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World Wind Energy Award 2014 for Dr. Anil Kane, pioneer of wind power in India and worldwide PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 April 2014

World Wind Energy Award 2014 for Dr. Anil Kane, pioneer of wind power in India and worldwide

Shanghai/Bonn, 8 April 2014 (WWEA) – On the occasion of the 13th World Wind Energy Conference 2014 in Shanghai, the Board of the World Wind Energy Association has decided to give the World Wind Energy Award 2014 to Dr. Anil Kane. With the Award, the WWEA Board recognizes Dr. Kane as one of the pioneers of wind power in India, Asia and worldwide.

Already in the early 1980s, when hardly anybody understood the huge potential of wind power, Dr. Kane started working for wind and personally invested in wind turbines by putting up the first commercial wind farm in Gujarat. This wind farm is still in operation without any trouble for the last 30 years.

WWEA appreciates that Dr. Kane has been involved in the wind power development on the academic, business and government side, as an advisor to many of the key organizations of Indian wind power. Dr. Kane has been instrumental in forming government policies for promoting wind energy in India from the central government as well as several state governments.

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Three years after Fukushima: 100% renewable energy is only a matter of political will PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Global100RE Press Release: 

Three years after Fukushima: 100% renewable energy is only a matter of political will

Hamburg, 11 March 2014 - Three years after the Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear disaster, the Global100RE Ambassadors are highlighting the need to refrain from using hazardous nuclear and fossil energy sources and instead shift towards 100% renewable energy. Ambassadors of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign Bill McKibben, David Suzuki, Hans-Josef Fell, Jeremy Leggett, and Ulrich Kelber call on policy makers around the world to take action as transitioning towards fossil-free societies is a matter of political will. If human beings are to preserve modernity and planetary habitability, we must soon shift to 100% renewable energy in all sectors.

The burning of fossil fuels is the main reason behind a 40% increase in CO2 concentrations since the industrial revolution (IPCC 2013). To avoid a further growth of greenhouse gas concentration, a stop of greenhouse gas emission is urgently necessary. Therefore a sustainable and efficient energy system is the prerequisite for achieving the internationally agreed upon climate protection target.

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Go100%RE: Japanese regions transition to 100% renewable energy PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 31 January 2014

Japanese regions transition to 100% renewable energy

Tokyo, 31 January 2014 – Local governments across Japan are seeking to supply their regions with 100% renewable energy, three years after the major earthquake which resulted in a nuclear disaster. At the Community Power Conference in Fukushima, the Founding Partners of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign welcome the decision of Fukushima prefecture to be entirely energy self-sufficient by 2040 using only renewable sources. Among them are the Japan-based Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP), World Future Council (WFC), World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the coordinating organization of the German 100% Renewable Energy region network deENet.

The Great East Japan earthquake, the subsequent tsunami and the disaster at the Fukushima-daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 encouraged the people of Fukushima to reassess their energy system and to revitalize industry in the shattered region. “This led to a vision to transition to renewable energy as a pathway forward,” says Tetsunari IIDA, Executive Director of ISEP. Fukushima prefecture now has an official commitment to cover 100% of primary energy demand in Fukushima with renewable resources by 2040.

In the process of revitalizing Fukushima, the authorities have adopted the slogan "Future From Fukushima". Stefan Gsänger, Secretary General of the World Wind Energy Association, says “In line with the new slogan, it is an important message that Japanese regions are sending from Fukushima when joining the global movement of cities, communities, regions and countries celebrating their recent transition to 100% renewable energy. As we see in an increasing number of places around the world, 100% renewable energy is technically and economically viable.”

“While the national government of Japan prepares for the restart of the nuclear reactors, it is very encouraging to see communities and mayors leading the way in exploring successful planning and implementation strategies towards 100% renewable energy,” says Stefan Schurig, Director Climate Energy of the World Future Council.


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Programme for the WSSW2014 has been published PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 January 2014

Bonn/Husum, 22 January (WWEA) – For the fifth time, WWEA, in cooperation with New Energy Husum, will hold the World Summit for Small Wind, WSSW2014, from 20-22 March 2014. The WSSW2014 takes place on the occasion of the New Energy Fair Husum, the international trade fair for small wind and decentralized renewable energy.
The WSSW 2014 will feature “Small Wind - Success Stories from all over the World”, an overview of the benefits and impacts of the small wind industry in different countries and regions.

Stefan Gsänger, WWEA Secretary General: “The World Summit for Small Wind 2014 will highlight what small wind turbines can and do contribute to the energy generation worldwide. We will present a unique global overview of the small wind industry within three days. And small wind companies can meet their potential clients during the summit as well as at the accompanying trade fair, the largest small wind fair in the world, with 50 small wind exhibitors and 15'000 visitors.”

A Scientifc Committee comprising experts from Australia, China, Cuba, Ethiopia, Germany, Spain, and USA put together a high-quality programme with leading small wind experts from around the world: Speakers from China, Cuba, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, and USA will present latest achievements and challenges of the small wind sector. Also the International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA will present its activities in the field of small wind turbines.

The full programme of the WSSW2014 is available – Click here

Registration for WSSW2014 is now open – Click here

More information is also available on the event website – Click here

Interested in becoming a WSSW sponsor or an exhibitor at New Energy Husum? Please contact:

Mr Martin Freese

Phone: +49 4841 902 498

 

 
Call for Papers: 5th World Summit for Small Wind WSSW2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

“Small Wind – Success Stories from all over the World” Husum, Germany, 20-22 March 2014

Call for Papers

The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and New Energy Husum are pleased to invite all small wind stakeholders to participate in the 5th World Summit for Small Wind (WSSW 2014), taking place in Husum/Germany on 20, 21 and 22 March 2014, during the New Energy Husum 2014 trade fair.

The WSSW 2014 will feature the special topic of “Small Wind - Success Stories from all over the World”, an overview of the benefits and impacts of the small wind industry in different countries and regions.

The summit is aimed at presenting and discussing the framework and conditions in which small scale projects have been developed successfully. This includes not only legal framework and financial schemes but technology application, project development and community involvement/benefits.

The World Summit is the perfect meeting place for experts, policy makers, interested individuals, providers, manufacturers and supply industries from the small-scale wind turbine sector from all over the world. You will have the opportunity to visit the New Energy Husum trade fair, a space for all types of renewable energy and the leading trade fair for small-scale wind turbine technology.

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