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  • gwec-in-press - 04 Aug 2014

    Copenhagen to Be the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Capital


    While other countries debate whether to install wind turbines offshore or in remote areas, Denmark is building them right in its capital. Three windmills were recently inaugurated in a Copenhagen neighbourhood, and the city plans to add another 97.

    “We’ve made a very ambitious commitment to make Copenhagen CO2-neutral by 2025,” Frank Jensen, the mayor, says. “But going green isn’t …

  • gwec-in-press - 01 Aug 2014

    Straight talking: Another country must take on climate leadership

    Windpower Monthly

    WORLDWIDE: I was back at UN headquarters in New York in June for the first Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4ALL), part of UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon’s initiative to achieve universal access to modern energy and double the efficiency and renewable-energy penetration in the global energy supply, all by 2030.

    The goals are ambitious enough, yet they also reflect the …

  • gwec-in-press - 30 Jul 2014

    India Lays Foundation for National Wind Energy Mission

    Clean Technica

    India’s ongoing National Solar Mission has reaped very encouraging results. The country saw about 2,500 MW capacity being added in just four to five years with hundreds of megawatts set to be commissioned over the next few months. Now, the government is set to launch a similar national mission for wind energy.

  • gwec-in-press - 30 Jul 2014

    Wind energy beats nuclear, CCS for global warming mitigation

    Clean Technica

    There’s an enduring myth related to wind energy and nuclear energy that needs to be put to bed. That myth is that only nuclear can be scaled to sufficient capacity to reduce the impacts of global warming, and that wind energy is much less scalable so it should be ignored.

    Most recently, this appeared as a broad generalization …

  • spotlight - 23 Jul 2014

    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 €124 billion in wind farm investments across the EU expected by 2020, Europe’s installed wind capacity will increase 64% by 2020 and bring …

  • gwec-in-press - 22 Jul 2014

    Question of the Week: can you promote wind to the people?

    Windpower Monthly

    Following from Global Wind Day, organised by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), Windpower Monthly asks if there is more the industry could be doing to promote the sector to the wider public.

    We spoke to Greenpeace chief scientist Dr Doug Parr, Vestas chief marketing officer Morten Albaek and Richard Bowen, …