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  • 01 Aug 2018 / news

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind joins the Global Wind Energy Council

    1 August, Brussels-Aarhus – MHI Vestas, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of offshore wind turbines, has joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the trade body which represents the global wind industry. 

    The company will join GWEC’s board of directors and play an active role in GWEC’s work to open up markets for offshore wind around the world.

    “We are delighted that MHI …

  • 26 Jul 2018 / press-releases

    Europe adds 4.5 GW of wind energy in first half of 2018

    Europe added 4.5 GW of wind energy capacity in the first half of 2018, according to figures released today by WindEurope. The figure is down on the same period last year (6.1 GW) though is in line with expectations.

    There was 3.3 GW of onshore wind, driven by Germany (1.6 GW), France (605 MW) and Denmark (202 MW).

    The 1.1 GW of …

  • 26 Jul 2018 / press-releases

    German Onshore wind – Policy action needed now to achieve German and European climate targets

    Berlin, 26 July 2018 – Following the record expansion year 2017 for onshore wind energy in Germany, new installations are declining in 2018 as expected. The figures collected by Deutsche WindGuard show a gross increase of 1,626 MW or 497 onshore turbines in the first semester of 2018; the net increase amounted to 1,505 MW. This corresponds to a 29 …

  • 04 Jul 2018 / gwec-in-press

    Global wind power: 2017 market and outlook to 2022

    PES Wind

    PES asked Steve Sawyer, Secretary General at GWEC for his outlook on the future of the wind industry markets. Will prices continue to fall or have they reached their lowest point? Where is the market increasing? Where is it slowing down? Read on and find out…

    The global wind power market remained above 50 GW in 2017, with …

  • 27 Jun 2018 / gwec-in-press

    GWEC appoints Ben Backwell as its new CEO

    Wind Business Intelligence

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the trade association representing the global wind sector, has appointed Ben Backwell as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He replaces Steve Sawyer, who joined GWEC as its first Secretary General in 2007. Sawyer will continue his work with GWEC as its Senior Policy Advisor. 

    “We are delighted to have Ben join us …

  • 27 Jun 2018 / gwec-in-press

    GWEC Names New CEO

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has appointed Ben Backwell as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

    Backwell has succeeded Steve Sawyer, who joined GWEC as the first Secretary General in 2007 and will continue working with the council as its Senior Policy Advisor.

    The new CEO previously worked at FTI Consulting as the Managing Director in the Clean Energy Practice, where he …