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GWEC flags LatAm wind-power potential – and challenges

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Brazil, Chile and Mexico are the trio of Latin American nations the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) expects to show good growth potential over the next five years – but the body also flags up the need for progress in areas such as grid-integration, regulation and logistics if they are to fulfil that potential.

From 3.7GW of new wind capacity …

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China cleans up in the renewable energy sector

China Daily

Wind power capacity and expertise fuel global cooperation and investment opportunities

Renewable energy resources are expected to play a bigger part in China’s energy mix as the world’s second largest economy puts efforts into reducing pollution and forging a healthier, more sustainable economy and society. Premier Li Keqiang said in his work report at the annual National People’s Congress that …

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Asia, Africa likely biggest growth markets for wind power

The Globe and Mail

Developing countries in Asia and Africa are likely to see the biggest growth in wind power in the coming years, as falling costs and the need to fight smog makes the technology more attractive in those markets.

While China has already embraced wind power in a big way and will continue to grow rapidly, the industry …

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Wind power market to reach 60 GW in 2018, Asia keeps lead

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Annual wind power capacity additions in 2018 will reach 60 GW, with 29 GW of that installed in Asia, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) forecasts.

China will remain the main growth driver in the sector. In 2014 it added an “astonishing” 23 GW of new wind power generation capacity and surpassed a cumulative total of 114 GW. According to …

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Global wind power growing fast, led by China

Politics in the Zeros

Total worldwide wind power capacity is now 370 GW. 50 GW was installed in 2014. China led the way with 23 GW of new wind power, and has 31% of total world wind power, followed by the US at 18%. China is, uh, blowing past us.

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Emerging Markets Drive Global Wind Growth: GWEC

North American Windpower

New data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) says that emerging wind markets, such as Brazil, Mexico and Turkey, helped to drive global wind growth in 2014.According to GWEC, China remains the wind leader, as the country installed an astonishing 23 GW of new wind power in 2014, bringing its cumulative total to more than 114 GW.Brazil …

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Global wind market to grow 25% in next five years – GWEC

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Following the record 51.5GW of new wind capacity added globally in 2014, the world will add 53.5GW this year, rising to 66.5GW in 2019, according to the Global Wind Energy Council’s Annual Market Update.

While Asia has come to dominate the global wind market in recent years, thanks to the spectacular growth in China, growth in the global wind market will …

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Wind farms bring 17% of UK power in last 24 hour

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Wind farms in the UK generated 140,588 MWh of electricity in the 24 hours ended at 1030 today, local time, thus reaching a 16.9% share in Britain’s total power generation.

According to National Grid (LON:NG), wind power generation today will peak at 6,540 MW.

These statistics and projections involve only 8,403 MW of wind farms that have operational metering, which makes them …

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Annual wind tally ’60GW by 2018′

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The global wind market can expect continued growth for the rest of the decade, according to a study.

The Global Wind Energy Council suggests the market will top 50GW again in 2015 and reach 60GW per year by 2018.

Growth will continue to be led by China, the body said, which seems on track to hit 200GW well ahead of the government’s …

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Emerging Markets Drive Global Wind Growth

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“The need for clean, sustainable indigenous power sources to fuel economic growth throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America is increasingly being met through wind power, and this will continue for the foreseeable future”.

1 April, Istanbul. The Global Wind Energy Council launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update today in Istanbul. The report details wind power’s remarkable …

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