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Mexico Aims to Be Major Global Wind Energy Player

Daily Fusion

The Mexico WindPower 2014 conference that was held from February 26 to 27, was set to debate the country’s energy future in the aftermath of Mexico’s recent Energy Reform. The new legislation ends the 75 year-old oil, gas and electricity monopoly and opens the energy market in generation and trading to new opportunities for the growing wind power sector …

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How’s wind energy doing compared with other forms of renewable energy?

The Ridgefield Press

What is the latest prognosis for wind energy to command a larger piece of the renewable energy pie? —Peter M., Akron, Ohio

Hydroelectric sources of power dwarf other forms of renewable energy, but wind power has been a dominant second for years, and continues to show “hockey stick” growth moving forward. According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), …

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Sky the limit for Mexico wind

reNews

The President of Mexico has said no limit will be set for private renewables investors wanting to do business in the country under its energy reform.

In a statement read to delegates at the Mexico WindPower 2014 conference by energy secretary Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Enrique Peña Nieto (pictured) hailed the sector as offering a way to counter “the current negative impact …

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Mexico says reforms will boost wind

Recharge news

The Mexican government said it wants the renewables industry to play a key role in the country’s future as it rolls out far-reaching energy market reform.

Mexican energy secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell says there will be no limit set on private investors wanting to do business in Mexico, and that new independent system operator, Cenace, will help to ensure fair …

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Mexico races to liberalise energy market before deadline

Wind Power Monthly

MEXICO: Mexico’s pro-renewables government has until the end of April to hammer out all the reform regulations aimed at liberalising the energy market.

The pressing deadline was among the many challenges cited by government officials and local sector parties yesterday on the second and final day of Mexico WindPower 2014.At the same time, Mexico has plans to develop more than …

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Mexico’s New Energy Reform – Good for Wind Power

EQ International

Lic. Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Secretary of Energy, representing President Enrique Peña Nieto, officially opened Mexico WindPower 2014 – the annual wind industry event in Mexico. The conference was set to debate the country’s energy future in the aftermath of Mexico’s recent Energy Reform. The new legislation ends the 75 year-old oil, gas and electricity monopoly and opens the energy …

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GE Says Japan Has More Potential to Harness Wind Power

Bloomberg

General Electric Co. (GE) considers Japan ripe for new investment in wind power as the resource-poor country diversifies energy supply in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster almost three years ago.

To that end, GE has developed a 2.85-megawatt turbine for Japan that can withstand conditions unique to the Asian country. It can survive typhoon-strength winds, turbulent conditions and lighting …

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2013 Wind Installations Stall in US, Surge in China

Inside Climate News

Policy uncertainty buffeted the world’s wind energy industry in 2013, somewhat slowing overall capacity additions, but strong headwinds appear ready to lift the industry to new heights in 2014.

This look back, and look ahead, comes from the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) 2013 Market Statistics report. GWEC’s assessment found 12.5% cumulative global growth compared to 2012, resulting in “another …

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EarthTalk: Wind Energy

El Dorado Springs Sun Online

Hydroelectric sources of power dwarf other forms of renewable energy, but wind power has been a dominant second for years, and continues to show “hockey stick” growth moving forward. According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), global cumulative installed wind capacity—the total amount of wind power available—has grown fifty-fold in less than two decades, from …

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Wind Energy 2014 Outlook: Major Markets Recover, Battling Policy and Grid Concerns

Renewable Energy World

Wind energy demand in 2014 promises to be significantly better than 2013 with expectations of stabilization and growth in both the U.S. and China, and continued growth in some emerging markets.

Preliminary estimates suggest worldwide wind energy installations were 34-35 GW in 2013, “a substantial dropoff” from a record-setting 2012, according to Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global …

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