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  • 14 Dec 2017 / gwec-in-press

    India plans offshore wind auction next year

    Renewables Now

    The Indian government plans to launch offshore wind tenders for at least 5 GW in 2018, the Economic Times cited Raj Kumar Singh, renewable energy minister, as saying today.

    At the National Energy Conservation Day celebrations, the minister of power, new and renewable energy said a survey is already in progress at one location seen as suitable for offshore wind …

  • 11 Dec 2017 / calendar

    Windaba and WindAc Africa 2018


    Windaba Conference and Exhibition is the largest wind energy conference on the African continent bringing together some 600 international and domestic decision makers and stakeholders that are active in the region’s wind industry. The 8th edition will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 6-7 November 2018. Windaba is organised annually by SAWEA in …

  • 11 Dec 2017 / calendar

    China Wind Power 2018

    China Wind Power (CWP) is one of the most influential events in the wind industry. The event is co-organized by five leading organizations: Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA), Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), Global Wind Energy
    Council (GWEC), China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and China Wind Energy Equipment Association (CWEEA). The event has hosted 10 editions since its …

  • 05 Dec 2017 / gwec-in-press

    A 100% Renewable Energy Future

    PES Wind

    Ever since the oil shocks of the 1970s, and the early emergence of commercial wind turbines, solar hot water heaters, and the first solar PV panels, there has been speculation about what it would take to completely wean ourselves from fossil fuels. As far back as 1975 Danish physicist Bent Sørensen published a paper looking at a 100% renewable …

  • 16 Nov 2017 / gwec-in-press

    Global wind power continues to propel forward in 2017

    Engineering News

    China is surging ahead in wind power, blowing away the US – the world’s second-largest wind power market – by a long margin, while African countries are making more inroads despite facing challenges, delegates attending the yearly Windaba conference and exhibition, in Cape Town, have heard.

    Global Wind Energy Council general secretary Steve Sawyer said this year is expected to …

  • 10 Nov 2017 / gwec-in-press

    Wind energy’s vital role in this changing climate

    Climate Change The New Economy

    We are nearing the last quarter of 2017 and this year (like the previous one) has set new records within the growing list of climate impacts globally. Recently our news feeds were packed with the unprecedented intensity of North America’s Atlantic hurricane season. Many Caribbean countries were severely impacted by hurricanes like Irma and they will …