Wind power to bounce back in 2014

According to Treehugger : ”  At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries had a combined capacity of 318,000 megawatts, which would be enough to meet the residential electricity needs of the European Union.” ” New data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) show that wind developers built… Continue reading Wind power to bounce back in 2014

Global wind capacity to exceed 300 GW this year

As Cleantechnica reported, according to data collected from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), global wind capacity may exceed 300 gigawatts this year. As Greenpeace pointed out (see left), this represents the capacity of all power plants in Mexico and South and Central Americas. In 2012, the global… Continue reading Global wind capacity to exceed 300 GW this year

Ireland to go green, with 40 percent renewables

I have fond memories of my year in Ireland when I was studying for my Bachelor of Arts at the Dublin Institute of Technology. This is why I am particularly happy to note that the country has ambitious renewable energies goals for 2020. Ireland is indeed willing to have 40 percent of its electricity coming… Continue reading Ireland to go green, with 40 percent renewables

Global wind capacity grows to 238 GW

Here are great news concerning wind energy. To Sustainable Business : ” In 2011, just over 41 gigawatts (GW) of wind capacity was installed, bringing the world total to 238 GW, reports the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). “ ” This represents an increase of 21%, with an increase in the size of the annual… Continue reading Global wind capacity grows to 238 GW

Global wind capacity grew 24 percent in 2010

To CleanTechies : ” Worldwide installed wind capacity grew by 38.3 GW in 2010, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. That’s an increase of 24% in global wind capacity “. This is as much as what was installed in 2009. China alone installed nearly half of it alone with 18.9 GW. The United States… Continue reading Global wind capacity grew 24 percent in 2010

Prepare for a wind energy century

Last week the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a report stating the United States could get twenty percent of their electricity by offshore wind by 2030. On the other side of the Pacific Ocean, China installed 13,8 GW of capacity in 2009 alone, to reach a capacity of 25,8 GW. A report notes… Continue reading Prepare for a wind energy century

A global wind energy boom

If you think 2009 was a rotten year for all businesses, read on. To the Global Wind Energy Council 37.5 GW of wind energy capacity was installed in 2009 alone. This represents a 31 percent increase over 2008. In Europe, capacity grew up by 10 GW and investors pumped 13 billion euros into the industry.… Continue reading A global wind energy boom

World’s latest news on wind power

According to the Global Wind Energy Council, global wind power capacity reached 120 GW in 2008. This represents an increase of 28.8 percent compared to 2007. All these installations totaled $47 billion. This is the occasion for me to present you the various news I came across on this topic in the past few weeks.… Continue reading World’s latest news on wind power