Category Archives: GWEC in press

Is Paris going to help the renewables revolution?

Climate Change The New Economy

With the UNFCCC’s COP 21 in Paris just around the corner, it’s useful to review where the global wind sector is at the moment, and what role wind is already playing in reducing carbon emissions, while at the same time looking at how much more it could do with the right signals coming out of Paris. …

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First Indian offshore wind tender ‘likely by 2019’

Recharge news

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) thinks India is likely to carry out its first offshore wind tenders before the term of the current government runs out in 2019, but remains cautious about the country’s offshore potential.

“The size of that auction, we’re still not sure what that will be like,” GWEC’s …

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Vestas to supply turbines for 200MW of wind projects in China

Energy Business Review

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems has signed an agreement to supply turbines for two wind projects, which have a combined power generation capacity of 200MW, in Inner Mongolia, China.

Under the firm and unconditional deal, signed with clean energy solutions provider Hanas Group, Vestas will supply 50 V110-2.0 MW turbines for the Azuoqi 1A project.

The company will …

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Eskom woes threaten renewables sector


The precarious state of Eskom’s finances threatens to hinder the growth of the renewable energy sector in South Africa, just when it is needed most, Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said at the opening of the Windaba in Cape Town on Wednesday.

At the same time, low oil and coal prices send the wrong kind …

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Wind energy 40% cheaper than coal

Business Report

Renewable energy is supplying electricity to South Africa at prices that are around 40 percent cheaper than electricity prices forecast for the Medupi and Kusile coal powered plants which are still under construction.

Delegates at the Windaba conference in Cape Town, organised by the SA Wind Energy Association (Sawea) and the Global Wind Energy Council, heard that the average price …

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Wind, solar parks bring 25% of Spain’s 10-mo power

SeeNews Renewables

October 30 (SeeNews) – Wind and solar power plants in Spain accounted for about 24.8% of the country’s power in the first 10 months of 2015, shows a report by grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE).

In October alone, wind farms reached a 19.9% share in the electricity mix. They generated 3,771 GWh, or 15.6% more than in the …

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COP21: China pledges “green dispatch” on top of ambitious wind, solar targets


October 15 (SeeNews) – As COP21 nears SeeNews chose China as the forerunner of a series of articles providing up-to-date information about forthcoming climate policies at major renewables markets and  their important implications for the future of clean energy business.

From November 30 to December 11 this year, the 21st United Nations climate change conference (or COP21 as it otherwise known) …

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Steve Sawyer on COP21: Trepidation and Hope

FTI Blog

As someone who has worked on renewables and energy for more than 35 years, and climate change for more than 25, I can’t help but view the upcoming Paris summit with a mixture of (mostly) trepidation and (a little bit) of hope.

The trepidation comes from the huge quantity of work that has gone on both inside and outside the …

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Ingeteam hits wind capacity milestone

Renewable Energy Focus

Ingeteam, an independent supplier of electrical conversion equipment, says it now has 30 GW of installed wind power capacity worldwide.

The company says it hit this mark after it commissioned power converters accounting for 2 GW of installed capacity during the first semester of 2015, a 17% increase over the previous year. This increase was mainly accomplished by targetting …

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(Offshore) winds of change?

The Economist 

Europe will remain the mainstay of offshore wind power, but it sets the stage for the long-run growth of others 

The centre of the global offshore wind industry is Western Europe: At end-2014, it accounted for 91% of the world’s 8.76GW of installed offshore wind capacity, with 5GW in the North Sea alone. Today, other regions are picking up investment, …

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