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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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Europe can achieve climate neutrality before 2050 with 100% renewable energy system

SolarPower Europe and LUT University have launched a new report that models a 100% renewables scenario for Europe to reach climate neutrality before 2050. The study is the first of its kind to model a fully renewable pathway to achieving climate neutrality for the European energy system, presenting three transition pathways, with varying levels of ambition.

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Wind Powers America Annual Report

Wind power emerged from 2019 as America’s top choice for new power after building 9.1GW, representing 39% of new utility-scale power additions. With these additions, operating wind power capacity in the U.S. now stands at over 105GW, enough to power 32 million American homes. In addition, wind energy is now the largest provider of renewable energy in the country, supplying over 7% of the nation’s electricity in 2019. The newly released Wind Powers America Annual Report 2019 reveals that U.S. wind energy supports a record 120,000 American jobs, 530 domestic factories, and $1.6 billion a year in revenue for states and communities that host wind farms.

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