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Karin Ohlenforst joins the Global Wind Energy Council team as Director of Market Intelligence

Karin Ohlenforst has agreed to join Global Wind Energy Council as its new Director of Market Intelligence and will start in the role on 1 December 2018. Karin will develop GWEC’s newly formed Market Intelligence unit, which will support GWEC’s policy and stakeholder engagement world-wide and create proprietary insight for GWEC’s members. “Karin will bring … Continue reading Karin Ohlenforst joins the Global Wind Energy Council team as Director of Market Intelligence

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Shell Joins the Global Wind Energy Council as a board level member

Shell has joined the Global Wind Energy Council as a board level member. Ben Backwell, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council, says: “We are delighted to have Shell join GWEC’s board. Shell’s experience across energy markets in many geographies and deep knowledge of technology development and engineering will bring a valuable new perspective to … Continue reading Shell Joins the Global Wind Energy Council as a board level member

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Gender and Renewable Energy

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), with support from GWNET (Global Wind Energy Council) and REN21, is undertaking a global Gender and Renewable Energy survey. The objective of the survey is to gather quantitative and qualitative insights on the current status of women’s participation in the renewable energy sector, existing challenges and potential solutions to … Continue reading Gender and Renewable Energy

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GWEC creates taskforce to accelerate offshore wind power deployment in new markets

Wind energy pioneer Henrik Stiesdal is to support an initiative to accelerate offshore wind in global markets and new ones such as Asia and the US. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has created a new Offshore Wind Taskforce to accelerate the development of offshore wind technology in non-European markets such as Asia and North … Continue reading GWEC creates taskforce to accelerate offshore wind power deployment in new markets

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Round 3 of the RenovAr, the first day of Argentina Wind Power finished today

During the first day of the conference “Argentina Wind Power 2018”, organized by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the Under Secretary of Renewable Energy of the Nation, Sebastián Kind, announced Round 3 of the RenovAr program, known as MiniRen, which will be launched in October. This new round will offer 400 MW of power … Continue reading Round 3 of the RenovAr, the first day of Argentina Wind Power finished today

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The Global Wind Energy Council highlights the continued advance and commercial viability of wind power around the world

The Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) ‘Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update 2017’, published in April 2018, reveals how wind installations are taking root at the centre of the world’s renewable energy industry.Wind energy will form a crucial part of the ambitions laid out in the Paris Agreement, the UN climate change agreement signed in … Continue reading The Global Wind Energy Council highlights the continued advance and commercial viability of wind power around the world

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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind joins the Global Wind Energy Council

MHI Vestas, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of offshore wind turbines, has joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the trade body which represents the global wind industry. The company will join GWEC’s board of directors and play an active role in GWEC’s work to open up markets for offshore wind around the world. … Continue reading MHI Vestas Offshore Wind joins the Global Wind Energy Council

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The local impact of wind energy in the spotlight on Global Wind Day

From niche technology, wind energy is now a global success story. The wind industry provides 260,000 quality high-skilled jobs in Europe. On a global scale, that figure is now 1.15 million. Today is Global Wind Day, an opportunity for citizens around the world to learn more about and show their support for wind power. It’s … Continue reading The local impact of wind energy in the spotlight on Global Wind Day

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Vietnam Wind Power 2018

On June 7, 2018, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) opened its first ever wind power conference in Vietnam, gathering leading national and international industry players to discuss the development of the sector with government. Vietnam has some of the richest wind resources in Southeast Asia; however, Vietnam’s wind market is still in the early … Continue reading Vietnam Wind Power 2018

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Maps Vietnam wind energy boost

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has drawn up a list of recommendations to help Vietnam raise its current wind capacity to 800MW by 2020 from 197MW currently. GWEC presented the statement, co-signed by Siemens Gamesa, Vestas, Mainstream Renewable Power and DNV GL, as it opened its first Vietnam Wind Power Conference in Hanoi. The recommendations include … Continue reading Maps Vietnam wind energy boost

