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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...

2013-02-27 08:23:05

BRUSSELS, February 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have launched a global photo competition - 'Discover the stories behind wind energy'. Why? Because wind energy is more than a technology. It captures the imagination, inspires, fascinates and captivates. Many people have a wind energy story they can share through a photo and text. Deadline for submissions is 5 May 2013. The first prize...

2013-02-12 12:21:41

New survey shows high public support for further wind development in Ontario and Quebec OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its 2012 market statistics, showing continued expansion of the market, with global installed wind energy capacity increasing by 19 per cent in 2012 to 282,000 MW. Canada remains a global wind energy leader as it experienced the 9(th) largest increase in installed capacity in 2012 (936 MW).  Both China and...

2012-05-30 06:27:01

SHANGHAI, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Offshore Wind China 2012 Conference and Exhibition, Asia's largest and the world's second largest wind power event, will take place in Shanghai between 30 May and 1 June 2012, with the aim of promoting offshore wind power development not only locally in the Shanghai area but also worldwide. The exhibition session will take place at Shanghai New International Expo Center, while the meeting session will be held at Shangri-La's Kerry Hotel...

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...

2012-04-17 06:22:36

50,000 MW of new wind energy capacity projected to be built in North America in the next five years and emerging markets are playing a growing role in driving the fast-growing wind energy sector worldwide OTTAWA, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Canada will enjoy another record year for wind energy development in 2012 with the addition of approximately 1,500 MW of new installed capacity, according to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). The projection was highlighted in the...

2012-01-20 05:45:00

BRUSSELS, January 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - A chance to show wind energy as it has never been seen before - Winner to get EUR1,000 Amazon voucher and winning photo to become part of professional photography archive; five runners up get EUR250 - Winning photos to be announced by Global Wind Day, 15 June 2012 A wind energy photo competition, open to all, was launched today. In the run-up to Global Wind Day on 15 June - the annual day...

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...

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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...

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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...