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gwec-in-press - 22 Jan 2015
Tampa Bay Times
President Barack Obama devoted a portion of his State of the Union address to talking up America’s energy trends, including being a leader in our own energy production.
“We believed we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil and protect our planet,” he said. “And today, America is No. 1 in oil and gas. America is No. 1 in wind …
gwec-in-press - 21 Jan 2015
As an innovative floating wind turbine is launched off the Portuguese coast, and the Germans start touting wind farms to tourists, we asked Morten Albaek, Group SVP & CMO of Vestas about the state of the wind energy industry, and a little about himself too.
Vestas is the world’s leading wind power company, and Denmark is known for its progressive …
gwec-in-press - 19 Jan 2015
EI New Energy
This year should bring fresh challenges and opportunities in the shift from fossilfuels to alternatives — many hinging, at least partly, on whether countries can finallyreach a climate accord with some serious teeth at UN talks in Paris later this year.With the upcoming climate conference in the background, a number of other shiftsare bubbling up, from falling solar …
news - 19 Jan 2015
Renewable energy now cost advantageous, especially when accounting for the cost of pollution, ill health
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 17 January 2015 – The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed in a …
news - 19 Jan 2015
Check the animation to see the Earth’s warming climate, recorded in monthly measurements from land and sea over 135 years. Temperatures are displayed in degrees above or below the 20th-century average. Thirteen of the 14 hottest years are in the 21st century.
gwec-in-press - 12 Jan 2015
Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment and remains, far and away, the world’s largest market for glass-fiber-reinforced composites.
Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment and remains, far and away, the world’s largest market for glass-fiber-reinforced composites. The 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC, Brussels, Belgium) Global Wind Energy Outlook reports that global wind …
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- President Barack Obama : U.S. leads world in wind energy production
President Obama also mentioned wanting an effective policy to combat climate change. “According to the President, the U.S. is in the market for climate solutions,” said Kiernan. “With wind energy being one of the biggest, fastest, cheapest ways to reduce carbon emissions, we have a great solution to offer.”
Wind power will be a key tool for states to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) first-ever proposed rule to reduce carbon pollution at existing power plants while maintaining an affordable, reliable energy system. In 2013, wind reduced carbon pollution by 127 million short tons, 5 percent of total electric sector emissions or the equivalent of taking 20 million cars off the road.
President Obama’s State of the Union: U.S. leads world in wind energy production
Washington, D.C. Jan. 20 —In his State of the Union speech tonight, President Obama highlighted U.S. wind energy leadership as an American success story.
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