Category Archives: Press releases

WindEurope calls on Council and Parliament to go beyond ambition of the European Commission on the Clean Energy Package

Brussels, 30 November 2016

WindEurope calls on the European Parliament and the Council to use the Winter Package as a base to build greater ambition on renewables and market design toward 2030.

Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope, said: “We welcome the Commission’s package on renewables and market design.  But there is still a lot of work to do in the Parliament and …

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In Beijing, global business strongly urges governments to conclude an ambitious Environmental Goods Agreement before the end of 2016

October 26, 2016, BEIJING, CHINA – Representatives from green industries and business associations from around the world met yesterday at an international business seminar in Beijing to highlight their strong support of an ambitious Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA).

Economic benefits of an EGA

The seminar emphasized the significant role of Chinese industries in manufacturing and deploying environmentally-friendly technologies and the economic benefits Chinese …

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Wind Power to dominate power sector growth

–    To supply up to 20% of global electricity by 2030

BEIJING, 18 October 2016. The Global Wind Energy Council released its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook today, outlining scenarios where wind could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. The report looks at four scenarios exploring the future of the wind industry out to 2020, 2030 and 2050.

“Now that the …

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Mainstream Renewable Power and GE Energy Financial Services sign agreement to develop, build and operate wind power plants in Vietnam

HANOI, VIETNAM – 2016 28 SEPTEMBER: Mainstream Renewable Power and GE Energy Financial Services, a GE Capital business unit (NYSE:GE), have signed a term sheet to develop, build and operate large scale wind power plants in Vietnam. The projects are expected to comprise both greenfield and partially developed sites, are intended to include co-operation with local and international developers, and will …

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Expansion of offshore wind energy in Germany in the first half of 2016

Rough sea ahead for offshore wind industry

As was to be expected, the number of new offshore wind installations in Germany was relatively moderate in the first six months of the year, with a total capacity of 258 megawatts going on line. The industry estimates an overall offshore expansion to the tune of 700 megawatts by the end of …

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Offshore Wind Development in India: FOWIND Launches New Report on Supply Chain, Ports and Logistics

Facilitating India’s transition towards low carbon economy by development of offshore wind power

NEW DELHI, 29 June 2016 – The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched a new report today: “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India. This study is a significant step forward in preparing a …

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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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