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Sigmar Gabriel praises “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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EWEA calls on new Commissioner-designates to take the reins on Europe’s energy future

The European Wind Energy Association welcomes the announcement of Alenka Bratusek as Vice President- and Commissioner-designate for Energy Union and Miguel Arias Canete as the European Commissioner-designate for Energy and Climate Action.

This team will be responsible for implementing the European Commission President-elect’s vision of an energy union in Europe and establishing the region as a global powerhouse for renewable energy.

EWEA …

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GWEC Chairman Dr Klaus Rave’s invitation to WindEnergy Hamburg

Welcome to Hamburg, the Free and Hanseatic City, the traditional harbour city, the new hub for the renewables business, and home of some of the major players in the wind industry. From 23 to 26 September, Hamburg will be your gateway to the world of wind energy during its new international wind energy fair – WindEnergy Hamburg – which may prove …

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GWEC welcomes the French Wind Energy Association on board

GWEC is pleased to welcome the French Wind Energy Association (FEE) as a new member of its influential circle of members promoting wind energy around the globe. The French Wind Energy Association, founded in 1996, currently has more than 180 members which cover 90% of the installed wind capacity in France. FEE represents the entire supply chain, and its mission …

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Policy uncertainty threatens to slow renewable energy momentum

IEA forecast sees renewable power as a cost-competitive option in an increasing number of cases, but facing growing risks to deployment over the medium term

PARIS, 28 August – The expansion of renewable energy will slow over the next five years unless policy uncertainty is diminished, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today in its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market …

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Europe’s installed wind capacity will increase 64% by 2020 and bring 100,000 new jobs

- European Union countries to install 75GW of wind energy over next 7 years, an increase of 64% installed wind power capacity, bringing the total to 192.4 GW.

- Up to €124 billion in wind farm investments across the EU expected by 2020, Europe’s installed wind capacity will increase 64% by 2020 and bring …

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Centrum Rozwoju Energetyki joins GWEC

GWEC is pleased to welcome Centrum Rozwoju Energetyki (CRE) on board as a new member of its influential circle of members promoting wind energy around the globe. CRE has been for years one of the leading Polish companies providing construction, design, implementation and management of wind power, PV and biogas projects.

CRE offers engineering and legal advice for wind …

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China Introduces Offshore Wind Feed-In Tariffs

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has been working with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) tariff department for months to determine the FIT for offshore wind, and the discussions between the two agencies have now been finalised: the inter-tidal projects will enjoy a tariff of RMB 0.75 (USD 0.12) per kilowatt hour while the nearshore tariff will …

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