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Wind energy industry commits to greater gender diversity at industry events

On the occasion of COP25’s Gender Day, 14 wind energy associations representing the industry across the world have committed to uphold best practices for gender diversity at their future industry events. Led by the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, a joint initiative between the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network … Continue reading Wind energy industry commits to greater gender diversity at industry events

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GWEC and GWO join forces to power the global wind energy workforce

Global Wind Organisation (GWO) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have signed a partnership agreement to highlight the importance of safety, training and job creation to power wind energy development and the global energy transition. Currently wind energy provides 1.2 million jobs globally, according to IRENA’s Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2019, with … Continue reading GWEC and GWO join forces to power the global wind energy workforce

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What’s next for Global Wind Energy Council Asia?

By: Raveen Singh, Business Development and Events Operations Manager, Global Wind Energy Council Asia Before my role at GWEC Asia as a Business Development and Operations Manager. I held various posts with various commercial event company leading businesses of several renewable energy exhibitions in the South East Asia region. Since working at Global Wind Energy … Continue reading What’s next for Global Wind Energy Council Asia?

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ECCT and GWEC to hold second annual Global Offshore Wind power Summit – Taiwan in April 2020

GWEC Market Intelligence forecasts that Taiwan is set to become the second largest offshore wind energy market in Asia, with over 15GW of offshore wind power capacity expected to be added over the next ten years. With a current target in place for 5.7GW of offshore wind farm capacity by 2025, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen … Continue reading ECCT and GWEC to hold second annual Global Offshore Wind power Summit – Taiwan in April 2020

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GWEC launches Global O&M services report in wind power

O&M plays a massive role in the development of the wind energy industry and the energy transition as it ensures the long-term sustainability and growth of wind power globally. Not only this, but the aftersales and service business has become a strong second leg for the wind energy industry to stand one, with leading wind … Continue reading GWEC launches Global O&M services report in wind power

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Wind energy industry to invest $1.8bn in Colombia in next three years following successful tender

In last month’s first renewable energy auction in Colombia, 1.3GW of renewable energy capacity was awarded through 15-year PPA deals, with wind energy accounting for 1,077MW of this capacity. The wind farm projects awarded in the auction will increase renewable energy capacity from 1% today to 6%, with a goal of increasing this to 17% … Continue reading Wind energy industry to invest $1.8bn in Colombia in next three years following successful tender

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Highlights of the Asia Clean Energy Summit 2019 Wind Energy Conference

On 31 October 2019, energy industry leaders gathered in Singapore for the Wind Energy Conference at the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES). The conference, co-organised by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), featured dialogues on regulatory challenges, project financing and the latest technological advancements in the wind … Continue reading Highlights of the Asia Clean Energy Summit 2019 Wind Energy Conference

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Unlocking the Wind energy Potential in South East Asia

On 31 October 2019, energy industry leaders gathered in Singapore for the Wind Energy Conference at the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES). The conference, co-organised by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), featured dialogues on regulatory challenges, project financing and the latest technological advancements in the wind … Continue reading Unlocking the Wind energy Potential in South East Asia

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RES4Africa Foundation and the Global Wind Energy Council sign MoU to forward Africa’s sustainable development

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and RES4Africa Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase cooperation through joint initiatives and activities to support sustainable development for resilient economies and energy systems in Africa. GWEC and RES4Africa share a common vision that sustainable energy development is a crucial catalyst to empower and transform African … Continue reading RES4Africa Foundation and the Global Wind Energy Council sign MoU to forward Africa’s sustainable development

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GWEC launches the global wind turbine rotor diameter database

This global wind turbine rotor diameter database adds on to GWEC Market Intelligence’s Global Wind Market Development – Supply Side Data released in April 2019, which is part of GWEC Market Intelligence service that provides a series of insights and data-based analysis on the development of the wind industry. The global wind turbine rotor diameter … Continue reading GWEC launches the global wind turbine rotor diameter database

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Wind energy in Vietnam: targeting 6 GW of installed wind power capacity by 2030

