Steve Sawyer speaking at a wind energy conference in Wellington, New Zealand
"Policies need to be Long, Loud and Legal".
IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol on 4 February at EWEA2013 in Vienna
"Global fossil-fuel subsidies, which jumped to $523 billion in 2011, are providing an incentive to emit CO2 that is equivalent to $110 per ton", said Birol and continued "However, ladies and gentlemen, I believe the major barrier of the better prospects of wind is not the lack of predictability of the available wind, but the lack of the predictability of government policies, in terms of investment frameworks.
My message to the governments here is the following: if the government policies about wind energy would be as predictable as the availability of wind, then we would win this game".
In conversation with Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, GWEC
Steve Sawyer talks about the Indian wind power market and GWEC’s collaboration with the Indian Wind Energy Associations and Wind Power India 2012 taking place from 28-30 November in Chennai.
I love wind energy because!
Why do we love wind energy? Lots of reasons! See a few of them here in this video, produced especially for Global Wind Day 2012. To find out more about Global Wind Day this year, go to http://www.globalwindday.org
GWEC at EWEA 2012
Watch a snapshot of GWEC at EWEA 2012 with insights into global wind market for the upcoming years.
Boat trip to Middelgrunden
GWEC took 50 journalists to the Middelgrunden wind farm off Copenhagen during the COP15, December 2009.
Wind at COP15
The wind industry's activities at the COP15 climate change conference in Copenhagen, December 2009.