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China is the world’s largest wind power market

China is the world’s largest wind power market in both new and cumulative installations. In 2018, the country installed 20.2 GW of onshore wind energy and 1.6 GW of offshore wind farm, representing 44% and 37% of global market share respectively.     The continued growth of this wind turbines market is mainly due to ambitious … Continue reading China is the world’s largest wind power market

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The Global Wind Energy Council welcomes ENERCON as a board level member

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is pleased to welcome ENERCON as its latest board level member. ENERCON has been one of the technology leaders in the wind power sector for more than 30 years, supplying over 50.398 GW of wind energy globally as of 2018. Ben Backwell, CEO of GWEC, said: “We are delighted … Continue reading The Global Wind Energy Council welcomes ENERCON as a board level member

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“Argentina Wind Power 2019”, the most important regional wind energy event

For the second consecutive year, “Argentina Wind Power 2019” will be held, the largest event in the country related to wind power, organized by La Nación, Global Wind Energy Council (Gwec) and the Argentine Wind Chamber. The exhibition and congress will be held on September 4 and 5, at the Argentine Catholic University, from 9 … Continue reading “Argentina Wind Power 2019”, the most important regional wind energy event

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) reports the loss of Steve Sawyer

It is with great regret that the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) reports the loss of Steve Sawyer, who was a founder of the organisation and General Secretary for almost 10 years. Steve passed away on 31 July after a short but intense struggle with cancer. Steve came into the wind industry after a courageous … Continue reading The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) reports the loss of Steve Sawyer

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GWEC launches Policy Pulse on Brazil wind power

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched a Policy Pulse report on Brazil, which provides qualitative analysis of the political and macroeconomic headwinds steering the wind sector and the measures needed to unlock greater wind power potential. With 15.1 GW of wind power, Brazil is the most advanced wind market in Latin America. Since … Continue reading GWEC launches Policy Pulse on Brazil wind power

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GWEC welcomes ACWA Power as a board level member

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is pleased to welcome ACWA Power as its latest board level member. ACWA Power is a developer, investor and operator of wind, solar and conventional power generation with 54 assets in operation, construction or advanced development across 11 countries.  Ben Backwell, CEO of GWEC, said: “We are thrilled to … Continue reading GWEC welcomes ACWA Power as a board level member

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GWEC and World Bank host intergovernmental delegation for offshore wind power in emerging markets

  Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), in partnership with the World Bank Group, held the first intergovernmental forum for emerging markets with strong offshore wind potential in London this week. The forum brought together governments, commercial developers, development partners and wind energy experts from developing countries in order to realise the offshore wind potential in … Continue reading GWEC and World Bank host intergovernmental delegation for offshore wind power in emerging markets

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GWEC launches newest Policy Pulse on Argentina wind power

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched a Policy Pulse report on Argentina, which provides qualitative analysis of the political and macroeconomic headwinds steering the wind sector and the measures needed to unlock greater wind power potential. Argentina is a promising market with some of the best wind resources in the world. Wind energy … Continue reading GWEC launches newest Policy Pulse on Argentina wind power

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Vietnam set for wind energy expansion with over 1 GW expected to be installed by 2021

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is hosting its annual Vietnam Wind Power Conference today for the second time running, gathering major international wind companies, energy authorities, financial institutions and regulators to discuss the potential for wind energy in Vietnam and the impact of renewables in the region. On the occasion of this official industry … Continue reading Vietnam set for wind energy expansion with over 1 GW expected to be installed by 2021

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GWEC welcomes Goldwind as a board level member

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is pleased to welcome Goldwind as its latest board level member. Goldwind is one of the world’s leading onshore and offshore wind turbine suppliers, operating across 6 continents with a total installed capacity of 51 GW. Ben Backwell, CEO of GWEC, said: “We are delighted to welcome one of … Continue reading GWEC welcomes Goldwind as a board level member

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GWEC working with World Bank Group to hold forum on Offshore Wind Power in London

