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  • 24 Jun 2016 / gwec-in-press

    China’s offshore wind power plans lag, 2020 target under threat

    Reuters

    BEIJING, June 24 China is lagging far behind its target to boost the country’s offshore wind power capacity due to technical problems and high costs, which in the absence of more state subsidies could dent its plans to install 10 gigawatts (GW) by 2020, developers said.

    China is the world’s top generator of electricity from wind turbines, with 145 GW of …

  • 22 Jun 2016 / gwec-in-press

    How small data from material science accurately predicts failure rates and more

    Windpower Engineering & Development

    Wind power set a record breaking 22% increase in annual installations for 2015. There are at least 281,924 wind turbines generating 432,883 MW of power around the globe. In the United States alone, about 48,500 turbines generate 74,471 MW, enough to power about 20 million American homes, according to the Global …

  • 20 Jun 2016 / gwec-in-press

    Quijote y sus molinos

    Montevideo Portal

    “Uruguay es realmente el líder ahora” en el desarrollo de energías renovables, dijo Steve Sawyer, secretario general del Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica.

     América Latina “ha sido lenta” en el desarrollo de energías renovables, dijo a Efe el secretario general del Consejo Mundial de Energía Eólica, Steve Sawyer, presente en Montevideo para un encuentro de dos días que reúne a …

  • 20 Jun 2016 / gwec-in-press

    Gamesa, Siemens join forces to create global wind power leader

    Channel News Asia

    The announcement followed months of negotiations between the two companies and it comes as demand for wind power surges with countries developing more renewable energy to comply with emissions cut targets.

    Spanish renewable energy group Gamesa and German engineering giant Siemens said on Friday (Jun 17) they have agreed to combine their wind power businesses to create one …

  • 17 Jun 2016 / gwec-in-press

    US Wind Industry Highlights 66% Drop In Costs Of Wind Generated Electricity

    Clean Technica

    The US wind industry has celebrated the 10th annual Global Wind Day this week by highlighting the 66% drop in the costs of wind-generated electricity.

    According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), over the past six years the cost of wind-generated electricity in the US has dropped by 66%.

    “From the corn fields of Iowa to the windswept plains of …

  • 16 Jun 2016 / gwec-in-press

    Global Wind Employment Passes 1 Million

    CleanTechnica

    Global wind employment grew by 5% during 2015 to reach 1.1 million, according to new figures published by the Global Wind Energy Council.

    New figures published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) this week reveal that the record growth of the wind industry’s installed capacity was reflected by growth in the industry’s employment figures, which increased 5% during 2015, reaching …