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The local impact of wind energy in the spotlight on Global Wind Day

From niche technology, wind energy is now a global success story. The wind industry provides 260,000 quality high-skilled jobs in Europe. On a global scale, that figure is now 1.15 million. Today is Global Wind Day, an opportunity for citizens around the world to learn more about and show their support for wind power. It’s … Continue reading The local impact of wind energy in the spotlight on Global Wind Day

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Vietnam Wind Power 2018

On June 7, 2018, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) opened its first ever wind power conference in Vietnam, gathering leading national and international industry players to discuss the development of the sector with government. Vietnam has some of the richest wind resources in Southeast Asia; however, Vietnam’s wind market is still in the early … Continue reading Vietnam Wind Power 2018

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Maps Vietnam wind energy boost

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has drawn up a list of recommendations to help Vietnam raise its current wind capacity to 800MW by 2020 from 197MW currently. GWEC presented the statement, co-signed by Siemens Gamesa, Vestas, Mainstream Renewable Power and DNV GL, as it opened its first Vietnam Wind Power Conference in Hanoi. The recommendations include … Continue reading Maps Vietnam wind energy boost

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Cost-competitiveness puts wind energy in front

Today wind power is the most competitively priced technology in many if not most markets worldwide. The emergence of wind/solar hybrids, more sophisticated grid management and increasingly affordable storage begin to paint a picture of what  a fully commercial fossil-free power sector will look like. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its Global Wind … Continue reading Cost-competitiveness puts wind energy in front

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Brazil consolidates as the country with the highest wind energy capacity in Latin America

Brazil consolidated its position as the country in Latin America with the most installed wind energy capacity in 2017, and as the eighth country in the world with the most capacity to produce wind energy, according to the Brazilian Wind Energy Association (Abeeólica). The data, disclosed by Abeeólica, is based on a report from the … Continue reading Brazil consolidates as the country with the highest wind energy capacity in Latin America

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Total installations of wind energy in 2017 were 52,573 MW, bringing the total to 539,581 MW

The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today. The 2017 market remained above 50 GW, with Europe, India and the offshore sector having record years. Chinese installations were down slightly – ‘only’ 19.5 GW – but the rest of the world made up for most of that. Total installations in 2017 were … Continue reading Total installations of wind energy in 2017 were 52,573 MW, bringing the total to 539,581 MW

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Wind power has crossed the 500GW milestone – Global Wind Day 2017

Today we celebrate Global Wind Day. With over 500GW installed worldwide, wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world. In 2016 alone $112.5 billion were invested in wind power globally, and the industry now employs 1.2 million people making it one of the … Continue reading Wind power has crossed the 500GW milestone – Global Wind Day 2017

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Strong Outlook for Wind Power

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its flagship publication Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update today. More than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market in 2016, which now comprises more than 90 countries, including 9 with more than 10,000 MW installed, and 29 which have now passed … Continue reading Strong Outlook for Wind Power

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Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers

The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today: the 2016 market was more than 54 GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands, the global market was nonetheless less than 2015’s … Continue reading Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers

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Wind power in Mexico

In 2016, the totally new competitive Mexican wholesale electricity market was successfully launched, including the first two long term auctions for energy, clean energy certificates and capacity, where record low energy prices were achieved and wind energy won a large portion of the assigned contracts. Even though wind energy has demonstrated high competitiveness, the technologically … Continue reading Wind power in Mexico

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American wind power celebrates Global Wind Day with two-thirds-off sale

The U.S. wind energy industry celebrated the 10th annual Global Wind Day Wednesday by highlighting a 66 percent drop in the cost of wind-generated electricity in just six years. “From the corn fields of Iowa to the windswept plains of Texas, by improving our technology and lowering wind power’s costs we’re saving you money,” said … Continue reading American wind power celebrates Global Wind Day with two-thirds-off sale

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Wind power suppports America’s fastest growing job, wind turbine technician

Most Americans strive to put in an honest day’s work so they can pay their bills and put food on the table for their families. American wind power is creating more opportunities for them to do so, while also working in a rewarding—and sustainable—career. It’s clear the wind industry is picking up. Wind turbine technician … Continue reading Wind power suppports America’s fastest growing job, wind turbine technician

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This Global Wind Day wind power is on sale for two-thirds off

It’s June 15, which means it’s once again time to celebrate Global Wind Day. And there’s a lot to be happy about this year. Here are the five things we’re most excited about as we reflect on the state of global wind energy. Wind power is on sale, now 66 percent cheaper than it was … Continue reading This Global Wind Day wind power is on sale for two-thirds off

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Eddie O’Connor meets Chile President, visits Argentina

Mainstream CEO and GWEC Ambassador Eddie O’Connor completed a successful visit to South America with a meeting with President Bachelet of Chile at La Moneda in Santiago. The President and Dr O’Connor discussed the country’s increased ambitions to deploy renewable energy, the record-breaking global investment in wind and solar energy in 2015, and Chile’s leading … Continue reading Eddie O’Connor meets Chile President, visits Argentina

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Global wind energy employment grew 5% last year to reach 1.1M

Record wind industry growth was reflected in a 5% increase in employment in the sector, which now employs 1.1 million1 people. Today, on Global Wind Day, GWEC highlights the socio-economic benefits generated by the global wind industry, in addition to supplying clean power. Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 … Continue reading Global wind energy employment grew 5% last year to reach 1.1M

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Vestas’ Morten Dyrholm appointed as GWEC’s new Chairman

Morten Dyrholm has been appointed as new chairman of GWEC at the Board meeting on Wednesday 25 May alongside AWEA’s WINDPOWER in New Orleans. Morten Dyrholm is the Vice President and Global Head of Marketing and Public Affairs at Vestas Wind. He holds a Masters degree in Political Science and Chinese Politics. “I’m very excited at … Continue reading Vestas’ Morten Dyrholm appointed as GWEC’s new Chairman

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GWEC’s Global Wind Energy Report released

Global wind energy capacity will nearly double in the next five years, largely led by further market growth in China, but also as a stronger industry emerges in the United States, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said on Tuesday. In its annual report on the status of the global wind industry, GWEC said cumulative … Continue reading GWEC’s Global Wind Energy Report released

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Wind Power Leads All New Power Generation

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched its flagship publication, the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update today in Brussels. The wind power industry set new records across the world last year, and wind is leading the transformation of the global power system, long overdue and very necessary to achieve the climate objectives agreed by … Continue reading Wind Power Leads All New Power Generation

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China Wind Power Blows Past EU – Global Wind Energy Statistics release

Powered by an astonishing 30,500 MW of new installations in China, the global wind power industry installed 63,013 MW in 2015, representing annual market growth of 22%. The US market reached 8.6 GW on the back of a strong fourth quarter surge, and Germany led a stronger than expected performance in Europe with a record … Continue reading China Wind Power Blows Past EU – Global Wind Energy Statistics release

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China, Latin America led wind energy growth in 2014

China and Latin America led the global growth in wind energy in 2014, according to the latest report published by the Global Wind Energy Council. The council’s “2014 Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update” released recently shows wind power’s “remarkable growth” in 2014 was spurred largely by China and Brazil, followed by Mexico and South … Continue reading China, Latin America led wind energy growth in 2014

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