Five Stories: Vestas Wind Systems Chief Points to “Growth in Every Region” of the World

Here are five recommended reads for today (1/4/16).

  1. The Washington Post reports: “Wind and solar power appear set for a record-breaking year in 2016 as a clean-energy construction boom gains momentum in spite of a global glut of cheap fossil fuels…’We’re seeing very good momentum across the board globally,’ Anders Runevad, chief executive of Vestas Wind Systems, the world’s biggest producer of wind turbines, said in an interview. ‘We’re seeing growth in every region.'”
  2. The Guardian reports: “Dong Energy, the biggest operator of offshore windfarms in Britain, has said it plans to spend a further £6bn in the UK by 2020, convinced that the government is serious about supporting wind power. Vattenfall, another significant UK windfarm operator, says it too is “optimistic” about 2016 and is hoping to proceed with a turbine testing site off Scotland this summer.”
  3. According to Renewable Energy World, “China to Increase Wind, Solar Power Capacity by 21 Percent in 2016.”
  4. Bloomberg reports, “Record-low coal prices and increased wind and solar generation that pushed European power prices to their lowest in a decade may cause further declines in 2016.”
  5. Greentech Media looks at “The State of America’s Electricity Sector Emissions Headed into 2016” and whether reductions will continue.