Category Archives: GWEC Newsletters

NRG strengthens U.S. Lidar Business with Hire of Remote Sensing Veteran Barry Logue

NRG Systems, a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a more sustainable planet, has announced the hire of Barry Logue as the company’s Lidar Wind Energy Solutions Manager. Logue, a veteran in the remote sensing space, will be responsible for all sales and account management for NRG’s Lidar products and services in North America.

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New book on Wind Power industry to be published on 22 November

A new revised and expanded edition of Wind Power: the Struggle for a New Global Industry will be published by Routledge on 22 November. The book has been written by veteran Wind Industry commentator and Managing Director at FTI Consulting Ben Backwell, with a foreword by GWEC General Secretary Steve Sawyer, and …

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100% Renewables by 2030 feasible in Austria

The technical university of Vienna has published a new report showing that 100% renewable energy by 2030 in Austria would be feasible and would have a positive impact on the economy. The study analysis in detail the effects on grid and takes a close look on costs. A detailed comparison of supporting systems show that for Austria a …

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Industry discusses new market rules at GWEC Argentina seminar

Government officials and leading participants in Argentina’s fast-growing wind power sector discussed new market rules and sector development at a seminar organised by GWEC at the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange on 1 September.

The event was opened by Argentina’s Energy and Mining Minister Juan José Aranguren who told the 150 participants that energy security and halting climate …

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Latest from the wind sector in Norway

Norwegian Energy Partners has entered into an agreement with Mr. Lars Engelmann to act as an advisor on the offshore wind industry in Germany. Mr. Engelmann, formerly Head of maritime operations and logistics at Vattenfall, will advise partners of Norwegian Energy Partners on opportunities in the German offshore wind market. Norwegian supply industry is expected to enable further …

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Doing Business In … South Africa webcast (12 October, 3pm CEST)

Join Brenda Martin, CEO of SAWEA (South African Wind Association), and Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of Global Wind Energy Council, for our ‘Doing Business In … South Africa’ webcast on Thursday 12 October at 15h CEST.

To date, over 6 000 MW of renewable power has been procured from 112 independent power producers through 7 competitive bid rounds in South Africa. …

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Wind power in India now at 32 GW and marching towards 75 GW

India celebrated Global Wind Day on 15 June – 500 GW is installed worldwide and India ranks fourth in the world after China, USA and Germany, with 32 GW as of March 2017.

We salute the Government of India to fix a target of 75 GW of wind power by 2022 and this is achievable given the technology and manufacturing capability …

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China Wind Power 2017 – Call for abstracts extended till 31st July

The world’s largest wind power conference and exhibition will, once again, take place in Beijing, China from 17- 19 October with over 600 exhibitors and 33,000 visitors expected.
‘Innovation and Globalization’ will be the center theme, with an International Forum enabling open discussion from international market leaders as to how Chinese wind market players …

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Global Wind Day 2017

We marked the ninth edition of Global Wind Day by celebrating the fact that wind power has now crossed the 500GW landmark. We also talked about the need to tackle the overcapacity of polluting and inefficient fossil power plants, and how shutting down these old plants, as well as reducing CO2 emissions and air …

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GWEC Corporate Membership

As most of us are either already on holiday or about to head off to forget about work for a while, one thing will be on our minds as we return to the office – getting the most out of our budgets and meeting targets in order to optimize growth and profit. As the wind power …

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