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Tasmania announces 200% renewable energy target

The Government of the Australian state of Tasmania has just announced a long-term strategy for the island in which it sets not a 100% but a 200% renewable energy target for the year 2040. The announcement made by Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein follows a previous commitment to 100% renewable energy by 2022. 

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The Virginia Clean Economy Act includes 5.2GW offshore wind target

The Virginia Senate has passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act, after the House of Delegates approved the bill. The Virginia Clean Economy Act will create a state renewable energy portfolio system (RPS) program, similar to those already implemented in 29 other states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.

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Record amount of wind turbine capacity ordered globally in 2019

2019 saw nearly 100GW of global wind turbine order capacity according to new analysis from Wood Mackenzie. As noted in the Wood Mackenzie report, 'Global Wind Turbine Order Analysis: Q1 2020', this demand resulted in an estimated US$ 78 billion in wind turbine order capacity in 2019. US$ 25 billion of that total is attributed to Q4 2019.

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Women in wind participants and global ambassadors announced

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) have announced this year’s participants and Global Ambassadors for their jointly organised Women in Wind Global Leadership Program. After receiving over 110 highly competitive applications for this year’s program, GWEC and GWNET have chosen 15 participants from 13 countries in emerging markets across the world.

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Public tenders and auctions have driven 80% of current renewable energy capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have published a joint report Competitive Processes for Financing Renewable Energy Projects which found that over 80% of current renewable energy capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean has been driven by public tenders and auctions.

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A third of Ireland’s electricity now comes from wind energy

Annual Report IWEA 2019Ireland’s wind energy industry broke new records last year and a third of the country’s electricity now comes from wind according to the annual report from the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA).

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