Category Archives: GWEC in press

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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Samsung C&T Embarks on a New Growth Business

Business Korea

Samsung C&T successfully completed the 270 Mega Watt portion of the first phase of its solar and wind power cluster farm project in Ontario, Canada. Global renewable energy markets, after years of stagnancy, are turning the corner just in time.

According to the related industry on April 16, the company got the green light from Canada’s Ontario Province government in …

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Wind energy production low in Pacific Islands

Solomon Star

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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China’s Wind Energy Capacity Tops 92 GW With 16 GW Addition In 2013

Green TV

In 2013, China witnessed yet another year of impressive wind energy capacity addition. While the total capacity added was off the peak levels seen a couple of years ago, the Asian giant still managed to add 45% of all the wind energy capacity added in 2013.

According to the latest data released by the Chinese Wind Energy Association, the country …

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Global Wind Power Capacity Projected To Nearly Double In 5 Years (Charts)

Clean Technica

Asia is now leagues ahead of other regions within the global wind market. Furthermore, this market is expected to grow at an annual cumulative capacity rate of more than 10 percent over the coming five years. A recent Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) report shows other significant wind energy markets of the past few years have slowed in comparison. …

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Wind energy may see resurgence in the coming year

News Hub

The Earth Policy Institute has been tracking the status of wind energy capacity worldwide and predicts that the wind sector may experience a period of resurgence soon. In 2013, the wind sector bean to slow considerably in terms of growth. New installations in prominent markets had decreased due to economic and political issues. According to the Global Wind Energy …

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