Category Archives: GWEC in press

New record: on Monday, 20% of Europe’s energy came from wind

ZME Science

Renewable energy is continuing its surge. Three days ago, 19.8% of European electricity demand was met by wind energy

A secondary record was also reported. There was never as much offshore wind energy in Europe — 11484 MW were generated across the continent, as reported by the industry group Wind Europe on its website. Over the entire day, onshore wind produced 1,360GWh of electricity and …

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A wind farm of epic proportions is taking shape in Africa

CNBC

In Kenya, efforts to produce wind power on a grand scale are underway. The Lake Turkana Wind Power project is a 12-hour drive from Nairobi and, once operational, is set to provide 310 megawatts (MW) of renewable power to the Kenyan national grid.

“It is the largest wind farm in Africa (and) it has 365 turbines,” Carlo Van Wageningen, director and …

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Argentina podría ser potencia eólica en los próximos tres años

Energia Limpia

Energía Limpia XXI. Argentina podría convertirse en una potencia eólica en los próximos tres años alcanzando más de 6mil millones de dólares en en inversiones en energía renovable principalmente eólica.

Un reporte del Consejo Global de Energía Eólica (GWEC),”Un nuevo escenario para el desarrollo y financiamiento de proyectos de renovables se abrirá como resultado del nuevo esquema”. Ramón Fiestas, Presidente …

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There are over 341,000 wind turbines on the planet: Here’s how much of a difference they’re actually making

CNBC

From the intense heat of the Californian desert to the green hills of Scotland, wind turbines are popping up all over the world.

Humans have been using wind energy for thousands of years. Today, its scope and scale is big and getting bigger. According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), at the end of 2016 more than 341,000 wind turbines …

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Argentina lays ground for renewables local-content scheme

Recharge news

The fast-emerging wind nation is considering how best to underpin a local supply chain without damaging competitiveness, writes Alexandre Spatuzza.

Argentina’s government is preparing a programme to boost local content for renewables to underpin a local industry and create jobs, with import tax exemptions on renewable energy equipment due to expire at the end of 2017.

“We are working on what …

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A wind farm of epic proportions is taking shape in Africa

CNBC

In Kenya, efforts to produce wind power on a grand scale are underway. The Lake Turkana Wind Power project is a 12-hour drive from Nairobi and, once operational, is set to provide 310 megawatts (MW) of renewable power to the Kenyan national grid.

“It is the largest wind farm in Africa (and) it has 365 turbines,” Carlo Van Wageningen, director and …

Posted on by Lasma Livzeniece | Posted in GWEC in press |

Thought Leaders gather in Rio as wind looks to new growth

Recharge news

With the Brazilian government poised to restart tendering in December after a two-year hiatus, the country’s wind industry has plenty of grounds for optimism if it can align its strategy with a changing policy landscape.

That was a key conclusion of the Brazil Windpower Thought Leaders Roundtable, organised by Recharge and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) in Rio de Janeiro to …

Posted on by Lauha Fried | Posted in GWEC in press |

Clean Energy on the Sea

Beijing Review

Against the foil of blue sky and boundless sea, a slice of pinwheel-like whiteness shines with metal luster under the blazing sun. Having withstood the recent typhoon Hato, the colossus—a 5-megawatt (MW) wind turbine independently developed by a Chinese company—now expects more of its breed coming from both home and abroad to settle down in Xinghua …

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Brazil wind industry focus on policy changes, new auctions

Recharge 

In 2017, transition has another meaning in Brazil. The federal government’s policy changes toward a more market-oriented economy signify that future wind sector growth can no longer come mainly from yearly capacity auctions in the regulated power market.

Indeed, those auctions were suspended during the last two years amid economic and political strife including impeachment of the country’s president and leadership …

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Argentina’s private PPA rules expected to spur renewables investment

Renewables Now

Argentina’s new market rules enabling private power purchase agreements (PPAs) could lead to as much as USD 6 billion (EUR 5 bn) in investment in the country’s renewable power sector over the next three years and the addition of 4 GW of capacity.

These are estimates by Argentina’s energy ministry according to a press release by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), …

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