Category Archives: GWEC in press

Major pros and cons of wind energy

Energy Business Review

Wind energy is one of the major renewable energy sources with a huge potential. It is estimated to play a key role in reducing our dependence of fossil fuels for power generation. In recent years, wind energy sector has witnessed a rapid growth, underpinned by technological advancements.

Wind turbine manufacturers are rolling out new designs to increase energy output …

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The risks of zero-subsidy offshore wind

Recharge news

The energy world was stunned in April when 1.38GW of German offshore wind was won at tender with zero-subsidy bids, meaning that the three projects will rely solely on the wholesale electricity price when commissioned in 2024-25.

The two winning utilities, Denmark’s Dong Energy and Germany’s EnBW, have not revealed their cost projections, but analysts have calculated that the projects’ …

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China’s clean power waste continues to drop

ECNS

The curtailment rates of both wind and solar power continue to drop this year, a result of enhanced efforts to increase the efficient use of renewable power, according to the largest utility company in China.

In recent years, China has been investing more than any other country in wind and solar power, but the mismatch between power generation and utilization has …

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Fighting for wind

Windpower Monthly

WORLDWIDE: Following his tenth anniversary as secretary-general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Steve Sawyer reflects on the progress wind power has made and its hopes and expectations for the future in conversation with David Weston.

Steve Sawyer, secretary-general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), celebrated a decade at the head of the industry’s overarching trade body in …

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Trump seeks new deal over Paris – reaction

Windpower Monthly

The president has announced the US plans to trigger the withdrawal process of the UN COP21 Paris climate change agreement, and renegotiate its contribution to the deal.

Trump’s intention to quit the climate change deal has been highly rumoured this week. 

He said the agreement gave the US a “bad deal” and benefited other countries over the US. 

“In order to fulfil …

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Wasted green power tests China’s energy leadership

WTOP

Its efforts to cut pollution have made China the world leader in renewable energy development, yet that green power has been wasted as the country struggles to integrate wind and solar farms into an outdated and balkanized electricity network dominated by coal.

 The problem threatens to slow China’s progress in clearing its air and controlling the greenhouse gas emissions that …

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Six Things You Didn’t Know About the Offshore Wind Power Sector

PowerMag.com

The world’s offshore wind sector, which has been at near-standstill in the U.S. owing to high costs and technical limitations, is poised to see a fierce developmental gust that can be attributed to several factors.

While much of the enthusiasm at the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA’s) WINDPOWER 2017 annual event in Anaheim, Calif., was focused on onshore wind technology and …

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Interview with Steve Sawyer

Renewable Watch 

On the back of the revised wind power potential, India’s commitment at the Paris Conference of the Parties (COP21) and the target to achieve 60GW of installed capacity by 2022, the wind sector is poised to experience high growth over the next few years. Globally, India is the fourht biggest wind energy market attracting investments from around the world. …

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Solar overtakes wind in global annual additions for first time: SPE

Recharge News

Almost 42% more PV capacity was installed than wind around the world in 2016, according to SolarPower Europe and GWEC figures

Solar power shot past wind as the fastest growing renewable-energy technology for the first time last year, according to a new report by SolarPower Europe (SPE).

SPE’s Global Market Outlook 2017 shows that 76.6GW of solar was installed around the …

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PARIS AGREEMENT Will the G-7 meeting be a Kyoto Protocol redux?

E&E News

Here’s the scenario: A few months into the new administration of a climate-skeptical Republican president, with the fate of an ambitious U.N. climate change agreement in the balance, the leaders of the world’s biggest industrialized countries head to Italy for a high-profile summit.

It’s a story the world has seen before.

With the 43rd Group of Seven talks about to get …

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