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Wind energy industry unites to address climate emergency ahead of COP26

Leading wind energy corporates and associations from around the world have today launched the Global Wind Energy Coalition for COP26. Convened by the Global Wind Energy Council (“GWEC”), the voice of the global wind industry and RenewableUK (“RUK”), the wind energy trade association for the UK, the Global Wind Energy Coalition will carry out a … Continue reading Wind energy industry unites to address climate emergency ahead of COP26

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Global wind power growth must triple over next decade to achieve Net Zero

2020 was a record year for the global wind power industry, but a new report published by GWEC warns that the world needs to install new wind power capacity three times faster over the next decade to achieve global climate targets. The global wind industry installed a record 93 GW of new capacity in 2020 … Continue reading Global wind power growth must triple over next decade to achieve Net Zero

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The global wind energy industry installed a record 93 GW of new capacity in 2020

The Global Wind Energy Council has released the 16th edition of its flagship Global Wind Report 2021, which provides a comprehensive overview of the global wind industry through the latest market data, country profiles, trends and analysis from GWEC Market Intelligence. It is the most trusted publication globally for wind energy insights on current market status and the … Continue reading The global wind energy industry installed a record 93 GW of new capacity in 2020

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GWEC releases Global Wind Turbine Supplier Ranking for 2020

Vestas remains in No. 1 place for the fifth year running, despite strong surge in orders for GE and Chinese manufacturers. 23 March 2021, Brussels – GWEC Market Intelligence today released the preliminary rankings for the world’s top five wind turbine original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”). Danish manufacturer Vestas held the title as the world’s largest … Continue reading GWEC releases Global Wind Turbine Supplier Ranking for 2020

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China blows past global wind power records, doubling annual installations in 2020

In 2020, China broke the world record for most wind energy capacity installed in a single year with 52 GW of new capacity – double the country’s annual installations compared to the previous year.Overall, nearly 56 GW of new wind power capacity was installed in the Asia Pacific region in 2020, a 78 per cent … Continue reading China blows past global wind power records, doubling annual installations in 2020

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GWEC India boosts local team with new Policy Director

The Global Wind Energy Council India (GWEC India) announced today that Martand Shardul, previously a Fellow at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), has joined GWEC India as its first Policy Director. Martand has more than a decade of experience in public policy, clean energy analytics and digital transformation in India and beyond. Ben Backwell, … Continue reading GWEC India boosts local team with new Policy Director

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GWEC: North and Latin America increased wind power installations by 62% in 2020

2020 was record year for wind power in both North and Latin America, installing nearly 22 GW of new capacity in the region, or 62% more capacity in 2020 compared to the previous year despite impacts of COVID-19. The US drove the record growth in North America installing nearly 17 GW of new capacity in … Continue reading GWEC: North and Latin America increased wind power installations by 62% in 2020

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Women in Wind Energy

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) have announced the participants for the third edition of their jointly organised Women in Wind Global Leadership Program which aims to enhance gender diversity across the wind sector. This year’s participants … Continue reading Women in Wind Energy

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Wind energy, Nobody understands what Mexico is doing

Ramón Fiestas, president of the Latin American committee of the Global Wind Energy Council, points out that the changes in energy matters go against the decarbonization of the rest of the world. The changes that Mexico has made in the electricity market are already being echoed in the international arena. Not only among investors, but … Continue reading Wind energy, Nobody understands what Mexico is doing

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Africa is only tapping into 0.01% of its wind power potential

In 2020, 821 MW of new wind power capacity was installed in Africa and the Middle East, bringing total capacity in the region to over 7 GW, which helps to avoid 10.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually – equivalent to taking 2.3 million passenger cars off the road.The technical wind energy resource potential on … Continue reading Africa is only tapping into 0.01% of its wind power potential

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China installs half of new offshore wind energy capacity by 2020

