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Mainstream 360MW wind wins in SA

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Ireland’s Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) emerged as a big winner in the latest tender round of South Africa’s renewable energy programme after revealing it has secured 360MW of wind capacity.

MRP has been successful with three wind farms, according to a statement from the developer, which led a consortium bidding in the third round.

They are: The 140MW Khobab Wind Farm, the …

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Vestas expands Act on Facts campaign to include Sweden; UK and Ireland will follow in November

“Wind energy projects are being put at risk by an increasingly organized and influential anti-wind movement.  The Act on Facts campaign is designed to counter factually flawed arguments and misinformation and to tip the balance back in wind energy’s favour,” say Morten Albæk, Vestas Group Senior Vice President globally responsible for marketing, communications and public affairs.

Today at the VIND 2013 …

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Wind power to supply up to 18% of world’s electricity by 2050

IEA’s New Wind Energy Roadmap launched at China Wind Power in Beijing

Wind power could generate up to 18% of world’s electricity by 2050, compared with 2.6% today, the new report IEA Technology Roadmap: Wind energy – 2013 Edition finds. The nearly 300 gigawatts of current wind power worldwide will increase eight- to ten-fold according to the roadmap’s vision, …

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Join us at China Wind Power next week in Beijing!

Still time to register for what is the industry’s biggest global event of the year, starting next Wednesday 16th October. An event organised by the industry, for the industry.

Visit GWEC on stand BW16 and grab a cup of fresh Nespresso coffee with our team!

We’ve got an interesting programme lined up with the …

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High-level REN21 renewable energy policy network and WindMade join forces

Brussels/Paris. The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) has joined labeling organization WindMade as a working member, with a view to contributing to the development of a new overarching renewable energy consumer label.

WindMade is a global consumer label for companies that use wind energy and other renewables, which is backed by the UN Global Compact and conservation group …

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Human influence on climate clear, IPCC report says

STOCKHOLM, 27 September – Human influence on the climate system is clear. This is evident in most regions of the globe, a new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes. It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century. The evidence for this has grown, thanks …

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Latest IPCC findings a clarion call for global community to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and steer humanity out of danger zone

Bonn, 27 September – UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, the UN’s top climate change official, said the findings of the latest IPCC report on climate change are a clarion call for the global community to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and steer humanity out of the danger zone.

On Friday, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the …

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Energy Bet Puts Wind at Property Firm’s Back

The Wall Street Journal

In 2006, a decade and a half after taking over for his father at the helm of one of Sweden’s biggest property firms, Hans Wallenstam bet billions of Swedish kronor that a clutch of wind farms scattered across the Scandinavian nation eventually could save the company money and lure high-dollar property seekers eager to consume “green” energy.

The …

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Major bird charity plans wind turbine at HQ

Wind power critics argue that turbines kill birds. So why is the U.K.’s largest bird charity planning a turbine?

Whenever a new wind turbine project is announced, it’s common for critics to pipe up and complain about the risk of bird kills. 

That strategy may fall a little flat with a planning application being submitted in …

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Steve Sawyer: What the frack?

The Global Call for Climate Action

Steve Sawyer from the Global Wind Energy Council looks at the arguments against shale gas and fracking.

The cornerstone of what the IEA has recently dubbed ‘The Golden Age of Gas’ is the exploitation of methane in tight formations through hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as hydro-fracking or just ‘fracking’. Through pumping millions of liters of water …

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