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China finish feasibility study of another 3 GW CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) projects

111 CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) projects with total capacity of 9 GW took part in the application of the 1st batch of 1.349 GW China 20 Concentrated Solar Power pilot projects in September 2016. Till now, two and half years have passed, and three of the 1st batch demonstration projects have been sucessfully connected to … Continue reading China finish feasibility study of another 3 GW CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) projects

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How do corporate wind power deals benefit local communities?

More than ever, companies are looking to power their businesses using wind energy. Across the world, companies more than doubled the renewable energy contracts they signed between 2017 and 2018. And here in the U.S., 2018 was a record year for non-utility wind power deals. Altogether, non-utility buyers in the U.S. have contracted for more … Continue reading How do corporate wind power deals benefit local communities?

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What a first-timer can expect at Wind Power on Capitol Hill

Wind Power on Capitol Hill is the biggest opportunity of the year to meet with your representatives in Congress to advocate for wind energy. And this year, we have some great new opportunities to tell wind’s story. With new members making up over 20 percent of the 116th Congress, we have the chance to educate … Continue reading What a first-timer can expect at Wind Power on Capitol Hill

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Africa and Middle East installed 962 MW new wind energy capacity in 2018 – over 300 MW more than in 2017

Total installed wind power capacity in Africa and Middle East is now 5.7 GW. Leading countries in the region are Egypt (380 MW) and Kenya (310 MW). The surge for wind farm in Africa and Middle East is expected to continue with GWEC forecasting over 6.5 GW of new wind turbines capacity to be installed … Continue reading Africa and Middle East installed 962 MW new wind energy capacity in 2018 – over 300 MW more than in 2017

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Representatives of the Popular Party and the IDAE visit industrial centers of the wind energy in Spain

This week, the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) has continued making institutional visits to wind farms to show the industrial potential of the wind power sector.   On this occasion, we were accompanied by a delegation from the Popular Party, led by Guillermo Mariscal; and the IDAE represented by Joan Herrera, general director; and Joan … Continue reading Representatives of the Popular Party and the IDAE visit industrial centers of the wind energy in Spain

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Wall Street Journal ed board misses the mark on wind energy

Two is 0.0035 percent of 56,000. And yet the Wall Street Journal decided to characterize an entire industry with a sample size that small—two turbines out of the 56,000 operating in the U.S today. The Journal’s editorial board recently commented on two wind turbines in Falmouth, Mass. and based off these turbines concluded wind isn’t … Continue reading Wall Street Journal ed board misses the mark on wind energy

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European offshore wind energy capacity grew by 18% in 2018

Europe installed 2.6 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity in 2018, according to statistics released today by WindEurope. That’s an 18% increase in Europe’s offshore wind capacity. 15 new offshore wind farms came on line. The UK and Germany accounted for 85% of the new wind power capacity: 1.3 GW and 969 MW respectively. … Continue reading European offshore wind energy capacity grew by 18% in 2018

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Belgian energy and climate plan proposes renewables target of 18.3% by 2030

On 5 February WindEurope attended a workshop in the Federal Parliament of Belgium on the draft of the Belgian National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). EUFORES (the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources) organised the workshop in cooperation with the federal parliament of Belgium. This is part of a larger series of workshops in national … Continue reading Belgian energy and climate plan proposes renewables target of 18.3% by 2030

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Iberdrola and Nike go global with new wind energy partnership

The new agreement will see Nike facilities in Europe supplied by 40 MW of clean electricity from the Cavar wind farm complex in Navarra, northern Spain. Iberdrola, the world´s leading wind power company, will soon start construction on the complex which will see four wind turbines projects completed by 2020 with an overall capacity of … Continue reading Iberdrola and Nike go global with new wind energy partnership

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Spain was the first European country on Sunday with greater coverage of electricity demand thanks to wind energy

The wind power production of February 3 in Spain generated 220 GWh, which caused the wind turbines to cover 33% of the electricity demand of Spain and that we were the first European country with greater coverage, followed by Austria with 26%. The wind farm production of last week reached high coverage of the electricity … Continue reading Spain was the first European country on Sunday with greater coverage of electricity demand thanks to wind energy

