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Floating wind Joint Industry Project R&D findings delivered to support 70GW by 2040

The Carbon Trust has today released the latest summary findings from the Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (JIP). The Floating Wind Joint Industry Project - Phase II summary report, outlines floating wind technology challenges prioritised by developers to accelerate the commercialisation of floating wind.

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Global investment in new renewables capacity rose 5% in 1H 2020

Renewable energy capacity investment showed great resilience in the first half of 2020, in the face of the unprecedented economic shock caused by the coronavirus, according to the latest figures from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF).

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EU Energy System Integration and Hydrogen Strategies: no climate neutrality without renewables-based electrification

With the presentation of the EU Energy System Integration Strategy and the EU Hydrogen Strategy, the EU sets course for a greener future by promoting direct electrification across the whole economy and the use of renewable hydrogen in hard-to-abate sectors.

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European collaboration for development of offshore wind in the North Sea

Cooperation on energy projects in the North Seas has taken a further step forward with a call from countries participating in the North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC) and the European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson for a European enabling framework for offshore wind energy.

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GWEC launches task force for floating offshore wind

Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has announced the formation of a Floating Offshore Wind Task Force with participation of industry players and associations to drive global growth of floating offshore wind. According to GWEC Market Intelligence forecasts, 6.2GW of floating offshore wind is likely to be built by 2030 given the current project pipeline. However, this forecast could be increased to up to 19GW if cost reduction is accelerated.

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The German EU Presidency wants to strengthen offshore wind

Germany has taken over the rotating EU Council Presidency from Croatia. As part of the trio presidency, Germany will hold the position until 1 January 2020 before passing it on to Portugal. In the rather short time frame, the German Presidency aims to develop and adopt several important energy policies – with a strong focus on offshore wind.

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