Category Archives: GWEC in press

Fracking Sucks Money From Wind While China Eclipses U.S.


U.S. President Barack Obama says natural gas can be a bridge from coal to a cleaner energy future.

Investors are showing it’s more likely a bridge to nowhere.

The country’s embrace of natural gas means less love for wind and solar. New investments in renewable energy sources declined 5 percent in North America last year to $56 billion, the lowest since 2010, …

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Honorarprofessor als präsident des GWEC bestätigt

FH Flensburg

Große Ehre für Dr. Klaus Rave: Der  FH-Honorarprofessor ist in Las Vegas als Präsident des Global Wind Energy Council wiedergewählt worden. Für zwei weitere Jahre wird Rave dem weltweiten Dachverband der Windenergiebranche vorsitzen.

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Gamesa Wins 100-Megawatt Wind Turbine Order in China Revival


Gamesa Corp Tecnologica SA (GAM) won an order for 100 megawatts of wind turbines from a unit of General Nuclear Power Group in China’s Yunnan province, its third order in two months in the world’s biggest market for the machines.

Gamesa is due to install 50 G97 2-megawatt machines at CGN Wind Energy’s Yangchajie wind farm in the fourth quarter, the …

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Wind energy in Pacific Islands


Wind power has become the least expensive and fastest growing source of renewable energy in the world.

In the Pacific Islands States, however, the scale at which wind energy technology has been adopted is comparatively small.

In fact amounting to only 0.004% of the global cumulative installed capacity according to recent statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council.

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What Is Propelling Uruguay’s Fast-Growing Wind Sector?

Inter-American Dialogues, Latin America Adviser

Uruguay’s energy ministry recently said that it expects seven wind farms with a total installed capacity of 340 megawatts to come online between April and June of this year, adding that by 2015, it expects wind sources to generate 30 percent of the country’s energy. What’s been driving the surge in wind projects in …

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Structural shift starts to show

WindPower Monthly

If all news is cyclical, the last few weeks saw the cycle of annual reports on the state of the industry, past and predicted. As any financial report writer will say, one bad year makes the next look a lot better — and last year was bad.

For 2014, the Global Wind Energy Council has predicted a 34% surge in …

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Clean Energy Stocks That Add Green to Your Portfolio

Money morning

Clean energy stocks are looking sweet for investors in the long term. That’s because clean energy will account for 33% of all U.S. electricity generation by 2016 – up from 16% today, according to the Energy Information Administration.

Moreover, solar, wind, and geothermal production are expected to double over the next 25 years, according to the same report.

The Global Wind Energy Council …

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Perverse and destructive, Special report into fossil-fuel subsidies


At a time when carbon emissions are destroying the planet and government budgets are under severe pressure, it is perverse that the world’s taxpayers are providing the fossil-fuel industry with almost $2trn of subsidies every year – more than 20 times as much as renewables.

“The fossil-fuels industry is the most powerful vested interest in the history of the world,” says …

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GWEC predicts 34% installation surge in 2014

Windpower Monthly

In its Global Wind Report, Annual Market Update, GWEC said it expects a surge in installations in the US following a fallow year, while strong growth in Brazil and China are also expected to drive the increase.

However, the predicted growth would come from a low base following a wan year when installations fell by more than 20% to 35.3GW.


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World Wind’s Growth Goes On

New Energy News

More than 35 GW of new wind power capacity was brought online in 2013, but this was a sharp decline in comparison to 2012, when global installations were in excess of 45 GW In terms of overall investments the global wind sector saw a small decline to USD 80 3bn (EUR 58 7bn1 ) in 2013, down from …

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