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Taiwan’s offshore wind energy ambitions are within reach and will power a green recovery

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) are bringing together Taiwan’s policymakers, offshore wind leaders, investors and other stakeholders over the next three days to power the growth of Taiwan’s burgeoning offshore wind market at the Global Offshore Wind Summit – Taiwan Virtual 2020. At this official Taiwan … Continue reading Taiwan’s offshore wind energy ambitions are within reach and will power a green recovery

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GWEC releases Global Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Database

As offshore wind continues to accelerate growth into new markets, the industry must keep looking to the future and anticipate growth to avoid any potential bottlenecks and be able to fulfil a growing demand for offshore wind. One potential bottleneck which could slow offshore wind installation is the availability of vessels that are critical for … Continue reading GWEC releases Global Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Database

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GWEC, Greenpeace and REN21 announce winner of “REvolutionaries” clean energy award in Africa

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), joined by Greenpeace and REN21, has announced the winner of the first edition of the “Revolutionaries: The Steve Sawyer Memorial Award,” which honours late GWEC CEO Steve Sawyer’s work scaling up renewable energy around the world.Wangari Muchiri, a renewable energy engineer and planning expert based in Kenya, will receive … Continue reading GWEC, Greenpeace and REN21 announce winner of “REvolutionaries” clean energy award in Africa

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GWEC calls on Vietnamese government to extend wind energy tariff

Vietnam is the fastest-growing wind energy market in South East Asia, with 500 MW of onshore and offshore wind power installed capacity, and an additional 4 GW due to be connected by 2025.The Wind Energy industry is expected to bring 65,000 jobs and around US$4 billion of investment into Vietnam by 2025, which will reduce … Continue reading GWEC calls on Vietnamese government to extend wind energy tariff

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Asia Pacific to Become Largest Offshore Wind Power Market by 2030

Asia is set to become a leader in offshore wind, with its share in the global offshore wind market expected to grow from 24 per cent in 2019 to 42 per cent in 2025 and the rest of the decade. China is expected to continue its domination of the Asian offshore wind market in the … Continue reading Asia Pacific to Become Largest Offshore Wind Power Market by 2030

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2020 Wind Energy Auctions Database

The Global Wind Energy Council has released its quarterly update on the global wind auctions database, a key tool for the wind industry to stay updated on all the latest developments and business opportunities for markets around the world. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted wind auctions globally, many countries have shown resilience in the … Continue reading 2020 Wind Energy Auctions Database

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Shanghai Electric Details Offshore Wind Power Ecosystem Updates at 5th Global Offshore Wind Summit

Shanghai Electric Group, a world leading producer of power generation equipment and related infrastructure hosted the 5th Global Offshore Wind Summit in Jinan, Shandong Province, China on August 27. As the largest and highest-spec summit in the field of offshore wind power in the world, the goal of the Summit is to promote in-depth cooperation … Continue reading Shanghai Electric Details Offshore Wind Power Ecosystem Updates at 5th Global Offshore Wind Summit

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Women in Wind Energy

The Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, a joint initiative of the Global Wind Energy Council and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition, has released a guide on Best Practices for Gender Diversity in Talent Recruitment as a resource to advance gender equality in the wind industry. The guide aims to support employers in clean … Continue reading Women in Wind Energy

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GWEC and ECCT sign MoU to drive Taiwan’s offshore wind power development

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop opportunities and areas for cooperation through joint advocacy initiatives and other activities to boost efforts in driving offshore wind farm developments in Taiwan. Both organisations share the view that the promotion and … Continue reading GWEC and ECCT sign MoU to drive Taiwan’s offshore wind power development

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GWEC expects more than 205 GW of offshore wind energy to be added worldwide by 2030

GWEC anticipates that by 2030 more than 205 GW of offshore wind power capacity will be added globally, including at least 6.2 GW of floating offshore wind turbines. The figure represents a growth of 15 GW over the estimates that GWEC Market Intelligence itself made before Covid-19, demonstrating the resilience of the sector to play … Continue reading GWEC expects more than 205 GW of offshore wind energy to be added worldwide by 2030

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Offshore wind energy will surge to over 234 GW by 2030, led by Asia-Pacific

With 6.1 GW of new wind power capacity added, 2019 was the best year in history for the global offshore wind farm industry and 6.6 GW is expected to be installed in 2020 despite the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.Offshore wind turbines is being seen as a major contributor to post-COVID economic recovery by governments … Continue reading Offshore wind energy will surge to over 234 GW by 2030, led by Asia-Pacific

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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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