Category Archives: Press releases

Spanish government’s consideration of discriminatory tax on wind energy threatens the wind industry

1 August, 2012

The Spanish wind industry is fighting for its life. Just a few months ago, the government let the support scheme for the industry lapse, citing the economic crisis and falling electricity demand. Now, the government is contemplating a discriminatory tax on wind energy, much higher than for other forms of generation, further feeding the myth that the renewables sector …

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Wind energy is one of the safest sources of electricity confirms new study by Health Canada on wind turbine sound and human health

 1 August, 2012

In response to a proposed national study by Health Canada on wind turbine sound and human health, the American, Australian, Canadian, European, Global and United Kingdom wind energy industry associations point to seventeen reviews of independent research and evidence that all conclude wind is not harmful to human health. According to the wind energy industry associations, wind energy …

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Global Wind Day – Governments Need to Act in Rio for a Sustainable Energy Future

 14 June, 2012

UN supports Global Wind Day on 15 JuneFriday 15 June is Global Wind Day, when thousands will experience the power of wind energy at more than 200 events in at least 40 countries around the world. Global Wind Day is building pressure on world leaders gathering next week for the Rio +20 Summit to commit to doubling the …

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REN21 Global Status Report 2012 released today

 11 June, 2012

Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council, and a founder member of REN21: “Since 2005, the REN 21 Global Status report has been the definitive source for information on renewable energy globally. Wind power continues to lead all other renewables in new additions, but it is gratifying to see our sister technologies making excellent progress …

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I love wind energy because! Check out the new Global Wind Day video

 5 June, 2012

Discover the power of wind

Global Wind Day is a day for discovering the power of wind energy and the possibilities it holds to change our world. Hundreds of thousands of people are involved in the production of energy from the wind, but for many people, wind energy is a mystery. Global Wind Day is the day when you …

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Renewable energy, better car efficiency can save the Arctic from oil drilling

5 June, 2012

Berlin, June 5, 2012. A major expansion of renewable energy and more energy efficient vehicles can end the world’s dependence on fossil fuels and save the fragile Arctic from the destruction of oil exploration, according to a new comprehensive energy roadmap launched today by Greenpeace, the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

The …

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EU leaders: invest in wind energy for growth

 21 May, 2012

European leaders meeting on 23 May to discuss how to achieve growth despite massive budgetary challenges must turn to wind energy for immediate job-creating and economic benefits.

Every EU citizen is paying more than €700 for energy imports and this is increasing as prices climb and domestic resources deplete. But wind energy replaces imported fuel – saving €5.7 billion …

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Dr Klaus Rave re-elected as Chairman of GWEC

4  May, 2012

Dr Klaus Rave was unanimously re-elected for a two year term as GWEC Chairman at the latest Board meeting which took place in Copenhagen. Dr Rave has been Chairman since 2010.

The GWEC Board also elected a new Executive Committee to support the work of the Chairman, Secretary General Steve Sawyer and the GWEC staff. The ExCo members are …

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Wind power is one of the best ways to address climate change, media misreports research on local temperatures

3 May, 2012

On 29 April some media sources published reports on new research into wind farms, claiming that wind farms can cause local temperature increases. The news, based on a study carried out on large wind farms in Texas, has been falsely linked to global climate change. The wording is misleading in this context and conflates small-scale, local impacts on …

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GWEC’s Global Wind Report launched today – Emerging Markets Drive Global Wind Power Growth

16 April, 2012

Copenhagen, 17 April 2012. The global wind industry will install more than 46 GW of new wind energy capacity in 2012, according to a five-year industry forecast published today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) at the EWEA 2012 Conference at Bella Center in Copenhagen. By the end of 2016, total global wind power capacity will be …

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