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GWEC appoints Ben Backwell as its new CEO

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 as GWEC’s …

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New dates for Mexico WindPower 2019 

The eighth edition of Mexico WindPower 2019 will take place 20-21 March 2019 in Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City
This is a strategic change requested by industry players

June 2018, Mexico CityThe eight edition of Mexico WindPower will take place from 20-21 March 2019 in Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City.

Held eight consecutive years, Mexico WindPower is the …

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The local impact of wind energy in the spotlight on Global Wind Day

From niche technology, wind energy is now a global success story. The wind industry provides 260,000 quality high-skilled jobs in Europe. On a global scale, that figure is now 1.15 million.

Today is Global Wind Day, an opportunity for citizens around the world to learn more about and show their support for wind power.  It’s also an opportunity for companies …

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Vietnam Wind Power: Huge opportunities – Challenges remain

7 June, Hanoi – The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) opened its first ever wind power conference in Vietnam today, gathering leading national and international industry players to discuss the development of the sector with government. Vietnam has some of the richest wind resources in Southeast Asia; however, Vietnam’s wind market is still in the early stages with a total …

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GWEC SG Steve Sawyer at the pre pre-event press conference in Hamburg today

Global Wind Summit: World’s Biggest Wind Industry Gathering

WindEnergy Hamburg To Welcome 1400 Exhibitors From Around 40 Countries

WindEurope Conference will host more than 500 expert speakers and presenters

Hamburg, 25 May 2018 – From 25 to 28 September the world´s largest wind industry event, the Global Wind Summit, will take place at the Hamburg Messe fair …

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Cost-competitiveness puts wind in front

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 – Global offshore wind market scores all time high – market up 95%

Today wind power is the most competitively priced technology in many if not most markets worldwide. The emergence of wind/solar hybrids, more sophisticated grid management and increasingly affordable storage begin to paint a picture of what a fully commercial fossil-free power sector will look like.

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FOWIND Publishes Offshore Wind Feasibility Studies for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu

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

8 March 2018, New Delhi – The FOWIND consortium launched its latest reports today, the “Feasibility Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat And Tamil Nadu “.  The two reports are the final step towards laying out the roadmap for the offshore wind sector in India by the GWEC led …

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Wind turbine techs flocked to GWO training in 2017

Copenhagen – Thursday 22 February 2018 – Global Wind Organisation has published its first annual report, which shows that during 2017 44,418 technicians from 135 countries received GWO certified safety training in 2017.

GWO, a non-profit representing wind turbine manufacturers and operators covering more than two thirds of the market**, operates WINDA, which verifies the certification status of GWO Certified Training …

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The Great Energy Transition Gathers Momentum

China slows a bit, but Europe and India take up the slack

Brussels, 14 February 2018. The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today. The 2017 market remained above 50 GW, with Europe, India and the offshore sector having record years. Chinese installations were down slightly– ‘only’ 19.5 GW – but the rest of the world made up …

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Offshore Wind Development in India: FOWIND Commissions India’s First LiDAR for Offshore Wind Resource Assessments in Gujarat

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

02 November 2017, New Delhi – The FOWIND Consortium is pleased to announce the successful commissioning of India’s first offshore LiDAR, off the coast of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Khambhat.

The data from this offshore LiDAR will support India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s efforts towards exploring the …

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