Category Archives: GWEC in press
The Global Call for Climate Action
Steve Sawyer from the Global Wind Energy Council looks at the arguments against shale gas and fracking.
The cornerstone of what the IEA has recently dubbed ‘The Golden Age of Gas’ is the exploitation of methane in tight formations through hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as hydro-fracking or just ‘fracking’. Through pumping millions of liters of water …
Most of the international turbine manufacturers that have moved into Brazil’s wind market in recent years will try to stay the course and comply with new local- content rules, says Steve Sawyer.
“I think they will all try to make it work, even if the amount tendered is closer to 2GW or 2.5GW per year,” says the Global Wind Energy …
Renewable Energy Focus
Colin Bennett reports on the state of play in the Latin American wind power market where a country other than Brazil is starting to flex some serious muscle.
There is certainly much to celebrate when it comes to Latin America’s wind industry. The potential for wind power is especially strong in terms of the raw resources and provides a …
Manila Standard Today
Northern Luzon UPC Asia Corp., a unit of Ayala Corp., is set to start construction of the 81-megawatt Caparispisan wind power project in Pagudpud, Illocos Norte, with the groundbreaking ceremonies set this week.
Mario Marasigan, Energy Department director of the Renewable Energy Management Bureau, told reporters the $220-million wind project would support government’s efforts toward energy security.
“Commercial operations will …
GWEC confia em fabricantes
A maioria dos fabricantes estrangeiros de turbinas que se instalou no mercado eólico brasileiro nos último anos vão tentar seguir à risca as regras de conteúdo local existentes, diz o secretário-geral do Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Steve Sawyer.
“Eu acho que eles vão fazer de tudo para dar certo, mesmo se o montante de energia leiloada …
GWEC Secretary General Steve Sawyer talks about Floating Offshore Turbines in the latest Energy Focus magazine
“A number of companies and governments are very excited about the possibility of large scale deployment of floating offshore wind turbines, and they do have many attractive features. In addition to those mentioned above, these types of platforms could justify the build out of …
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LONDON — Although its forecast for 2013 involves a “much more significant drop” in the global wind market than last year’s prediction, downgrading from its advanced to its moderate scenario, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is ultimately bullish on wind, predicting that worldwide installed capacity will pass 500 GW by 2017.
Wind continues to grow …
The first day of Windpower Monthly’s blog from the Brazil Windpower 2013 conference in Rio de Janeiro, covering events as they happen. If you are at the conference, visit Windpower Monthly at stand 197, 2nd floor.
Are there more? A few hours after Spain’s Acciona announced a new nacelle plant in Brazil’s Bahia state, Jaques Wagner, Bahia state governor said …
Alternative Energy’s first issue features interview with Steve Sawyer
Alternative Energy (AE): Could you, please, tell about the objectives of the Global Wind Energy Council? Which goals have been successfully achieved?
Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, Global Wind Energy Council: GWEC is the global wind industry trade association, providing representation for the entire wind energy sector at the international level. Our mission is …
Since the Government announced planned renewables capacity growth in India, the sector’s potential to create millions of new jobs is back in the spotlight.
India’s Government [recently] revealed its revived US$7.9 billion plan to upgrade its electric grid to prepare for planned renewables growth, and with this announcement comes the promise of new clean energy jobs for the economy amid what is currently a gloomy …
Mexico WindPower 2014