Category Archives: GWEC in press

Dutch Trains Are Now Powered By Wind

Forbes

World-famous for their picturesque windmills, the Netherlands has always had a love affair with wind energy. While it was originally used to pump water or grind grain, wind is now helping Dutch commuters get to work. Earlier this week, one of their national railway companies, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), announced that, since 1st January, every single one of its electric trains …

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Steve Sawyer: “As a society we face a myriad of challenges, both political and environmental, but the climate issue is the most obviously existential one.”

CleanTechnica

To lighten up your week and give you even more energizing thoughts, we publish interviews from our partner The Beam twice a week.

The Beam takes a modern perspective on the energy transition, interviewing inspirational people from around the world that shape our sustainable energy future.

This week, Anne-Sophie Garrigou, journalist at The Beam, interviewed Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global …

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India Set to Install First Offshore Wind LiDAR off Gujarat

OffshoreWind.biz

India’s offshore wind development will kick off in Gujarat, as the first LiDAR that will monitor wind conditions at sea is expected to be installed by the end of this month off the coast of the country’s westernmost state.

Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which has been working on the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project for the past three …

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India to get offshore LiDAR off Gujarat this month

Renewables Now

The Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) consortium is to commission by the end of the month an offshore Light Detecting and Ranging (LiDAR) system off the coast of the state of Gujarat.

The FOWIND project focuses on Gujarat and Tamil Nadu as the most suitable zones for offshore wind development have been identified off their coasts.

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Despite Trump, 2017 should be another top year for global wind

Recharge news

GWEC secretary-general Steve Sawyer predicts what will happen in wind’s key markets this year

Looking back at 2016, it’s easier to come up with a list of bad things that happened than good: Brexit, Trump and the rise of post-truth politics; the Syrian disaster, and the subsequent European bungling of the influx of refugees; and China and Russia flexing their …

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Wind and solar fury as Brazil tender axe ‘threatens investment’

Recharge news

Brazil’s wind and solar industries have slammed the cancellation of the nation’s 19 December reserve tender as a “hard blow” and “counter-sensible”, warning that billions of dollars of investment are at risk and factories could grind to a halt in 2018.

“It’s a sad day for the solar sector in Brazil,” Rodrigo Sauaia, CEO of the Brazilian Solar Power Association …

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India ranks 4th in Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index

jagranjosh.com

India in the third week of December 2016 was ranked 4th in the Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index. The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of India is 25088 MW.

The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of China is 145362 MW. The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of the USA is 74471 MW and that of Germany is …

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New wind power field-test site in the Swabian Alps

Sun & Wind

Wind power has making inroads even into mountainous regions with irregular winds and air turbulence brought on by the rough terrain. Six partners from Wind-ForS, a wind energy research cluster in southern Germany, are now investigating how wind turbines can best be operated at these locations. The collective is planning to set up a field-test research site with …

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2016 will be a mixed year for the wind power industry: GWEC chief

Greentechlead.com

Steve Sawyer, secretary general, GWEC recollects 2016 has been a rollercoaster year for the wind power industry, says. ”We started off on a high with the Paris Agreement, a record annual market in 2015 driven by the astonishing 30GW installed in China, and the unexpected Christmas present in the US with a tax deal done at the last minute which …

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South Africa Needs Regulatory Certainty to Build Large Wind Sector by 2050

Renewable Energy World

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Investors are looking beyond hiccups such as the stalling of the scheme to buy clean energy by the South African government from independent power producers to create a very large wind sector by 2050, but they want clear regulations.

The delays in signing off power purchase agreements by the power utility Eskom with renewable …

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