Category Archives: GWEC in press

Natural gas losing its shine as Asia holds faith in coal power

The Japan News

At the same time, costs for solar, wind and other renewables are falling, and countries are stepping up investments, eating away more of natural gas’ portion of the market.

China, in particular, added nearly as much wind capacity as the rest of the world in 2014, according to the latest annual report from the Global Wind Energy Council, and …

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EWEA COP21 Sessions Highlight Global Role Of Wind Power

North American Windpower 

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) hosted a side event at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris to highlight the economic benefits of wind energy in Europe and across the world.The two-hour session included dual panels made up of industry and policy experts. In the first panel session, Giles Dickson, CEO of EWEA; Steve Sawyer, …

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Straight talking: Climate change needs private sector investment

Windpower Monthly

WORLDWIDE: Climate change has risen up the agenda to its highest level since Copenhagen in 2009. As I write this, the United Nation’s COP 21 climate summit is about to take place in Paris, and despite the terrible events in the city in November, expectations for a positive outcome are high.

Pundits are positive and, with 40,000 people expected to …

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China looks to Europe for global presence

Windpower Monthly

CHINA: Chinese manufacturers have struggled to win business on the global stage, but that looks set to change as companies seek greater export business with the help of European expertise.

In 2007, Huayi Wind Energy Development, otherwise known as Hewind, exported three 780kW turbines to a Chilean developer, marking the start of the world’s largest wind market stretching its reach …

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Is Paris going to help the renewables revolution?

Climate Change The New Economy

With the UNFCCC’s COP 21 in Paris just around the corner, it’s useful to review where the global wind sector is at the moment, and what role wind is already playing in reducing carbon emissions, while at the same time looking at how much more it could do with the right signals coming out of Paris. …

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First Indian offshore wind tender ‘likely by 2019’

Recharge news

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) thinks India is likely to carry out its first offshore wind tenders before the term of the current government runs out in 2019, but remains cautious about the country’s offshore potential.

“The size of that auction, we’re still not sure what that will be like,” GWEC’s …

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Vestas to supply turbines for 200MW of wind projects in China

Energy Business Review

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems has signed an agreement to supply turbines for two wind projects, which have a combined power generation capacity of 200MW, in Inner Mongolia, China.

Under the firm and unconditional deal, signed with clean energy solutions provider Hanas Group, Vestas will supply 50 V110-2.0 MW turbines for the Azuoqi 1A project.

The company will …

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Eskom woes threaten renewables sector


The precarious state of Eskom’s finances threatens to hinder the growth of the renewable energy sector in South Africa, just when it is needed most, Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said at the opening of the Windaba in Cape Town on Wednesday.

At the same time, low oil and coal prices send the wrong kind …

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Wind energy 40% cheaper than coal

Business Report

Renewable energy is supplying electricity to South Africa at prices that are around 40 percent cheaper than electricity prices forecast for the Medupi and Kusile coal powered plants which are still under construction.

Delegates at the Windaba conference in Cape Town, organised by the SA Wind Energy Association (Sawea) and the Global Wind Energy Council, heard that the average price …

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Wind, solar parks bring 25% of Spain’s 10-mo power

SeeNews Renewables

October 30 (SeeNews) – Wind and solar power plants in Spain accounted for about 24.8% of the country’s power in the first 10 months of 2015, shows a report by grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE).

In October alone, wind farms reached a 19.9% share in the electricity mix. They generated 3,771 GWh, or 15.6% more than in the …

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