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GWEC launches Task Force to drive global growth of floating offshore wind energy

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched a Floating Offshore Wind Task Force with key global industry players to accelerate the growth of this fast-moving offshore wind power sector by developing a common view to address barriers to growth and provide best practices.The Task Force will be Chaired by industry pioneer Henrik Stiesdal, and … Continue reading GWEC launches Task Force to drive global growth of floating offshore wind energy

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Five key success factors for a Green Economic Recovery…and Five Key Tasks for the Wind Energy Industry

It has been six months since the start in earnest of the COVID-19 pandemic and many voices are calling for society to accelerate investment in green energy to help economies recover. So far, however, there have been more words than actions. Here’s what I have learned during six months of hard work on advocacy, and … Continue reading Five key success factors for a Green Economic Recovery…and Five Key Tasks for the Wind Energy Industry

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Wind energy in Brazil is expected to have 24.2 GW by 2024

With 16 GW of wind power installed in the country, wind energy is expected to reach 24.2 GW in 2024, considering auctions already held and contracts signed for wind farm plants on the free market. Infovento 2019, a newsletter produced by the Brazilian Wind Energy Association and published on Monday, June 15, World Wind Day, … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil is expected to have 24.2 GW by 2024

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Top 15 wind power asset owners account for over one-third of global wind energy capacity

In the early days of the modern wind power industry, project development from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s was largely driven by citizen investors, first in Denmark and later in the Netherlands and Germany. Today, after nearly four decades of wind project development, wind power now plays a central role in energy portfolio planning … Continue reading Top 15 wind power asset owners account for over one-third of global wind energy capacity

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1,400 GW of offshore wind energy is possible by 2050

The Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition (OREAC) is an initiative led by major players in the offshore wind industry, formed in response to the 2019 call for ocean-based climate action by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel).On World Ocean Day, OREAC has announced its vision for 1,400 GW of offshore … Continue reading 1,400 GW of offshore wind energy is possible by 2050

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TPI Composites is an only independent manufacturer of composite wind blades with a global footprint

On 30 May, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an order to further extend the lockdown until 30 June 2020, their will be an ease of lockdown restrictions under the country’s re-opening strategy, beginning with Unlock Phase 1. All activities that were prohibited  previously will be opened in areas outside Containment Zones in a … Continue reading TPI Composites is an only independent manufacturer of composite wind blades with a global footprint

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Lockdown 5.0: Restrictions continue to disrupt wind power project development India

On 30 May, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an order to further extend the lockdown until 30 June 2020, their will be an ease of lockdown restrictions under the country’s re-opening strategy, beginning with Unlock Phase 1. All activities that were prohibited  previously will be opened in areas outside Containment Zones in a … Continue reading Lockdown 5.0: Restrictions continue to disrupt wind power project development India

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South Africa lifts wind energy project construction shutdown

South Africa went into a 21-day national lockdown starting on  27 March 2020, which was subsequently extended until the end of April. Under the new district-based lockdown, gradually a three-phased approach has been adopted to begin re-opening the country from 1 May. During the first phase of the lockdown measures, while supply and maintenance of … Continue reading South Africa lifts wind energy project construction shutdown

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Germany extends wind power project execution deadline

In lieu of a complete lockdown, Germany issued stringent restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus through social distancing measures, closure of border, schools, and non-essential businesses on 22 March. The government announced further easing of containment measures with the exact timeline to be determined at state level on 6 May, with re-opening being … Continue reading Germany extends wind power project execution deadline

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Wind energy can power a green recovery for Asia

The global COVID-19 outbreak has impacted the health and wellbeing of millions of people, creating unprecedented economic and social challenges, disrupting business and supply chain operations and affecting 2.7 billion workers globally. Governments across the world are now rising to the challenge of preparing a roadmap to economic recovery, with an excess of (USD) $10 … Continue reading Wind energy can power a green recovery for Asia

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Wind turbine sizes keep growing as industry consolidation continues

Vestas (18%) remained the number one wind turbine supplier, with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (15.7%) moving into second place thanks to its offshore wind expansion and China’s Goldwind (13.2%) in third place. The report finds that 22,893 wind turbines from 33 suppliers were installed globally in 2019 totalling over 63 GW of capacity, a new … Continue reading Wind turbine sizes keep growing as industry consolidation continues

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22,893 wind turbines were installed globally in 2019 produced from 33 suppliers and accounting for over 63 GW of wind power capacity

The Global Wind Energy Council has published its annual Supply Side Analysis 2019 report on its market intelligence platform. According to the report, 22,893 wind turbines were installed globally in 2019 produced from 33 suppliers and accounting for over 63 GW of wind power capacity, a new supply side record in terms of capacity for … Continue reading 22,893 wind turbines were installed globally in 2019 produced from 33 suppliers and accounting for over 63 GW of wind power capacity

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Q1 2020 Wind Energy Auctions Database

As part of GWEC Market Intelligence’s services, the database on global wind auctions is an important tool for the industry to stay up-to-date on all the latest developments and business opportunities around the world. While the industry has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and auctions have been delayed or postponed in a few countries, … Continue reading Q1 2020 Wind Energy Auctions Database

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Global wind energy industry issues statement on green recovery

On 6 May, GWEC along with signatories representing all the major wind industry corporates and associations across the world have released a statement highlighting wind power’s role in the global economic recovery following the COVID-19 crisis and laying out the key policy actions that must be put into motion in order to realise a sustainable … Continue reading Global wind energy industry issues statement on green recovery

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Wind Power will be a key building block for Economic Recovery

Major players in the wind sector have published a statement that highlights how wind energy is a key building block for economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19. Wind energy is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and could create nearly 4 million direct and indirect jobs as well as between $207bn … Continue reading Wind Power will be a key building block for Economic Recovery

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COVID-19 and impacts on global wind energy supply chain

Of all the possible shocks any of us thought we would have to deal with only a few short weeks ago, a deadly, global pandemic in the form of COVID-19 just wasn’t on anybody’s radar. Like many other manufacturing or service enterprises, supply chains in the wind sector will continue to be impacted in the … Continue reading COVID-19 and impacts on global wind energy supply chain

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Vietnam Needs to Act Now to Mitigate Wind energy Disruptions

As the COVID-19 pandemic widens overseas, many Asian countries now going through a second wave of outbreak and massive lockdowns continue to be in effect across South East Asia (SEA). Amid the dark clouds, GWEC Asia has not slowed down our policy efforts and have taken massive steps forwards in one of our priority markets: … Continue reading Vietnam Needs to Act Now to Mitigate Wind energy Disruptions

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Indian government supports wind energy supply chain as lockdown continues

After extending the lockdown until the 3 May, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an order on 14 April, stipulating revised lockdown measures. In this order it was announced that selected additional activities will be allowed from 20 April, but manufacturing facilities are unlikely to resume activities until 3 May due to the extended … Continue reading Indian government supports wind energy supply chain as lockdown continues

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Global offshore wind energy industry will require over 77,000 trained on-site workers by 2024

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) have published the Powering the Future: Global Offshore Wind Workforce Outlook 2020-2024 report as part of the partnership between the two global associations. The research was conducted in collaboration with Renewables Consulting Group.The report provides a qualitative analysis of the workforce training needs … Continue reading Global offshore wind energy industry will require over 77,000 trained on-site workers by 2024

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