Category Archives: GWEC in press

Norway’s Announces $1.2 Billion Offshore Wind Project

Triple Pundit

Wind energy is getting big – really big. What started as small-scale wind farms scattered across the world have now become billion-dollar investments, showing the staggering potential of clean energy.

The latest news comes from Norway, which just announced a 1 billion euro (US$1.2 billion) wind project that would be one of the largest in the world. According to Climate …

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Inversores de energía eólica mostraron gran interés por el mercado de Argentina

Energia Estrategica

La Cámara Argentina de Energías Renovables (CADER) recibió a las empresas y asociaciones nucleadas en Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) que llegaron está semana a nuestro país a los efectos de interiorizarse sobre las condiciones del mercado local, en un evento desarrollado en el Hotel Panamericano del que participaron 140 personas, entre asociados e invitados especiales, además autoridades nacionales …

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Argentina atrae más inversión solar, eólica y biomasa

Energía Limpia XXI

Existe mucha expectativa en el gobierno de Argentina con loas inversiones provenientes de Estados Unidos. El país del norte tiene interés en las renovables y Argentina necesita fortalecer la inversion en este importante sector.

Autoridades del gobierno Argentino han informado que empresarios de Estados Unidos tienen interés específico en energía solar y eólica.  Un reporte de Energía Limpia XXI …

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US leads global production in 2015

Windpower Monthly

UNITED STATES: The US still produces more wind energy than any other country, according to new data.

New figures from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), show US wind projects produced more than 190TWh in 2015. China was close behind at 185.1TWh, and Germany was third at 84.6TWh.

These totals are despite China having …

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Uncharted waters ahead on offshore’s long journey

Recharge news

Dong has announced that it will decommission the world’s first offshore wind farm after 25 years of operation. The Vindeby project was installed in 1991, with 11 450kW machines sitting in just a few metres of water less than 2km from the Danish coast, but I remember the excitement when it was commissioned, opening a new frontier for the blossoming wind industry. 

In the intervening quarter of a …

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Steel for generating wind power in Gujarat

Energy Next

Danish firm COWI will build India’s first offshore wind power project off the coast of Gujarat. The industry response and the resulting growth will help India ensure energy security and a transition into a low carbon economy, writes Orchie Bandyopadhyay.

With Danish engineering firm Cowi winning the contract to design the first offshore wind farm of about 50 MW off the coast of Gujarat, it seems India is …

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GWEC prepares to lead first wind-power mission to Argentina

Recharge news

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is preparing to lead a delegation of 12 companies and industry associations to Argentina in early March – the first ever such business mission to the South American country.

Companies confirmed as taking part include Vestas, Gamesa, Iberdrola, Siemens, NRG Systems, Mainstream Renewable Power and Vaisala. The Japanese Wind Power Association and …

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Global wind power capacity tops nuclear energy for first time

The Japan Times

The capacity of wind power generation worldwide reached 432.42 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2015, up 17 percent from a year earlier and surpassing nuclear energy for the first time, according to data released by global industry bodies.

The generation capacity of wind farms newly built in 2015 was a record 63.01 GW, corresponding to about 60 nuclear …

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Renovables en Argentina: el nuevo imán para Europa


Energías renovables: empresas europeas viajan al país para sondear inversiones

En septiembre, el Congreso de la Nación aprobó la Ley de Energías Renovables (27.191) que establece, entre otras cosas, que para el 31 de diciembre de 2017 el país debe llegar al 8% de la matriz energética con fuentes de las llamadas limpias, como la eólica o solar.

En marzo, el Gobierno …

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China’s Wind Power Overtakes the E.U.

China File

China has overtaken Europe to become the world’s biggest producer of wind power after its domestic sector grew by 60 percent last year.

Following a government-backed drive to build new wind farms, China’s installed capacity now totals 145.1 GW, surpassing the E.U.’s 141.6 GW, according to a new report by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published earlier this month.

“Wind power …

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