Category Archives: GWEC in press

GWEC presents supply chain study for Indian offshore wind

SeeNews

The Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) consortium released a new supply chain study that reveals what is already available and what needs to be upgraded or started from the beginning.

The key supply chain elements of the offshore wind industry are assessed as part of the study and there is also a preliminary evaluation of companies entering the offshore wind …

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India’s Potential in Offshore Wind Power

MarineLink.com

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched a new report: “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India.

This study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for offshore wind power in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium.

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China’s offshore wind power plans lag, 2020 target under threat

Reuters

BEIJING, June 24 China is lagging far behind its target to boost the country’s offshore wind power capacity due to technical problems and high costs, which in the absence of more state subsidies could dent its plans to install 10 gigawatts (GW) by 2020, developers said.

China is the world’s top generator of electricity from wind turbines, with 145 GW of …

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How small data from material science accurately predicts failure rates and more

Windpower Engineering & Development

Wind power set a record breaking 22% increase in annual installations for 2015. There are at least 281,924 wind turbines generating 432,883 MW of power around the globe. In the United States alone, about 48,500 turbines generate 74,471 MW, enough to power about 20 million American homes, according to the Global …

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Quijote y sus molinos

Montevideo Portal

“Uruguay es realmente el líder ahora” en el desarrollo de energías renovables, dijo Steve Sawyer, secretario general del Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica.

 América Latina “ha sido lenta” en el desarrollo de energías renovables, dijo a Efe el secretario general del Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica, Steve Sawyer, presente en Montevideo para un encuentro de dos días que reúne a …

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Gamesa, Siemens join forces to create global wind power leader

Channel News Asia

The announcement followed months of negotiations between the two companies and it comes as demand for wind power surges with countries developing more renewable energy to comply with emissions cut targets.

Spanish renewable energy group Gamesa and German engineering giant Siemens said on Friday (Jun 17) they have agreed to combine their wind power businesses to create one …

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US Wind Industry Highlights 66% Drop In Costs Of Wind Generated Electricity

Clean Technica

The US wind industry has celebrated the 10th annual Global Wind Day this week by highlighting the 66% drop in the costs of wind-generated electricity.

According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), over the past six years the cost of wind-generated electricity in the US has dropped by 66%.

“From the corn fields of Iowa to the windswept plains of …

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Global Wind Employment Passes 1 Million

CleanTechnica

Global wind employment grew by 5% during 2015 to reach 1.1 million, according to new figures published by the Global Wind Energy Council.

New figures published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) this week reveal that the record growth of the wind industry’s installed capacity was reflected by growth in the industry’s employment figures, which increased 5% during 2015, reaching …

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Exclusive interview with Steve Sawyer

The Beam

Steve Sawyer has worked in the energy and environmental field since 1978, with a particular focus on climate change and renewable energy since 1988. He spent many years working for Greenpeace International, representing the organization primarily on energy and climate issues.

Steve joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) as its first Secretary General …

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GWEC lauds 1.1 million workers in wind

Windpower Monthly

WORLDWIDE: To mark Global Wind Day, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has highlighted the one million jobs in the global wind sector.

Data released in May by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) said employment in wind grew 5% in 2015 and now stand at more than 1.1 million jobs.

Wind employment in the US increased by 21% to 88,000 …

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