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New Africa Wind Energy Handbook to pave the way for wind energy growth in African Markets

Today, the Global Wind Energy Council has released the first segment of its Africa Handbook, a comprehensive guide that sets out for policy makers and stakeholders the opportunities and practical implementation steps necessary to create thriving wind energy sectors in African markets. This release comes on the occasion of Windaba 2019, the largest event of its kind for the wind industry on the African continent.

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Industry and government remain confident in a bright future for wind energy in Argentina

Today, leaders in the global and local wind industry, investors, and government stakeholders from across the political spectrum gathered in Buenos Aires on the occasion of the second edition of Argentina Wind Power, organised by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Cámara Eólica Argentina and Grupo La Nacion, to discuss the future of the burgeoning wind energy industry in Argentina.

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GWEC launches its official Market Intelligence platform in Bilbao

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched its Market Intelligence platform during a Press Conference at WindEurope 2019 in Bilbao. GWEC Market Intelligence provides a series of insights and data-based analysis on the development of the global wind industry, and is now accessible online for GWEC Members.

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GWEC: Global Wind Report forecasts over 300 GW capacity to be added in next 5 years – growth to come from emerging markets and offshore wind

The Global Wind Energy Council has published the 14th edition of the Global Wind Report, the wind industry’s flagship publication which provides a comprehensive view of the sector. Data in the report confirms that 2018 was a positive year for the wind industry, with 51.3 GW of new installations. Market-based mechanisms, such as auctions, tenders and Green Certificates were the main drivers behind new installations in 2018.

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GWEC announces Women in Wind Global Leadership Program to advance female leadership and representation in wind industry

The Global Wind Energy Council has partnered with the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) to launch the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program. The program is designed to accelerate the careers of women in the wind industry, support their pathway to leadership positions and foster a global network of mentorship, knowledge-sharing and empowerment.

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51.3 GW of global wind capacity installed in 2018

The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council shows that the wind energy industry installed 51.3 GW of new capacity in 2018. Since 2014, the global wind market’s growth has been stable, installing above 50 GW of new capacity each year.

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Asia-Pacific installed 24.9 GW new onshore wind capacity during 2018

The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows Asia-Pacific installed 24.9 GW capacity of onshore wind power in 2018, an increase of 4.2% compared to 2017. The preview data from GWEC’s Global Wind Report forecasts that a further 145 GW of onshore wind capacity will be added by 2023 – this would mean that total installed onshore capacity will reach over 400 GW in the region.

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