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Wind power will be a key building block for economic recovery

GWEC along with signatories representing all the major wind industry corporates and associations across the world have released a statement highlighting wind power’s role in the global economic recovery following the COVID-19 crisis and laying out the key policy actions that must be put into motion in order to realise a sustainable economic recovery.

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Uzbekistan to add 3GW of wind power over the next 10 years

Uzbekistan aims to deploy 3GW of wind power and 5GW of solar capacity over the next 10 years, according to a government statement. Developers that already haven been chosen by the government to develop renewable projects are ACWA Power, Masdar and Total Eren.

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US wind industry delivers strong first quarter

The US wind industry installed over 1,800MW of new wind power capacity in the first quarter, while the volume of projects under construction set a new record, according to the newly released Wind Powers America First Quarter Report 2020.

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France to increase offshore wind capacity with 8.75GW by 2028

France will tender up to 8.75GW of offshore wind energy capacity from 2020 to 2028, according to the Multiannual Energy Programme (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)).

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Japan's offshore wind market moving forward

On 16 April, the Japanese government declared a nationwide “State of Emergency” to stem the spread of COVID-19, which is an expansion of the declaration made by the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for seven prefectures on 7 April 2020. The level of restriction in Japan is moderate compared to other countries. Almost all the factories, transportation, wind project operation and construction have been running business as usual.

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GWEC launches Memorial Award in honour of late CEO Steve Sawyer

REvolutionaries The Steve Sawyer Memorial AwardGWEC has launched a memorial award in honour of its late CEO Steve Sawyer - REvolutionaries: The Steve Sawyer Memorial Award. The award will honour Steve’s life mission to pioneer the global energy transition, recognising young leaders in the renewable energy sector in developing countries.

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