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Industry urges UK Government to set new target to double UK onshore wind capacity by 2030

RenewableUK has published an Onshore Wind Industry Prospectus offering a new partnership with the Government and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to maximise the economic benefits of clean power for bill payers while ensuring that the UK reaches net zero emissions at the lowest cost.

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BOEM to potentially hold up to seven new offshore lease sales by 2025

OSW Proposed Leasing ScheduleSecretary of the Interior Deb Haaland has outlined the path forward for future offshore wind leasing to meet the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to deploy 30GW of offshore wind energy by 2030.

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DOE announces funding for sustainable development of offshore wind

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $13.5 million in funding to provide critical environmental and wildlife data to support offshore wind development. DOE is funding four projects that will inform offshore wind siting, permitting and help protect wildlife and fisheries as offshore wind deployment increases.

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Ireland opens consultation on offshore wind auction

The Irish Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications has opened a consultation on the first auction to supply electricity from offshore wind under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (ORESS 1).

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Report highlights key factors for successful development of offshore wind in emerging markets

The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) has released a report distilling experiences from established offshore wind markets into key success factors for emerging markets. According to the report, entitled Key Factors for Successful Development of Offshore Wind in Emerging Markets, developing a new offshore wind sector in an emerging market is not an easy task.

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Accelerated adoption of renewables can reduce electricity production costs by up to 50%

The ‘Front-Loading Net Zero’ report, issued by Wärtsilä, states that electricity production costs could be reduced by up to 50% by 2050 if countries and states adopt 100% renewable systems faster than currently planned.

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