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First wind turbines could be installed offshore India by as early as 2020, however, several pre-conditions must be met for this to be achieved, Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said.
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has appointed Ben Backwell as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, showing a maturing industry successfully competing in the marketplace, even against heavily subsidized traditional power generation technologies.
The GWEC-led FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind In India) consortium has published the feasibility reports for offshore wind development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
Taiwan to Sign 5.5GW of Contracts with Offshore Wind Developers by July Nine developers looking to build offshore wind farms in Taiwan have qualified for offshore environmental permits. These developers, offering 10.5GW of offshore wind capacity in total, will now compete for 5.5GW of offshore wind contracts, 3.5GW to be selected for the feed-in-tariff (FIT) […]
India has taken another step forward in its effort to develop offshore wind projects off its coast as the FOWIND Consortium launched a report looking at grid integration issues for offshore wind in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
Cumulative installed wind power capacity will top 800GW by the end of 2021, with offshore wind establishing a firmer foothold outside Europe in the next several years, according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
Wind power could reach 2,110 GW by 2030, supply up to 20% of global electricity and attract annual investment of about EUR 200 billion, if the governments across the globe turn out to be serious about meeting the targets set out in the Paris Agreement, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said in its biennial Global Wind […]
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) today launched the “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” report for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India. The study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for offshore wind power in India by the FOWIND consortium, GWEC said. The key […]
Eddie O’Connor, the founder and CEO of Mainstream Renewable Power, has been appointed as the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) new Global Ambassador. In his new role, O’Connor will work with GWEC to ensure that the wind sector’s voice is heard, and that more and more countries understand the benefits that the industry can bring […]
Powered by 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%, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Germany led a stronger than expected performance in Europe with a record 6 GW of new installations, including 2.3 GW offshore. Total […]
The FOWIND Consortium has released pre-feasibility reports (PFRs) for offshore wind development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. The reports identify key offshore areas where detailed wind resource assessment should take place off the coasts of the two states. “This is a key first step in identifying sites for offshore wind development, and we are pleased […]
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 […]
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment Outlook report, in which it sets out recommendations for the development of the offshore wind industry in India. The report was developed as a part of the FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project launched by the GWEC-led consortium in December 2013. The […]
Expanding WindMade to embrace all renewable energy sources equally is one step closer to reality, as the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) task force, Coalition for Action, explores incorporating the consumer label into IRENA. Founded in 2011, WindMade was the world's first consumer label for a renewable energy source. Seeking to provide consumers with meaningful […]
After a slowdown in 2013, the wind industry set a new record for annual installations in 2014. Globally, 51,477 MW of new wind generating capacity was added in 2014 according to the global wind market statistics released today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The record-setting figure represents a 44% increase in the annual […]
Governments must put a price on carbon emissions and make pledges early next year to move away from fossil fuels and increase the share of renewable energy into the global power mix, according to a signed statement from wind industry players. Wind energy associations, including those from emerging markets such as Brazil, China, South Africa, […]
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International have released the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook in Beijing. The report shows that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19% of global electricity, creating over 2 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than […]
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 […]
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. […]
Wind energy now forms a vital part of the economy in many global regions and is expanding into new arenas. The Chinese market is strong, the US is recovering and with emerging nations now increasingly adopting renewable energy solutions, global growth is predicted to continue at a steady rate with doubling of installations from 2013 […]
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched its Global Wind Report – Annual Market Update today, updating the status of the global industry, along with market projections for the years 2014-2018. GWEC expects installations of at least 47 GW in 2014, a dramatic increase over 2013 levels. The market will be led by China, but […]
Global wind power capacity has reached a total of 318,137 MW, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) informed in its market statistics released today. Even though this marks an increase of nearly 200,000 MW in the past five years, the annual market dropped by almost 10 GW to 35,467 MW. According to GWEC, this is a […]
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, […]
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its Annual Market Update today, with a comprehensive snapshot of the global wind industry at the end of 2012, along with a 5-year forecast out to 2017. Although policy uncertainty in the main OECD markets is a cause for concern, strong markets in China, India and Brazil, as […]
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its 2012 market statistics, showing continued expansion of the market, with annual market growth of almost 10%, and cumulative capacity growth of about 19%. A record year for US installations and a slower market in China mean that the two countries all but tied for the top […]