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Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers

The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today: the 2016 market was more than 54 GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands, the global market was nonetheless less than 2015’s record total.

“Wind power continues …

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Wind in power: 2016 European statistics

Europe installed 12.5 GW of gross additional wind capacity in 2016. This was 3% less than the new installations in 2015. With a total installed capacity of 153.7 GW, wind energy now overtakes coal as the second largest form of power generation capacity in Europe.

2016 annual figures

12.5 GW of new wind power capacity was installed and grid-connected in the EU during …

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After good expansion, there are now challenging times ahead

Onshore wind energy: Analysis of the German market in 2016 and outlook for 2017
 
After good expansion, there are now challenging times ahead
 
Further high onshore expansion figures for the fourth year running have underlined the continued excellent performance of the German wind industry. The German wind industry grew by about 4,625 megawatts (4,259 MW net), thus …

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Offshore Wind Power in Germany: Expansion Figures for 2016

Offshore wind power: Expansion forges steadily ahead federal government inhibiting further momentum

New offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 818 megawatts went online in 2016. The industry views this expansion as positive and expects that, combined with optimised turbine technology and operating concepts, this will also lead to cost reduction in the forthcoming tendering processes in Germany. This momentum …

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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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AWEA statement on US election results

Washington, D.C., November 9, 2016 — The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released the following statement on the results of the 2016 presidential election:

“The American Wind Energy Association is ready to work with President-elect Donald Trump and his administration to assure that wind power continues to be a vibrant part of the U.S. economy.

An unstoppable shift to a cleaner energy …

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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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Experts Anticipate Significant Continued Reductions in Wind Energy Costs

Berkeley Lab study shows expected declines of 24%–30% by 2030 and 35%–41% by 2050 

Berkeley, CA — Technology advancements are expected to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy, according to a survey of the world’s foremost wind power experts led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Experts anticipate cost reductions of 24%–30% by 2030 and 35%–41% by …

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Strong expansion before the switch to tendering – German H1 2016 wind power statistics

Germany adds 1,892 MW of wind power in the first half of 2016

With a net capacity of 1,892 megawatts in the first six months of the year, 2016 looks like being a good year for land-based wind energy expansion. This strong expansion is being driven by the allocation of suitable sites and priority areas in many federal states. There has also …

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