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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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The three “Rs” took the wind industry through a tough year

The pandemic tested the wind industry like never before in 2020. And yet somehow, we have come through this tumultuous year stronger, smarter, bigger and having learnt new skills and ways of doing things. The year started with bushfires in California and Australia, and a near war between the Trump administration and Iran (I remember … Continue reading The three “Rs” took the wind industry through a tough year

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Pressures to reduce costs are transforming the global wind blade supply chain

The Global Wind Blade Supply Chain Update 2020 marks GWEC Market Intelligence’s second key component assessment, which is part of the GWEC Market Intelligence service that provides insights and data-based analysis on the development of the wind industry. Blades are one of the most critical and expensive components of a wind turbine, and having the … Continue reading Pressures to reduce costs are transforming the global wind blade supply chain

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Offshore Wind Power in India: Key policy advances can lead to rapid gains for sector

By: Anjali Lathigara, Market Intelligence Analyst, GWEC Onshore wind energy currently stands as the second largest renewable energy sources in India – the world’s third-largest producer and fourth-largest consumer of electricity. Aiming to ensure energy security through the country’s Low Carbon Emission Pathways, there is a clear need for renewables to play a bigger role … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power in India: Key policy advances can lead to rapid gains for sector

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How can India achieve its wind energy targets?

Accelerating wind power growth in India and driving a green recovery with GWEC India By: Francis Jayasurya, India Director, GWEC As the third largest carbon emitter in the world, decarbonising India’s energy system is crucial to achieve global decarbonisation targets and support international efforts to keep global warming under 1.5°C pre-industrial levels – and wind power … Continue reading How can India achieve its wind energy targets?

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Proposed Feed-in-Tariff reduction could “seriously damage” growth of wind power in Vietnam

New proposed Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) extension by Vietnamese government would reduce tariffs for onshore and intertidal wind power by 17.4 per cent and 13.6 per cent respectively, one of the most dramatic reductions seen for wind power globally.According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), this FIT reduction threatens to deter investment and derail the long-term … Continue reading Proposed Feed-in-Tariff reduction could “seriously damage” growth of wind power in Vietnam

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OREAC: 1,400 GW of offshore wind energy by 2050

New report published by OREAC today sets out how governments and industry can work together to unlock the global potential of offshore wind power. The Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition (OREAC)’s new report ‘The Power of Our Ocean’ highlights how 1,400 GW of offshore wind energy is achievable by 2050.OREAC outlines a roadmap to support … Continue reading OREAC: 1,400 GW of offshore wind energy by 2050

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GWEC India to help develop India’s vast wind power potential and support green recovery

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) will establish GWEC India and designate Sumant Sinha, Chairman and MD of ReNew Power as the organisation’s first Chairperson.GWEC India will work closely with government stakeholders, companies and adjacent technologies to accelerate the momentum around wind power development in India and support the country in achieving its ambitious renewable … Continue reading GWEC India to help develop India’s vast wind power potential and support green recovery

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IRENA and GWEC Enhance Cooperation to Scale Up Renewables Globally

Today, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) signed a cooperation agreement in order to join efforts aimed at increasing the adoption and deployment of wind and renewable energy worldwide. This agreement was signed by IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera and GWEC CEO Ben Backwell on the occasion of … Continue reading IRENA and GWEC Enhance Cooperation to Scale Up Renewables Globally

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Wind power industry to install 71.3 GW in 2020, showing resilience during COVID-19 crisis

Wind energy will continue to show record growth over the next five years despite the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, and will make a crucial contribution to economic recovery.According to the latest market outlook published by GWEC Market Intelligence, 71.3 GW of wind power capacity is expected to be installed in 2020 despite the impacts … Continue reading Wind power industry to install 71.3 GW in 2020, showing resilience during COVID-19 crisis

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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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