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The Future of Hydrogen in Northwestern Europe

Alex2020 might be the year that hydrogen finally made its long-awaited international breakthrough. Over the past few months, countries like Germany and the Netherlands, as well as the European Union, have published ambitious strategies that push the development of hydrogen over the coming decades. However, there is still a lot of uncertainty that must be considered. That is why we at Aurora Energy Research wanted to separate fact from fiction. Backed by a large consortium of industrial players and the German, Belgian and Dutch regulators we have undertaken a large-scale analysis of the factors influencing the future hydrogen market and their implications. Here, we want to highlight some of our findings that are also particularly relevant for the wind industry.
 
By Alexander Esser, Aurora Energy Research, Germany

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Localisation Could Jeopardise Taiwan’s Offshore Ambitions

Liming Qiao GWECWith the upcoming Round 3 Offshore Wind Auction framework, the Global Wind Energy Council expects Taiwan will surpass 10GW of offshore wind capacity by the end of 2030, but the flexibility of localisation requirements will be vital in determining whether the nascent offshore wind industry realises its ambition and potential to become a sustainable and competitive offshore wind export hub for the region.
 
By Liming Qiao, Asia Director, Global Wind Energy Council Asia

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Kick-Starting Offshore Wind in India

Sidharth JainThe Indian offshore wind market is attractive yet challenging. The risks cannot be ignored or wished away, but industry can be kick-started with a targeted approach. To deal with the uncertainty, the government needs to provide a clear market road map and players need to commit to a price trajectory.
 
By Sidharth Jain, MEC Intelligence, India

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US Wind Power Reached New Heights in 2019 and Continues to Set Records in 2020

View from Inside AWEA May June 2020Wind power became America’s largest provider of renewable energy in 2019 and was the top choice for new utility-scale power. Offshore wind activity picked up as states introduced new development targets. Construction and installations remained strong during the first quarter of 2020.
 
By Celeste Wanner, Research & Analytics Manager, American Wind Energy Association

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The Promise of Seasonal Storage

Marcel Eijgelaar, Researcher, DNV GLThe energy transition is well under way and the capacity of wind and solar generation is increasing. Still, to reach the targets agreed upon in the Paris Agreement these are not happening fast enough, especially as decarbonisation becomes increasingly more difficult. One of the challenges yet to be tackled is developing scalable solutions to cope with the variations in electricity generation and demand.
 
By Marcel Eijgelaar, Researcher, DNV GL

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A Dangerous Trend is Challenging the Success of Wind Power Around the Globe: Concentration and Monopolisation

Stefan GsangerToday it seems to be common sense that renewables are understood to be decentralised energy sources, which also bring manifold new benefits. As renewables need to and can be harvested locally and practically everywhere, people all over the world have the opportunity to benefit from the resulting economic developments.
 
By Stefan Gsänger, Secretary General, World Wind Energy Association, Germany

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