Category Archives: GWEC in press

Doubling wind distance in France to kill sector’s future – FEE

SeeNews Renewables

The proposed doubling of the distance between wind turbines and homes in France would make it nearly impossible to build new wind farms in the country, says France’s Wind Energy Association (FEE).

The Senate is planning to increase the wind farm distance requirement to 1 km (0.62 miles), as compared to 500 metres previously. FEE warned that such a move …

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North America lags behind Europe in offshore wind energy projects

The Globe and Mail

A series of setbacks has stalled wind energy projects along the coasts of North America and in the Great Lakes, leaving this continent far behind Europe in the use of offshore turbines as a power source.

The latest disappointment for offshore wind proponents was the demise of Cape Wind, a massive and controversial project that …

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Wind energy sets new record

ITWeb

After a slowdown in 2013, the wind energy industry set a new record for annual installations in 2014.

That’s according to the global wind market statistics released this week by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which reveals 51 477MW of new wind-generating capacity was added around the world in 2014. In 2013 the figure was 35 708MW.

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SA grows wind energy by 560MW

fin24

South Africa has grown its wind energy generating capacity by 560MW for 2014, according to a report released by the Global Wind Energy Council.

Globally the wind industry has set a new record for annual installations in 2014 with 51 477MW of generating capacity added, the GWEC said in a statement.

“The record-setting figure represents a 44% increase in the annual market, …

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Turkey’s wind power capacity increases over 3,000 MW in 2014

Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey’s wind power capacity increased to over 3,000 megawatts (MW) with the installation of new facilities totaling 804 MW in 2014, according to wind power body the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).Turkey’s wind power capacity rose to 3,763 MW in 2014, according to the GWEC’s Global Report, which also showed the growth of the wind power industry around …

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Latin America shows wind capacity surge in 2014

Recharge news

Brazil accounted for 66% of the 3.75GW rise in new wind capacity in 2014 in Latin America and the Caribbean, leading a surge in regional development as policies and projects implemented in the past five years are maturing.

Brazil ended last year with 6GW installed capacity, ranking 10th globally, according to Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) data released Tuesday. Worldwide …

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Vestas Paying First Dividend Since 2003 in Wind Rebound

Bloomberg

Vestas Wind Systems A/S fell the most in almost four months after executives issued a cautious outlook for 2015, blunting the impact of a recovery in the wind energy industry that allowed its first dividend since 2003.

The Danish manufacturer expects sales of at least 6.5 billion euros ($7.4 billion) this year, less than the 6.9 billion euros it generated in …

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Wind company paying first dividend since 2003 in industry rebound

FuelFix.com

Vestas Wind Systems A/S fell the most in almost four months after executives issued a cautious outlook for 2015, blunting the impact of a recovery in the wind energy industry that allowed its first dividend since 2003.

The Danish manufacturer expects sales of at least 6.5 billion euros ($7.4 billion) this year, less than the 6.9 billion euros it generated in …

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Worldwide wind power capacity reaches 51GW in 2014

CTBR

The worldwide wind power market added a record 51.5GW of new capacity in 2014, according to a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

The new additions represented 44% year-on-year growth and brought wind’s cumulative installations to 369.55GW at the end of 2014.

The majority of the development came from China, where 23.35GW of new wind power was installed.

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Wind sector added 51,477 MW in 2014: GWEC

GreenTech Lead

In 2014, the global wind industry has set a new record on annual installations, according to the global wind market statistics release from Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

Figures reveal that the wind energy sector added a record 51,477MW globally in 2014.

This record-setting figure shows a 44 percent increase in the annual market, a solid sign of the recovery of …

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