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. Growth Of Global Wind Energy Generation Outpaced Total Global Energy Generation

The renewable energy industry is growing rapidly on the back of technological advancements, political will and subsidies, with the majority of new capacity now coming from outside of Europe. Crucially, record investment and growth has been underpinned by extremely consistent and predictable, albeit low, wind turbine power generation performances.
by Staff Writers
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Jun 25, 2008
Utility companies have largely fallen behind the curve on renewable generation and are now increasingly applying global strategies to leverage major renewable growth opportunities at a time of record valuations in the sector.

The Renewables Landscape - Wind at the Threshold, is a report that analyses the current wind power generation landscape across key European and world markets.

Scope
- Includes data concerning the uptake of the five main renewable technologies, the development of wind capacities/ generation/ load factors, and leading countries.

- Awareness of the wind asset ownership competitive landscape and the reasons why large asset owners are increasingly integrating along the value chain.

- Knowledge of the various support policies and national renewables targets and how recent proposals might undermine existing local support schemes.

- Insight as to why utilities have fallen behind the curve on renewable generation and how they have recently scaled their wind portfolios through M and A.

Report Highlights
- The renewable energy industry is growing rapidly on the back of technological advancements, political will and subsidies, with the majority of new capacity now coming from outside of Europe. Crucially, record investment and growth has been underpinned by extremely consistent and predictable, albeit low, wind turbine power generation performances.

- Utilities' wind asset ownership remains a modest part of their overall mix whereas institutional investors and IPPs own a significant share of the worlds wind assets. Heightened M and A activity and organic new build is keeping EU wind energy ownership in a state of flux at a time when the industry is restructuring to overcome significant challenges.

- Policies have had a major impact on the speed and extent of renewable energy development, despite many design and implementation problems. Of particular importance is the proposed 2020 EC 'target-and-trade' system which intends to support renewable power in the EU but which could instead undermine existing European wind power installations.

Reasons to Purchase
- Understand how the booming wind industry is structured and how it is undergoing significant transformation in the face of major global challenges.

- Evaluate the opportunities for wind energy using key wind power capacity, generation, and load factor trends across Europe and the rest of the world.

- Predict opportunities in wind power generation using this report's summary of the policies, competitive landscape, market drivers and leading actors.

Key Topics Covered
- Large hydro has been the only commercially mature renewable technology; however, today, wind is at the threshold.

- Wind power has become one of the broadest-based renewables technologies, with installations in more than 70 countries.

- Global installed wind capacity is experiencing significant growth, with the majority of new capacity now outside Europe.

- The growth of global wind energy generation has outpaced that of total global energy generation 10-fold.

- Among the major European utilities, the top 25 wind asset owners account for 20% of the total global installed wind capacity.

- Booming demand means that the global wind energy industry must now overcome significant challenges. Supply chain shortages have sparked industry restructuring.

- At present, at least 64 countries have a national target for renewable energy supply, including all 27 EU countries.

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