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  • gwec-in-press - 28 Aug 2014

    Met Office alert for Germany


    The UK’s Met Office is now offering its renewable energy services in Germany to help the nation deliver on its offshore wind ambitions.

    The BIS agency said it “hopes to provide a solution to some of the challenges faced in the German market place, including construction methods, high capital expenditure, operational costs and future feed …

  • gwec-in-press - 28 Aug 2014

    IN DEPTH: Brazil’s local discontent

    Recharge news

    Serious questions are being asked in Brazil as to whether turbine makers will be able to meet the strict new local-content rules that come into force at the start of 2016.

    The scramble for local parts will lead to “substandard components at inflated costs”, says Global Wind Energy Council boss Steve Sawyer. This will …

  • spotlight - 28 Aug 2014

    Policy uncertainty threatens to slow renewable energy momentum

    IEA forecast sees renewable power as a cost-competitive option in an increasing number of cases, but facing growing risks to deployment over the medium term

    PARIS, 28 August – The expansion of renewable energy will slow over the next five years unless policy uncertainty is diminished, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today in its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market …

  • news - 27 Aug 2014

    WINDABA 2014: Power2thePeople: Changing lives through wind energy

    Wind energy conference to focus on community benefit and economic development

    As the South African energy sector continues to look for injections of hope, the South African Wind Energy Association’s (SAWEAs) official conference ‘Windaba’ promises to be more popular than ever in its fourth consecutive year. Already the wind industry is adding significant quantities of desperately needed electricity to the national …

  • gwec-in-press - 04 Aug 2014

    Copenhagen to Be the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Capital


    While other countries debate whether to install wind turbines offshore or in remote areas, Denmark is building them right in its capital. Three windmills were recently inaugurated in a Copenhagen neighbourhood, and the city plans to add another 97.

    “We’ve made a very ambitious commitment to make Copenhagen CO2-neutral by 2025,” Frank Jensen, the mayor, says. “But going green isn’t …

  • gwec-in-press - 01 Aug 2014

    Straight talking: Another country must take on climate leadership

    Windpower Monthly

    WORLDWIDE: I was back at UN headquarters in New York in June for the first Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4ALL), part of UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon’s initiative to achieve universal access to modern energy and double the efficiency and renewable-energy penetration in the global energy supply, all by 2030.

    The goals are ambitious enough, yet they also reflect the …