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Sigmar Gabriel praises the amazing development of the industry at WindEnergy Hamburg

WindEnergy Hamburg was opened on Monday evening by Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, and Vice-Chancellor of Germany. This is the premiere for WindEnergy at the Hamburg Fair site. Wind power has established itself worldwide, both as an economically viable industry and as a major element in energy policy, said Sigmar Gabriel. That is a great success …

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German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, GWEC CEO Steve Sawyer and President and CEO of Hamburg Messe Bernd Aufderheide at high level press conference of WindEnergy Hamburg

Steve Sawyer, CEO of GWEC: “We’re rapidly moving towards a sustainable energy future…but ‘Business as usual’ means that we’ll all soon be out of business. Time is the one thing we don’t have.”


The global wind market continues to power ahead, led by China, and with booming new markets in Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. New markets …

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Member discount on Ben Backwell’s new book

The Recharge News Editor-in-Chief Ben Backwell’s book titled Wind Power-The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry, with a foreword from Steve Sawyer, was released earlier this autumn.¬† . We talked to Ben about his new book:

What inspired you to write this book?

I wanted to capture some of the excitement of being involved in the …

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EWEA calls on new Commissioner-designates to take the reins on Europe’s energy future

The European Wind Energy Association welcomes the announcement of Alenka Bratusek as Vice President- and Commissioner-designate for Energy Union and Miguel Arias Canete as the European Commissioner-designate for Energy and Climate Action.

This team will be responsible for implementing the European Commission President-elect’s vision of an energy union in Europe and establishing the region as a global powerhouse for renewable energy.


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GWEC Chairman Dr Klaus Rave’s invitation to WindEnergy Hamburg

Welcome to Hamburg, the Free and Hanseatic City, the traditional harbour city, the new hub for the renewables business, and home of some of the major players in the wind¬†industry. From 23 to 26 September, Hamburg will be your gateway to the world of wind energy during its new international wind energy fair ‚Äì WindEnergy Hamburg – which may prove …

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GWEC welcomes the French Wind Energy Association on board

GWEC is pleased to welcome the French Wind Energy Association (FEE) as a new member of its influential circle of members promoting wind energy around the globe. The French Wind Energy Association, founded in 1996, currently has more than 180 members which cover 90% of the installed wind capacity in France. FEE represents the entire supply chain, and its mission …

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New analysis shows state jobs and investment at risk from cutting the Renewable Energy Target

New South Wales and Queensland are the states with the most to lose if the Federal Government adopts the recommendations to slash the Renewable Energy Target (RET) put forward by Dick Warburton, according to new analysis released by the Clean Energy Council today. The Clean Energy Council briefing paper shows that investment in large-scale renewable energy such as solar …

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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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