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Wind Investors Must Shed Middle East Misconceptions

For companies in the wind sector, however, the reception they have received in the oil-rich region has been decidedly cooler. Governments in the region have been slow to recognise how wind and other renewables can fit with their traditional oil and gas operations; and most of the nations that have committed to ‘green’targets have not brought in laws to give investors …

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Wind industry set a new record for annual installations in 2014

Balkans News

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 a 44% increase in the annual market, and is a …

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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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Who’s Winning The Wind Race? China Or The US?

Clean Technica

Much has been made of China’s meteoric wind energy installation figures over the past few years, seeing them top the charts of wind installed at over 90 GW. However, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), just because China has the most wind energy installed does not mean they are producing the most wind energy — a title …

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In just 15 years, wind could provide a fifth of the world’s electricity

Grist

Up to one fifth of the world’s electricity supply could come from wind turbines by 2030, according to a new report released this week by Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). That would be an increase of 530 percent compared to the end of last year.

The report says the coming global boom in wind power will be driven …

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GWEC predicts 34% installation surge in 2014

Windpower Monthly

In its Global Wind Report, Annual Market Update, GWEC said it expects a surge in installations in the US following a fallow year, while strong growth in Brazil and China are also expected to drive the increase.

However, the predicted growth would come from a low base following a wan year when installations fell by more than 20% to 35.3GW.

GWEC …

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Global Wind Market Rebounds in 2014

The Global Wind Energy Council launched its Global Wind Report – Annual Market Update today, updating the status of the global industry, along with market projections for the years 2014-2018.

GWEC expects installations of at least 47 GW in 2014, a dramatic increase over 2013 levels. The market will be led by China, but with strong recovery in the …

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Companies unite to call for an ambitious 2030 renewables target

153 companies, including many wind energy players, have joined a call on EU governments to set an ambitious renewables target for 2030.

Gathering in Barcelona for the industry’s annual event, EWEA 2014, wind energy companies lent their support to a declaration addressed to EU heads of state and government, due to discuss 2030 climate and energy targets in ten days’ time in …

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Global renewable energy capacity exceeded 1,470 GW in 2012, up 8.5% from 2011

Wind power accounted for about 39% of renewable power capacity in 2012 according to REN21’s Renewables 2013 Global Status Report 

The sister publications, REN21‚Äôs Renewables 2013 Global Status Report and Frankfurt School ‚Äì UNEP/BNEF‚Äôs Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2013 were launched June 12th, 2013. ¬† Global demand for renewable energy continued to rise during …

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