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gwec-in-press - 22 Jul 2014
WORLDWIDE: 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 expanded in …
gwec-in-press - 17 Jul 2014
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 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
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 …
gwec-in-press - 27 Jun 2014
Scientists at the University of Minnesota (UMN) used snowflakes from a winter snowstorm to study the airflow patterns around large wind turbines. This measurement technique could prove valuable to improving wind energy efficiency.
The Global Wind Energy Council expects wind installations of at least 47 GW in 2014, a dramatic increase over 2013 levels. However, this number could be even …
gwec-in-press - 19 Jun 2014
Cape Town – South Africa’s new wind power industry is booming, courtesy of government support through its renewable energy procurement programme.
And while communities living alongside wind farms stand to benefit hugely, getting the right mechanisms in place to ensure that mandatory benefits accrue to affected communities is the “Holy Grail” of the burgeoning industry.
This was the word from the …
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- Companies ramping up renewable energy activities
Imagine if several of the world’s largest companies joined together to make clear their common interests in accessing renewable energy. Such an accord, if it contained actionable intent, would send a potent signal to the energy market that corporate renewable energy demand is serious business.
In fact this declaration has actually happened, thanks to World Wildlife Fund and World Resources Institute’s impressive facilitation. Last week, WWF released a set of principles signed by leading Fortune 500 companies—including Bloomberg, Facebook, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, Novelis, Procter & Gamble, REI, Sprint, and Walmart—that frame the challenges and needs they are facing as large renewable energy buyers.
With a combined renewable energy target of 8.4 million megawatt-hours (MWh) per year through 2020, the 12 participating companies equate to substantial demand. Read full story at http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/fortune-500-companies-declare-renewables-buyers-principles-71562
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