Category Archives: GWEC in press

Trump Vows Paris Agreement Pull Out; World Unites Behind Green Economy

Pulitzer Center

The 22nd United Nations climate summit began as a wonky, low-profile affair. Nearly 200 nations, finally agreeing to keep the world from burning up, began writing the rulebook by which the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement could be achieved, while seeking the trillions needed to move quickly away from fossil fuels to a green-energy economy.

Then things blew …

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Argentina – learning from renewables trailblazer Brazil

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With Argentina set to join Brazil as a global renewable energy hotspot, GWEC’s Ramón Fiestas shares his unique insights into both South American markets

Almost 10 years after Brazil started its tender-based renewable energy programme, Argentina is following in the footsteps of its giant neighbour.

Some issues set the two nations apart, but both have one thing in common – the …

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How U.S. Diplomats in Marrakech Are Working to Trump-Proof Their Climate Wins

Pacific Standard

Obama and his team have just two months to lock down the climate gains they’ve made in the past two terms and devise new projects for Trump’s administration to unravel. In the meantime, they’re working hard to reassure the rest of the world — and to court Trump himself.

On a mild Thursday evening in Washington, D.C., a …

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Finance the magic ingredient in Argentina’s clean-energy feast

Recharge

The South American nation has plenty going for it as a renewable leader but one thing is missing, writes Alexandre Spatuzza.

Argentina has the perfect recipe for a global renewable energy leader – almost.

It has unquestionably excellent solar and wind resources; power demand growing at more than 3% a year; a need to revamp an outdated power generation fleet; clear and …

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LatAm renewables holds its breath over Trump effect

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ANALYSIS: Donald Trump hasn’t endeared himself to Latin America, but in some scenarios he could be good news for renewables growth in the US’s southern neighbours

Like every other industry in the region, Latin America’s fast-growing wind and solar sectors are holding their breath to see what a Donald Trump presidency means for them – and there is plenty to …

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European renewable stocks fall on concern Trump will cut support

Reuters

European renewable stocks fell sharply on Wednesday after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, hit by concerns that his plans to promote coal and other fossil fuels will come at the expense of renewable energy investment.

Trump’s campaign has promised to renegotiate the world’s second biggest carbon-emitting country’s role in a United Nations-led global agreement which many view as a …

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Insights from the Global Wind Energy Council 2016 Outlook

Renewable Energy World

A new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) — Global Wind Energy Outlook 2016 — forecasts highly promising growth for wind power capacity around the world going into the future.

The report highlights that the global wind industry underwent a record year through 2015, closing with annual installations of 63 GW and total installed capacity of some …

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This Wind Turbine Is Cheaper Than An iPhone – And Can Power Your Home

Konbini

Earlier this month Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled fashion-conscious solar roof tiles that generate more power than your lights, appliances and car batteries will ever need.

Unfortunately however (and like most Tesla products) this breakthrough innovation won’t be available to your run-of-the-mill homeowner, because of its luxurious pricing structure.

In the heart of India however, two brothers are working on …

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COSCO and DEME in Offshore Wind Deal

The Maritime Executive

The Belgian dredging group DEME and China COSCO Shipping have formed a joint venture to develop offshore wind energy in China. 

As the largest shipping company in the world, China COSCO Shipping says it wishes to enter this new market segment and has found a partner in DEME’s subsidiary GeoSea, which has extensive experience in developing, building and maintaining …

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Around The Globe, The Odds Are With Wind Energy

Environmental Leader

If one sustainable fuel form has the wind at its back, it’s, well, wind energy. According to the Global Wind Energy Council , it could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030.

“Now that the Paris Agreement is coming into force, countries need to get serious about what they committed to last December,” says Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the …

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