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  • spotlight - 22 Sep 2014

    German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, GWEC CEO Steve Sawyer and President and CEO of Hamburg Messe Bernd Aufderheide at high level press conference of WindEnergy Hamburg

    Steve Sawyer, CEO of GWEC: “We’re rapidly moving towards a sustainable energy future…but ‘Business as usual’ means that we’ll all soon be out of business. Time is the one thing we don’t have.”


    The global wind market continues to power ahead, led by China, and with booming new markets in Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. New markets …

  • gwec-in-press - 17 Sep 2014

    New book charts wind’s ‘wild ride’

    Recharge News

    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

    Wind Energy Pilot Project on TN Coast

    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 advances offshore ambitions

    Recharge News

    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

    A Clean Energy Future Is Technically Feasible, But Is It Politically Possible?

    Huffington Post

    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

    EWEA calls on new Commissioner-designates to take the reins on Europe’s energy future

    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.

    EWEA …