Tag Archives: GWEC

Record figure for wind turbine installation in 2021

Some 30 wind turbine manufacturers installed 104.7 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power capacity in 2021, a record for that year.According to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), this figure corresponds to the assembly of 29,234 wind turbines around the world last year. Medium-speed wind turbines are gaining in popularity, the data … Continue reading Record figure for wind turbine installation in 2021

Continue reading

Wind Industry enjoyed its second-best year

Record years for several regions and offshore wind reflect strong market growth, but installations must still quadruple by the end of the decade to meet a net zero pathway.  The wind industry enjoyed its second-best year ever in 2021, with almost 94 GW of capacity added globally despite a second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue reading Wind Industry enjoyed its second-best year

Continue reading

Global Wind Energy Council launches wind industry’s COP27 campaign at Egypt’s West Bakr wind farm

The Global Wind Energy Council (‘GWEC’) today launched the wind industry’s journey to COP27 campaign at the new West Bakr wind farm in Egypt.  Following the visit, the GWEC team will be meeting throughout the week with Egyptian authorities to plan how the wind industry can contribute to the crucial talks in Sharm-El-Sheikh in November.  … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Council launches wind industry’s COP27 campaign at Egypt’s West Bakr wind farm

Continue reading

GWEC’s response to ‘final warning to humanity’ in Sixth Assessment Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has today released its Sixth Assessment Report – ‘Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability’. In response to the report the Global Wind Energy Council has issued this comment.  Ben Backwell, GWEC CEO, said: “Today, the IPCC issued a final warning to humanity. The latest release of the … Continue reading GWEC’s response to ‘final warning to humanity’ in Sixth Assessment Report

Continue reading

Wind Industry’s leading companies boost the advocacy and outreach efforts of GWEC in 2022

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is preparing to ramp up its advocacy and outreach capacity in 2022 thanks to the overwhelming support from industry for its new member structure, which will provide the foundation for faster operational growth. On November 24, 2021, at an Extraordinary General Meeting in Copenhagen, the Association’s members voted resoundingly … Continue reading Wind Industry’s leading companies boost the advocacy and outreach efforts of GWEC in 2022

Continue reading

GWEC and UN Sign Global Compact to Advance Offshore wind Energy

On Ocean Day at COP 26, the UN Global Compact launched a roadmap to advance offshore renewable energy using a climate-smart approach to ocean management, together with the offshore wind industry and the marine planning community.  In order to limit global warming to a 1.5° C increase in line with  the Paris Agreement targets, a … Continue reading GWEC and UN Sign Global Compact to Advance Offshore wind Energy

Continue reading

Global Wind Energy Alliance and Global Solar Council announce Global Renewable Energy Alliance

A new renewable energy alliance between the wind energy and solar PV industries is calling on governments to implement energy transition action plans and cut red tape to meet Net Zero targets.  A joint study by the Global Solar Council and the Global Wind Energy Council found that by 2030 there will be a 29% … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Alliance and Global Solar Council announce Global Renewable Energy Alliance

Continue reading

GWEC Creates Africa WindPower to Accelerate Africa’s Energy Transition

Ahead of COP26, commitments must go beyond Climate Finance – Public-Private Sector collaboration is the key driver of Africa’s Energy Transition GWEC launches Africa WindPower to act as an interface between government and the private sector to accelerate wind power development in Africa Africa’s technical wind power potential is enough to power the continent’s entire … Continue reading GWEC Creates Africa WindPower to Accelerate Africa’s Energy Transition

Continue reading

Global Offshore Wind Energy Compact signed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

GWEC and IRENA are delighted to announce a new UN Global Compact to advance SDG7 on sustainable energy for all, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The agreement states that by 2030, IRENA and GWEC will work together to: Increase government ambition to achieve 380 GW of offshore wind … Continue reading Global Offshore Wind Energy Compact signed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

Continue reading

Sussex Energy Group forms partnership with Global Wind Energy Council to work on Energy Transition

The Sussex Energy Group (SEG) has established a unique partnership with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the international trade association for the global wind industry. With this partnership, SEG has become the first university-based research group to form a partnership with GWEC to support the development of the wind sector and help the world … Continue reading Sussex Energy Group forms partnership with Global Wind Energy Council to work on Energy Transition

