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Global Wind Day in Eastern Cape

The Green Business Guide

Local schools celebrate Global Wind day in Eastern Cape. Twelve local community schools are putting their weight behind Global Wind Day, in an effort to teach learners more about Renewable Energy, and in particular how energy is harvested from the abundant wind in this province. These schools form part of the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm’s …

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Global wind energy employment grew 5% last year to reach 1.1M

REVE

Record wind industry growth was reflected in a 5% increase in employment in the sector, which now employs 1.1 million1 people. Today, on Global Wind Day, GWEC highlights the socio-economic benefits generated by the global wind industry, in addition to supplying clean power. Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June: a day for discovering …

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On Global Wind Day, industry tops 1 million jobs

Proudgreenbuilding.com

The wind industry was propelled by record growth last year, reflected in a 5 percent increase in employment in the sector, which now employs 1.1 million people.

With June 15 representing Global Wind Day, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is highlights the socio-economic benefits generated by the global wind industry, in addition to supplying clean power, according to a press release. Global Wind …

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Wind Energy Investment Increases Worldwide

The Pew Charitable Trusts

On Global Wind Day, a look at how this renewable resource is transforming the international electric grid, particularly in developing nations.

The global embrace of wind power shows no sign of slowing. Global Wind Day, on June 15, celebrates how wind can help modernize the way countries produce electricity and spurs conversations about how the rapid growth and …

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Global Wind Day Recognises Worldwide Renewable Energy

Blue and Green

Global Wind Day takes place tomorrow, Wednesday 15 June, around the globe. The international event aims to encourage wind discovery, its power, and the way it can be used to change the world. A variety of public events will be on offer including the chance to visit wind farms, meet experts, attend events and find out more about …

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Vestas to market V136 in China

Windpower Monthly

Danish manufacturer Vestas will offer its largest 3MW-range turbine in the world’s biggest wind market due to high demand.

Vestas said it was responding to global demand and Chinese customer interest with its decision to offer the V136-3.45MW turbine to in the country.

The announcement was made to coincide with Vestas’ 30-year anniversary of operating in China.

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Paris Agreement Set To Boost Wind Turbine Sales, According To Moody’s

Clean Technica

The Paris Agreement, which was agreed upon at COP21 in Paris in December, is set to boost wind turbine manufacturer sales, according to a new report from Moody’s.

According to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service, the Paris Agreement, which was agreed upon at the 21st session of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties …

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India poised to tender for 1GW of wind power, says official

Recharge

Indian wind developer Mytrah has welcomed plans by the Indian government to launch the country’s first competitive wind-power tenders as “a very positive move”.

Bob Smith, head of international business at Mytrah – one of the most ambitious players in the Indian market, with 826MW in operation and a 3GW pipeline – told Recharge a move to auctions could …

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Global Wind Energy Insight: Do They Mean It This Time?

Renewable Energy World

For at least the last 40 years, since the oil shocks in the 1970s, dealing with fossil fuel subsidies has been on the international agenda. There have been various pronouncements of intention during that time from the G7, G8, G20 and other ‘G’ bodies, although nothing much has happened; except that the numbers of billions of dollars spent …

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NY offshore wind bid could be ‘game-changing’

JOC.com

New York state plans a potentially “game-changing” bid on a federal lease to develop an Atlantic Ocean wind farm that could generate sizeable demand for heavy-lift and other project shipments.

The state hopes to reduce the cost of developing the offshore wind farm, which officials see as a way to help achieve their goal of of generating half …

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