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Mr. Dana R. Younger joins GWEC as Senior Advisor to accelerate renewable energy investment

Mr. Dana R. Younger, a renewable energy finance specialist, has joined GWEC as a Senior Advisor to help the organisation step up its efforts to accelerate investment in wind power, particularly in emerging markets. Younger will help GWEC develop stronger relationships with leading financial institutions and institutional investors that are most active in financing renewable energy.

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GWEC and OLADE team-up to drive the energy transition in Latin America

The Global Wind Energy Council and OLADE, the Latin American Energy Association, have announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive the energy transition in Latin America. Both organisations have the objective of promoting energy security and the energy transition in Latin America, and this MoU will establish the basis for cooperation for the design and implementation of projects as well as reports and roadmaps for renewable energy development in the region.

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Wind industry calls for additional 7 GW of wind energy to be installed in Thailand by 2037

Today, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Thailand Wind Energy Association (ThaiWEA) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) joined forces in Bangkok to hold the first Thailand Wind Energy Roundtable. This roundtable discussion brought together Thai government stakeholders and industry players active in the region to constructively discuss how to strengthen onshore wind development in Thailand. With 1.5 GW of onshore wind already installed, the country has a technical potential of 13-17 GW which could be developed by increasing target ambitions and support schemes for wind energy in Thailand’s Power Development Plan (PDP).

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Wind industry commits to greater gender diversity at industry events

On the occasion of COP25’s Gender Day, 14 wind energy associations representing the industry across the world have committed to uphold best practices for gender diversity at their future industry events. Led by the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, a joint initiative between the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), a guide for ‘Best Practices for Gender Diversity at Industry Events’ was published today to support member associations in mainstreaming gender diversity across their events.

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Vietnam set for wind energy expansion with over 1 GW expected to be installed by 2021

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is hosting its annual Vietnam Wind Power Conference today for the second time running, gathering major international wind companies, energy authorities, financial institutions and regulators to discuss the potential for wind energy in Vietnam and the impact of renewables in the region.
On the occasion of this official industry event, GWEC launched its new South East Asia Task Force, a key tool to promote wind energy in these emerging markets. The group will act to engage governments and stakeholders in the region and will produce research and policy papers and much more in order to assist in the growth of the renewable energy sector in the region.

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GWEC welcomes Goldwind as a board level member

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is pleased to welcome Goldwind as its latest board level member. Goldwind is one of the world’s leading onshore and offshore wind turbine suppliers, operating across 6 continents with a total installed capacity of 51 GW.

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Wind Industry creates Africa Task Force to speed up development

The Global Wind Industry Council (GWEC) has set up a new Task Force to speed up and facilitate the development of wind energy in Africa.
The Task Force brings together leading developers, manufacturers and associations that are active in the African market, including Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Vestas, the South Africa Wind Energy Association, Africa Europe Energy Partnership, RES4Africa, Mainstream Renewable Power, Acciona Energia, GE Renewable Energy, NRG Systems, DNV-GL, Nordex, Goldwind, Aurora Wind Power.

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GWEC working with World Bank Group to hold intergovernmental forum on Offshore Wind in London

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) in cooperation with the World Bank Group, is organizing the first intergovernmental forum on emerging offshore wind markets in London during 25-28 June.

The forum will be attended by delegates from around 15 non-OECD governments as well as representatives from industry and investors, and will encompass a series of activities, including a seminar at the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), networking activities at Renewable UK’s Global Offshore Wind conference and exhibition and a study tour of offshore wind facilities in the northern UK.

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