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GWEC launches Memorial Award in honour of late CEO Steve Sawyer

On the occasion of Earth Day, GWEC has launched a memorial award in honour of its late CEO Steve Sawyer – REvolutionaries: The Steve Sawyer Memorial Award. The award will honour Steve鈥檚 life mission to pioneer the global energy transition, recognising young leaders in the renewable energy sector in developing countries.

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Women in Wind Global Leadership Program announces 2020 Participants and Global Ambassadors to accelerate greater gender diversity in the wind sector

Today on International Women鈥檚 Day, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women鈥檚 Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) have announced this year鈥檚 participants for their jointly organised Women in Wind Global Leadership Program. After receiving over 110 highly competitive applications for this year鈥檚 program, GWEC and GWNET have chosen 15 participants from 13 countries in emerging markets across the world.

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GWEC and JWPA launch joint Task Force to drive offshore wind growth in Japan

Today the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) have announced that they have formed a joint Japan Offshore Wind Task Force to drive offshore wind growth in Japan. As of December 2019, Japan has 65.6MW of offshore wind capacity, including five floating turbines totalling 19MW. However, the full scale of Japan鈥檚 offshore wind potential has yet to be unlocked due to regulatory and industrial bottlenecks, both of which this Task Force aims to address.

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