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Zero wind power megawatts installed in Spain in the first half of 2015

Madrid, 27th July 2015. The worst predictions have come true: Spain does not attractinvestment in new wind power capacity. In the first half of 2015, not a single megawatthas been installed in the country, leaving the total at 22,986 MW. This makes it harderto comply with the draft of the Government´s Energy Plan, which expects about 5,000MW and 7 billion …

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Responsible investment at Teachers Mutual Bank

Former EWEA CEO Corin Millas reports from Australia’s Teachers Mutual Bank, where he is Corporate Social Responsibility Strategist

Teachers Mutual Bank’s $500 million Debt Issuance Programme has been certified by the RIAA (The Responsible Investment Association of Australasia) on the basis that Teachers Mutual Banks’ Policy is ‘the exclusion of lending to, or investing in, large scale greenhouse gas pollution from …

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Urgenda wins the case for better Dutch climate policies

The Hague, 24 June 2015 – Urgenda and nine hundred co-plaintiffs were victorious in the climate case today, forcing the Dutch government to adopt more stringent climate policies. The district court of The Hague has granted the plaintiffs’ claims, and the government is now required to take more effective climate action to reduce the Netherlands’ considerable share in …

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Pre-feasibility Reports for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu

FOWIND developed the pre-feasibility reports for offshore wind development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu (India). The reports identify key offshore areas where detailed wind resource assessment should take place off the coast of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. These reports will form the basis for future offshore wind feasibility investigations, while at the same time supporting companies and government institutions in …

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Renewable Energy’s Record Year Helps Uncouple Growth of Global Economy and CO2 Emissions

Record installations for wind and solar PV in 2014; Renewable energy targets created in 20 more countries, new total: 164; Renewables account for over 60% of net additions to world’s power capacity; Policy-makers more attentive to green energy heating / cooling; Developing world investments on par with developed world, total $301 billion

Renewable energy targets and other support policies, now in place …

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Global businesses turn to wind power

– Global Wind Day is celebrated on 15 June

Worldwide, 15 June. As the global climate crisis deepens, and political attention to climate increases in the run up to the Paris Climate summit in December, on Global Wind Day we celebrate the fact that more and more companies are turning to clean, reliable and cost-effective wind energy …

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South Africa proudly celebrates 7 years of Global Wind Day with 7 amazing wind energy facts

As the world celebrates Global Wind Day 2015, South Africa proudly showcases its wind energy industry with a short film that shares its immense achievements since 2011.

In appreciation of Global Wind Day being in its seventh year, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has produced this film which highlights seven amazing facts about wind power in South Africa, along …

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Renewable Energy Employs 7.7 Million People Worldwide, Says New IRENA Report

Employment in the renewable energy industry increased by more than one million jobs in the last year

New York, U.S.A., 19 May 2015 – More than 7.7 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This is an 18 per cent increase from last …

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Greece: The Hellenic Wind Energy Association Joins GWEC

GWEC is pleased to welcome the Hellenic Wind Energy Association (HWEA) as a new member of its influential circle of members promoting wind energy around the globe. The HWEA, best known in Greek as ELETAEN, was founded in 1990 by 50 wind energy pioneers including Arthouros Zervos, Dimitris Lalas and Ioannis Tsipouridis.

Today, HWEA’s membership boasts over 400 wind …

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Religion, Morality and the Politics of Climate and Energy

WindLog, 6 May 2015 

As if we needed to be reminded, energy policy seems to be becoming almost as much of a political football as climate change. Besides the well-known attack on the Renewable Energy Target by the Abbott government in Australia, we now have a British election campaign where the Tories have pledged to stop onshore wind development as part …

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