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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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The Spanish wind power sector installs zero megawatts in 2015, an unknown situation since the 80´s

In the last four years, Spain has installed 1,932 MW, which makes it the less wind power friendly political term in four and compromises Spain’s compliance with the European 2020 targets
The only possibility is to launch new auctions as soon as possible and correct certain aspects of the Energy Reform to restore legal certainty
To avoid the mistakes of the first …

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Germany adds 3.5 GW onshore wind, bringing the total new installations to over 5.8 GW in 2015

With a net increase of 3,535.8 megawatts, 2015 was the second strongest year for onshore wind energy expansion in Germany. But the draft Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) 2016 does away with binding expansion targets, and will manage wind energy expansion on land by means of annually variable tendering quantities. This means uncertainty for manufacturers and operators. VDMA Power Systems …

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Renewable energy still facing challenges in 17 countries in South and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

Despite comprising over 300 million inhabitants and representing 4.9% of the world’s GDP 17 UNECE countries in South and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia represented only 0.5% or USD 0.9 billion of global renewable energy investment in 2014. Attracting investment represents a major challenge in these countries, despite numerous support schemes and policies for renewable energy.   These …

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