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Global Wind Energy Council looks forward to consistent growth

Windpower Engineering

For the first time in more than 20 years, the annual global market for wind energy shrank in 2013. We knew that this was likely to be the case when we did our forecast for 2013 one year ago, but we didn’t expect the drop in the United States to be as dramatic as it was — going …

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Report: Global wind energy expects significant 2014 expansion

CompositesWorld

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC, Brussels, Belgium) has launched its “Global Wind Report – Annual Market Update,” updating the status of the global industry, along with market projections for 2014‐2018.

GWEC expects installations of at least 47 GW in 2014, a significant increase over 2013 levels. The market will be led by China, but with strong recovery in the U.S. …

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Wind energy production low in Pacific Islands

FijiOne

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.

Small wind …

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Projecting a record year, future growth, offshore wind power moves forward

REVE

This week’s news looks toward the future, where wind energy has an exciting year ahead, and it looks to keep on growing, while offshore makes some serious gains in North America.

2014 will be a record year for wind power here and around the world, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC):

Wind-power installations will climb to a record this year, …

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Global wind capacity to grow by 47 GW in 2014 – GWEC

SeeNews Renewable

New wind power installation will increase by 34% on the year to 47.3 GW in 2014 and hit 64 GW in 2018, driven up by growth in China and recovery in the USA, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said today.

The Brussels-based wind power lobby GWEC sees a rebound this year after a 22% decline to 35.5 GW in 2013. The global …

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World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

IT businessnet

April 10, 2014 (Investorideas.com renewable energy stocks newswire) Eco-Economy Indicators are twelve trends that the Earth Policy Institute tracks to measure progress in building a sustainable economy. Wind power capacity is an indicator because wind is poised to become the foundation of the new energy economy.

At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries …

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Wind-Power Installations to Rise to Record in 2014, Lobby Says

Bloomberg Businessweek

Wind-power installations will climb to a record this year, driven by resurgent U.S. demand and growth in developing nations from Brazil to China, the Global Wind Energy Council predicted.

Worldwide installations will probably surge 34 percent to 47.3 gigawatts in 2014, the Brussels-based trade group said today in an e-mailed report. That follows a drop by more than a fifth …

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Global wind energy growth slows for first time in 20 years

Reuters

LONDON, April 9 (Reuters) – Growth in the wind energy market slowed in 2013 for the first time in more than 20 years led by a fall in U.S. projects while investments fell $600 million to $80.3 billion, the annual Global Wind Report said on Wednesday.

New capacity of around 35 gigawatts (GW) came on line, down from more than 45 …

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Tory plan to limit onshore windfarms will raise energy bills, engineers warn

The Guardian

Around the world, the growth in installed wind power fell from 45GW to 35GW from 2012 to 2013, according to a report from the Global Wind Energy Council, also published on Thursday. However the GWEC expects that to rebound to 47GW in 2014, led by China, the US and record installations in Canada and Brazil.

“The global market is back on …

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Le secteur éolien se sent des ailes pour 2014

Echo

Les installations mondiales d’éoliennes devraient redémarrer nettement en 2014 après avoir reculé pour la première fois l’an passé, a estimé mercredi le Conseil mondial de l’énergie éolienne (GWEC). Cette année, les raccordements de nouvelles éoliennes devraient être supérieures à 47 gigawatts, contre 35,5 GW en 2013, soit une hausse de plus d’un tiers, selon la fédération du secteur.

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