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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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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