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Feng Zhao joins GWEC as Strategy Director

Wind Energy expert Feng Zhao has joined GWEC as its new Strategy Director. Zhao is one of the world’s foremost experts on the wind industry, having created and provided industry leading data and advisory services first for BTM Consult, and then for FTI Consulting. His project experience includes advising on global supply chain management, market … Continue reading Feng Zhao joins GWEC as Strategy Director

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Africa and Middle East installed 962 MW new wind energy capacity in 2018 – over 300 MW more than in 2017

Total installed wind power capacity in Africa and Middle East is now 5.7 GW. Leading countries in the region are Egypt (380 MW) and Kenya (310 MW). The surge for wind farm in Africa and Middle East is expected to continue with GWEC forecasting over 6.5 GW of new wind turbines capacity to be installed … Continue reading Africa and Middle East installed 962 MW new wind energy capacity in 2018 – over 300 MW more than in 2017

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Americas install 11.9 GW wind energy capacity in 2018 – increase by 12%

The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows North, Central and South America has installed 11.9 GW capacity of wind power in 2018, an increase of 12% on last year. In North America (Canada and USA) new capacity additions grew by 10.8% compared to 2017. In Latin America new capacity additions … Continue reading Americas install 11.9 GW wind energy capacity in 2018 – increase by 12%

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Global Wind Energy Council statement on revision to proposed changes to Feed in Tariff in Taiwan

Ben Backwell, CEO of GWEC, said: “We welcome the Taiwan Government’s decision to modify its proposed changes to the Feed in Tariff. We are pleased that that the government has listened to the views and evidence presented by GWEC and the industry since the changes were announced late last year. We note that the changes … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Council statement on revision to proposed changes to Feed in Tariff in Taiwan

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Taiwan has a unique opportunity to be a leader in offshore wind energy and benefit from the investment boom in competitive wind power technology

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has called on the government of Taiwan to rethink proposed changes to the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) for offshore wind projects to avoid the costly lessons made by other markets that pursued a similar approach. However, it must avoid the proposed move to alter Feed-in-Tariffs (FiT) in order to protect planned … Continue reading Taiwan has a unique opportunity to be a leader in offshore wind energy and benefit from the investment boom in competitive wind power technology

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Wind Energy Industry to hold 1st Global Offshore Wind Summit in Taipei

The Summit on 25 April will be organized by the Global Wind Energy Council and the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) and supported by the Taiwan International Ports Corporation and The Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association, and is endorsed by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Ministry of Transportation and Communications. The event will … Continue reading Wind Energy Industry to hold 1st Global Offshore Wind Summit in Taipei

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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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