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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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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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Emerging Markets Drive Global Wind Growth

1 April, Istanbul. The Global Wind Energy Council launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update today in Istanbul. The report details wind power’s remarkable growth in 2014, as well as updating GWEC’s rolling 5 year market projections, which show continued growth for the rest of the decade.

Led by China and Brazil in the first instance, as …

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MEDIA INVITATION – Press Conference by Webcast

LAUNCH OF THE GWEC GLOBAL WIND REPORT

 GLOBAL WIND POWER OUTLOOK FOR 2015 AND BEYOND

 Press conference by Webcast

 Wednesday 1 April

 09:30 Washington D.C. | 13:30 GMT | 15:30 Brussels | 21:30 Beijing

Join GWEC’s free webinar to hear our insights into the global wind industry today, …

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Global Tender

The consortium under the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project, co-funded by European Union, invites tenders for supply of Light Detection And Ranging Instruments (LiDARs) for deployment across various locations in the state of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, in offshore, on existing platforms or suitable structures, for data acquisition with maximum reliability to assess offshore wind power potential. Detailed tender documents …

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FOWIND Launches Global Offshore Wind Policy Assessment Outlook

Facilitating India’s transition towards low carbon development by supporting implementation of national policies and programmes for offshore wind power

NEW DELHI, 17 February 2015– The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced today the launch of the Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment Outlook. This report is a crucial link to facilitating the development of a roadmap for offshore wind power in …

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Global Wind Power Back on Track

Annual market grows by 44%, passes 50 GW for the first time

After a slowdown in 2013, the wind industry set a new record for annual installations in 2014. Globally, 51,477 MW of new wind generating capacity was added in 2014 according to the global wind market statistics released today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The record-setting figure represents …

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Wind energy installations outperform gas and coal in 2014

The European wind energy industry installed more new capacity than gas and coal combined in 2014. Across the 28 Member States, the wind industry connected a total of 11,791 MW to the grid with coal and gas adding 3,305 MW and 2,338 MW respectively. Moreover, the coal and gas industries in Europe both retired more capacity than they commissioned in …

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Offshore wind installations stabilise in 2014 following record figures the previous year

30 January, Brussels

The European offshore wind industry saw new capacity installations decline by 84 MW (5.34%) in 2014 as the sector stabilised following record figures the previous year.

In 2014, 408 new offshore turbines were fully grid connected, adding 1,483 MW to the European system. The total installed capacity for Europe now stands at 8,045MW in 74 offshore wind farms in …

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Onshore wind energy 2014: Record 4,750 megawatt rise in installations in Germany

Additional volume is due to the allocation of land and the special political situation in Germany in the previous years. The number of turbines dismantled and replaced has also reached an all-time high. German wind industry is well positioned in the booming global market. Reliable political framework is needed for continued expansion in order to meet government targets.

Berlin, 29th January 2015: The massive support …

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