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Global Wind Energy Council statement on revision to proposed changes to Feed in Tariff in Taiwan

Ben Backwell, CEO of GWEC, said: “We welcome the Taiwan Government’s decision to modify its proposed changes to the Feed in Tariff. We are pleased that that the government has listened to the views and evidence presented by GWEC and the industry since the changes were announced late last year. We note that the changes … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Council statement on revision to proposed changes to Feed in Tariff in Taiwan

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Checking in on the Nebraska wind energy boom

Nebraska is in the midst of a wind power boom– it’s one of seven states on track to double its installed wind farm capacity in the coming years. Like many rural communities across the U.S., this has brought wide-ranging benefits to the state. “Wind energy, the fastest-growing source of electricity in the U.S., is transforming … Continue reading Checking in on the Nebraska wind energy boom

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Wind energy PPAs signed by companies in Europe have now reached a total capacity of 5 GW

European companies bought a record amount of wind power capacity last year, as energy-hungry businesses like aluminum producers and IT giants look for greener ways to drive their machinery and data centers. Companies around Europe have now signed nearly 5 GW of power purchase agreements (PPAs) with wind farms. This is almost equivalent to Denmark’s … Continue reading Wind energy PPAs signed by companies in Europe have now reached a total capacity of 5 GW

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China hooked up another 20.59 GW of new wind energy capacity to its grid in 2018

China’s renewable power capacity rose 12 percent in 2018 compared to a year earlier, official data showed on Monday. China has been aggressively promoting renewable energy as part of an “energy revolution” aimed at easing its dependence on coal, a major source of pollution and climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions. Total capacity – including hydro and … Continue reading China hooked up another 20.59 GW of new wind energy capacity to its grid in 2018

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AWEA releases model legislation to guide consumer-friendly electrification

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released model legislation today designed to help states prepare for the consumer-driven electrification boom. The model legislation is based on findings in AWEA’s new study, “A Shared Future: Electrification and Renewable Energy,” also released today. The report offers insights to electricity providers, state legislators, and regulators as they develop … Continue reading AWEA releases model legislation to guide consumer-friendly electrification

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The wind power beats record of daily production with 43.2% of the total in Spain

Wind energy generation on January 23, 2019 in Spain marked a new record by producing 367,697 MWh. This represents an increase of 0.6% with respect to the previous maximum, registered on February 12, 2016, the day on which the wind turbines of the peninsular electrical system produced 365,384 MWh.    The new wind power generation … Continue reading The wind power beats record of daily production with 43.2% of the total in Spain

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American Wind Energy Association offers guide to electrification policies

The Pew Research Center reported in 2018 that among American adults, 85% supported increased reliance on wind power, including 79% of Republicans and 91% of Democrats. The way we power everyday life in the U.S. is changing. Electric vehicles (EVs) are exploding in popularity. Home heating is becoming electrified. Even New York City is adding … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association offers guide to electrification policies

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Wind Energy and the Electrification of Europe’s Energy System

On 22 January WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at an event organised by ENTSO-E (the association of European Transmission System Operators) to mark the launch of the PowerFacts Europe report. With the right policies it is technically and economically possible to increase the share of electricity in energy from 24% today to 62% in 2050, … Continue reading Wind Energy and the Electrification of Europe’s Energy System

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Wind Power on Capitol Hill: Help us tell the wind energy story

There’s a new Congress in town, and that means there are a lot of members who haven’t heard the wind story yet. Now it’s our job to educate them, and we need your help. No one can help us tell this story better than the men and women working in American wind power every day. … Continue reading Wind Power on Capitol Hill: Help us tell the wind energy story

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Climate Model funded by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation shows how we can solve the Global Climate Crisis

Two-year scientific collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney, German Aerospace Center and University of Melbourne produces unique regional pathways to stay below a 1.5°C temperature rise by transitioning to 100% renewable energy and implementing natural climate solutions. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report warned in October 2018, the planet must … Continue reading Climate Model funded by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation shows how we can solve the Global Climate Crisis

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