Category Archives: GWEC in press

Hope Is a Future Powered By the Wind and the Sun

Huffpost Green

“I don’t want to give up hope…I don’t want to live that way”, said fashion model Cameron Russell to her mother Robin Chase, on the inspiring Huffington Post series ‘Talk to Me’, where children interview their parents. The subject was the conflicted feelings associated with bringing a child into a world under the existential threat of climate change. Greenland’s …

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Global Wind Energy Council’s annual review: Accelerating momentum in world’s shift to a lower-emissions economy

GWEC reports annual installation growth of 22% year over year to a record 63.5 GW. Cumulative global installs reached 432.9 GW. This builds on record solar installations globally in 2015 and significant progress in energy efficiency.

GWEC reports annual installation growth of 22% year over year to a record 63.5 GW. Cumulative global installs reached 432.9 GW.

The combined impacts included …

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Wind power takes off worldwide

Renewable Energy Contracts

New information released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Thursday showed that the amount of wind power generated in several states decreased in 2015, sometimes by double digits. But as usual, context is everything. The nation’s installed wind capacity rose by 12.9% last year, higher than in both preceding years. The crucial difference here is how strong …

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China’s dominance in wind energy growth continues unabated

Asia Energy Central

Wind continues to blow faster in China and India than the rest of the world as a new report detailing the growth of wind energy across the globe in 2015 suggests that the days of West’s dominance in the industry are now over, thus diverting all attention to the two promising Asian markets.

Before delving deep into “why and …

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2015 was record-breaking year for global wind power according to GWEC report

Renewable Energy Focus

The Global Wind Energy Council has released their annual report on the global wind sector for 2015.

According to GWEC’s flagship publication, Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, wind power led all technologies in new power generation in 2015. In China the wind sector continued to grow, installing 30.8 GW of new capacity, surpassing the EU in total installations, …

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African wind sector poised for promise

ESI Africa

Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) Secretary General, Steve Sawyer, says that besides market leader South Africa, both Morocco and Egypt appear to be geared for solid growth in the next five years adding that smaller markets in Kenya, Ethiopia are not too far behind.

Wind sector could see change for 2016

GWEC released the ‘Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update’ on …

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Global Wind Energy Insight: Wind Leading the Charge in Transformation of Power System

Renewable Energy World

Today we at GWEC launched our Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update. The wind power industry set new records across the world last year, and wind is leading the charge in the transformation of the global power system, long overdue and very necessary to achieve the objectives agreed by 186 nations in Paris last December.

Up to 150 of …

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Low costs will see global wind capacity nearly double in next five years

edie.net

Global wind power installations will nearly double in the next five years as prices continue to fall and countries develop renewable energy to comply with emissions reduction targets, according to research published in Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) flagship publication.

GWEC’s Global Wind Report highlights that worldwide annual installations reached 63 GW in 2015, representing a 22% increase in a record-breaking year …

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Wind leads global RE drive

reNews

Onshore and offshore wind led global renewables installations last year with China adding a record 30.8GW.

A new report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has found the Asian powerhouse has surpassed Europe in total installations, with some 145GW of wind now in play.

GWEC has concluded that Europe and US markets had better than expected years with over 3GW added …

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Tumbling power prices to help wind to 792GW by 2020, says GWEC

Recharge news

Power at “unheard of” cheap prices, post-Paris climate targets and a stable US market will combine to propel the global wind sector to 791.7GW of capacity by the end of 2020, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

The five-year forecast for cumulative capacity – almost double the 432.7GW in place at the end of 2015 – will come …

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