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  • gwec-in-press - 22 Jul 2014

    Question of the Week: can you promote wind to the people?

    Windpower Monthly

    Following from Global Wind Day, organised by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), Windpower Monthly asks if there is more the industry could be doing to promote the sector to the wider public.

    We spoke to Greenpeace chief scientist Dr Doug Parr, Vestas chief marketing officer Morten …

  • gwec-in-press - 22 Jul 2014

    Global Wind Day 2014 — Iran signs up

    Windpower Monthly

    Iran is the latest country to join Global Wind Day to promote wind energy to the public.

    Global Wind Day, organised by the Gloabel Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), takes place on 15 June every year to promote wind energy to the public.

    The event has …

  • gwec-in-press - 17 Jul 2014

    How often do wind turbines catch fire? And does it matter?

    The Carbon Brief

    Wind turbines are essentially small buckets of lubricating oil on top of a large metal stick, with rotating wings attached. Add a strike of lightning, a short circuit or a mechanical fault and they occasionally set alight. While that might make a good photo, no one’s sure how big a problem it …

  • gwec-in-press - 17 Jul 2014

    China Three Years Late on Installing Offshore Wind Farms

    Bloomberg

    China is three years behind schedule on a plan that would make it the world’s biggest market for offshore wind, a setback for the $15 billion industry that’s seeking to produce affordable electricity from the one of nature’s most reliable energy sources.

    China set out an ambitious plan in 2011 to build 5,000 megawatts of offshore wind turbines in four years, …

  • gwec-in-press - 04 Jul 2014

    IL&FS Energy joins Indian first ever offshore wind project for energy

    Steel Guru

    IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited has joined India’s first ever offshore wind project consortium for developing the country’s strategy for offshore wind energy and proposing a suitable regulatory policy framework. IL&FS, which is one of India’s leading infrastructure development companies, signed a MoU with the FOWIND consortium, which is being funded by the EU and led by Global …

  • spotlight - 01 Jul 2014

    Centrum Rozwoju Energetyki joins GWEC

    GWEC is pleased to welcome Centrum Rozwoju Energetyki (CRE) on board as a new member of its influential circle of members promoting wind energy around the globe. CRE has been for years one of the leading Polish companies providing construction, design, implementation and management of wind power, PV and biogas projects.

    CRE offers engineering and legal advice for wind …