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  • gwec-in-press - 17 Apr 2015

    France not to lift wind turbine distance requirement to 1 km

    SeeNews

    Members of the French parliament on April 15 voted against the proposed doubling of the minimum distance between wind turbines and homes to 1 km (0.62 miles), so it will remain unchanged at 500 metres.

    The 1-km rule was proposed by the Senate. France’s Wind Energy Association (FEE) had warned previously that if such an increase was accepted, approximately 85% of …

  • press-releases - 16 Apr 2015

    Wind Industry upbeat as government energy response creates another 4-5 year visibility for wind power in SA

    In a far-reaching expression of a clean energy vision, the Department of Energy today announced that the procurement of renewable energy will be accelerated and expanded. In announcing the preferred bidders for REIPPPP Round 4, the Minister of Energy, the Honourable Ms Tina Joemat-Petterssen, announced that she intends making a ministerial determination for an additional 6,300 MW of renewable energy …

  • gwec-in-press - 15 Apr 2015

    Wind energy to play significant role in Turkey

    Caspian Energy International

    Wind will play a significant role in Turkey’s continuously growing economy in the upcoming years, according to the International Energy Agency, IEA, official Monday. “Turkey is growing fast which is obviously good for the economy, and the growing population will increase energy demand,” said the Head of the Renewable Energy Division of the IEA, Paolo Frankl, in an …

  • gwec-in-press - 14 Apr 2015

    2015 Is the Record Breaking Year For the UK

    GreenMatch

    2014 was an exceptional year for the wind energy, but the recent statistics from 2015 are indicating an annual market growth of 44% and record installations of more than 51 gigawatts of wind energy. Results obtained from a study compiled by the Global Wind Energy Council shows, that China will continue their lead with 45% of the total annual market, …

  • gwec-in-press - 09 Apr 2015

    Turbines fit well with farming routines

    Hamilton NEWS

    From a renewable electricity perspective, New Zealand’s wind resource is globally admired and has proved to be cost-effective.

    Wind power contributes 5 per cent of New Zealand’s energy portfolio — enough to power 3000 homes a year.

    The Global Wind Energy Council says New Zealand’s wind resource is “spectacular” and one of the best in the world.

    Turbines installed in the Manawatu …

  • gwec-in-press - 08 Apr 2015

    Market Status: Sub-Saharan Africa – South Africa leaves neighbours behind

    Windpower Monthly

    While parts of sub-Saharan Africa are providing piecemeal opportunities to international wind developers, South Africa entered a league of its own in 2014 as a fully-fledged wind market.

    It reached 575MW commissioned by end-2014, against just 10MW online a year earlier, according to the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA). The rest of the sub-Sahara region has 324MW online …