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Review of 2015, part one

Windpower Monthly

WORLDWIDE: Windpower Monthly recaps the most read and most important wind-energy stories from the magazine and website January to June 2015.

January

A 20MW project in Northern Ireland is shut down following the collapse of one of its Nordex N80 2.5MW turbines. According to reports, the turbine’s blades were “spinning out of control” prior to the collapse.

Germany, Denmark and the UK …

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When Offshore Wind Dominated Renewable Energy News In 2015

Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition

The year 2015 was a strong one for renewables, but maybe more so for none other than the world’s offshore wind industry.

The global offshore wind industry finished 2014 at 8,759 MW of installed capacity, having installed 1,713 MW throughout 2014 (according to the Global Wind Energy Council’s Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, 2014). The Global Wind …

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The Paris Climate Conference Is Over, but the Renewable Energy Transformation Has Kicked Into High Gear

Huffington Post

As negotiators hammered out the details of the new global climate agreement, renewable energy leaders were present in Paris en masse, developing alliances and partnerships to continue building a new energy economy based on renewable energy.

For the first time at a UN climate conference, renewable energy took center stage during the so-called “renewable energy track.” Dozens of events were …

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Sawyer’s snapshots from the year

Sun & Wind

2015 has been a good year for the wind industry. More than 53 GW have been installed and the year is ending on a high note, with the “historic climate deal” concluded in Paris, says Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council (link is external).“2015 has been a very good year for the wind industry, …

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Kick-starting a global energy revolution

Asiaone.com

The world has just signed one of the most important agreements in history. More than just an environmental pact, the Paris climate change agreement will kick-start a global energy revolution.

Nearly 200 nations in Paris have signed on to an agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that the world has to go on a carbon diet, …

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Paris agreement kick-starts global energy revolution

The Korea Herald

The world has just signed one of the most important agreements in history. More than just an environmental pact, the Paris climate change agreement will kick-start a global energy revolution. Nearly 200 nations in Paris have signed on to an agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that the world has to go on a …

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Paris deal hailed as dawn of renewable future

Recharge news

World leaders, industry groups and campaigners hailed the dawn of the clean energy era after 195 countries signed an agreement to take positive action on global warming – a deal with huge implications for the renewables industry.

The COP21 summit in Paris ended with a commitment to work towards keeping the global temperature rise to below 2 degrees C …

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Global COP21 deal ‘shows real commitment’ to wind

Windpower Monthly

WORLDWIDE: An agreement obliging 195 nations to limit global temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and to undertake efforts to meet a 1.5°C goal was agreed on 12 December.

The new global climate treaty followed two weeks of intense negotiations at the COP21 talks in Paris where the ambition level of the agreement proved one of the …

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Global: “The very ambitious goals in the text now need to be matched with deeds”

Windfair

GWEC CEO Steve Sawyer comments on the COP21 results. 

Paris represents a 15 trillion USD opportunity for the clean energy industry, ushering in the biggest transformation of the global economy since the industrial revolution.

The very ambitious goals in the text now need to be matched with deeds. The agreement itself doesn’t change anything overnight, but it establishes a solid …

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Argentina puede ser la gran exportadora de energía eólica a toda América latina

Clarin.com

Las grandes compañías de la industria eólica han estado salivando por entrar en el mercado del viento en la Argentina por años. Y no es para menos: la Patagonia tiene el mejor recurso para este tipo de generación renovable: podría satisfacer la necesidad eléctrica de todo el continente 27 veces. Esto lo dice Steve Sawyer, el secretario general del Global …

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