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  • 06 Mar 2017 / gwec-in-press

    Strong growth pushes wind close to 500GW

    Windpower Monthly

    WORLDWIDE: Wind power’s record growth in 2015 proved a predictably hard act to follow, but 2016 was the industry’s second best year in terms of new installations worldwide. Windpower Monthly drills down on the numbers to highlight the countries and regions where wind is winning

    Just short of 55GW of new wind-power capacity was installed worldwide in 2016, according to …

  • 06 Mar 2017 / gwec-in-press

    GWEC: Paris, 2017, and opportunities for wind power

    Energy Digital

    The Paris Agreement has officially been ratified by the 55 countries needed to bring it into force. This means there is going to be a global push to reduce global warming to less than 2° C, and ideally below 1.5° C, over the next century. Wind power is going to play a huge part in achieving this goal.

    Steve Sawyer …

  • 22 Feb 2017 / gwec-in-press

    China and US lead way with wind power installations

    Offshore Visie

    Last year saw 54.6 gigawatts (GW) of wind capacity installed across the planet, with global installed capacity now standing at almost 487 GW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

    China installed 23.3 GW of new capacity, a 42.7 percent share of the market. A distant second to China in terms of new capacity was the U.S., where …

  • 16 Feb 2017 / gwec-in-press

    Global Wind Energy Insight: Strong Year Ahead

    Renewable Energy World

    Overall, the wind industry globally begins 2017 in good shape, with good prospects for 2017 and beyond.

    Although we didn’t reach the 60-GW mark in 2016, largely because China ‘only’ installed 23 GW instead of last year’s phenomenal 30 GW, the industry chalked up 12.6 percent growth in cumulative capacity. In addition, China, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, South Africa and …

  • 16 Feb 2017 / gwec-in-press

    How Did Wind Energy Perform Globally In 2016?

    North American Windpower

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its annual market statistics for 2016, when total global installed wind capacity reached nearly 487 GW.

    Led by China, the U.S., Germany and India – with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands – the global market was nonetheless less than 2015’s record total, says GWEC.

    “Wind power continues to …

  • 16 Feb 2017 / gwec-in-press

    New Interactive Tool Shows “The Evolution Of Wind Power” Around The World

    Clean Technica

    A new interactive web tool created between the Global Wind Energy Council and renewable energy software company Greenbyte allows users to witness “The Evolution of Wind Power” between 1981 and today.

    The Evolution of Wind Power was created based on data provided by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) tracing the evolution and growth of the world’s wind energy fleet, …