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Vineyard Wind and conservation groups reach agreement to protect right whales

Vineyard Wind and the Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Wildlife Federation, and Conservation Law Foundation have entered into an unprecedented agreement to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales. Under the agreement, Vineyard Wind will institute a variety of protective measures to keep right whales safe while installing and operating turbines at its proposed 84-turbine 800MW offshore wind energy project off the coast of Massachusetts, USA.

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Offshore Wind Accelerator to launch competition to reduce emissions and fuel consumption in offshore vessels

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has announced a call to industry to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the scope of a new industry competition expected to launch next month. This latest competition will aim to accelerate the development and uptake of new technologies with the potential to reduce emissions and fuel consumption in offshore vessels.

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German expansion of offshore wind energy successfully continued in 2018

According to the latest figures published by Deutsche WindGuard, 1,305 offshore wind turbines with a total output of 6,382 MW (megawatts) fed into the grid in 2018. In this period, 136 new turbines with an output of 969 MW were connected to the grid. In addition, 276 MW were fully installed but have not yet fed into the grid. Furthermore, a capacity of 966 MW is currently under construction. The final investment decision has been made for another 112 MW.

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New York state unveils new 100% by 2040 renewables goal

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the Green New Deal, a new clean energy and jobs agenda that will put New York State on a path to economy-wide carbon neutrality. The Green New Deal will statutorily mandate New York's power be 100% carbon-free by 2040.

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India to auction 40 GW renewables every year till 2028

India will auction 40GW of renewable energy projects comprising 30GW solar and 10GW wind every year for the next 10 years till 2028.

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Looming supply chain crunch threatens US wind energy boom

While the US wind energy installation outlook looks bright – more than 23GW in new capacity forecast over the next two years – looming unforeseen supply chain bottlenecks could lead to project cancellations and postponements, putting as much as US$ 2.1 billion of revenue at risk, a new study by Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables found.

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