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US wind to peak in 2020 with 14.6GW as production tax credit expires

The U.S. wind market will add 14.6GW of capacity in 2020, according to Wood Mackenzie’s latest North America wind  power  outlook.  The record-setting mark underlines the strength of the 23GW pipeline Wood Mackenzie has identified as currently under construction or contracted for commercial operation in 2020.

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Innovation competition highlights £32bn market opportunity for global floating offshore wind market

The Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (JIP), managed by the Carbon Trust, has launched the Floating Wind Technology Acceleration Competition to accelerate the development  and  commercialisation  of floating wind. The Carbon Trust, together with 14 offshore wind developers represented by the Floating Wind JIP, will select the best ideas with a  particular emphasis  on mooring systems  and operations and  maintenance (O&M).

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8 times more wind and solar power needed by 2030 to help meet Paris climate target

The energy transition requires more than 10 times solar and 5 times wind power in combination with other technology measures to limit global warming to well below 2°C and meet the targets of the Paris Agreement, according to DNV GL’s latest Energy Transition Outlook: Power Supply and Use report.

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ClassNK releases guidelines for wind-assisted propulsion systems for ships

Classification Society ClassNK has released its guidelines for wind-assisted propulsion systems for ships. Technology using wind power for auxiliary propulsion is attracting attention as one of the underlying technologies to eliminate GHG emissions of ships.

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Wind turbine order capacity hit a record high in Q2 2019

Global wind turbine order intake increased 111% YoY, overtaking the previous record set in Q4 2018 by 13.2GW, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie. As noted in the Wood Mackenzie report, 'Global Wind Turbine Order Analysis: Q3 2019', developers globally ordered a record 31GW of wind turbine capacity in Q2 2019.

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German government misses all three self-imposed goals associated with auctions

Within the scope of a 2.5-year study, the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the Renewable Energy Association of North Rhine-Westphalia (LEE NRW) investigated the effects of switching from fixed feed-in tariffs to auctions on the community wind sector. In addition to an analysis of the legal framework conditions, affected community wind actors were interviewed several times in the years 2017 to 2019.

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