Category Archives: GWEC in press

The State of Wind Power

Virgin Unite

As an innovative floating wind turbine is launched off the Portuguese coast, and the Germans start touting wind farms to tourists, we asked Morten Albaek, Group SVP & CMO of Vestas about the state of the wind energy industry, and a little about himself too.

Vestas is the world’s leading wind power company, and Denmark is known for its progressive …

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Top 10 Milestones Shaking ‘New Energy’ Space in 2015

EI New Energy 

This year should bring fresh challenges and opportunities in the shift from fossilfuels to alternatives — many hinging, at least partly, on whether countries can finallyreach a climate accord with some serious teeth at UN talks in Paris later this year.With the upcoming climate conference in the background, a number of other shiftsare bubbling up, from falling solar …

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The markets: Renewable energy (2015)

Composites World

Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment and remains, far and away, the world’s largest market for glass-fiber-reinforced composites.

Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment and remains, far and away, the world’s largest market for glass-fiber-reinforced composites. The 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC, Brussels, Belgium) Global Wind Energy Outlook reports that global wind …

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OPINION: Wind and solar — the perfect partnership

Recharge news

The wind and solar industries have long lived in twin solitudes. Plainly, that is changing.

For governments, utilities, developers and institutional investors, wind and solar — brushing up against grid parity in most major markets now — are together lighting the way forward.

The signs can be seen in US solar powerhouse SunEdison’s $2.4bn takeover of First Wind, snapping up …

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Top ten wind markets to watch in 2015

Recharge News

Steve Sawyer has a new year message of hope and co-operation.

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) secretary-general is fresh from the Lima UN climate summit, where he and Recharge columnist Jeremy Leggett addressed negotiators on renewables’ role in fighting global warming. In stating the wind-energy case, Sawyer also had kind words to say about solar.

In an interview with Recharge, …

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OPINION: Jeremy Leggett on the aftermath of Lima

Recharge

Lima was another painfully fought incremental advance in the long course of the carbon war. But below the surface, fundamental changes are taking place in the balance of power between the renewables insurgency and the carbon-fuel incumbency.

They auger well for the all-important Paris summit in December 2015, where governments have pledged to deliver a climate treaty capable of keeping global …

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WFES 2015 to address energy and sustainable development challenges

Technical Review Middle East

The eighth edition of World Future Energy Summit (WFES) will be hosted from 19-22 January 2015 during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) at ADNEC, which is expected to attract more than 32,000 visitors from 170 countries.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme …

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Presidential support escalates wind boom in Chile

Windpower Monthly

When Michelle Bachelet took office as president of Chile in 2014 she promised to place energy at the top of Chile’s political agenda and to prise open a space for renewables.

The formerly sleepy pace of development in Chile’s wind power market seems to have led to few people noticing what actually happened there last year. In the first nine …

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Hard choices ahead of Paris as Lima underwhelms

Recharge

A last-minute compromise deal by United Nations climate negotiators in Lima early Sunday set some modest building blocks for next year’s global talks in Paris, after negotiations came close to collapse due to divisions between rich and poor nations.

The text of the Lima Call for Climate Action, agreed more than 30 hours behind schedule, approved a framework for setting …

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Wind, solar can help cut emissions, fossil subsidies must end – GWEC

SeeNews Renewables

Wind and solar power are the “ideal choice” for achieving early greenhouse gas emissions reductions, but decision-makers first need to set aggressive emission reduction goals and put an end to the subsidising of fossil fuels.

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said so at the Lima Climate Change Conference and also pointed to the need for an effective price on …

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