Category Archives: GWEC in press

Five Reasons Why the Wind Industry Will Make Your Day

HuffPost Green

Let’s face it – extreme weather, floods and droughts, melting ice and disappearing species as a result of climate change are enough to ruin anyone’s day. So here’s some good news for a change, brought to you by the wind industry:

Wind power is now the cheapest way to add new power generation to the grid in a long and …

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Question of the Week: The future of China?

Windpower Monthly

Recent industry reports suggest that China’s wind market growth will slow down in the coming years. Windpower Monthly speaks to Vestas, GWEC, FTI Consulting and Make Consulting about how this will affect European companies aiming for a slice of the Chinese action?

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New record for wind power in 2014

Sun&Wind

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published its “Global Wind Report” for the year 2014. To give you a short overview, we created an infographic with some of the key figures from the 80 page report.

Overall, the wind market recovered from its sharp decline in 2013 to just above 35 GW of new installations. Global installations went up further than …

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France not to lift wind turbine distance requirement to 1 km

SeeNews

Members of the French parliament on April 15 voted against the proposed doubling of the minimum distance between wind turbines and homes to 1 km (0.62 miles), so it will remain unchanged at 500 metres.

The 1-km rule was proposed by the Senate. France’s Wind Energy Association (FEE) had warned previously that if such an increase was accepted, approximately 85% of …

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Wind energy to play significant role in Turkey

Caspian Energy International

Wind will play a significant role in Turkey’s continuously growing economy in the upcoming years, according to the International Energy Agency, IEA, official Monday. “Turkey is growing fast which is obviously good for the economy, and the growing population will increase energy demand,” said the Head of the Renewable Energy Division of the IEA, Paolo Frankl, in an …

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2015 Is the Record Breaking Year For the UK

GreenMatch

2014 was an exceptional year for the wind energy, but the recent statistics from 2015 are indicating an annual market growth of 44% and record installations of more than 51 gigawatts of wind energy. Results obtained from a study compiled by the Global Wind Energy Council shows, that China will continue their lead with 45% of the total annual market, …

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Turbines fit well with farming routines

Hamilton NEWS

From a renewable electricity perspective, New Zealand’s wind resource is globally admired and has proved to be cost-effective.

Wind power contributes 5 per cent of New Zealand’s energy portfolio — enough to power 3000 homes a year.

The Global Wind Energy Council says New Zealand’s wind resource is “spectacular” and one of the best in the world.

Turbines installed in the Manawatu …

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Market Status: Sub-Saharan Africa – South Africa leaves neighbours behind

Windpower Monthly

While parts of sub-Saharan Africa are providing piecemeal opportunities to international wind developers, South Africa entered a league of its own in 2014 as a fully-fledged wind market.

It reached 575MW commissioned by end-2014, against just 10MW online a year earlier, according to the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA). The rest of the sub-Sahara region has 324MW online …

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China and Brazil Lead Global Growth in Wind Energy

Yibada

China and Brazil led the global growth in wind energy in 2014, according to the the Global Wind Energy Council.

The council’s “2014 Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update” noted China’s installed 23 GW of new wind power last year, bringing its total to more than 114 GW. Meanwhile, Brazil was the world’s fourth-largest market in 2014, entering the top 10 …

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China wind boom to continue in 2015, but grid reform needed: report

chinadialogue

The boom in China’s wind production will continue this year as the country’s leaders try to reduce toxic smog in its largest cities, but lack of electricity market reform remains a major obstacle to displacing large amounts of coal from the energy mix, a major survey of the global wind energy sector said today.

The report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) …

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