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German offshore wind reaches 7.5GW of installed capacity in 2019

The German offshore wind industry has presented the expansion figures for offshore wind energy in 2019. According to these figures, 160 turbines with a capacity of 1,111MW were connected to the grid last year. This means that a total of 1,469 offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 7,516MW feed electricity into the grid.

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Women in Wind Global Leadership Program announces call for applications

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women's Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) have announced the call for applications for the second edition of their joint Women in Wind Global Leadership Program. The program is designed to accelerate the careers of women in the wind industry, support their pathway to leadership positions and foster a global network of mentorship, knowledge-sharing and empowerment.

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INESC TEC to lead European centre to test robots at offshore wind farms

mares shell competitionThe Atlantis project - The Atlantic Testing Platform for Maritime Robotics: New Frontiers for Inspection and Maintenance of Offshore Energy Infrastructures is led by INESC TEC, through the Centre for Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CRAS). With the involvement of EDP and the support from various technology and academic partners, the project aims to promote the development of technologies for the monitoring and maintenance of offshore wind infrastructures. The test center will be set up in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

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TenneT increases offshore wind energy connection capacity to 7,132MW

In 2019, the transmission system operator TenneT has already met and even exceeded the German government’s 2020 expansion targets for sustainable North Sea wind power. The federal government’s target for the North Sea and Baltic Sea for 2020 is a total of 6.5 gigawatts.

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Late surge in offshore wind financings helps 2019 renewables investment to overtake 2018

BNEF 2004 2019Investment in renewable energy capacity worldwide was $282.2 billion last year, up 1% from 2018’s $280.2 billion, with the world’s biggest market (China) slipping back, but its second-largest (the U.S.) hitting a new record according to the latest data from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF).

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Wind energy ready to help deliver Europe’s Green Deal Investment Plan

The European Commission has unveiled  its Sustainable Europe Investment Plan, the financial pillar of the European Green Deal. The EU aims to mobilise €1 trillion in investments over the next 10 years to support the transition towards climate neutrality by 2050. Half of this amount will come from the EU budget, while Member States are expected to co-finance another €100 billion. The rest will come from private and public investments.

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