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spotlight - 17 Nov 2014
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GWEC, in partnership with Renewable Energy World, is organising a webinar on Doing Business in Mexico on 24 November at 3pm GMT.
The Mexican wind industry now faces the challenge of its consolidation and growth, opening up opportunities in generation, manufacturing and procurement, becoming the largest supplier of clean energy in …
jobs - 17 Nov 2014
Vaisala – Bengaluru Area, India
This position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the production of Vaisala’s renewable energy assessment products in India. If you are passionate and knowledgeable about renewable energy, have management experience, and want to work in a team-oriented environment, we want to hear from you. Apply today!
For more information: https://intlcareers-vaisala.icims.com/jobs/2119/manager-of-renewable-energy-assessment-production/job?hub=7.
gwec-in-press - 17 Nov 2014
With strong focus on solar and wind, China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) continues its leadership in renewable energy adoption. After achieving a cumulative installed capacity at 91.4 GW, China also maintains its world leadership in terms of installed wind power capacity.
The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has set a target for renewable energy sources to account …
spotlight - 13 Nov 2014
Noise and infrasound disturbance linked to wind turbines continue to get media coverage in an increasing number of markets and is used widely as an argument against wind power by anti-wind groups to amplify negative messaging. Health Canada released a summary of a new study at the beginning of November which concludes that there is no evidence of a causal …
gwec-in-press - 13 Nov 2014
Much has been made of China’s meteoric wind energy installation figures over the past few years, seeing them top the charts of wind installed at over 90 GW. However, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), just because China has the most wind energy installed does not mean they are producing the most wind energy — a title …
gwec-in-press - 12 Nov 2014
The United States has more wind energy powering its grid than any other country in the world. Some mistakenly believe that China has become the leading producer of wind energy, surpassing the U.S. in this sector like so many others. It is true that China has more megawatts (MW) of wind turbines installed than the U.S. — over 90,000 …
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WindEnergy Hamburg 2014
- IKEA just announced their largest investment in global wind energy with the purchase of a second wind farm in Cameron County, Texas.
This complements IKEA’s 98 MW wind asset in Illinois, whose purchase was announced in April of this year. The two facilities together are expected to generate close to 1,000 gigawatthours of electricity (to put that in perspective, according to IKEA that is enough to power about 90,00 average U.S. homes).
IKEA now owns and operates 279 wind turbines in nine different countries. The company has a total planned investment of $1.9 billion in wind and solar through the end of next year.
While it certainly doesn’t hurt IKEA’s brand image and reflects the company’s commitment to address the issue of climate change, such an investment also makes business sense. It allows IKEA to put in place long-term hedges against fluctuating electricity costs.
For full story: http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterdetwiler/2014/11/18/ikea-announces-its-largest-global-wind-investment-to-date-165-megawatts-in-texas/
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