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched a Policy Pulse report on Vietnam, which provides qualitative analysis of the political and macroeconomic headwinds steering the wind power sector and the measures needed to unlock greater wind power potential. Vietnam has one of the fastest-growing energy consumption rates in South East Asia, with a growing … Continue reading Wind energy in Vietnam: targeting 6 GW of installed wind power capacity by 2030

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GWEC and regional partners to accelerate wind energy growth in South East Asia

GWEC signs three MOUs with Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), Binh Thuan Wind Energy Association (BWEA) and Thai Wind Energy Association (ThaiWEA) to accelerate the growth of wind energy in South East Asia, with a focus on Vietnam and Thailand Partnerships to strengthen the deployment of wind energy by engaging all relevant stakeholders in … Continue reading GWEC and regional partners to accelerate wind energy growth in South East Asia

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Protectionist policies could potentially add up to 20 per cent on wind turbines costs

Open trade and investment environments are vital to carry out necessary energy transition cost effectively. Annual investment in renewables must increase by fivefold to achieve 1.5 C pathway according to IPCC. Trade conflicts and protectionism risk increasing the cost of renewables after a global push which has made wind and solar energy more competitive than … Continue reading Protectionist policies could potentially add up to 20 per cent on wind turbines costs

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Time Is Now for wind Energy in South East Asia

There is no better time than now for wind power to step up the energy transition and to define our role in the future energy system: the cost reduction of wind energy, the improvement of the efficiencies and reliability of wind turbines and the mounting threat of the climate imperatives are making the case for … Continue reading Time Is Now for wind Energy in South East Asia

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While Coal Still Dominates in South East Asia, Growth of Wind Power is Urgently Needed

Around the world, there is a palpable sense of urgency to accelerate the energy transition. With millions of citizens participating in the #FridaysForFuture movement and still more facing intensifying natural hazards like typhoons, droughts and hurricanes, climate change has become an indisputable condition of our modern world.  Wind and renewable energy have achieved strong progress … Continue reading While Coal Still Dominates in South East Asia, Growth of Wind Power is Urgently Needed

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China Playing Catch-up in Offshore wind power

In 2018,11 manufacturers installed 735 units of offshore wind turbines globally, totalling 3,693 MW of capacity. –  six out of the top ten suppliers are from China. Those companies are Shanghai Electric, Envision, Goldwind, Mingyang, United Power and XEMC. While China is certainly dominating in terms of supplying offshore wind turbines, they are still playing … Continue reading China Playing Catch-up in Offshore wind power

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Building a Sustainable Wind Energy Industry For The Energy Transition

As participants in the wind energy sector, we find ourselves in a unique position as an industry and as people, faced with a unique responsibility. The world is waking up to the realisation that we now have only a short time to take action to head off a disastrous rise in global temperatures and to … Continue reading Building a Sustainable Wind Energy Industry For The Energy Transition

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New Africa Wind Energy Handbook to pave the way for wind energy growth in African Markets

Today, the Global Wind Energy Council has released the first segment of its Africa Handbook, a comprehensive guide that sets out for policy makers and stakeholders the opportunities and practical implementation steps necessary to create thriving wind energy sectors in African markets. This release comes on the occasion of Windaba 2019, the largest event of … Continue reading New Africa Wind Energy Handbook to pave the way for wind energy growth in African Markets

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The Growth of the Global Offshore Wind power Market Driven by Asia

Offshore wind energy is now contributing more and more to the growth of the wind industry and the energy transition globally. Since 2013, the wind turbines market has grown by an average of 21% each year, with more than 4 GW of new wind farm capacity installed each year in 2017 and 2018, making up … Continue reading The Growth of the Global Offshore Wind power Market Driven by Asia

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Global Gender Survey of the Wind Energy Industry

Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced today the launch of The Global Gender Survey of the Wind Industry which will provide new insights on the roles and representation of women in the wind sector. This survey is being conducted between the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, which is co-organized by … Continue reading Global Gender Survey of the Wind Energy Industry

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