Category Archives: GWEC in press

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


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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Global wind energy industry is soaring, hears Windaba

Creamer Media’s Engineering News

China is still leading the charge in the wind energy industry, outpacing by far the US, Germany, India and Spain.

 Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) secretary-general Steve Sawyer, said the last two years in the global wind energy industry had seen substantial growth, after a flat period between 2009 and 2013.

He told the annual Windaba in Cape …

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China’s retreat from coal is no quick fix for wind curtailment


The National Energy Administration (NEA) last week said it will scrap plans for 15 unapproved projects in nine provinces, while also vowing to slash production at massive coal-fired plants in the remote Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia regions.

The directives could clear roughly 12.4GW of potential capacity from China’s already congested grid. However, the government is primarily trying to balance overcapacity concerns …

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Wind energy to generate 20% of global electricity by 2030


As Nigeria grapples with inadequate power supply, focus appears to be shifting towards wind power which capacity is estimated to reach 2,110 Giga Watts, GW, globally and generate up to 20 per cent of the world’s electricity by 2030, while attracting around 200 billion euros in annual investment, the Global Wind Energy Council, WEC, biennial Wind Energy Outlook, report …

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Grid upgrades will help stalled wind projects

Windpower Monthly

Work has started on reinforcing Jordan’s transmission grid in order to integrate more renewable energy on to the network and improve the reliability of the power supply.

While much of the new capacity will be taken by solar power, wind energy will also benefit. “The Green Corridor project should allow a dramatic expansion of wind power,” said Steve Sawyer, secretary …

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India to get electricity from offshore wind energy in 5 years

DNA India

India will get electricity generated by wind-propelled plants installed in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in about five years as a part of the country’s green energy development programmes, an energy expert has said.

“We are preparing India for offshore wind (and) providing MNRE, a roadmap for offshore wind for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu,” said Mathias Steck, Executive Vice President and …

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Berkeley Lab Suggests We’re Underestimating Potential & Uncertainty Of Wind Energy Cost Reductions

Clean Technica

A new report by researchers from Berkeley Lab has raised the possibility that we are underestimating the potential for and uncertainty of wind energy cost reductions.

There has been a lot of coverage lately of the dramatic cost reductions for wind energy over the last few years, and the potential this has for challenging fossil fuel-based electricity generation. The most …

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