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Tenth edition of data book reveals trends in US and global renewable energy growth

2017 Renewable Energy Data BookUS renewable electricity grew to 19.7% of total installed capacity and 17.7% of total electricity generation in 2017, compared to 18.3% of total installed capacity and 15.6% of total electricity generation in 2016 according to the 2017 Renewable Energy Data Book, now in its 10th edition. Installed global renewable electricity capacity also continued to increase in 2017, representing 32.2% of total capacity worldwide.

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GWEC and World Bank to cooperate on development of global offshore wind markets

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the World Bank Group (WBG) have announced plans to work together on efforts to develop offshore wind in emerging markets.

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Study of R&D pathways for supersized wind turbine blades

DNV GL has released a study, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which examines the challenges associated with manufacturing and deploying next-generation, increasingly larger land-based wind turbines.

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WFO present global offshore wind database and 500 by 50 mission

World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) has published its updated global offshore wind figures. Globally 4,988MW of offshore wind capacity have been installed during 2018. In total, global offshore wind installations have reached 22,045MW by the end of 2018.

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Offshore wind energy to provide a third of all UK electricity by 2030

Offshore wind is set to power more than 30% of British electricity by 2030, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has announced with the launch of the new joint Government industry Offshore Wind Sector Deal.

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Wind power capacity worldwide reaches 600GW in 2018

The overall capacity of all wind turbines installed worldwide by the end of 2018 reached 600GW, according to preliminary statistics published by WWEA. 53,900MW were added in the year 2018, slightly more than in 2017 when 52,552MW were installed. 2018 was the second year in a row with growing number of new installations but at a lower rate of 9,8%, after 10,8% growth in 2017. All wind turbines installed by end of 2018 can cover close to 6% of the global electricity demand.

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