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  • spotlight - 23 Sep 2014

    Sigmar Gabriel praises “amazing development” of the industry at WindEnergy Hamburg

    WindEnergy Hamburg was opened on Monday evening by Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, and Vice-Chancellor of Germany. This is the premiere for WindEnergy at the Hamburg Fair site. “Wind power has established itself worldwide, both as an economically viable industry and as a major element in energy policy,” said Sigmar Gabriel. “That is a great success …

  • spotlight - 22 Sep 2014

    German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, GWEC CEO Steve Sawyer and President and CEO of Hamburg Messe Bernd Aufderheide at high level press conference of WindEnergy Hamburg

    Steve Sawyer, CEO of GWEC: “We’re rapidly moving towards a sustainable energy future…but ‘Business as usual’ means that we’ll all soon be out of business. Time is the one thing we don’t have.”


    The global wind market continues to power ahead, led by China, and with booming new markets in Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. New markets …

  • spotlight - 21 Sep 2014

    Member discount on Ben Backwell’s new book

    The Recharge News Editor-in-Chief Ben Backwell’s book titled Wind Power-The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry, with a foreword from Steve Sawyer, was released earlier this autumn.  . We talked to Ben about his new book:

    What inspired you to write this book?

    I wanted to capture some of the excitement of being involved in the …

  • gwec-in-press - 17 Sep 2014

    New book charts wind’s ‘wild ride’

    Recharge News

    A major new book on the wind sector charts its growth from its earliest days in the 1970s to the huge global industry it has become – as well as addressing key questions about its future.

    In Wind Power: The Struggle for Control of a New Industry author Ben Backwell  – editor in chief of Recharge and one of the renewable energy sector’s leading  journalists  – …

  • gwec-in-press - 15 Sep 2014

    Wind Energy Pilot Project on TN Coast

    The New Indian Express

    CHENNAI: Planning to tap offshore wind energy, the Centre has  identified Tamil Nadu and Gujarat coasts to launch two pilot projects through a joint venture company.  Sites for the proposed projects would be selected by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), according to Alok Shrivastava, Joint Secretary of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

    The move comes …

  • gwec-in-press - 15 Sep 2014

    India advances offshore ambitions

    Recharge News

    India will finalise sites for its first offshore wind farms by the end of the year, a senior government official told media in the country in what appears to be an acceleration of its ambitions in the sector.

    The Indian government is already in talks with state authorities over two pilot projects totalling 100MW off the coasts of Tamil Nadu …