Category Archives: Press releases

Shell Joins the Global Wind Energy Council as a board level member

Beijing, 19 October 2018

Shell joins GWEC as a board level member
The move comes as Shell expands its wind business as part of the Shell New Energies Strategy
Shell is participating in GWEC’s Offshore Taskforce

Shell has joined the Global Wind Energy Council as a board level member.

Ben Backwell, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council, says: “We are delighted to have Shell …

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GWEC creates Taskforce to accelerate Global Offshore Wind deployment

Asia, North America seen leading push for widespread adoption of Offshore Wind outside of Europe
Wind energy pioneer Henrik Stiesdal to support initiative to accelerate Offshore Wind in global markets

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has created a new Offshore Wind Taskforce to accelerate the development of offshore wind technology in non-European markets such as Asia and North America.

The Taskforce will …

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With the official announcement of Round 3 of the RenovAr, the first day of Argentina Wind Power finished today

Buenos Aires, September 6, 2018 – During the first day of the conference “Argentina Wind Power 2018”, organized by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the Under Secretary of Renewable Energy of the Nation, Sebastián Kind, announced Round 3 of the RenovAr program, known as MiniRen, which will be launched in October.

This new round will offer 400 MW of power …

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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind joins the Global Wind Energy Council

1 August, Brussels-Aarhus – MHI Vestas, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of offshore wind turbines, has joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the trade body which represents the global wind industry. 

The company will join GWEC’s board of directors and play an active role in GWEC’s work to open up markets for offshore wind around the world.

“We are delighted that MHI …

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Europe adds 4.5 GW of wind energy in first half of 2018

Europe added 4.5 GW of wind energy capacity in the first half of 2018, according to figures released today by WindEurope. The figure is down on the same period last year (6.1 GW) though is in line with expectations.

There was 3.3 GW of onshore wind, driven by Germany (1.6 GW), France (605 MW) and Denmark (202 MW).

The 1.1 GW of …

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German Onshore wind – Policy action needed now to achieve German and European climate targets

Berlin, 26 July 2018 – Following the record expansion year 2017 for onshore wind energy in Germany, new installations are declining in 2018 as expected. The figures collected by Deutsche WindGuard show a gross increase of 1,626 MW or 497 onshore turbines in the first semester of 2018; the net increase amounted to 1,505 MW. This corresponds to a 29 …

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GWEC appoints Ben Backwell as its new CEO

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the trade association representing the global wind sector, has appointed Ben Backwell as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He replaces Steve Sawyer, who joined GWEC as its first Secretary General in 2007. Sawyer will continue his work with GWEC as its Senior Policy Advisor. 

“We are delighted to have Ben join us as GWEC’s …

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New dates for Mexico WindPower 2019 

The eighth edition of Mexico WindPower 2019 will take place 20-21 March 2019 in Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City
This is a strategic change requested by industry players

June 2018, Mexico CityThe eight edition of Mexico WindPower will take place from 20-21 March 2019 in Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City.

Held eight consecutive years, Mexico WindPower is the …

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The local impact of wind energy in the spotlight on Global Wind Day

From niche technology, wind energy is now a global success story. The wind industry provides 260,000 quality high-skilled jobs in Europe. On a global scale, that figure is now 1.15 million.

Today is Global Wind Day, an opportunity for citizens around the world to learn more about and show their support for wind power.  It’s also an opportunity for companies …

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Vietnam Wind Power: Huge opportunities – Challenges remain

7 June, Hanoi – The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) opened its first ever wind power conference in Vietnam today, gathering leading national and international industry players to discuss the development of the sector with government. Vietnam has some of the richest wind resources in Southeast Asia; however, Vietnam’s wind market is still in the early stages with a total …

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