hotspot, GWEC’s Ramón Fiestas shares his unique insights into both South American markets

Almost 10 years after Brazil started its tender-based renewable energy programme, Argentina is following in the footsteps of its giant neighbour.

Some issues set the two nations apart, but both have one thing in common – the …

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How U.S. Diplomats in Marrakech Are Working to Trump-Proof Their Climate Wins

Pacific Standard

Obama and his team have just two months to lock down the climate gains they’ve made in the past two terms and devise new projects for Trump’s administration to unravel. In the meantime, they’re working hard to reassure the rest of the world — and to court Trump himself.

On a mild Thursday evening in Washington, D.C., a …

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Finance the magic ingredient in Argentina’s clean-energy feast

Recharge

The South American nation has plenty going for it as a renewable leader but one thing is missing, writes Alexandre Spatuzza.

Argentina has the perfect recipe for a global renewable energy leader – almost.

It has unquestionably excellent solar and wind resources; power demand growing at more than 3% a year; a need to revamp an outdated power generation fleet; clear and …

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