Category Archives: GWEC in press

Wind will play significant role in Turkey, IEA Official

AA Energy News Terminal

Turkey’s growth will increase energy demand: Head of Renewable Energy Division of IEA

Wind will play a significant role in Turkey’s continuously growing economy in the upcoming years, according to an International Energy Agency, IEA, official Monday.

“Turkey is growing fast which is obviously good for the economy, and the growing population will increase energy demand,” said the Head of the Renewable Energy Division of …

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Turkey gives right signals for wind sector investments

AA Energy News Terminal

Turkey is giving all the right signals to attract investments from the international wind energy sector, said an official of Global Wind Energy Council, GWEC on Tuesday. 

Payment terms and guaranteed prices in Turkey’s wind energy market are very attractive to wind energy investors as the Turkish market continues to flourish, according to Dr. Klaus Rave, chairman of the Global Wind Energy Council. 

The country has moved up one …

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How Global Wind Power Capacity is Set to Boom in 2015

The Green Optimistic

The global wind energy industry has been seeing robust growth, increasing capacity by 16.2% in 2014 from 318,644 MW in 2013 to 369,597 MW.

Much of the increase is accounted for by China, Germany, the US, Brazil and India, although there have been a number of new installations in the rest of the world.

Global wind capacity is expected to …

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Five Reasons Why the Wind Industry Will Make Your Day

HuffPost Green

Let’s face it – extreme weather, floods and droughts, melting ice and disappearing species as a result of climate change are enough to ruin anyone’s day. So here’s some good news for a change, brought to you by the wind industry:

Wind power is now the cheapest way to add new power generation to the grid in a long and …

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Question of the Week: The future of China?

Windpower Monthly

Recent industry reports suggest that China’s wind market growth will slow down in the coming years. Windpower Monthly speaks to Vestas, GWEC, FTI Consulting and Make Consulting about how this will affect European companies aiming for a slice of the Chinese action?

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New record for wind power in 2014

Sun&Wind

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published its “Global Wind Report” for the year 2014. To give you a short overview, we created an infographic with some of the key figures from the 80 page report.

Overall, the wind market recovered from its sharp decline in 2013 to just above 35 GW of new installations. Global installations went up further than …

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France not to lift wind turbine distance requirement to 1 km

SeeNews

Members of the French parliament on April 15 voted against the proposed doubling of the minimum distance between wind turbines and homes to 1 km (0.62 miles), so it will remain unchanged at 500 metres.

The 1-km rule was proposed by the Senate. France’s Wind Energy Association (FEE) had warned previously that if such an increase was accepted, approximately 85% of …

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Wind energy to play significant role in Turkey

Caspian Energy International

Wind will play a significant role in Turkey’s continuously growing economy in the upcoming years, according to the International Energy Agency, IEA, official Monday. “Turkey is growing fast which is obviously good for the economy, and the growing population will increase energy demand,” said the Head of the Renewable Energy Division of the IEA, Paolo Frankl, in an …

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2015 Is the Record Breaking Year For the UK

GreenMatch

2014 was an exceptional year for the wind energy, but the recent statistics from 2015 are indicating an annual market growth of 44% and record installations of more than 51 gigawatts of wind energy. Results obtained from a study compiled by the Global Wind Energy Council shows, that China will continue their lead with 45% of the total annual market, …

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Turbines fit well with farming routines

Hamilton NEWS

From a renewable electricity perspective, New Zealand’s wind resource is globally admired and has proved to be cost-effective.

Wind power contributes 5 per cent of New Zealand’s energy portfolio — enough to power 3000 homes a year.

The Global Wind Energy Council says New Zealand’s wind resource is “spectacular” and one of the best in the world.

Turbines installed in the Manawatu …

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