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Cost-competitiveness puts wind energy in front

Today wind power is the most competitively priced technology in many if not most markets worldwide. The emergence of wind/solar hybrids, more sophisticated grid management and increasingly affordable storage begin to paint a picture of what  a fully commercial fossil-free power sector will look like. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its Global Wind … Continue reading Cost-competitiveness puts wind energy in front

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Total installations of wind energy in 2017 were 52,573 MW, bringing the total to 539,581 MW

The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today. The 2017 market remained above 50 GW, with Europe, India and the offshore sector having record years. Chinese installations were down slightly – ‘only’ 19.5 GW – but the rest of the world made up for most of that. Total installations in 2017 were … Continue reading Total installations of wind energy in 2017 were 52,573 MW, bringing the total to 539,581 MW

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Strong Outlook for Wind Power

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its flagship publication Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update today. More than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market in 2016, which now comprises more than 90 countries, including 9 with more than 10,000 MW installed, and 29 which have now passed … Continue reading Strong Outlook for Wind Power

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American wind power celebrates Global Wind Day with two-thirds-off sale

The U.S. wind energy industry celebrated the 10th annual Global Wind Day Wednesday by highlighting a 66 percent drop in the cost of wind-generated electricity in just six years. “From the corn fields of Iowa to the windswept plains of Texas, by improving our technology and lowering wind power’s costs we’re saving you money,” said … Continue reading American wind power celebrates Global Wind Day with two-thirds-off sale

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Wind power suppports America’s fastest growing job, wind turbine technician

Most Americans strive to put in an honest day’s work so they can pay their bills and put food on the table for their families. American wind power is creating more opportunities for them to do so, while also working in a rewarding—and sustainable—career. It’s clear the wind industry is picking up. Wind turbine technician … Continue reading Wind power suppports America’s fastest growing job, wind turbine technician

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This Global Wind Day wind power is on sale for two-thirds off

It’s June 15, which means it’s once again time to celebrate Global Wind Day. And there’s a lot to be happy about this year. Here are the five things we’re most excited about as we reflect on the state of global wind energy. Wind power is on sale, now 66 percent cheaper than it was … Continue reading This Global Wind Day wind power is on sale for two-thirds off

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Eddie O’Connor meets Chile President, visits Argentina

Mainstream CEO and GWEC Ambassador Eddie O’Connor completed a successful visit to South America with a meeting with President Bachelet of Chile at La Moneda in Santiago. The President and Dr O’Connor discussed the country’s increased ambitions to deploy renewable energy, the record-breaking global investment in wind and solar energy in 2015, and Chile’s leading … Continue reading Eddie O’Connor meets Chile President, visits Argentina

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Global wind energy employment grew 5% last year to reach 1.1M

Record wind industry growth was reflected in a 5% increase in employment in the sector, which now employs 1.1 million1 people. Today, on Global Wind Day, GWEC highlights the socio-economic benefits generated by the global wind industry, in addition to supplying clean power. Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 … Continue reading Global wind energy employment grew 5% last year to reach 1.1M

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Vestas’ Morten Dyrholm appointed as GWEC’s new Chairman

Morten Dyrholm has been appointed as new chairman of GWEC at the Board meeting on Wednesday 25 May alongside AWEA’s WINDPOWER in New Orleans. Morten Dyrholm is the Vice President and Global Head of Marketing and Public Affairs at Vestas Wind. He holds a Masters degree in Political Science and Chinese Politics. “I’m very excited at … Continue reading Vestas’ Morten Dyrholm appointed as GWEC’s new Chairman

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GWEC’s Global Wind Energy Report released

Global wind energy capacity will nearly double in the next five years, largely led by further market growth in China, but also as a stronger industry emerges in the United States, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said on Tuesday. In its annual report on the status of the global wind industry, GWEC said cumulative … Continue reading GWEC’s Global Wind Energy Report released

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