Category Archives: GWEC in press

Who’s Winning The Wind Race? China Or The US?

Clean Technica

Much has been made of China’s meteoric wind energy installation figures over the past few years, seeing them top the charts of wind installed at over 90 GW. However, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), just because China has the most wind energy installed does not mean they are producing the most wind energy — a title …

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A pleasant surprise: USA, not China, is #1 in wind energy


The United States has more wind energy powering its grid than any other country in the world. Some mistakenly believe that China has become the leading producer of wind energy, surpassing the U.S. in this sector like so many others. It is true that China has more megawatts (MW) of wind turbines installed than the U.S. — over 90,000 …

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Global Wind Energy Market Rebounding, Set For “Unspectacular Growth”

Clean Technica

The Global Wind Energy Council recently launched its annual Global Wind Report, predicting at least 47 GW of wind energy installations for 2014, and a return to “steady if unspectacular” growth over the next few years.

“The global market is back on track for 2014,” said Steve Sawyer, GWEC Secretary General. “A strong Chinese market, recovery in the US and an …

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Graph of the Day: 2,000GW of wind energy by 2030

REnew Economy

Today’s graph of the day comes from the Global Wind Energy Outlook released on Tuesday in Beijing by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International. It shows that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19 per cent of global electricity by that time. By 2050, wind power could provide 25-30% of global …

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In Just 15 Years, Wind Could Provide A Fifth Of The World’s Electricity


Up to one fifth of the world’s electricity supply could come from wind turbines by 2030, according to a new report released this week by Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). That would be an increase of 530 percent compared to the end of last year.

The report says the coming global boom in wind power will be driven …

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Top 30 People: 14. Steve Sawyer CEO, GWEC

Windpower Monthly

The fourth Windpower Monthly Top 30 places wind industry leaders according to their ability to influence, using categories such as global reach, financial clout and megawatt might. The resulting ratings reveal personnel changes and new industry trends.

Our Top 30 list is about these people, and it reflects the changing state of the wind industry. Tellingly, the top four have …

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India’s Wind Energy Capacity To Double In Five Years: GWEC


Through the effective implementation of existing policies India’s wind energy capacity could double over the next five years, latest estimates of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) show.

The recent re-introduction of a crucial tax incentive for wind energy project developers in addition to a generation-based financial incentive will help India push its installed wind energy to almost 50 GW by …

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Question of the Week: Is GWEC’s prediction achievable?

Windpower Monthly

WORLDWIDE: Last week, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published a report stating 2TW of wind could be installed by 2030. Windpower Monthly asked whether this is a realistic goal.

Question: Are GWEC’s figures achievable?

Nicolas Navas, investment principal, Actis

I think it is perfectly doable as we see that the majority of the new installed capacity will come from the emerging markets.

Actis …

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3 Things You Need to Know about the Wind Industry Right Now

Energy Digital

Wind always seems to be playing second fiddle to solar, but the second largest renewable energy source in the world is in a very exciting time. Here are three things you need to know about the industry right now.

20 percent of the U.S. could be wind powered by 2030.

The American Wind Energy Association‚Äôs CEO Tom Kiernan recently discussed …

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Wind Power To Play Vital Role In Global Energy Mix

Energy Matters

The latest biennial report from the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International shows that by 2050, wind power could supply up to 30 per cent of the world’s energy needs and play a vital role in avoiding catastrophic climate change.

The GWEC’s Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 (PDF) presents three scenarios for the future of the global wind power …

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