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Policy uncertainty threatens to slow renewable energy momentum

IEA forecast sees renewable power as a cost-competitive option in an increasing number of cases, but facing growing risks to deployment over the medium term

PARIS, 28 August ‚Äì The expansion of renewable energy will slow over the next five years unless policy uncertainty is diminished, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today in its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market …

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WINDABA 2014: Power2thePeople: Changing lives through wind energy

Wind energy conference to focus on community benefit and economic development

As the South African energy sector continues to look for injections of hope, the South African Wind Energy Association‚Äôs (SAWEAs) official conference ‚ÄòWindaba‚Äô promises to be more popular than ever in its fourth consecutive year. Already the wind industry is adding significant quantities of desperately needed electricity to the national …

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Europe’s installed wind capacity will increase 64% by 2020 and bring 100,000 new jobs

- European Union countries to install 75GW of wind energy over next 7 years, an increase of 64% installed wind power capacity, bringing the total to 192.4 GW.

- Up to ‚Ǩ124 billion in wind farm investments across the EU expected by 2020,¬†Europe‚Äôs installed wind capacity will increase 64% by 2020 and bring …

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China Three Years Late on Installing Offshore Wind Farms


China is three years behind schedule on a plan that would make it the world’s biggest market for offshore wind, a setback for the $15 billion industry that’s seeking to produce affordable electricity from the one of nature’s most reliable energy sources.

China set out an ambitious plan in 2011 to build 5,000 megawatts of offshore wind turbines in four years, …

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IL&FS Energy joins Indian first ever offshore wind project for energy

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IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited has joined India‚Äôs first ever offshore wind project consortium for developing the country‚Äôs strategy for offshore wind energy and proposing a suitable regulatory policy framework. IL&FS, which is one of India‚Äôs leading infrastructure development companies, signed a MoU with the FOWIND consortium, which is being funded by the EU and led by Global …

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Centrum Rozwoju Energetyki joins GWEC

GWEC is pleased to welcome Centrum Rozwoju Energetyki (CRE) on board as a new member of its influential circle of members promoting wind energy around the globe. CRE has been for years one of the leading Polish companies providing construction, design, implementation and management of wind power, PV and biogas projects.

CRE offers engineering and legal advice for wind …

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China Introduces Offshore Wind Feed-In Tariffs

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has been working with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) tariff department for months to determine the FIT for offshore wind, and the discussions between the two agencies have now been finalised: the inter-tidal projects will enjoy a tariff of RMB 0.75 (USD 0.12) per kilowatt hour while the nearshore tariff will …

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CEC Media Release: Australian clean energy industry winding up to mark global celebrations

The wind energy sector stands ready to deliver thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investment to the Australian economy if the Renewable Energy Target is left alone to do its job, the Clean Energy Council said to mark Global Wind Day.

Clean Energy Council Policy Director Russell Marsh said that while China continued to lead the world in the …

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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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Let GWEC Serve You Better

Survey for GWEC Members

As a GWEC member you are entitled to a number of membership benefits. We have now launched a survey for all GWEC members to give us feedback on some of our key activities and membership benefits.

The aim is to focus our activities even better on issues …

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