Category Archives: Press releases

CEC Media Release: Australian clean energy industry winding up to mark global celebrations

The wind energy sector stands ready to deliver thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investment to the Australian economy if the Renewable Energy Target is left alone to do its job, the Clean Energy Council said to mark Global Wind Day.

Clean Energy Council Policy Director Russell Marsh said that while China continued to lead the world in the …

Posted on by admin | Posted in News, Press releases |

Global Wind Day: Wind power for greater energy independence

Global Wind Day, celebrated on 15 June, provides the public with an opportunity to discover the benefits of wind energy and to learn more about the technology. This year we also put the spotlight on energy dependence. The six biggest fossil fuel importers in the world – the EU, China, the US, Japan, Korea and India – spend …

Posted on by admin | Posted in Press releases, spotlight |

CEC Media Release: Changing Renewable Energy Target would damage investment and throw away jobs

Reducing the Renewable Energy Target (RET) as a result of the current review would increase power bills and lead to thousands of lost jobs, the Clean Energy Council argued in its submission this week to the panel reviewing the policy.

Clean Energy Council Deputy Chief Executive Kane Thornton said that if Australia really was open for business as stated by Prime …

Posted on by admin | Posted in News, Press releases |

Global Wind Market Rebounds in 2014

The Global Wind Energy Council launched its Global Wind Report – Annual Market Update today, updating the status of the global industry, along with market projections for the years 2014-2018.

GWEC expects installations of at least 47 GW in 2014, a dramatic increase over 2013 levels. The market will be led by China, but with strong recovery in the …

Posted on by admin | Posted in Press releases, spotlight, Uncategorized |

EU and India join hands to facilitate Offshore Wind

Facilitating India’s transition towards low carbon development by supporting implementation of national policies and programs for offshore wind power

27th January 2014, New Delhi – The Global Wind Energy Council and partners[i] announced today the launch of a four year project to develop a roadmap for offshore wind development in India, with a focus the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.  …

Posted on by admin | Posted in Press releases, spotlight |

全球风能日敦促G8 领导停止化石燃料补贴转向支持可再生能源

Global Wind Day urges G8 leaders to stop subsidising fossil fuels and switch to renewables

每年的6月15日全球风电产业庆祝全球风能日,这一活动使全球公众有机会了解全球风电的发展情况。今年的活动围绕着一个在线活动,该活动向全球各国的领袖施压,特别是在6月17-18日G8会议前夕,要求他们承诺停止补贴化石燃料转而支持可再生能源。化石燃料的补贴自2010年以来增长了30%,达到6200亿美元。而今天的化石燃料所得到的补贴量是可再生能源的六倍。同时大气中的二氧化碳浓度达到了历史最高值400ppm,极大地阻碍了减少人类活动造成的温室气体排放的目标。

“当全球领袖们口头承诺应对气候变化的时候,他们实际的做法确是在以110美元/吨的价格对二氧化碳的排放进行补贴,化石燃料的补贴将使我们在保护气候的路上越行越远,”全球风能理事会秘书长Steve Sawyer说。

风电已经成为主流能源。在澳大利亚和巴西,风电的价格都低于传统能源。而在其他很多市场内,风电正在开始和传统能源竞争,如墨西哥、新西兰、南非,中国的某些地区和美国。风电成为电力公司、能源规划者、政府实现能源多样化,降低二氧化碳排放和遏制空气污染的技术选择。风电也成为创造就业以及保护经济不受波动的燃料价格困扰的一个战略性政策选择。如果支持政策得当,那么风电在2020年将达到1000GW,并且可以每年帮助减排二氧化碳90亿吨。

在全球各个市场的民意调查显示,风电广泛地被民众接受,这也成为传递给政策制定者的一个重要信号。根据Eurobarometer的民意调查,89%的欧洲公民支持风电,而仅有43%和36%的民众支持火电和核电。2012年美国的民意调查显示,71%的美国人希望更多的风电发站, 而在加拿大渥太华78%的民众认为风电是最安全的发电方式。而英国的调查显示,2/3的民众支持风电发展。

全球风能日为公众提供了一个了解风电的机会,也让公众了解到风电是应对目前的全球能源危机的有些解决方案之一。6月15日是第五届全球风能日,全球各地将有上百个庆祝活动在各地展开。今年通过Facebook,Twitter和电子邮件,人们可以告诉G8 领导人停止补贴化石燃料,转而支持可再生能源。 参加全球风能日活动,请点击www.globalwindday.org.

Notes For Editor

编者按

About Global Wind Day

关于全球风能日

全球风能日由欧洲风能协会和全球风能力是会共同组织, 包括60个机构遍布全球各地的参与活动。 全球风能日被联合国和欧盟的共同支持。 更多信息,请登录 www.globalwindday.org

Posted on by admin | Posted in china-focus, Press releases |

Global Wind Day urges G8 leaders to stop subsidising fossil fuels and switch to renewables

“While world leaders pay lip service to combating climate change, what they are actually doing is subsidizing CO2 emissions to the tune of US$110/tonne. Fossil fuel energy subsidy reform could take us a long way towards protecting the climate”, said Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council.

Global Wind Day, celebrated annually on 15 June, enables citizens …

Posted on by admin | Posted in Press releases |

GWEC Global Wind Report – Annual Market Update released today

Wind power surges to new record

Brussels, 17 April 2013

The Global Wind Energy Council released its Annual Market Update today, with a comprehensive snapshot of the global wind industry at the end of 2012, along with a 5-year forecast out to 2017. Although policy uncertainty in the main OECD markets is a cause for concern, strong markets in China, India and …

Posted on by admin | Posted in Press releases, spotlight |

Global Wind Energy: Solid Growth in 2012

China, US vie for market leader position at just over 13 GW of new capacity each

Brussels, 12 February 2013

The Global Wind Energy Council released its 2012 market statistics today, showing continued expansion of the market, with annual market growth of almost 10%, and cumulative capacity growth of about 19%. A record year for US installations and …

Posted on by admin | Posted in Press releases, spotlight |

Wind power for 9 million households in Eastern Europe by 2020

Without stable legislation, investments will dry up

Language versions: DE, FR, PL, RU, RO, BG, IT

Brussels, 5 February 2013

Wind power in Central and Eastern Europe will become a significant source of electricity production by 2020 and Turkey’s wind power generation capacity will grow even faster – provided there is a stable legal framework in each country. 

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) today …

Posted on by admin | Posted in Press releases, spotlight |