Forum will bring together emerging markets with strong offshore wind energy potential, with representatives from 15 governments expected to attend. World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have launched program to fast-track the adoption of offshore wind energy in developing countries. GWEC Market Intelligence expects global offshore wind capacity to grow to 210GW in … Continue reading GWEC working with World Bank Group to hold forum on Offshore Wind Power in London

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Global Wind Energy Council welcomes GE Renewable Energy as its latest board level Member

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is pleased to welcome GE Renewable Energy as its latest board level member. GE Renewable Energy is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines and provider of energy system solutions. The company operates across 35 countries with a total installed wind capacity of 62 … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Council welcomes GE Renewable Energy as its latest board level Member

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Global Offshore Wind Energy Summit – Taiwan

Today the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) are hosting the Global Offshore Wind Summit – Taiwan with the ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative. This is the official event for the offshore wind industry in Taiwan, gathering both local and global investment groups, energy companies, project developers and regulators … Continue reading Global Offshore Wind Energy Summit – Taiwan

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The Global Wind Energy Council releases Supply Side Data 2018 Report

The Global Wind Energy Council has published the first edition of its annual Global Wind Market Development – Supply Side Data 2018. This report is part of GWEC Market Intelligence service that provides a series of insights and data-based analysis on the development of the wind industry. The services include a market outlook, country profiles and … Continue reading The Global Wind Energy Council releases Supply Side Data 2018 Report

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Argentina unveils new landmark wind energy and grid capacity tender

Undersecretary for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency of the Government Secretariat of Energy, Ministry of Treasury, Argentina, unveils new tender at GWEC’s Global Session on Global Markets at Wind Europe 2019 Conference & Exhibition. New tender to support further renewables growth and additional grid capacity in Argentina. Argentina came fifth in GWEC’s 2019 Global Wind … Continue reading Argentina unveils new landmark wind energy and grid capacity tender

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Global Wind Energy Report forecasts over 300 GW capacity to be added in next 5 years

The Global Wind Energy Council has published the 14th edition of the Global Wind Report, the wind power industry’s flagship publication which provides a comprehensive view of the sector. Data in the report confirms that 2018 was a positive year for the wind turbines industry, with 51.3 GW of new wind farm installations. Market-based mechanisms, … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Report forecasts over 300 GW capacity to be added in next 5 years

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Joyce Lee joins Global Wind Energy Council as Policy and Operations Director

Joyce Lee has joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) as Policy and Operations Director, contributing to GWEC’s growing market intelligence team. Joyce is experienced in political risk analysis and strategic investigations in Europe, East Asia and Southeast Asia, and has managed a number of complex multi-jurisdictional investigations. She has completed numerous policy-focused stakeholder-mapping exercises, … Continue reading Joyce Lee joins Global Wind Energy Council as Policy and Operations Director

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GWEC and World Bank Group announce plans to cooperate on development of global offshore wind power markets

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the World Bank Group (WBG) have announced plans to work together on efforts to develop offshore wind in emerging markets. This follows the World Bank Group’s launch of a new program to fast-track the adoption of offshore wind energy in developing countries, supported by funding from the government … Continue reading GWEC and World Bank Group announce plans to cooperate on development of global offshore wind power markets

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Colombia’s first non-conventional renewable energy tender

Despite the recognition that there is a solid pipeline of wind energy and solar power projects ready to start up a competitive renewable energy market, the Colombian authorities couldn’t award contracts in the first tender round to any of power projects that were entered. This was due to a technical issue that the bidding offers … Continue reading Colombia’s first non-conventional renewable energy tender

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China leads wind energy growth

The Chinese wind power industry is the largest in the world according to the data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) on Tuesday. With 21,200 MW onshore capacity and 1,800 MW offshore capacity in 2018, it has breezed past European and American markets. The total wind turbines capacity reached 591 GW at the end … Continue reading China leads wind energy growth

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