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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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A Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy: New Installations, Policy Targets, Investment and Jobs

Today REN21 published the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy. The Renewables 2016 Global Status Report reveals that renewables are now firmly established as competitive, mainstream sources of energy in many countries around the world.

2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power generating capacity saw its largest increase ever, with an estimated 147 …

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Vestas’ Morten Dyrholm appointed as GWEC’s new Chairman

27 May, New Orleans, US – Morten Dyrholm has been appointed as new chairman of GWEC at the Board meeting on Wednesday 25 May alongside AWEA’s WINDPOWER in New Orleans.

Morten Dyrholm is the Vice President and Global Head of Marketing and Public Affairs at Vestas Wind. He holds a Masters degree in Political Science and Chinese Politics.

“I’m very excited at this …

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Mainstream CEO Eddie O’Connor appointed as GWEC Global Ambassador

Mainstream Renewable Power, the global renewable energy developer, is proud to announce that its CEO, Eddie O’Connor has been appointed as the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) new Global Ambassador.

In his new role, Dr. O’Connor will work with GWEC to ensure that the wind sector’s distinctive voice is heard, and that more and more countries understand the benefits that the …

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Wind Power Leads All New Power Generation

Big Markets dominate in 2015

19 April Brussels – The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched its flagship publication, the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update today in Brussels. The wind power industry set new records across the world last year, and wind is leading the transformation of the global power system, long overdue and very necessary to achieve the climate …

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US wind power jobs hit record, up 20 percent in 2016

‘Wind rush’ fuels hiring boom, delivers more consumer savings

DENVER, April 12, 2016 — American wind power supported a record 88,000 jobs at the start of 2016—an increase of 20 percent in a year—according to the U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2015, released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Strong job growth coincided with wind ranking …

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