Category Archives: GWEC in press

Around The Globe, The Odds Are With Wind Energy

Environmental Leader

If one sustainable fuel form has the wind at its back, it’s, well, wind energy. According to the Global Wind Energy Council , it could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030.

“Now that the Paris Agreement is coming into force, countries need to get serious about what they committed to last December,” says Steve Sawyer, secretary general of the …

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Global wind energy industry is soaring, hears Windaba

Creamer Media’s Engineering News

China is still leading the charge in the wind energy industry, outpacing by far the US, Germany, India and Spain.

 Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) secretary-general Steve Sawyer, said the last two years in the global wind energy industry had seen substantial growth, after a flat period between 2009 and 2013.

He told the annual Windaba in Cape …

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China’s retreat from coal is no quick fix for wind curtailment

Recharge

The National Energy Administration (NEA) last week said it will scrap plans for 15 unapproved projects in nine provinces, while also vowing to slash production at massive coal-fired plants in the remote Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia regions.

The directives could clear roughly 12.4GW of potential capacity from China’s already congested grid. However, the government is primarily trying to balance overcapacity concerns …

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Wind energy to generate 20% of global electricity by 2030

Vanguard

As Nigeria grapples with inadequate power supply, focus appears to be shifting towards wind power which capacity is estimated to reach 2,110 Giga Watts, GW, globally and generate up to 20 per cent of the world’s electricity by 2030, while attracting around 200 billion euros in annual investment, the Global Wind Energy Council, WEC, biennial Wind Energy Outlook, report …

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Grid upgrades will help stalled wind projects

Windpower Monthly

Work has started on reinforcing Jordan’s transmission grid in order to integrate more renewable energy on to the network and improve the reliability of the power supply.

While much of the new capacity will be taken by solar power, wind energy will also benefit. “The Green Corridor project should allow a dramatic expansion of wind power,” said Steve Sawyer, secretary …

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India to get electricity from offshore wind energy in 5 years

DNA India

India will get electricity generated by wind-propelled plants installed in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in about five years as a part of the country’s green energy development programmes, an energy expert has said.

“We are preparing India for offshore wind (and) providing MNRE, a roadmap for offshore wind for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu,” said Mathias Steck, Executive Vice President and …

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Berkeley Lab Suggests We’re Underestimating Potential & Uncertainty Of Wind Energy Cost Reductions

Clean Technica

A new report by researchers from Berkeley Lab has raised the possibility that we are underestimating the potential for and uncertainty of wind energy cost reductions.

There has been a lot of coverage lately of the dramatic cost reductions for wind energy over the last few years, and the potential this has for challenging fossil fuel-based electricity generation. The most …

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India to get electricity from offshore wind energy in 5 yrs

India today

Singapore, Oct 31 (PTI) India will get electricity generated by wind-propelled plants installed in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in about five years as part of the countrys green energy development programmes, an energy expert has said.

“We are preparing India for offshore wind (and) providing MNRE a road map for offshore wind for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu,” said Mathias Steck, …

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Big data is about to transform renewable energy

Deutsche Welle

This week, the International Energy Agency came out with some new figures that will make many in the European renewable energy sector nervous.

The Paris-based intergovernmental organization says that while renewable generation is on the rise globally, Europe’s lead in the sector is shrinking. The report cites policy uncertainty as the main culprit – this compared with the more solid …

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Renewable energy represented more than half of all new power capacity in ’15

Computerworld

Renewable energy represented more than half the new power capacity in the world in 2015, reaching a record 153 gigawatts (GW) — 15% more than the previous year, according to a new report.

Most of the gains were driven by record-level wind additions of 66GW and solar photovoltaic (PV) installations of 49GW, according to the the report from the International Energy …

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