Category Archives: GWEC in press

Question of the Week: can you promote wind to the people?

Following from Global Wind Day, organised by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), Windpower Monthly asks if there is more the industry could be doing to promote the sector to the wider public.

We spoke to Greenpeace chief scientist Dr Doug Parr, Vestas chief marketing officer Morten …

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Global Wind Day 2014 — Iran signs up

WORLDWIDE: Iran is the latest country to join Global Wind Day to promote wind energy to the public.

Global Wind Day, organised by the Gloabel Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), takes place on 15 June every year to promote wind energy to the public.

The event has expanded in …

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China Three Years Late on Installing Offshore Wind Farms

Bloomberg

China is three years behind schedule on a plan that would make it the world’s biggest market for offshore wind, a setback for the $15 billion industry that’s seeking to produce affordable electricity from the one of nature’s most reliable energy sources.

China set out an ambitious plan in 2011 to build 5,000 megawatts of offshore wind turbines in four years, …

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IL&FS Energy joins Indian first ever offshore wind project for energy

Steel Guru

IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited has joined India’s first ever offshore wind project consortium for developing the country’s strategy for offshore wind energy and proposing a suitable regulatory policy framework. IL&FS, which is one of India’s leading infrastructure development companies, signed a MoU with the FOWIND consortium, which is being funded by the EU and led by Global …

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Snowflakes Help Study Wind Turbine Airflow

Daily Fusion

Scientists at the University of Minnesota (UMN) used snowflakes from a winter snowstorm to study the airflow patterns around large wind turbines. This measurement technique could prove valuable to improving wind energy efficiency.

The Global Wind Energy Council expects wind installations of at least 47 GW in 2014, a dramatic increase over 2013 levels. However, this number could be even …

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Wind energy powering ahead

IOL SciTech 

Cape Town – South Africa’s new wind power industry is booming, courtesy of government support through its renewable energy procurement programme.

And while communities living alongside wind farms stand to benefit hugely, getting the right mechanisms in place to ensure that mandatory benefits accrue to affected communities is the “Holy Grail” of the burgeoning industry.

This was the word from the …

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Global Wind Day Celebrates Wind Energy as Major Player Worldwide

Desmogblog.com

It may not rank in popularity with the World Cup but a growing interest in Global Wind Day (June 15) continues to underscore the significant contribution that the emissions-free electricity-generating technology is making to mitigate the worst excesses of burning fossil fuels.

No longer considered an alternative energy source, the wind power sector is now present in more than 80 nations and had generated …

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Question of the week: What are the next big emerging markets? Steve Sawyer GWEC CEO replies

Wind Power Monthly

Last month, Senvion CEO Andreas Nauen said the “exotic” markets of America, India and Korea will drive growth in the offshore industry, but what will be the new emerging markets of the onshore industry?

Besides China, global growth in the wind industry is now being driven by Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. But what’s next?

Needless to say, …

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Wind industry issues ‘open invitation’ to view turbines

The Irish Times

The wind energy industry is to hold a series of open days for the public this weekend to counter what they believe is damaging perceptions of wind turbines.

The annual Global Wind Day takes place on Sunday, and this year it will be marked by 13 wind farms across both parts of the island opening up to the public.

A …

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With Developing World’s Policy Support, Global Renewable Energy Generation Capacity Jumps to Record Level

Altenergymag

Now 95 emerging economies nurture renewable energy growth through supportive policies, up six-fold from just 15 countries in 2005; 

Renewable electricity capacity achieves new record level, jumps 8.3% in 2013, accounts for more than 56% of net additions to global power capacity; renewables meet almost one-fifth of world final energy consumption. 

The number of emerging economy nations with policies in place to …

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