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Health Canada’s new study on Wind Turbine and Noise

Noise and infrasound disturbance linked to wind turbines continue to get media coverage in an increasing number of markets and is used widely as an argument against wind power by anti-wind groups to amplify negative messaging. Health Canada released a summary of a new study at the beginning of November which concludes that there is no evidence of a causal …

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Wind farms will generate over € 500 million revenue for local economic development

Delegates on day one of the South African Wind Energy Association heard that wind energy is now set to make a contribution of more than ZAR 7 Billion to communities and socio-economic development over the next 20 years in South Africa. With five wind farms in full operation, 22 large-scale wind farms currently under construction and another 700 MW expected …

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Wind Energy Outlook: 2000 gigawatts by 2030

Nearly 20 % of global power from wind

BEIJING, 21 October 2014. The Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International released the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook in Beijing today. The report shows that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19% of global electricity, creating over 2 million new jobs and reducing …

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MEDIA INVITE: Global Wind Energy Outlook 2014 Release

Press conference

Tuesday 21 October, 10:00-11:00, Xi’An meeting room

Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, Beijing, China

Wind energy has firmly established itself as a mainstream technology and is now the cheapest power option to add new capacity to the grid in an increasing number of markets. Wind power plays a key …

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The community owned HN Windpark

“Not only is it good for our planet, it also gives boost to green growth locally, adds substantial income to many and gives both municipalities a steady flow of tax income for years to come..”

 

Nine turbines, an investment worth ‚Ǩ37 million shared by 174 local owners: this is the HN Windpark. The H stands for H√∂rup, a small …

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Wind Energy Capital Hamburg: Premiere of the Leading International Expo WindEnergy Exceeds Expectations

HAMBURG, Germany, September 26, 2014

(HMG) 26 September 2014. Visitors and exhibitors agree about the highly successful premiere of WindEnergy Hamburg which came to a close on Friday after four exhibition days.

The importance of the fair location was emphasised by Olaf Scholz, Mayor of Hamburg, who noted that “the Metropolitan Region of Hamburg is not …

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AOSIS Chair Outlines Near-Term Solutions To Climate Change at UN Summit

Island nations poised to suffer early and greater climate impacts convene renowned experts and scientists to define real-world, near-term solutions at United Nations Climate Summit

NEW YORK‚ A new real-world, near-term solution action plan commissioned by the Republic of Nauru, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) and written by 30 leading climate and energy experts from …

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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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