Category Archives: GWEC in press
The European Union is backing a four-year project by the Global Wind Energy Council to draw up a roadmap for offshore wind development in India up to 2032.
The scheme, which is supported by a €4m contribution from the EU’s Indo-European Cooperation on Renewable Energy programme, will focus on the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
The specific objectives are to create …
The Hindu Business Line
The Global Wind Energy Council wants to partner with India for offshore wind development and has identified two states —Gujarat and Tamil Nadu — for special focus.
The Council, a global trade body comprising over 1,500 members from 70 countries, is providing a grant of Euro 4 million from European Union’s Indo-European Cooperation on Renewable Energy Programme.
The Council …
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and partners announced today the launch of a four year project to develop a roadmap for offshore wind development in India, with a focus on the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
Supported by a € 4 million contribution through the European Union’s Indo-European Cooperation on Renewable Energy programme, the project will work in close …
China has embarked on the greatest push for renewable energy the world has ever seen.A key element involves more than doubling the number of wind turbines in the next six years.
Already the world’s largest producer of wind power, China plans further massive increases.From a current installed capacity of 75 gigawatts (GW), the aim is to achieve a staggering 200GW …
Frustration is etched on Steve Sawyer’s face. The usually diplomatic Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) boss is understandably angry — angry at Obama, angry at “the nut jobs” in Congress, angry at Oettinger, angry at Canada and angry at Australia.
He is exasperated because he knows what could be achieved, what should be being done.
Kind words, if you can call …
The Global Wind Energy Council boss reveals his exasperation with world leaders as he discusses the state of the wind industry with Christopher Hopson in Brussels.
Frustration is etched on Steve Sawyer’s face. The usually diplomatic GWEC boss is understandably angry – angry at Obama, angry at “the nut jobs” in Congress, angry at Oettinger, angry at Canada …
Recharge asked leading industry figures what their predictions were for the wind and solar markets during 2014. On the whole, they foresee a return to higher rates of growth and a greater availability of finance. However, political uncertainty continues to cast a long shadow over the sector. Here are their edited responses:
What do you expect for the …
Something had to give. China has set ambitious clean energy targets, has started to embrace energy efficiency and is considering introducing a price on carbon and a tax on coal mining as a way to reduce its reliance on coal-fired power.
On clean energy, China is building wind farms at a rate we Australians can barely get our …
The Chinese wind sector is at a turning point after 2012′s year of adjustment. Senior industry players agreed that the sector will see a return to a stronger path of growth, although it will take some time for it to regain the dizzy rate of installations in 2010 and 2011.
Despite a great deal of progress on solving …
According to the International Energy Agency, Electricity generated from wind could soar from 2.6% to 18% of the world’s electricity by 2050. Its latest Wind Power Technology Roadmap said that the industry will need USD 150 billion per year to achieve this. Current investment is hovering around the USD 80 billion mark. Wind power deployment under this vision …
Global Wind Report out soon