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New York to speed up the permitting and construction of renewable energy projects

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo from New York has signed the FY 2021 Enacted Budget which includes the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act. The Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act will  speed up the permitting and construction of renewable energy projects, combat climate change and grow the state's green economy. 

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Spain submits ambitious National Energy and Climate Plan

The Spanish government has submitted its 2030 National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), raising the country’s ambitions on greenhouse gas emission reduction to 23% compared to 1990 level. Spain is a powerhouse for renewable energy deployment with 25,7 gigawatts (GW) of total installed wind capacity. In 2019 Spain was Europe’s leading market for onshore wind.

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US Energy Department announces US$ 20 million investment to support offshore wind development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a US$ 20 million investment in offshore wind energy resource characterisation and technology demonstrations. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports offshore wind development by improving the ability to forecast energy production, and by demonstrating innovative technologies not yet deployed at commercial scale.

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RE-Source Platform launches new report Risk mitigation for corporate renewable PPAs

Corporate renewable electricity sourcing is geared up to play a key role in the energy transition towards a climate neutral economy. Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) have become an essential tool for facilitating access to renewable energy.

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WindEurope launches information hub on COVID-19

With European countries locked down, COVID-19 has reached a new stage. In response to the dynamic developments around the pandemic, WindEurope is launching a COVID-19 information hub. The hub details all impacts of COVID-19 on the wind supply chain, changes in Government energy policies and Government measures to support the industry.

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ORE Catapult launches its Wind Digital Innovations Forum

With big data, digitalisation and cybersecurity hot topics for the wind industry, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is spearheading the sector’s digital transformation through its Wind Digital Innovations Forum (WDIF). A joint initiative with the Digital Catapult, the Forum was formally launched in February 2020 and is chaired by Mike Anderson, co-founder and ex-Chief Technical Officer for RES, and current Chair of ETIPWind. It brings together wind owner/operators and asset managers including BayWa, Vattenfall, Innogy, Natural Power and Wood, with academia and small innovators, such as Cognitive Business and Cyberscape, to drive forward the sector’s digital transformation.

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