Continue reading

World installs 6.1GW of Offshore Wind Energy in 2020, led by China

Offshore Wind capacity grew steadily in 2020, but governments will need to act decisively to improve policy in order to scale up installations at the pace required to help the world meet its carbon emissions targets and avoid the worst effects of global heating, according to the Global Wind Energy Council, which launches its flagship … Continue reading World installs 6.1GW of Offshore Wind Energy in 2020, led by China

Continue reading

Global wind power capacity awarded in Q2 2021 six times larger than Q2 2020

GWEC Market intelligence has seen a total of 12.78 GW of wind power capacity awarded through auctions and tenders in Q2 2021. That is almost six times larger than the comparable quarter las year – Q2 2020, which saw ~2.17 GW awarded. It is also an enormous increase on Q1 2021, which saw ~7 GW … Continue reading Global wind power capacity awarded in Q2 2021 six times larger than Q2 2020

Continue reading

GWEC and Costa Rican energy agencies join forces to create a route for offshore wind energy development in Costa Rica

Today, the Global Wind Energy Council together with the Vice-ministry of Energy and Environmental Quality (MINAE) of Ministry of Environment and Energy and Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) have kicked-off a joint initiative to build knowledge about the local benefits of offshore wind and explore pathways for its future development and growth in Costa Rica. … Continue reading GWEC and Costa Rican energy agencies join forces to create a route for offshore wind energy development in Costa Rica

Continue reading

Global Wind Day signals new era for wind energy

Countries around the world need to urgently scale up deployment of wind power in order to address the climate emergency, according to the Global Wind Coalition for COP26, which officially launches today on Global Wind Day. The world is in a ‘make or break’ decade for climate action, and it is against this backdrop that … Continue reading Global Wind Day signals new era for wind energy

Continue reading

India’s wind power market set nearly 50% growth over next five years

A new report by GWEC and MEC Intelligence (MEC+) finds that India is expected to install nearly 20.2 GW of wind power capacity between 2021-2025, a growth of nearly 50% compared to the 39.2 GW currently installed in the country. The impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on India’s wind energy market was more severe than anticipated, … Continue reading India’s wind power market set nearly 50% growth over next five years

Continue reading

Brazil needs to train 4,000 workers by 2025 in wind energy

Brazil will need to train 3,737 professionals over the next five years to support the scheduled installation of an additional 9.7 GW of onshore wind power by 2025. The conclusion comes from a study published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Wind Organization (GWO). The global wind industry will need to … Continue reading Brazil needs to train 4,000 workers by 2025 in wind energy

Continue reading

Nearly half a million workers to meet expansion of global wind energy market over next five years

New analysis from GWEC, GWO and RCG finds that 480,000 workers need to be trained to GWO standard to deliver onshore and offshore wind market forecasts safely from 2021-2025. Training is essential for jobs in construction, installation, operation and maintenance segments of the wind power value chain, and do not cover jobs in procurement, manufacturing … Continue reading Nearly half a million workers to meet expansion of global wind energy market over next five years

Continue reading

Wind power auctioning bounces back with 160% year-on-year rise in Q1 2021

According to the latest GWEC Market Intelligence, nearly 7 GW of wind power capacity was auctioned globally in Q1 2021 – a 160% year-on-year increase compared to Q1 2020, which saw only 2.7 GW auctioned due to a slowdown caused by the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Offshore wind accounted for the majority of … Continue reading Wind power auctioning bounces back with 160% year-on-year rise in Q1 2021

Continue reading

Supply chain expert Julian Brown joins GWEC

Leading supply chain expert and industry veteran Julian Brown has joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) team as Senior Advisor – Offshore Wind Supply Chain. In a career spanning two decades in the wind industry, Julian has played a prominent role in the creation and scaling up of the offshore wind industry through roles … Continue reading Supply chain expert Julian Brown joins GWEC

Continue reading

Debrief: What do all these new climate pledges mean for renewables?

The Leaders Climate Summit promised to be a big moment on the (so far virtual) road to COP26. With global leaders setting out their updated NDCs and climate strategies ahead of the Glasgow-bound conference in November, it’s fair to say that global climate ambition has never been higher. Now that the dust has settled, it … Continue reading Debrief: What do all these new climate pledges mean for renewables?

Continue reading