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WindEurope launches information hub on COVID-19

With European countries locked down, COVID-19 has reached a new stage. In response to the dynamic developments around the pandemic, WindEurope is launching a COVID-19 information hub. The hub details all impacts of COVID-19 on the wind supply chain, changes in Government energy policies and Government measures to support the industry.

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ORE Catapult launches its Wind Digital Innovations Forum

With big data, digitalisation and cybersecurity hot topics for the wind industry, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is spearheading the sector’s digital transformation through its Wind Digital Innovations Forum (WDIF). A joint initiative with the Digital Catapult, the Forum was formally launched in February 2020 and is chaired by Mike Anderson, co-founder and ex-Chief Technical Officer for RES, and current Chair of ETIPWind. It brings together wind owner/operators and asset managers including BayWa, Vattenfall, Innogy, Natural Power and Wood, with academia and small innovators, such as Cognitive Business and Cyberscape, to drive forward the sector’s digital transformation.

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Over 60GW of wind energy capacity installed in 2019

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has published the 15th edition of the Global Wind Report which provides a global view of the sector through the latest market data, country profiles, trends and analysis. According to the report, 2019 was the second biggest year for wind power historically, with installations of 60.4GW of new capacity worldwide and year-on-year growth of 19%.

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Europe must chart a path to a 100% renewables future

With the EU Climate Law, the European Commission proposes to enshrine in legislation the goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050. The European Commission kick-started this process in November 2018 with its “Clean Planet for all” communication. But even the most ambitious decarbonisation scenarios set out in this communication are not based on 100% renewables.

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Business Network for Offshore Wind publishes its annual market report

As the US offshore wind energy industry takes precautions to keep business moving amid the coronavirus outbreak, its annual market report describes how the White House can act now to claim the U.S. share of an emerging US$ 1 trillion global market by 2040 to assist in the economic recovery. The Business Network for Offshore Wind publishes this report annually for its members on the state of the U.S. market. 

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Record 6.1GW of new offshore wind capacity installed globally in 2019

The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows that the global offshore wind industry added 6.1GW of offshore wind capacity in 2019, a record year for the industry and a 35.5% increase on the previous year, which saw 4.5GW installed. This growth is set to accelerate, with GWEC Market Intelligence’s preliminary forecasts finding that an additional 50GW of new offshore wind capacity could be installed by 2024 globally.

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