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As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic disrupts everyday life around the world, stay up to date with how the wind industry is coping with our latest coverage. 

Covid-19 update: WindEnergy Hamburg goes digital

Covid-19 update: WindEnergy Hamburg goes digital

How the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is impacting the industry's 2020 goals.

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Macquarie buys one of Europe's largest wind farms

Macquarie buys one of Europe's largest wind farms

Macquarie will acquire a 600MW onshore wind farm, plus an energy distribution network, electricity and gas supply business, and 22MW of hydropower capacity

Insight Report: French wind passes coronavirus 'stress test'

Insight Report: French wind passes coronavirus 'stress test'

Sector shrugs off H1 installation drop and hopes for 'ripple effect' as stimulus package homes in on energy transition

Wind to play central role in Spain’s economic recovery plans

Wind to play central role in Spain’s economic recovery plans

Roughly 100 delegates attended the Spanish Wind Energy Association’s (AEE) fifth annual congress in person with over 200 joining online, due to Covid restrictions

Read Windpower Monthly online

Read Windpower Monthly online

November's edition of Windpower Monthly - a special report into wind turbine technology - published in a digital format due to Covid-19 restrictions in the UK.

Iberdrola buys US utility as profits rise

Iberdrola buys US utility as profits rise

Iberdrola announced the deal alongside its results for the first nine months of the year, which showed an increase in net profit, adjusted Ebitda and investment in renewables

US bill targets 25GW of offshore wind by 2030

US bill targets 25GW of offshore wind by 2030

First national US target for offshore wind energy production set at 12.5GW by 2025 and 25GW by 2030 as Democrats push for change in the final weeks of the presidential election

Goldwind unveils onshore turbines at conference amid pandemic

Goldwind unveils onshore turbines at conference amid pandemic

Goldwind launched two new onshore wind turbines – the GW165-3.6/4.0MW and GW165-5.XMW – at China Wind Power 2020 conference in Beijing

WindEurope hammers out eight-point plan to realise national ambitions

WindEurope hammers out eight-point plan to realise national ambitions

Report addresses challenges for Europe's leaders over the looming 73GW shortfall from their climate change pledges to reach 397GW of wind by 2030

Germany seeks fix for ageing fleet

Germany seeks fix for ageing fleet

Government and industry have begun talks about what to do with 16GW of onshore wind capacity due to exit Germany's old support scheme by 2025

Covid-19 delays hit Nordex's Q3 order book

Covid-19 delays hit Nordex's Q3 order book

Manufacturer blames 27% slump in orders on continued delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic

Right Covid-19 response can set course to net-zero

Right Covid-19 response can set course to net-zero

Limiting global warming will need a massive rollout of renewables and increased power system flexibility. This can only happen with the help of the right energy policies

Turbine order recovery continues in Q3 following Covid-19 slump

Turbine order recovery continues in Q3 following Covid-19 slump

Each of the five largest western turbine manufacturers recorded more firm onshore turbine deals in Q3 2020 than in the previous quarter and even in the same period a year ago, according to Windpower Intelligence

Wind to play central role in Spain's post-Covid recovery

Wind to play central role in Spain's post-Covid recovery

Wind sector presents €1.17 billion plan to push technology and kick-start economic recovery

European renewable energy demand reaches record levels amid pandemic

European renewable energy demand reaches record levels amid pandemic

Business and industry increasingly keen to show they are using renewable energy and where it is coming from

Six 100MW-plus projects come online in September

Six 100MW-plus projects come online in September

Project commissioning activity continued despite the coronavirus pandemic last month

Negative power pricing peaks in Europe during coronavirus

Negative power pricing peaks in Europe during coronavirus

Negative pricing occurs when the market can not use as much power as is generated, and means that consumers are being paid to use power, and generators are being charged to produce it

'The technology works': How wind will fill the power gap

'The technology works': How wind will fill the power gap

DNV GL CEO and wind industry veteran Ditlev Engel talks exclusively to Windpower Monthly about learning the lessons from the pandemic's effect on clean energy production

Why half of oil and gas workers are looking to offshore wind

Why half of oil and gas workers are looking to offshore wind

Offshore wind and renewables were the most popular choices for a potential career change among UK offshore oil and gas workers in a new survey

Covid-19 Insight Report: Spain

Covid-19 Insight Report: Spain

Resurging sector proves resilient in hard hit Spain

Covid-19 Insight Report: Poland

Covid-19 Insight Report: Poland

Government support helps industry carry on and grow, but some call for higher targets

Covid-19 Insight Report: Italy

Covid-19 Insight Report: Italy

Covid-19 slows installations and maintenance, but manufacturing and tenders carry on

Insight report: Latin American wind sector hit by Covid-19 and debt

Insight report: Latin American wind sector hit by Covid-19 and debt

Some countries badly hit by virus and debt, but region's longer-term prospects look strong

Insight report: Indian wind sector 'robust' beyond Covid-19

Insight report: Indian wind sector 'robust' beyond Covid-19

Lockdown hits manufacturing and installations, but government push to meet 60GW target raises hopes

Special report: US election key for wind beyond Covid-19

Special report: US election key for wind beyond Covid-19

Another strong year for wind is well under way, but the future of the industry will only become clear after November's election

How wind rode the first wave

How wind rode the first wave

We look at how some of wind power's major markets have coped with the virus to date, and their plans and policies for pushing development of the sector in the drive to cut carbon emissions and counter global heating