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UK offshore wind supply chain companies set to benefit from £3.5 million funding

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has released its latest Development Grant funding call, with £3.5 million available for UK businesses looking to accelerate their growth in the offshore wind supply chain.

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WAB joins the Offshore Coalition for Energy and Nature OCEaN

WAB Heike Winkler Cristian PassarelloWAB e.V. has joined the Offshore Coalition for Energy and Nature (OCEaN). OCEaN is an alliance of the wind industry with non-governmental organisations and transmission system operators with the aim of cooperating on the sustainable use of offshore wind energy while ensuring harmony with nature conservation and healthy marine ecosystems.

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New German government sets new offshore wind targets

Germany’s new coalition government, consisting of the Social Democrats, Greens and Free Democrats, has set a target of installing 30GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030, up from the country’s previous target of 20GW. The coalition plans to install 40GW of offshore wind capacity by 2035 and 70GW by 2045. The parties also have agreed to allocate 2% of Germany’s land area for developing onshore wind facilities.

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New legislation paves the way for Australian offshore wind industry

Star of the South - Australia’s first offshore wind project – welcomes the passing of new federal legislation to enable offshore electricity projects to be built and operated in Australia. The Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021 provides a critical legal framework and pathway for projects like the 2.2GW Star of the South to continue investing in project development.

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The Poul La Cour Award 2021 goes to Anne Velenturf

This year’s Poul la Cour Award goes to Anne Velenturf, a Senior Research Fellow in Circular Economy at the University of Leeds. She has conducted important research in the fields of recyclability of renewables infrastructure and the circular economy. And her work contributes greatly to a sustainable wind industry development. Sustainability is a top priority for wind energy sector.

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The Netherlands plans to double offshore wind capacity by 2030

The Dutch government has released a plan that calls for nearly doubling the country’s plans for installed offshore wind power generation by 2030. The Dutch government now targets an extra 10.7GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030 according to its Additional Design programme North Sea 2022-2027 (Aanvullend ontwerp Programma Noordzee 2022-2027). 

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