Category Archives: GWEC in press

Global capacity nears 500GW

Windpower Monthly

The global wind industry added 54GW of new wind capacity in 2016, taking the worldwide total to 487GW, according to the latest annual figures from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

The total is a 13% fall on the record year in 2015, with most regions installing less in 2016 than the previous year.

Only Europe improved slightly on its 2015 …

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GWEC statistics: wind power market continues to grow

Sun & Wind Energy

The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics (link is external): the 2016 market was more than 54 GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487 GW.

Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands, the global wind power market 2016 was nonetheless less …

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China Widens Wind Power Lead Over U.S., World With Another 23 GW

Bloomberg

China installed almost three times more wind power than the U.S. last year, continuing its clean-energy investment blitz to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase air quality.

China led new global wind-power installations with 23.3 gigawatts, compared with 8.2 gigawatts in second-place U.S., according to a report published Friday by the Global Wind Energy Council. About 54.6 gigawatts of new turbines …

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GWEC says Argentina should award at least 1 GW of wind contracts this year

Renewables Now

Feb 9 (Renewables Now) – The government of Argentina should award wind power contracts for no less than 1 GW of capacity during upcoming tenders in 2017, the Global Wind Energy Council’s Latin America Committee chairman, Ramon Fiestas, told Renewables Now.

“This is the capacity that should be awarded during this year in order to fulfill the goals set by …

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Global Offshore Wind Capacity Reaches 14.4GW in 2016

Offshorewind.biz

2,219MW of installed offshore wind capacity was added worldwide in 2016, bringing the total to 14,384MW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

2016 brought a significant slowdown in momentum when compared to the record-breaking 2015 when 3,443MW of installed capacity was added, almost two thirds of which was commissioned in Germany.

However, 2017 is expected to top the 2015 numbers, with …

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World adds 54.6GW of wind in 2016 as China growth slows: GWEC

Recharge

The world installed 54.6GW of wind capacity in 2016 as new additions were dragged down by slower growth in China, said the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

Last year’s global installation figure – down from 63.5GW in 2015 – includes 23.3GW of new Chinese wind, down from 30GW the year before.

GWEC secretary general Steve Sawyer said: “Wind power continues to grow …

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Dutch Trains Are Now Powered By Wind

Forbes

World-famous for their picturesque windmills, the Netherlands has always had a love affair with wind energy. While it was originally used to pump water or grind grain, wind is now helping Dutch commuters get to work. Earlier this week, one of their national railway companies, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), announced that, since 1st January, every single one of its electric trains …

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Steve Sawyer: “As a society we face a myriad of challenges, both political and environmental, but the climate issue is the most obviously existential one.”

CleanTechnica

To lighten up your week and give you even more energizing thoughts, we publish interviews from our partner The Beam twice a week.

The Beam takes a modern perspective on the energy transition, interviewing inspirational people from around the world that shape our sustainable energy future.

This week, Anne-Sophie Garrigou, journalist at The Beam, interviewed Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global …

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India Set to Install First Offshore Wind LiDAR off Gujarat

OffshoreWind.biz

India’s offshore wind development will kick off in Gujarat, as the first LiDAR that will monitor wind conditions at sea is expected to be installed by the end of this month off the coast of the country’s westernmost state.

Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which has been working on the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project for the past three …

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India to get offshore LiDAR off Gujarat this month

Renewables Now

The Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) consortium is to commission by the end of the month an offshore Light Detecting and Ranging (LiDAR) system off the coast of the state of Gujarat.

The FOWIND project focuses on Gujarat and Tamil Nadu as the most suitable zones for offshore wind development have been identified off their coasts.

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