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Record amount of wind turbine capacity ordered globally in 2019

2019 saw nearly 100GW of global wind turbine order capacity according to new analysis from Wood Mackenzie. As noted in the Wood Mackenzie report, 'Global Wind Turbine Order Analysis: Q1 2020', this demand resulted in an estimated US$ 78 billion in wind turbine order capacity in 2019. US$ 25 billion of that total is attributed to Q4 2019.

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Women in wind participants and global ambassadors announced

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) have announced this year’s participants and Global Ambassadors for their jointly organised Women in Wind Global Leadership Program. After receiving over 110 highly competitive applications for this year’s program, GWEC and GWNET have chosen 15 participants from 13 countries in emerging markets across the world.

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Public tenders and auctions have driven 80% of current renewable energy capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have published a joint report Competitive Processes for Financing Renewable Energy Projects which found that over 80% of current renewable energy capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean has been driven by public tenders and auctions.

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A third of Ireland’s electricity now comes from wind energy

Annual Report IWEA 2019Ireland’s wind energy industry broke new records last year and a third of the country’s electricity now comes from wind according to the annual report from the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA).

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New Jersey announces offshore wind solicitation schedule of 7,5GW through 2035

Governor Phil Murphy (New Jesey) has announced the offshore wind solicitation schedule to meet the 7,500MW offshore wind goal by 2035 and called upon the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to take all necessary actions to implement the schedule.

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UK Government to unlock onshore wind

RenewableUK is welcoming the Government’s announcement that onshore wind projects will be allowed to compete for contracts to generate clean power. A new Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction will allow cheap renewable sources like onshore wind and solar to compete for contracts which enable new projects to be financed – the first such auction since 2015.

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