Category Archives: GWEC in press

Challenges remain, but wind is part of China’s blue-sky thinking


China Windpower 2015 (CWP) certainly started off auspiciously enough.

The skies above Beijing were uncharacteristically clear and sunny on 13 October, the day before the nation’s top wind-energy talking shop kicked off. The US embassy’s air quality index (AQI) for harmful particulate matter (PM) came out at a reasonable PM2.5 reading of just 42, posing little or no risk …

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Signs of uptick for foreign wind OEMs as China talks co-operation

Recharge news

Prospects for foreign companies in the Chinese wind sector may be set to improve, as the China Windpower 2015 conference kicked off in Beijing this week with a rousing call for international co-operation in the fight against climate change.

“Wind has been successful in China because of the contributions of both domestic and foreign companies,” said Yao Xingjia, president of …

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Global Wind Installations May Double in 5 Years, Vestas CEO Says


Cumulative wind-energy installations worldwide may double within five years as falling costs help producers compete with conventional power, according to the industry’s biggest manufacturer.

Last year’s “impressive” growth in new installations — 46 percent more than in 2013 according to the Global Wind Energy Council — points to a “bright future,” Vestas Wind Systems A/S Chief Executive Officer Anders Runevad said …

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Tapping our renewable energy

The Pioneer

The approval of the national offshore wind energy policy is welcome, but the NDA Government must take note of the potential challenges of such projects, so that India can set its own benchmark in offshore wind energy generation

 India has the world’s fifth highest onshore installed wind power capacity that contributes about 65 per cent of the renewable energy capacity. …

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China’s Envision enters Mexico with deal for 600MW wind portfolio


Ambitious Chinese wind group Envision completed its biggest deal yet beyond its own shores with the purchase of a controlling stake in a 600MW wind portfolio under development in Mexico.

The deal with local developer ViveEnergia is also said to be the biggest direct investment so far by a Chinese firm in Mexico’s burgeoning renewables sector.

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The Potential of Wind Power in the Arab world

MIT Technology Review

In the Arab world, the renewable energy (RE) market is still in its infancy. While the United Nations adopted new environmental goals that call for the doubling of the share of energy produced from renewable sources by 2030 which currently stands at 15 percent of the global energy mix, in the Arab world RE is expected to account for …

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Vestas CEO says global wind could double as sector drives down cost


Vestas CEO Anders Runevad highlighted ongoing cost-of-energy reductions as a key challenge for the wind industry, as he said the sector has the potential to double global capacity by the end of the decade.

Runevad said if current trends continue “we have the potential to double cumulative wind energy installations worldwide over the next five years”.

Global capacity stood at 370GW at …

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IN DEPTH: Is the tide turning for Chinese offshore?

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When China announces a national target, it generally has the ability and capacity to ensure that goal is met. But in the case of offshore wind, it has not even come close.The National Energy Administration (NEA) set cumulative targets in 2011 for 5GW of installed offshore wind by 2015 and 30GW by 2020. Yet forecasts suggest that …

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Straight talking: What we can all learn from the German Energiewende

Windpower Monthly

While every aspect of Germany’s Energiewende — the transition to increasing dependence on renewables in energy supply — has been the subject of much debate both domestically and internationally, we should keep in mind that Germany is the first major industrialised country to undertake such an energy “transformation”.

At a conference in Berlin earlier this year, German foreign minister Frank …

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Riding the winds of change

The Energy Industry Times

Wind power is a powerful tool for tackling greenhouse gas emissions and is increasingly the technology of choice for utilities and system operators seeking to decrease the risks posed by volatile fossil fuel prices, argues the Global Wind Energy Council. But negotiators at the upcoming climate change conference in Paris need the courage to stand up to …

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