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  • 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 …

  • 10 Nov 2017 / gwec-in-press

    Boundary Pushers: Electrification of cities

    Windpower Monthly

    A positive consequence of fightback against carbon emissions has been the growth in clean technology. It is set to transform how we live. The CEO of MHI Vestas, Jens Tommerup, discusses the future of offshore wind.

    The growth in clean technology has coincided with another long-term trend – the worldwide rise in urbanisation. Three years ago the United Nations …

  • 07 Nov 2017 / fowind-in-press

    First offshore wind LiDAR commissioned in India

    Renewables Now

    The Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) consortium has commissioned India’s first offshore LiDAR, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which leads the consortium, said last week.

    The LiDAR is located off the coast of India’s western state of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Khambhat. It will provide data to help India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy examine the …