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  • 18 October 2010
    R&D

    Many developments in China can only be described in superlatives, and wind power is no exception. When I first visited Beijing to attend the ministerial Beijing Renewable Energy Conference (BIREC) in 2005, the city looked very different, and so did the wind energy industry. Back then, China only had around 1,000 MW of installed wind […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Training & Education

    More and more wind turbines are being installed worldwide. At the same time, the industry is investing a lot of money and energy in the further development of turbines, rotors and components, to optimise production costs and electricity yield. So this dynamic industry offers a lot of interesting job and career opportunities, and is seeking experts worldwide. Altogether […]

  • 2 March 2011
    Technology

    American Superconductor Corporation, a global power technologies company, today announced that it has received initial wind turbine electrical control system orders from China’s Dongfang Turbine Co. Ltd. (DTC). The systems will be utilized in DTC’s 3 megawatt (MW) and 5 MW full conversion wind turbines, which were designed by and jointly developed with AMSC. AMSC […]

  • 1 March 2012

    Annual statistics recently released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) once again show the massive growth in cumulative wind power capacity in Asia, to 82,398 MW last year from 61,106 MW at the end of 2010. When matched with Asia’s continuing population increases, the GWEC statistics seem to indicate that the region as a […]

  • 27 January 2014
    R&D

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and partners announced today the launch of a four year project to develop a roadmap for offshore wind development in India, with a focus on the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. Supported by a € 4 million contribution through the European Union’s Indo-European Cooperation on Renewable Energy programme, […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Environment, Jobs & Recruitment

    1,400 GW of offshore wind globally by 2050 is entirely achievable considering the resource potential, technology innovation, and government appetite to position offshore wind at the centre of the global energy transition, the Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition (OREAC) said. OREAC estimates that offshore wind could provide around 24 million years of employment, defined as […]

  • 6 November 2012

    International cooperation was the focal point of the second day of the Offshore Business Meeting and Conference (OBMC) 2012. The network agency windcomm schleswig‐holstein had invited a business delegation from South Korea to take part in the meeting and build up networks with European companies. The South Korean delegation included representatives from Daewoo Shipbuilding and […]

  • 18 January 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has called on the government of Taiwan to rethink proposed changes to the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) for offshore wind projects to avoid the costly lessons made by other markets that pursued a similar approach. GWEC has released new data with supporting examples from the French and German offshore markets that […]

  • 1 December 2011

    WindMade™ is the first independent consumer label successfully developed by a corporation and is also the first consumer label to be officially endorsed by the UN Global Compact. With leading global brands such as Motorola Mobility, Deutsche Bank, Becton Dickinson and Bloomberg now committing to wind energy – the spotlight is back on governments and […]

  • 4 March 2019

    By Mr. Giordano Toninelli – Area Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Introduction Wind energy business has an historical background in Europe due to the high number of wind farms installed in the Old Continent, but in recent times the focus of offshore wind investments is starting to shift from Europe to Asia. Wind energy business […]

  • 2 April 2015

    The World Energy Council (WEC) has welcomed DNV GL as the newest member of its Global Partner programme. DNV GL delivers testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Its expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, sustainable energy use, […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    WindEnergy Hamburg was opened on Monday evening by Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, and Vice-Chancellor of Germany. This is the premiere for WindEnergy at the Hamburg Fair site. “Wind power has established itself worldwide, both as an economically viable industry and as a major element in energy policy,” said Sigmar Gabriel. […]

  • 2 February 2011

    Global wind power installations increased by 35.8 GW in 2010, according to figures released by the Global Wind Energy Council today. This brings total installed wind energy capacity up to 194.4 GW, a 22.5% increase on the 158.7 GW installed at the end of 2009. The new capacity added in 2010 represents investments worth EUR […]

  • 17 April 2012
    R&D

    The global wind industry will install more than 46 GW of new wind energy capacity in 2012, according to a five-year industry forecast published today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) at the EWEA 2012 Conference at Bella Center in Copenhagen. By the end of 2016, total global wind power capacity will be just […]

  • 2 April 2015
    R&D

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update yesterday in Istanbul. The report details wind power’s remarkable growth in 2014, as well as updating GWEC’s rolling 5 year market projections, which show continued growth for the rest of the decade. Led by China and Brazil in the first […]

  • 29 September 2014

    It was an ideal start for the new event, WindEnergy Hamburg, which came to a close on Friday after four exhibition days at the Hamburg Fair site. “It was simply fantastic,” says Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO Hamburg Messe und Congress. “The companies clearly met the right customers and did good business. And the visitors […]

  • 28 December 2010

    Reviewing a year’s worth of work can focus the mind on important developments. That seems especially true for wind power, which in 2010 was embraced by, among other organisations, Ikea, Google, Bacardi and the US Army. With those eclectic endorsements in mind, here are 10 developments from 2010 that have stuck with me: 1. Thumbs […]

  • 21 September 2012

    The leading wind energy trade fair, which saw approx. 36,000 visitors and 1171 exhibitors, ends tomorrow, Saturday. This represents a 20% increase in the number of exhibitors over the last WindEnergy in 2010. This is a record in the 23-year history of the wind trade fair in Husum. 60% of the 58,000 m² exhibition site […]

  • 28 February 2013
    Technology

    Anti-wind power lobbyists have long contested claims by the wind industry that wind power is competitive with fossil fuels. But technological advances, making wind turbines bigger, smarter, and more competitive in all situations, mean the wind is fast being taken out of the naysayers’ sails. Both EWEA and GWEC, the Global Wind Energy Council, agree […]

  • 25 May 2010
    Environment

    With the aim of promoting the sound development of China’s offshore wind industry, Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd (SIEC), a subsidiary of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Shanghai Sub-council once again join forces to build Asia’s first professional platform focused […]

  • 13 September 2011

      On October 19-21, 2011, SGS will be attending China Wind Power 2011 in Beijing, China. Throughout the event, SGS will showcase a wide portfolio of Renewable Energy services, including Wind Turbine Blade Testing, Manufacturing Inspection, In-Service Inspection, and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) at stand EB27. SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company, […]

  • 29 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC) has officially launched, calling for the goal of having at least 8GW of offshore wind in Scottish waters by 2030. The council, launched on 29 October, said it aims to lead and support the industry, boost the local content of projects and increase jobs in line with the UK Offshore […]

  • 17 May 2019
    Environment

    The World Ocean Council (WOC) has joined the recently launched World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) as its newest member. WOC brings together industries such as shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, renewable energy (wind, wave, tidal), ports, dredging, cables, as well as the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others to address ocean sustainable […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Authorities, R&D

    The global expenditure on offshore wind in the UK is expected to reach GBP 108 billion between 2018 and 2022, and Kent-based companies are ideally placed to capture a significant share in the opportunities, according to Kent County Council.

  • 23 May 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Aberdeen City Council is disappointed that the All-Energy conference is moving out of the city, but remains confident that the Granite City continues to be the home of the renewables and broader energy industry. The council, working in partnership with the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) plans to continue promoting the city as a renewables […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Authorities

    In a last minute addition to the European Council’s conclusions, Europe’s leaders stated the need for a “supportive EU framework for advancing renewable energies.” Despite delaying on an agreement, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said in a press conference that the Council would have a deal on the climate and energy framework by “no […]