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gwec-in-press - 22 Jul 2014
WORLDWIDE: Iran is the latest country to join Global Wind Day to promote wind energy to the public.
Global Wind Day, organised by the Gloabel Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), takes place on 15 June every year to promote wind energy to the public.
The event has expanded in …
gwec-in-press - 17 Jul 2014
China is three years behind schedule on a plan that would make it the world’s biggest market for offshore wind, a setback for the $15 billion industry that’s seeking to produce affordable electricity from the one of nature’s most reliable energy sources.
China set out an ambitious plan in 2011 to build 5,000 megawatts of offshore wind turbines in four years, …
gwec-in-press - 04 Jul 2014
IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited has joined India’s first ever offshore wind project consortium for developing the country’s strategy for offshore wind energy and proposing a suitable regulatory policy framework. IL&FS, which is one of India’s leading infrastructure development companies, signed a MoU with the FOWIND consortium, which is being funded by the EU and led by Global …
spotlight - 01 Jul 2014
GWEC is pleased to welcome Centrum Rozwoju Energetyki (CRE) on board as a new member of its influential circle of members promoting wind energy around the globe. CRE has been for years one of the leading Polish companies providing construction, design, implementation and management of wind power, PV and biogas projects.
CRE offers engineering and legal advice for wind …
gwec-in-press - 27 Jun 2014
Scientists at the University of Minnesota (UMN) used snowflakes from a winter snowstorm to study the airflow patterns around large wind turbines. This measurement technique could prove valuable to improving wind energy efficiency.
The Global Wind Energy Council expects wind installations of at least 47 GW in 2014, a dramatic increase over 2013 levels. However, this number could be even …
gwec-in-press - 19 Jun 2014
Cape Town – South Africa’s new wind power industry is booming, courtesy of government support through its renewable energy procurement programme.
And while communities living alongside wind farms stand to benefit hugely, getting the right mechanisms in place to ensure that mandatory benefits accrue to affected communities is the “Holy Grail” of the burgeoning industry.
This was the word from the …
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- Studies Show That the Move to Renewables Will Save Consumers Money
Let’s take a look at some numbers in recent studies conducted in the US: MISO expects to see annual savings $12.2 billion achieved by installing 40 GW of wind power by 2020. After accounting for additional infrastructure cost, that’s a net benefit of $9.4 billion, or $241 per person. PJM’s report shows a savings of $14.5 billion per year, achieved by providing 22% of their power from windmills. That works out to net savings of $6.9 billion or $113 per person after the integration costs are factored in. NYISO’s plan to add 8GW by 2016, will reduce operational costs by $1.8 billion, or $65 per person. Last, but not least, according to NREL, Western Interconnect, will save, by providing 33% of their power from solar and wind, $7 billion per year, or $83 per person. Infrastructure costs, works out to 2% of the total savings achieved.
In a nutshell, what these reports show is that when conservatives scream and complain about how the new EPA rules governing power plant emissions are going to raise the price of electricity, they are simply wrong.
See more at: http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/studies-show-that-the-move-to-renewables-will-save-consumers-money#sthash.aqI4Ne1p.dpuf
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