Latest Global Wind Energy Council Stories

2014-02-05 16:23:10

2013 - An Exceptional Year for Canada OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) today released its 2013 market statistics, showing global wind energy capacity has tripled over the past five years to reach a total of 318,137 MW. Despite slower growth rates in some countries, the amount of wind energy installed around the world still rose by over 12 per cent in 2013. Canada recorded exceptionally strong growth in 2013 with a record of close to 1,600 MW...

Long-Term Study Sheds New Light on Climate Change Impact Of Wind Farms
2012-04-29 14:12:51

Large wind farms located in certain regions of the United States can cause a slight increase in local temperatures, potentially impacting local climate and farming while also raising doubts about the long-term sustainability of wind power, various media outlets reported on Sunday. According to Robert Lee Hotz of the Wall Street Journal, researchers from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany and the University of Illinois spent nine years analyzing satellite readings of the...

2011-06-01 03:00:00

BRUSSELS, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On 15 June 2011, 'Global Wind Day', citizens from around the world can discover the benefits of wind energy while having fun. With Middle East instability affecting oil prices and debate over nuclear following Fukushima, the hundreds of events on offer on Global Wind Day will show people everywhere how wind can be part of a stable, clean energy future. From Austria to Australia to Japan, Canada to Uruguay, Germany to the Ukraine , citizens will...

2010-10-12 09:45:00

Wind power could provide more than one-fifth of the world's energy supply within the next two decades, according to a new study presented by Greenpeace International and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) on Tuesday. The Global Wind Energy Outlook 2010 or GWEO 2010 report suggests that wind energy could meet as much as 12-percent of the global power demand by 2020, while "achieving major greenhouse gas emissions reductions" in the process, the GWEC said in a statement posted to their...

2010-09-24 05:50:00

A Swedish energy company announced the opening of the largest offshore wind farm on Thursday, as the British government pushes to reduce carbon emissions that drive climate change, receiving a strong welcome from environmental campaigners. The farm consists of 100 installed giant turbines in the North Sea off the eastern Kent coast. Vattenfall, the company that built the farm, said a total of 341 turbines are planned for the farm. The farm has the potential to power 200,000 homes. The farm...

Word of the Day
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.