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Australasia continues to be a region offering substantial growth potential for the wind energy industry. Australia dominates this region and its Renewable Energy Agency says:“Australia has some of the world’s best wind resources along its south-western, southern and south eastern margins. More isolated areas of the eastern margin also have excellent wind resources.
Wind energy is the fastest growing renewable energy source for electricity generation in Australia, and its current share of total Australian primary energy consumption is currently almost 4%.”
Although New Zealand boasts a slightly larger percentage (5 percent) its installed capacity is smaller at just under 700 MW. The government has a self-imposed target of generating 90 percent of all electricity demand via renewable sources by 2025, with 20 percent of that renewable mix being sourced specifically via wind (by 2030). The government’s studies show that the country required nearly 43 GW of power in 2012, which suggests the need for over 8 GW of wind power capacity being installed by 2013. This would be greater than a tenfold increase on current capacity offering significant scope for both investment and work within the country.
Across Oceania wind power remains an important element in the region’s energy mix and an integral component in achieving renewable energy targets. IRENA (in its 2016 report) recorded that in 2014, wind power generated 13 terawatt-hours, which equates to about 18 percent of the area’s total energy provision.
Supporting sustainable and clean energy projects in remote rural areas EDP is launching today an energy access fund that will allocate about €500,000 per year to renewable energy projects that will promote the environmental, social and economic development of rural communities in developing countries. Applications for the first edition are
ACCIONA revalidates its status as the greenest electric power company in the world for a fourth year
Since 2015 it has headed the Top 100 Green Utilities of Energy Intelligence, which rates around one hundred companies for their CO2 emissions and their installed renewable capacity The firm highlights the role of exclusive operators in renewables such as ACCIONA in the process of decarbonising the electric power system.
Wind Energy Hamburg, taking place this week on the 25th-28th September in Hamburg, Germany, will be filled with wind energy companies from all over the world. Find out more about the event and hear from some of the exhibitors in our latest edition of InDepth Wind. http://indepthwind.com/2018/issue9/
The largest and most established international maritime expo in the South China Sea region will also feature national pavilions, exhibitors from dozens of industries in the maritime sector, exclusive shipyard visits, networking events, and high-powered seminars. The 8th edition of INMEX China, the largest and most established international maritime expo