China installed a total of 23 gigawatts of wind energy in 2016, nearly half the total 54 gigawatts that was brought online around the world, and continues to expand its lead over its nearest competitors, the United States and Germany. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published its annual statistics report for the global wind energy industry this week, revealing that a total of 54 gigawatts (GW) worth of wind energy was brought online in 2016, bringing the global cumulative total up to nearly 487 GW.

The Global Wind Energy Council released its biennial Global Wind Energy Outlook, outlining scenarios where wind could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030. The report looks at four scenarios exploring the future of the wind industry out to 2020, 2030 and 2050.

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched a new report: “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India. This study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for offshore wind power in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium.

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched a new report: “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India. This study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for offshore wind power in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium.

Wind-power projects around the world accounted for almost half of the new electrical generating capacity installed in 2015, as the cost of turbines fell and pressure mounted to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

China installed half of all new wind capacity worldwide last year, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The country added an “astonishing” 30.5 gigawatts (GW) to boost installations to 145.1GW. It overtook the EU total for the first time, which added a record 6GW to increase its capacity to 141.6GW. China is ramping up renewable energy in a bid to limit smog-causing pollution from coal plants and act on climate change. Falling costs increasingly make the technology competitive with fossil fuels.

The Global Wind Energy Council launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update in Istanbul. The report details wind power’s remarkable growth in 2014, as well as updating GWEC’s rolling 5 year market projections, which show continued growth for the rest of the decade.

The report contains major market development trends, policy development in China in the year 2014. It also contains information about wind OEM and developers, as well as provincial/regional breakdown of the wind development.

After a slowdown in 2013, the wind industry set a new record for annual installations in 2014. Globally, 51,477 MW of new wind generating capacity was added in 2014 according to the global wind market statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The record-setting figure represents a 44% increase in the annual market, and is a solid sign of the recovery of the industry after a rough patch in the past few years. Total cumulative installations stand at 369,553 MW at the end of 2014

By 2020 India could have 56 GW of wind power supplying 137 terrawatt hours (TW h) of electricity each year, save 82 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissionseach year according to “Global Wind Energy Outlook for 2014” published by Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International. The sector could also provide employment to over 123,000 people says the report.

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