China was in 2020 for the third consecutive year the world leader in new wind turbines for offshore wind power, with more than 3 gigawatts of new offshore wind farm capacity, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. “Although China was first hit by the COVID-19 epidemic, the impact on the offshore wind sector was … Continue reading China installs half of new offshore wind energy capacity by 2020

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China installed half of new global offshore wind energy capacity during 2020 in record year

China leads the world in new annual offshore wind turbines installations for the third year in a row with over 3 GW of new offshore wind farm capacity in 2020.Steady growth in Europe, driven by the Netherlands and Belgium, accounts for majority of the remaining new offshore wind power installations in 2020, along with the … Continue reading China installed half of new global offshore wind energy capacity during 2020 in record year

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Global Renewables Bodies Call on Mexico’s Government to Restore the Country’s Transition to Clean Energy

Today the leading global renewable energy bodies, The Global Wind Energy Council and The Global Solar Council, jointly called upon the government of Mexico to urgently restore the country’s transition away from expensive and polluting fossil fuels, and reset the course to a sustainable future based on competitive, clean renewable energy. A joint statement was … Continue reading Global Renewables Bodies Call on Mexico’s Government to Restore the Country’s Transition to Clean Energy

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GWEC India and MEC+ team up to catalyse growth in India’s wind energy industry

The Global Wind Energy Council India (GWEC India) and MEC Intelligence (MEC+) announced today that the two organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together on building out market intelligence and evidence-driven policy recommendations to accelerate India’s energy transition. The partnership will aim to address key bottlenecks slowing down wind market growth, … Continue reading GWEC India and MEC+ team up to catalyse growth in India’s wind energy industry

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GWEC continues to bolster global team with new COO Stewart Mullin

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced today that Stewart Mullin, previously the Global Director of Public Affairs and Institutional Relations at MHI Vestas, has joined the GWEC team as the association’s first Chief Operating Officer. Mullin has over a decade of experience as a senior executive in the wind sector, having worked across public … Continue reading GWEC continues to bolster global team with new COO Stewart Mullin

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Nearly 30 GW of new wind power capacity auctioned in H2 2020

Despite the economic and supply chain impacts felt across the world in 2020 due to COVID-19, the global wind energy industry has continued to power ahead and reach new records. According to new analysis by GWEC Market Intelligence in its latest Q4 2020 Wind Energy Auction Update, nearly 30 GW of new wind power capacity … Continue reading Nearly 30 GW of new wind power capacity auctioned in H2 2020

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GWEC enlists RenewableUK’s Head of Policy to lead COP26 work

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced today that Rebecca Williams, Head of Policy and Regulation at RenewableUK, will join GWEC on secondment from April to November 2021 as Director of COP26 to coordinate the global wind industry association’s work around the crucial climate conference. As the clean energy technology with the most decarbonisation potential … Continue reading GWEC enlists RenewableUK’s Head of Policy to lead COP26 work

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A gust of growth in China makes 2020 a record year for wind energy

The 2020 new wind power capacity figures for China, released yesterday by the National Energy Administration (NEA), are truly formidable. The NEA announced that a staggering 71.7 GW of new wind capacity was installed last year – more than double China’s previous annual growth record and far exceeding GWEC’s Q3 2020 expectations. Ben Backwell, CEO … Continue reading A gust of growth in China makes 2020 a record year for wind energy

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Women in Wind Global Leadership Program kicks off call for application for 2021

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) have opened the call for applications for the third edition of their joint Women in Wind Global Leadership Program. The program is designed to accelerate the careers of women in the wind industry, facilitating empowerment and career development by … Continue reading Women in Wind Global Leadership Program kicks off call for application for 2021

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Global wind power O&M service market to see double digit growth from 2020 to 2024

GWEC Market Intelligence has published the second edition of its annual Wind O&M Service Provider Overview and Database, which shows that the global wind O&M service market is set to experience a major boom over the next five years. While the latest GWEC Market Intelligence market outlook expects a solid 3 per cent compound annual … Continue reading Global wind power O&M service market to see double digit growth from 2020 to 2024

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