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WindEurope calls on Council and Parliament to go beyond ambition of the European Commission on the Clean Energy Package

Brussels, 30 November 2016

WindEurope calls on the European Parliament and the Council to use the Winter Package as a base to build greater ambition on renewables and market design toward 2030.

Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope, said: “We welcome the Commission’s package on renewables and market design.  But there is still a lot of work to do in the Parliament and …

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AWEA statement on US election results

Washington, D.C., November 9, 2016 — The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released the following statement on the results of the 2016 presidential election:

“The American Wind Energy Association is ready to work with President-elect Donald Trump and his administration to assure that wind power continues to be a vibrant part of the U.S. economy.

An unstoppable shift to a cleaner energy …

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Wind Power to dominate power sector growth

–    To supply up to 20% of global electricity by 2030

BEIJING, 18 October 2016. The Global Wind Energy Council released its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook today, outlining scenarios where wind could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. The report looks at four scenarios exploring the future of the wind industry out to 2020, 2030 and 2050.

“Now that the …

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Mainstream Renewable Power and GE Energy Financial Services sign agreement to develop, build and operate wind power plants in Vietnam

HANOI, VIETNAM – 2016 28 SEPTEMBER: Mainstream Renewable Power and GE Energy Financial Services, a GE Capital business unit (NYSE:GE), have signed a term sheet to develop, build and operate large scale wind power plants in Vietnam. The projects are expected to comprise both greenfield and partially developed sites, are intended to include co-operation with local and international developers, and will …

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Experts Anticipate Significant Continued Reductions in Wind Energy Costs

Berkeley Lab study shows expected declines of 24%–30% by 2030 and 35%–41% by 2050 

Berkeley, CA — Technology advancements are expected to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy, according to a survey of the world’s foremost wind power experts led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Experts anticipate cost reductions of 24%–30% by 2030 and 35%–41% by …

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Strong expansion before the switch to tendering – German H1 2016 wind power statistics

Germany adds 1,892 MW of wind power in the first half of 2016

With a net capacity of 1,892 megawatts in the first six months of the year, 2016 looks like being a good year for land-based wind energy expansion. This strong expansion is being driven by the allocation of suitable sites and priority areas in many federal states. There has also …

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Offshore wind in Europe draws €14 billion investment in first half of 2016

The European offshore wind industry attracted a record €14 billion in new investments during the first six months of 2016.

Seven projects reached final investment decision this year, financing a total of 3.7GW of new capacity. The UK accounted for nearly three-quarters of the new investments.

The volume of new grid-connected installations in the first half of 2016 was 511 MW, 78% …

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Expansion of offshore wind energy in Germany in the first half of 2016

Rough sea ahead for offshore wind industry

As was to be expected, the number of new offshore wind installations in Germany was relatively moderate in the first six months of the year, with a total capacity of 258 megawatts going on line. The industry estimates an overall offshore expansion to the tune of 700 megawatts by the end of …

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GWEC Ambassador Eddie O’Connor meets Chile President, visits Argentina

Mainstream CEO and GWEC Ambassador Eddie O’Connor completed a successful visit to South America with a meeting with President Bachelet of Chile at La Moneda in Santiago. The President and Dr O’Connor discussed the country’s increased ambitions to deploy renewable energy, the record-breaking global investment in wind and solar energy in 2015, and Chile’s leading role in the post COP21 …

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European Offshore Wind Industry Joint Declaration on Cost Reduction

Offshore wind can reduce costs to below €80/MWh by 2025

Offshore wind energy is an indispensable part of the EU’s energy future landscape. A sustainable, secure and affordable energy system can only be possible by exploiting the immense energy potential that European seas hold through this technology. As Europe progresses towards a low carbon economy, offshore wind energy will play an increasingly important role …

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