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  • gwec-in-press - 21 Jan 2015

    The State of Wind Power

    Virgin Unite

    As an innovative floating wind turbine is launched off the Portuguese coast, and the Germans start touting wind farms to tourists, we asked Morten Albaek, Group SVP & CMO of Vestas about the state of the wind energy industry, and a little about himself too.

    Vestas is the world’s leading wind power company, and Denmark is known for its progressive …

  • gwec-in-press - 19 Jan 2015

    Top 10 Milestones Shaking ‘New Energy’ Space in 2015

    EI New Energy 

    This year should bring fresh challenges and opportunities in the shift from fossilfuels to alternatives — many hinging, at least partly, on whether countries can finallyreach a climate accord with some serious teeth at UN talks in Paris later this year.With the upcoming climate conference in the background, a number of other shiftsare bubbling up, from falling solar …

  • news - 19 Jan 2015

    Renewable Power Costs Plummet: Many Sources Now Cheaper than Fossil Fuels Worldwide

    Renewable energy now cost advantageous, especially when accounting for the cost of pollution, ill health

    Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 17 January 2015 – The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed in a …

  • news - 19 Jan 2015

    2014 Was the Hottest Year on Record

    Check the animation to see the Earth’s warming climate, recorded in monthly measurements from land and sea over 135 years. Temperatures are displayed in degrees above or below the 20th-century average. Thirteen of the 14 hottest years are in the 21st century.

  • gwec-in-press - 12 Jan 2015

    The markets: Renewable energy (2015)

    Composites World

    Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment and remains, far and away, the world’s largest market for glass-fiber-reinforced composites.

    Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment and remains, far and away, the world’s largest market for glass-fiber-reinforced composites. The 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC, Brussels, Belgium) Global Wind Energy Outlook reports that global wind …

  • gwec-in-press - 06 Jan 2015

    OPINION: Wind and solar — the perfect partnership

    Recharge news

    The wind and solar industries have long lived in twin solitudes. Plainly, that is changing.

    For governments, utilities, developers and institutional investors, wind and solar — brushing up against grid parity in most major markets now — are together lighting the way forward.

    The signs can be seen in US solar powerhouse SunEdison’s $2.4bn takeover of First Wind, snapping up …