The Global Wind Energy Council (“GWEC”), the trade organisation representing the global wind industry, and Informa Markets, the world’s leading global events and digital business, have announced a strategic long-term partnership that will create a series of world leading wind power and energy transition events from 2021 onwards. Informa’s world-class expertise in organising live and digital events, will strongly propel GWEC’s mission of developing new and emerging markets for wind energy, scale the industry’s geographic footprint and foster dynamic debates among global stakeholders.
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) welcomes the recent decision by the Vietnamese government to approve an extension of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme for wind power in the country. However, the proposed dramatic reduction to the FIT risks seriously damaging the growth of Vietnam’s promising wind power sector, slowing down investment and the creation of new jobs and making it harder for Vietnam to meet growing energy demand.
OREAC: 1,400 GW of offshore wind by 2050 achievable with increased government commitment and collaboration
The Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition (OREAC) is calling on governments to ramp up their offshore renewable energy ambition to achieve the coalition’s vision of 1,400 GW of offshore wind by 2050. To support the rapid, global scale-up of ocean-based clean energy, OREAC has published ‘The Power of Our Ocean’ as a guiding document for countries to accelerate offshore wind development and reap the socioeconomic, environmental and health benefits it can offer.
GWEC to launch GWEC India to help develop India’s vast wind power potential and support green recovery
Today, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced that they will establish GWEC India to work with government and stakeholders to renew momentum around wind power development and support India in achieving its ambitious renewable energy targets. The new industry association will focus on building out India’s huge potential and local supply capacity, addressing regulatory bottlenecks, sharing best international practices and experience and facilitating dialogue and cooperation between government and industry stakeholders.
Francis Jayasurya, an experienced professional in the India’s wind energy sector, has joined the GWEC team as India Director to support the organisation’s activities in driving forward India’s wind energy market.
Africa and Middle East add 894MW of wind energy capacity in 2019, market expected to grow by over 10.7GW by 2024
The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows Africa and the Middle East installed 894MW capacity of wind power in 2019, a decrease of 7 per cent on the previous year which saw 962MW installed. However, faster growth is on the horizon with GWEC Market Intelligence’s preliminary forecasts expecting 10.7GW of wind energy capacity to be installed between 2020-2024, an increase of 167% on current market status.
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is pleased to welcome Mingyang Smart Energy Group as its latest board level member. Mingyang is one of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers and clean energy integrated solution providers with over 17GW of wind energy capacity installed globally as of 2018.
The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows North, Central and South America and the Caribbean installed 13,427MW capacity of onshore wind power in 2019, an increase of 12 per cent on the previous year which saw 11,892MW installed.
Women in Wind Global Leadership Program announces call for applications to empower women working in the wind industry
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) have announced the call for applications for the second edition of their joint 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.
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.