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Record offshore figures conceal slow-down in new projects in Europe

418 offshore turbines came online in 2013 in Europe, making a record 1,567 Megawatts of new capacity. This is one-third more than the capacity installed in 2012.

This makes a new total of 6,562 MW of offshore wind power – enough to provide 0.7% of the EU’s electricity.

However a closer look at what happened reveals a slow-down during the year: two-thirds …

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EU and India join hands to facilitate Offshore Wind

Facilitating India’s transition towards low carbon development by supporting implementation of national policies and programs for offshore wind power

27th January 2014, New Delhi – The Global Wind Energy Council and partners[i] announced today the launch of a four year project to develop a roadmap for offshore wind development in India, with a focus the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.  …

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The global renewable energy share can exceed 30% by 2030 at no extra cost – IRENA report

The global renewable energy share can reach and exceed 30 per cent by 2030 at no extra cost, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says in a report, “REmap 2030,” that was published today. The study maps out a pathway for doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix based on the technologies that are available today. …

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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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