Category Archives: 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.  …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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EU wind industry faces tough challenge – and politicians should not make it worse

Brussels, 4 February 2013

The wind industry is being hit by the economic crisis and austerity across Europe, and a difficult situation should not be made worse by politicians undermining investor confidence, warned top industry figures today in Vienna.

At the opening of Europe’s leading wind energy event – EWEA 2013 – politicians and high level industry representatives also spoke of the …

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Wind energy top source for new generation in 2012; American wind power installed new record of 13,124 MW

4Q numbers show 2012 was best year ever, as industry reached 60,000 MW; Texas, California, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois are leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 30, 2013 ‚Äì The U.S. wind energy industry had its strongest year ever in 2012, the American Wind Energy Association announced today, installing a record 13,124 megawatts (MW) of electric generating capacity, leveraging $25 …

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