Category Archives: Press releases

Wind Industry Celebrates One Million Jobs

– Global wind employment grew 5% last year to reach 1.1M

Worldwide, 15 June. Record wind industry growth was reflected in a 5% increase in employment in the sector, which now employs 1.1 million1 people. Today, on Global Wind Day, GWEC highlights the socio-economic benefits generated by the global wind industry, in addition to supplying clean power. Global …

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GWEC Ambassador Eddie O’Connor meets Chile President, visits Argentina

Mainstream CEO and GWEC Ambassador Eddie O’Connor completed a successful visit to South America with a meeting with President Bachelet of Chile at La Moneda in Santiago. The President and Dr O’Connor discussed the country’s increased ambitions to deploy renewable energy, the record-breaking global investment in wind and solar energy in 2015, and Chile’s leading role in the post COP21 …

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European Offshore Wind Industry Joint Declaration on Cost Reduction

Offshore wind can reduce costs to below €80/MWh by 2025

Offshore wind energy is an indispensable part of the EU’s energy future landscape. A sustainable, secure and affordable energy system can only be possible by exploiting the immense energy potential that European seas hold through this technology. As Europe progresses towards a low carbon economy, offshore wind energy will play an increasingly important role …

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A Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy: New Installations, Policy Targets, Investment and Jobs

Today REN21 published the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy. The Renewables 2016 Global Status Report reveals that renewables are now firmly established as competitive, mainstream sources of energy in many countries around the world.

2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power generating capacity saw its largest increase ever, with an estimated 147 …

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Developers turn to RNRG’s 80m tilt-up towers to improve power performance testing

Hinesburg, VT, U.S.—Renewable NRG Systems (RNRG) announced today the sale of twenty of its 80m XHD TallTowers™ to high profile developers and consultants to support their power performance testing (PPT) activities. This departure from the traditional use of lattice towers for PPT purposes represents a notable strategy change by key players in the wind sector.

“Companies are beginning to use our …

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Vestas’ Morten Dyrholm appointed as GWEC’s new Chairman

27 May, New Orleans, US – Morten Dyrholm has been appointed as new chairman of GWEC at the Board meeting on Wednesday 25 May alongside AWEA’s WINDPOWER in New Orleans.

Morten Dyrholm is the Vice President and Global Head of Marketing and Public Affairs at Vestas Wind. He holds a Masters degree in Political Science and Chinese Politics.

“I’m very excited at this …

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Mainstream CEO Eddie O’Connor appointed as GWEC Global Ambassador

Mainstream Renewable Power, the global renewable energy developer, is proud to announce that its CEO, Eddie O’Connor has been appointed as the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) new Global Ambassador.

In his new role, Dr. O’Connor will work with GWEC to ensure that the wind sector’s distinctive voice is heard, and that more and more countries understand the benefits that the …

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China Wind Power Blows Past EU – Global Wind Statistics release

Record Chinese installations drive global market past 63 GW

Powered by an astonishing 30,500 MW of new installations in China, the global wind power industry installed 63,013 MW in 2015, representing annual market growth of 22%. The US market reached 8.6 GW on the back of a strong fourth quarter surge, and Germany led a stronger than expected …

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Wind adds 13GW new capacity in 2015: 44% of all new power

Wind energy added more new capacity than any other form of power in Europe in 2015. 

Across the 28 EU member states, wind accounted for 44% of all new power installations, connecting a total of 12.8GW to the grid – 9.766MW in onshore and 3,034MW offshore. The volume of new installations was 6.3% up on 2014.  Total wind capacity in Europe …

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US added 8,598 MW in 2015, the third largest amount ever installed in a year and a 77% increase over 2014

AWEA highlighted the industry’s sustained growth in releasing its U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2015 Market Report. The strong market activity is expected to continue, with a bipartisan vote by Congress late last year for a multi-year extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC), supplying the industry with much-needed policy certainty. As 2016 began, an additional 9,400 MW were under …

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