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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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2014 Was the Hottest Year on Record

Check the animation to see the Earth’s warming climate, recorded in monthly measurements from land and sea over 135 years. Temperatures are displayed in degrees above or below the 20th-century average. Thirteen of the 14 hottest years are in the 21st century.

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Price up carbon and make solid pledges on renewables in early 2015, says wind industry

Governments must put a price on carbon emissions and make pledges early next year to move away from fossil fuels and increase the share of renewable energy into the global power mix, according to a signed statement from wind industry players.

Wind energy associations, including those from emerging markets such as Brazil, China, South Africa, India and Mexico have …

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Wind and solar: The Energy Revolution is Happening Now

At least 3.8 billion tons of CO2 emissions reductions per year by 2030

LIMA, 10 December 2014. There is a global revolution underway in the electricity sector, led by wind and solar. The two technologies are transforming the way we produce and consume energy, which is good news for the climate:  wind and solar will prevent the emission of …

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Webinar: Doing Business in Mexico

24 November 2014, 3pm GMT – Register now!

GWEC, in partnership with Renewable Energy World, is organising a webinar on Doing Business in Mexico on 24 November at 3pm GMT.

The Mexican wind industry now faces the challenge of its consolidation and growth, opening up opportunities in generation, manufacturing and procurement, becoming the largest supplier of clean energy in …

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Health Canada’s new study on Wind Turbine and Noise

Noise and infrasound disturbance linked to wind turbines continue to get media coverage in an increasing number of markets and is used widely as an argument against wind power by anti-wind groups to amplify negative messaging. Health Canada released a summary of a new study at the beginning of November which concludes that there is no evidence of a causal …

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Wind farms will generate over € 500 million revenue for local economic development

Delegates on day one of the South African Wind Energy Association heard that wind energy is now set to make a contribution of more than ZAR 7 Billion to communities and socio-economic development over the next 20 years in South Africa. With five wind farms in full operation, 22 large-scale wind farms currently under construction and another 700 MW expected …

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Wind Energy Outlook: 2000 gigawatts by 2030

Nearly 20 % of global power from wind

BEIJING, 21 October 2014. The Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International released the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook in Beijing today. The report shows that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19% of global electricity, creating over 2 million new jobs and reducing …

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