Category Archives: GWEC in press

Elsewedy-Marubeni ink MoU for 500 MW of wind in Egypt

Renewables Now

Elsewedy Electric Co (CAI:SWDY) and Marubeni Corp (TYO:8002) last week signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for an up to 500-MW wind project.

The companies are working in a consortium to build the wind power complex at Gabal Elzeit on the Red Sea coast. The MoU gives them access to the site, so …

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Strong growth pushes wind close to 500GW

Windpower Monthly

WORLDWIDE: Wind power’s record growth in 2015 proved a predictably hard act to follow, but 2016 was the industry’s second best year in terms of new installations worldwide. Windpower Monthly drills down on the numbers to highlight the countries and regions where wind is winning

Just short of 55GW of new wind-power capacity was installed worldwide in 2016, according to …

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GWEC: Paris, 2017, and opportunities for wind power

Energy Digital

The Paris Agreement has officially been ratified by the 55 countries needed to bring it into force. This means there is going to be a global push to reduce global warming to less than 2° C, and ideally below 1.5° C, over the next century. Wind power is going to play a huge part in achieving this goal.

Steve Sawyer …

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China and US lead way with wind power installations

Offshore Visie

Last year saw 54.6 gigawatts (GW) of wind capacity installed across the planet, with global installed capacity now standing at almost 487 GW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

China installed 23.3 GW of new capacity, a 42.7 percent share of the market. A distant second to China in terms of new capacity was the U.S., where …

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Global Wind Energy Insight: Strong Year Ahead

Renewable Energy World

Overall, the wind industry globally begins 2017 in good shape, with good prospects for 2017 and beyond.

Although we didn’t reach the 60-GW mark in 2016, largely because China ‘only’ installed 23 GW instead of last year’s phenomenal 30 GW, the industry chalked up 12.6 percent growth in cumulative capacity. In addition, China, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, South Africa and …

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How Did Wind Energy Perform Globally In 2016?

North American Windpower

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its annual market statistics for 2016, when total global installed wind capacity reached nearly 487 GW.

Led by China, the U.S., Germany and India – with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands – the global market was nonetheless less than 2015’s record total, says GWEC.

“Wind power continues to …

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New Interactive Tool Shows “The Evolution Of Wind Power” Around The World

Clean Technica

A new interactive web tool created between the Global Wind Energy Council and renewable energy software company Greenbyte allows users to witness “The Evolution of Wind Power” between 1981 and today.

The Evolution of Wind Power was created based on data provided by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) tracing the evolution and growth of the world’s wind energy fleet, …

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Wind Outlook 2017: A Solid Year Despite Pockets of Global Unrest

Renewable Energy World

With more than 1 million people employed in wind, the sector will grow in key markets around the globe.

When discussing the outlook for the 2017 wind market, it’s very clear that the wind industry has arrived. Yes, problems remain in many markets across the globe but the fact that wind exists in many markets across the globe means …

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China Remains Global Wind Energy Leader, Expands Lead Over US

CleanTechnica

China installed a total of 23 gigawatts of wind energy in 2016, nearly half the total 54 gigawatts that was brought online around the world, and continues to expand its lead over its nearest competitors, the United States and Germany.

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published its annual statistics report for the global wind energy industry this week, revealing that …

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China and US lead way with wind power installations, says global energy report

CNBC.com

Last year saw 54.6 gigawatts (GW) of wind capacity installed across the planet, with global installed capacity now standing at almost 487 GW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

China installed 23.3 GW of new capacity, a 42.7 percent share of the market. A distant second to China in terms of new capacity was the U.S., where 8.2 GW …

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