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Renewables cover 44% of Germany’s electricity consumption

In the first half of 2019, solar, wind and other renewable sources accounted for 44% of the electricity consumed in Germany. Preliminary calculations by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the German Federal Association of Energy and Water Management (BDEW) yielded this figure. Renewables had accounted for 39% of electricity consumption in the first half of 2018.

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Global offshore wind sector has potential to grow to 200GW of capacity by 2030

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched the first edition of its Global Offshore Wind Report. The global offshore market has grown by an average of 21% each year since 2013, reaching total installations of 23 GW. More than 4 GW of new capacity was installed each year in 2017 and 2018, making up 8% of the total new installations during both years. For the first time, China was the largest offshore market in 2018 based on new installations, followed by the UK and Germany.

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Offshore wind tax credit extension will jumpstart US industry

Two bills introduced in the US Senate would extend the offshore wind Investment Tax Credit, drive infrastructure investment, and create American jobs. AWEA supports two bills that would achieve tax policy parity for offshore wind.

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Offshore Wind Growth Partnership launched

The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) is launching a GBP 100 million, 10-year programme to support the growth of UK businesses looking to capitalise on the opportunities offered by the growth in offshore wind around the world.

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Solar, wind, batteries to attract $10 trillion to 2050

global power generation mixDeep declines in wind, solar and battery technology costs will result in a grid nearly half-powered by the two fast-growing renewable energy sources by 2050, according to the latest projections from BloombergNEF (BNEF) published in its New Energy Outlook 2019 (NEO).

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US Energy Department consortium unveils additional funding for offshore wind

The National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium, established by DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), has announced the availability of funding for additional offshore wind R&D topics.

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