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North and Latin America increased wind power installations by 62% in 2020

According to the latest data released by GWEC Market Intelligence, 2020 was a record year for wind power growth in both North and Latin America, with nearly 22 GW of capacity installed despite COVID-19 impacts, demonstrating the incredible resilience of the wind industry and solidifying its crucial role in the region.

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Women in Wind: 15 participants from 11 emerging markets announced for the third edition of the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program to advance gender equality in the wind industry

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) have announced the participants for the third edition of their jointly organised Women in Wind Global Leadership Program which aims to enhance gender diversity across the wind sector.

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Africa is only tapping into 0.01% of its wind power potential

According to the latest data released by GWEC Market Intelligence, the global offshore wind industry had its second-best year ever in 2020 installing over 6 GW of new capacity, keeping growth on track despite the impacts of COVID-19 felt in other energy sectors. This growth was driven by a record year in China, which lead the world in new annual offshore wind capacity for the third year in a row, and installed over half of the new offshore wind capacity globally last year.

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China installed half of new global offshore wind capacity during 2020 in record year

According to the latest data released by GWEC Market Intelligence, the global offshore wind industry had its second-best year ever in 2020 installing over 6 GW of new capacity, keeping growth on track despite the impacts of COVID-19 felt in other energy sectors. This growth was driven by a record year in China, which lead the world in new annual offshore wind capacity for the third year in a row, and installed over half of the new offshore wind capacity globally last year.

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Global Renewables Bodies Call on Mexico’s Government to Restore the Country’s Transition to Clean Energy

– Today the leading global renewable energy bodies, The Global Wind Energy Council and The Global Solar Council, jointly called upon the government of Mexico to urgently restore the country’s transition away from expensive and polluting fossil fuels, and reset the course to a sustainable future based on competitive, clean renewable energy.

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GWEC India and MEC+ team up to catalyse growth in India’s wind industry through enhanced knowledge partnership  

The Global Wind Energy Council India (GWEC India) and MEC Intelligence (MEC+) announced today that the two organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together on building out market intelligence and evidence-driven policy recommendations to accelerate India’s energy transition.

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Calgary to host Canada’s Wind Energy Leaders

Industry event to explore conditions for sustainable wind energy growth and its influence on grid evolution as Canada’s most cost-effective source of new electricity

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) invites members of the media to attend the CanWEA Spring Forum on April 10 and 11, 2018 at the Westin Calgary.

At the event, wind industry leaders will share updates, outline key trends, and detail emerging opportunities in the nation’s major renewable energy markets—including Alberta. The province’s drive to phase out coal-fired electricity and diversify its grid have thrust it into the top ranks of Canadian wind-energy markets. A recent power auction in Alberta confirmed that wind is now the most cost-competitive source of new electricity in Canada.

In an opening keynote address, CanWEA president Robert Hornung will outline how wind energy must now build on its cost-competitiveness to provide a broader range of products and services to the grid while building long-term partnerships with landowners and local and Indigenous communities that will ensure wind energy can reliably, responsibly, and cost-effectively deliver the clean power needed in Alberta and across Canada while delivering substantial local economic benefits.

CanWEA will also welcome the president of the Conservative Energy Network to its Spring Forum stage. The Michigan-based organization is building a coalition of conservatives advocating for increased renewable energy development across the United States.

For more information, please see the CanWEA Spring Forum detailed program.

Date:                                    

April 10 and 11, 2018

Location:                            

The Westin Calgary
320 4th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2S6

To apply for media accreditation, contact Ameera Shivji, Public Affairs Advisor – Prairies, at ameerashivji@canwea.ca. Please include a brief description of your primary area of interest.

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About the Canadian Wind Energy Association

CanWEA is the voice of Canada’s wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy. A national non-profit association, CanWEA serves as Canada’s leading source of credible information about the social, economic and environmental benefits of wind energy. Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and learn more at canwea.ca.

For more information or for interview opportunities, please contact:
Ameera Shivji, Public Affairs Advisor, Prairies
Canadian Wind Energy Association
403-815-1407
ameerashivji@canwea.ca