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GWEC CEO Steve Sawyer: “The global wind industry is ready to play our part in the rapid transformation of our global energy system which will be required to protect our climate for our children and theirs”

“The historic Paris Agreement expresses the collective will of the governments of the world to finally get serious about climate change. It is a triumph of multilateralism and global cooperation at a time when generosity and solidarity are in short supply. Although the actions pledged fall woefully short of what is required to achieve the goal of keeping global mean …

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Renewable energy still facing challenges in 17 countries in South and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

Despite comprising over 300 million inhabitants and representing 4.9% of the world’s GDP 17 UNECE countries in South and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia represented only 0.5% or USD 0.9 billion of global renewable energy investment in 2014. Attracting investment represents a major challenge in these countries, despite numerous support schemes and policies for renewable energy.   These …

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Ambitious UN climate deal could be investment opportunity for European wind industry

National climate pledges in emerging markets and an ambitious deal in Paris could spark an export boom for the European wind industry.

China, India, Morocco, Brazil and Turkey are just a few of the countries that have made post-2020 national pledges on the deployment of wind energy in the coming years. In all 54 countries have identified wind as a key …

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Webinar: Are we deploying renewables fast enough to stay below 2 degrees of global warming?

26 November, 16:00-17:30 GST/ 12:00-13:30 GMT/ 13:00-14:30 CET

This webinar will present facts and opinions on renewable energy technologies and their climate change mitigation potential. The aim is to provide the general public with a better understanding of renewable energy’s role as a large-scale climate change mitigation solution and to evaluate the options and levels of renewable energy deployment required …

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EWEA 2015 will take place as planned

Despite the declaration of a state of emergency by President Hollande, all air and rail links are operating, and airports and train stations are open. Furthermore, the French authorities have issued a formal statement clarifying that all foreseen activities next week should take place as planned. On the basis of this, plus reassurance from the Paris Police Prefecture, the EWEA …

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Google to buy Vestas’ shares in Lake Turkana Wind Power in Kenya

Upon completion of the project in 2017, Google will acquire Vestas’ 12.5% stake in Africa’s largest wind park, which will supply around 15% of Kenya’s electricity needs based on current generation capacity.

Google’s investment is a leading example of companies investing in wind energy globally to achieve attractive financial returns and scale the deployment of renewable energy. This trend shows that …

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Procter & Gamble to turn the Tide with 100% wind power

As part of the pledge, P&G agreed to achieve 30 percent renewable energy to power its plants globally by 2020, with a long term vision to use 100 percent renewable energy.

Consumer product giant Procter & Gamble has announced plans to meet its electricity demands by using 100 percent wind power to make iconic fabric and home care brands, such as …

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Renewable Energy Rising in Southern Africa

The SADC region becoming a key player in the international trend towards development of renewable energy resources and energy efficiency. Renewables now account for 23.5% of generation.

An understanding of the SADC region’s emerging renewable energy industry, market development and growth is critical to realising the region’s potential and to scaling-up investment opportunities. In order to do so, REN21 and UNIDO …

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Economic benefits of wind energy in Ontario in the spotlight

CanWEA Opens 31st Annual Conference and Exhibition in Toronto

TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2015 /CNW/ – By 2030 wind energy in Ontario will have stimulated over$14 billion in economic activity in the province providing well-paying jobs to thousands of workers and injecting millions of dollars directly into local economies, according to the results of a new study …

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CAPE TOWN, October 5, 2015 – Attracting 3600 delegates from 82 countries, the South African International Renewable Energy Conference was officially opened by the South African Minister of Energy, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson, in Cape Town today. 

The sixth in a series of International Renewable Energy Conferences (IRECs), first held in Bonn, Germany in 2004, SAIREC is the first such conference to take place …

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