Author Archives: Lauha Fried

‘Let’s work together to take renewables further than ever’

Recharge news

The Irena Coalition for Action was formed a few years ago to create a means for the private sector, NGOs and civil society in general to cooperate and assist with the implementation of the work of Irena.

While it has gone through a number of iterations, I was pleased to be able to present the outcome of the work of …

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Global Wind Energy Insight: Work Harder, Be Smarter in 2018

Renewable Energy World

2017 has been yet another tumultuous year. Cratering prices for wind and solar. The South African stand-off at the OK corral continues. The Indian market drops through the floor as procurement schemes change. On the bright side, wind and solar are hailed by all and sundry as the inevitable technology leaders going forward. And back in Washington…

…the U.S. …

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Brazil to Dominate Latin America’s Wind Power Market in 2018

Renewable Energy World

Latin American wind has grown swiftly in recent years to almost 20 GW by August 2017, with 80 percent of installed capacity in Brazil and Mexico.

Senior analyst for Latin America at MAKE Consulting, Brian Gaylord told Renewable Energy World that MAKE expects Latin America to rebound next year, with 4 GW of new wind power capacity.

“Over the next …

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A Revealing Look at Wind’s Big Markets and Emerging Challenges

Renewable Energy World

On the global stage, China is the leading market for wind energy. With wind capacity of 168.7 GW at the end of 2016, it held a market share in new deployments of over 42 percent. China’s commitment to renewables, with a focus on wind, doesn’t show signs of ebbing: aiming for 20 percent of its energy needs to be …

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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 …

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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 …

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Global Wind Energy Insight: A 100 Percent Renewable Energy Future

Renewable Energy World

Ever since the oil shocks of the 1970s, there has been speculation about what it would take to completely wean ourselves from fossil fuels.

Not even the most enthusiastic advocates of renewables back then (and I’m one of them) could have imagined the spectacular growth of wind and solar we see today. The opposition is getting shriller and weaker …

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FOWIND Launches New Report on Grid Integration for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu India

Renewable Energy Focus

The FOWIND Consortium launched a new report: “Grid Integration Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu”. This DNV-GL led study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for the offshore wind sector in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium.

The four-year project aims to put together a roadmap for developing a …

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Report addresses grid integration issues for offshore wind in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu

Offshore Wind Journal

A report published by the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) consortium, aims to help develop a roadmap for grid integration in two key Indian states.

The report, Grid Integration Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, by DNV GL, has been described as “a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for the offshore wind …

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FOWIND Launches New Report on Grid Integration for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu

Facilitating India’s transition towards low carbon economy by development of offshore wind power

NEW DELHI, 23 October – The FOWIND Consortium launched a new report today: “Grid Integration Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu”. This DNV-GL led study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for the offshore wind sector in India by the GWEC led …

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