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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 ‚Ǩ124 billion in wind farm investments across the EU expected by 2020,¬†Europe‚Äôs 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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Global Wind Day: Wind power for greater energy independence

Global Wind Day, celebrated on 15 June, provides the public with an opportunity to discover the benefits of wind energy and to learn more about the technology. This year we also put the spotlight on energy dependence. The six biggest fossil fuel importers in the world – the EU, China, the US, Japan, Korea and India – spend …

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Let GWEC Serve You Better

Survey for GWEC Members

As a GWEC member you are entitled to a number of membership benefits. We have now launched a survey for all GWEC members to give us feedback on some of our key activities and membership benefits.

The aim is to focus our activities even better on issues …

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Wind energy is one of the biggest, fastest, cheapest ways states can meet carbon pollution rule for existing power plants

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release its first-ever proposed rule limiting carbon dioxide pollution from existing power plants on June 2. The good news is wind energy is already helping nearly every state make progress toward whatever reductions the EPA will require and is an affordable and reliable compliance option for further reductions.

A just published AWEA white paper, “The …

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GWEC Board election and new Executive Committee

GWEC Board Meeting and AGM, took place on 7 May at Windpower2014 in Las Vegas and included a Board election and the appointment of a new Executive Committee for the next two years.

Dr. Klaus Rave was re-elected as Chairman for a further two years, and he will be joined on the EXCO by Morten Dyrholm of Vestas, Carlos Gasco of …

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Renewable Energy Provides 6.5 Million Jobs Globally – new study by IRENA

Sector shows significant job growth over 2012, new IRENA review highlights

In 2013, approximately 6.5 million people were already employed in the renewable energy industry worldwide, a new study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reveals. ‘Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2014’ underlines the important role that renewables continue to play in employment creation and …

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Webinar: State of Play of the Global Wind Industry and A Five-Year Projection

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), is hosting a no-cost, webinar on the GWEC’s recently released Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update 2013. The webinar will be held on 28 April 2014 at 3:30 p.m. (CEST), 7:30 a.m. (EDT).

Please join us to hear GWEC Secretary General Steve Sawyer present some of the report’s …

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German Renewables Output Helps Cut European Power Prices by 8.4 Pct

Day-ahead electricity prices in continental Europe recorded a fifth consecutive monthly decline in March as surging German solar and wind output helped chase prices lower in neighboring countries, according to data released by Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider.

The Platts Continental Power Index (CONTI) fell 8.4% in March to €35.06 per megawatt hour (/MWh) compared to …

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