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EU Commission turns its back on jobs, leadership and energy security

Commission 2030 climate and energy paper sets a weak renewables target of 27%
Commission has capitulated to anti-renewables lobby groups

The European Commission proposes a greenhouse gas target of 40% and a renewables target of 27% by 2030 in its Communication published today.

This is despite its own figures which show that setting a 30% renewables target would create over 560,000 more jobs …

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GWEC Latin America Newsletter is out!

The December issue of the GWEC Latin America Newsletter includes: Winds of openness across electricity markets in Latin America – Central America update: Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras – Uruguay – Focus on improved logistics in Peru – New wind farms coming online – Brazil update: A-3 Auction – Wind Wins it All – WindMade Label for Mexico WindPower 2014 …

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The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) has chosen Denmark and the Danish Wind Industry Association as home for their new coming global secretariat

From Denmark the organisation will work for better, safer and more homogenised training standards in the global wind industry

Safety is the number one priority for the companies in the global wind industry and to contribute to a better and safer work environment, GWO was setup by 13 leading wind power companies in 2009. And now the organisation chooses …

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New Zealand must tackle rising emissions from electricity sector

According to the latest figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment[i], New Zealand ranks sixth worst for emissions increases since 1990 among countries who have signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

NZ’s biggest percentage increase in emissions came from electricity generation, which are up 88.3 per cent since 1990.

“The perception in New Zealand and internationally is …

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GWEC is recruiting

GWEC offers a dynamic international working environment and the opportunity to meet and work with highly experienced people in the renewable energy sector.

GWEC currently has two vacancies :  a) Project Manager and b) Project Finance Officer to ensure the smooth running of the GWEC Indo-European Offshore Wind Project.

This project will look to facilitate India’s transition towards low carbon development by supporting the …

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Vestas launches Wind for Prosperity in collaboration with Masdar

Unique business innovation to bring affordable electricity to energy-poor, wind-rich rural communities

“Many of the world’s most underserved citizens rely primarily on diesel generators for what power they have, which is expensive and polluting.  Wind for Prosperity uses Vestas’ unique weather data processing capabilities to identify energy-poor but wind-rich areas where Vestas’ wind hybrid solutions can power social and …

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Wind power: Bridging the Gap a Clean and Cost-Effective for Raising pre 2020 Ambitions

Climate Change COP19

COP 18 at Doha resulted in a package of decisions, referred to as the amendments to the Kyoto Protocol to establish its second commitment period, At the same time, a number of important issues requiring further consideration were referred back to the Convention’s two subsidiary bodies (SBI and SBSTA).

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To read the Climate Change COP19

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Mexico WindPower 2014 will run on 100% wind energy

Mexico WindPower 2014, taking place in Mexico City on 26-27 February, will cover 100% of its power consumption by wind energy and be labeled by WindMade. The event represents the most anticipated gathering of key players from within the wind power industry to discuss latest trends and business solutions in the Mexican wind market.

The WindMade label enables businesses and event …

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The November issue of GWEC Newsletter is out!

Get insights on wind markets from around the world – Get connected by Klaus Rave, Renewables in Russia moving forward?, US wind industry showing a strong momentum heading into 4th quarter, New study: Obtaining 30% of electricity from renewable enrgy would cause no reliability problems, Vestas expanding Acts on facts campaign to UK and Ireland, Australia’s latest news, Siemens three …

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Are global CO2 emissions still rising?

Actual global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) reached a new record of 34.5 billion tonnes in 2012. Yet, the increase in global CO2 emissions in that year slowed down to 1.1% (or 1.4%, not accounting the extra day in the leap year), which was less than half the average annual increase of 2.9% over the last decade. This development signals a …

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