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gwec-in-press - 17 Sep 2014
A major new book on the wind sector charts its growth from its earliest days in the 1970s to the huge global industry it has become – as well as addressing key questions about its future.
In Wind Power: The Struggle for Control of a New Industry author Ben Backwell – editor in chief of Recharge and one of the renewable energy sector’s leading journalists – …
gwec-in-press - 15 Sep 2014
The New Indian Express
CHENNAI: Planning to tap offshore wind energy, the Centre has identified Tamil Nadu and Gujarat coasts to launch two pilot projects through a joint venture company. Sites for the proposed projects would be selected by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), according to Alok Shrivastava, Joint Secretary of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
The move comes …
gwec-in-press - 15 Sep 2014
India will finalise sites for its first offshore wind farms by the end of the year, a senior government official told media in the country in what appears to be an acceleration of its ambitions in the sector.
The Indian government is already in talks with state authorities over two pilot projects totalling 100MW off the coasts of Tamil Nadu …
gwec-in-press - 11 Sep 2014
If we assume that human civilization will continue for at least another 1000 years, then we will eventually arrive at a 100 percent renewable energy system. Whatever you believe about the existing reserves and undiscovered sources of fossil fuels and other combustible or radioactive minerals, they will eventually be exhausted or too expensive to extract.
Policymakers often act as if …
spotlight - 10 Sep 2014
The European Wind Energy Association welcomes the announcement of Alenka Bratusek as Vice President- and Commissioner-designate for Energy Union and Miguel Arias Canete as the European Commissioner-designate for Energy and Climate Action.
This team will be responsible for implementing the European Commission President-elect’s vision of an energy union in Europe and establishing the region as a global powerhouse for renewable energy.
spotlight - 08 Sep 2014
Welcome to Hamburg, the Free and Hanseatic City, the traditional harbour city, the new hub for the renewables business, and home of some of the major players in the wind industry. From 23 to 26 September, Hamburg will be your gateway to the world of wind energy during its new international wind energy fair – WindEnergy Hamburg – which may prove …
23 Sept -26 Sept 2014
WindEnergy Hamburg 2014
2 October 2014
French Wind Energy Conference
7-8 October 2014
AWEA’s Offshore Windpower 2014
Mexico WindPower 2015
- Large wind farms are now cost-competitive with gas-fired power in the US even without subsidy - says US investment bank Lazard
The falling cost of renewable power will encourage greater investment by generators and utilities, and could help ease public concerns about the cost of federal and state regulations intended to support alternative energy and cut carbon dioxide emissions.
For full story: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e8627a7a-3e82-11e4-adef-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3E2PhB0sd
US solar and wind start to outshine gas - FT.com
Large wind farms and solar plants are now cost-competitive with gas-fired power in many parts of the US even without subsidy, according to Lazard, raising the prospect of a fundamental shift in the country’s energy market. Costs have fallen and
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