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American Clean Power Statement on Ways and Means Committee Action to Advance Clean Energy Legislation

American Clean Power Association CEO Heather Zichal issued the following statement on the House Ways and Means Committee markup of the Build Back Better Act. “The House Ways and Means Committee markup of the clean energy tax provisions in the Build Back Better Act represents another critical step forward for the domestic clean energy economy. … Continue reading American Clean Power Statement on Ways and Means Committee Action to Advance Clean Energy Legislation

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American Clean Power statement on Illinois Governor signing historic energy bill

American Clean Power Association CEO Heather Zichal issued the following statement after Illinois Governor Pritzker signed monumental renewable energy legislation, Senate Bill 2408, into law. “Today, Governor J.B. Pritzker made a historic move toward achieving the Illinois renewable energy vision by signing Senate Bill 2408 into law. Recent studies predict the result of this legislation … Continue reading American Clean Power statement on Illinois Governor signing historic energy bill

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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

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American Clean Power launches ads in seven states and D.C. urging Congress to pass clean power infrastructure bills to create jobs

As Congress continues work to pass historic infrastructure packages, the American Clean Power Association (ACP) launched the next phase of its Powering American Jobs campaign this week with advertisements in seven states and Washington D.C. The ads feature clean energy workers and urge Congress to pass infrastructure legislation with smart and predictable incentives that will boost … Continue reading American Clean Power launches ads in seven states and D.C. urging Congress to pass clean power infrastructure bills to create jobs

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USD 6.7 billion in wind power investment in Vietnam at risk without COVID-19 relief

Wind energy in Vietnam is on the cusp of growth, as projects are rushing to complete ahead of the expiry of the Feed-in Tariff (“FiT”) on 1 November 2021. But COVID-19 has caused significant delays for wind project construction, due to supply chain bottlenecks, limited worker mobility and other issues. Due to COVID-19 impacts, 4,000MW … Continue reading USD 6.7 billion in wind power investment in Vietnam at risk without COVID-19 relief

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American Clean Power Week to Celebrate ‘The United States of Clean Energy’ Oct. 25-29

The remainder of 2021 is shaping up to be an active time for climate, clean energy, and the drive toward reducing our global carbon footprint.  Between key fall events including Climate Week NYC, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) and the ongoing Congressional work on the infrastructure bills in Washington, the important role … Continue reading American Clean Power Week to Celebrate ‘The United States of Clean Energy’ Oct. 25-29

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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

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Turkey reaches 10 GW wind energy milestone

Turkey has rapidly developed into a leading market for wind energy. The country lately celebrated an important milestone: it reached a cumulative wind energy capacity of 10,000 MW. Turkey’s large territory and excellent wind speeds offer ideal conditions for wind energy production. Over the past decade the country has developed a strong wind energy supply … Continue reading Turkey reaches 10 GW wind energy milestone

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Electric City 2021: Driving Europe’s electrification with wind energy

By 2050 most of the EU energy system will be electrified. Direct electrification, complemented with the indirect electrification of harder-to-abate sectors, is the most cost-effective and energy efficient way to cut energy sector emissions to net zero. WindEurope’s Annual Event “Electric City 2021”, in Copenhagen on 23-25 November, will be a perfect place for companies … Continue reading Electric City 2021: Driving Europe’s electrification with wind energy

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IRENA and Hydrogen Council Forge Alliance to Scale Up Hydrogen Across the Energy System

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Hydrogen Council, a global CEO coalition, have signed a Partnership Agreement to jointly advance green hydrogen across the energy system and make a significant contribution to global net zero goals. Signed by Francesco La Camera, Director-General of IRENA, and Daryl Wilson, Executive Director of the Hydrogen Council, … Continue reading IRENA and Hydrogen Council Forge Alliance to Scale Up Hydrogen Across the Energy System

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AWWI’s New Wind Energy and Wildlife Guide Educates Public on Responsible Coexistence

Wind power is one of the most environmentally friendly ways of generating electricity and the industry is committed to proactively reducing its already low impact on the environment. In fact, wind energy has one of the lowest impacts on wildlife and their surrounding habitats of any utility-scale electricity generation. And for nearly three decades, the wind industry has worked collaboratively with conservation partners to develop … Continue reading AWWI’s New Wind Energy and Wildlife Guide Educates Public on Responsible Coexistence

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American Clean Power Association statement on DOE Solar Futures Study

American Clean Power Association CEO Heather Zichal issued the following statement after the Department of Energy released the Solar Futures Study, which shows the significant role that solar energy will play in decarbonizing the nation’s power grid. “Moving quickly on climate change in the U.S. will require meeting the Biden administration’s goal reaching of 100 … Continue reading American Clean Power Association statement on DOE Solar Futures Study

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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

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Vietnam aims for 21GW of offshore wind power by 2045

Vietnam has set a goal of reaching 30 gigawatts (GW) to 50GW of offshore wind power generating capacity by 2030 and 21GW by 2045. It will establish an offshore wind power purchase mechanism to stimulate the market in a bid to overcome a lack of regulation and technical standards for the production, installation, operation, and … Continue reading Vietnam aims for 21GW of offshore wind power by 2045

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LearnWind: WindEurope launches educational hub to tackle skills gap

Wind energy now employs 1.2 million people globally. But the transition from fossil fuels to renewables has only just begun. With the launch of the new educational hub ‘LearnWind’, WindEurope aims to inspire the talents of tomorrow to pursue a career in wind energy. The new hub offers basic explanations about wind energy, a new … Continue reading LearnWind: WindEurope launches educational hub to tackle skills gap

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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

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IRENA and IAEA to Help African Union Develop Continental Power Master Plan with EU support

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have been selected as modelling partners for the development of the African Continental Power Systems Master Plan (CMP). The initiative is led by the African Union Development Agency (AUDA) with the technical and financial support of the European Union (EU), and is … Continue reading IRENA and IAEA to Help African Union Develop Continental Power Master Plan with EU support

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Iberdrola promotes wind power in the US

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the chairman and Chief Executive of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán, says he believes an electricity grid powered entirely with renewable energy is possible through a combination of solar, wind, hydroelectricity and batteries. Here are some of the highlights of the interview*: “When we started 20 years ago, we … Continue reading Iberdrola promotes wind power in the US

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Offshore wind energy continues to break new boundaries

Offshore wind power continues to break new boundaries. Europe has 120 offshore wind farms already. The EU wants much more and sees offshore wind power producing around 20% of our power by 2050. The first 6 months of this year have seen some significant developments which give confidence that this can be achieved. Europe built … Continue reading Offshore wind energy continues to break new boundaries

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New German Government must make wind energy a top priority again

On 26 September Germany will elect a new Parliament. The election will mark the end of the 16-year reign of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). Regardless of the outcome of the election, WindEurope, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and VDMA Power Systems call on the new Federal Government to acknowledge the central role of wind … Continue reading New German Government must make wind energy a top priority again

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