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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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Egypt licenses 1,420 MW of wind power generation

Renewables now

Egypt has officially awarded electricity generation licences to four wind farms with a combined capacity of 1,420 MW, the Daily News Egypt reports.

The Egyptian electric utility and consumer protection regulatory agency (Egypt ERA) granted a 20-year power generation licence to the Gulf of Suez project, to be located in Ras Ghareb municipality, in Cairo’s Red Sea Governorate. The 250 …

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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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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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Europe adds 6.1 GW of wind energy capacity in first half of 2017

WindEurope releases H1 wind energy statistics 

BRUSSELS, 27 JULY 2017 – 6.1 GW of extra wind energy capacity was installed in Europe in the first half of 2017, according to figures released today by WindEurope. The figure puts Europe on course for a bumper year for installations, although hides some worrying trends.

A total of 4.8 GW of onshore wind capacity was installed …

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Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers

The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today: the 2016 market was more than 54 GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands, the global market was nonetheless less than 2015’s record total.

“Wind power continues …

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Wind in power: 2016 European statistics

Europe installed 12.5 GW of gross additional wind capacity in 2016. This was 3% less than the new installations in 2015. With a total installed capacity of 153.7 GW, wind energy now overtakes coal as the second largest form of power generation capacity in Europe.

2016 annual figures

12.5 GW of new wind power capacity was installed and grid-connected in the EU during …

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After good expansion, there are now challenging times ahead

Onshore wind energy: Analysis of the German market in 2016 and outlook for 2017
 
After good expansion, there are now challenging times ahead
 
Further high onshore expansion figures for the fourth year running have underlined the continued excellent performance of the German wind industry. The German wind industry grew by about 4,625 megawatts (4,259 MW net), thus …

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