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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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GWEC and GWO join forces to power the global wind energy workforce

Today the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have signed a partnership agreement to ensure that that the wind industry creates sufficient levels of skills, safety and other essential training to power wind energy development and the huge increase of jobs in the sector that the global energy transition requires.

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Argentina unveils new landmark renewables and grid capacity tender

The Undersecretary for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency of Argentina, Sebastian Kind, has unveiled a landmark new renewables and grid capacity tender today during the Global Market Session hosted by the Global Wind Energy Council at the WindEurope 2019 Conference & Exhibition, chaired by Ben Backwell, CEO of GWEC.

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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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