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Karin Ohlenforst joins the GWEC team as Director of Market Intelligence

Karin Ohlenforst has agreed to join GWEC as its new Director of Market Intelligence and will start in the role on 1 December 2018. Karin will develop GWEC’s newly formed Market Intelligence unit, which will support GWEC’s policy and stakeholder engagement world-wide and create proprietary insight for GWEC’s members. “Karin will bring invaluable insight and …

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Participate in a Global Gender and Renewable Energy survey

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), with support from GWNET and REN21, is undertaking a global Gender and Renewable Energy survey. The objective of the survey is to gather quantitative and qualitative insights on the current status of women’s participation in the renewable energy sector, existing challenges and potential solutions to improve gender diversity. The …

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Floating wind: Industry leaders collaborate to demonstrate transformative ‘TetraSpar’ concept in Norway

Essen, 5 October 2018 – innogy SE, Shell and Stiesdal Offshore Technologies A/S (SOT) have signed an investment and cooperation agreement today committing the partners to build a demonstration project using SOT’s ‘TetraSpar’ floating foundation concept. Its modular layout consists of a tubular steel main structure with a suspended keel. It is expected to offer important competitive advantages over …

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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. …

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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 …

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