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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.

Latest on Covid-19

Russia more than triples capacity in 2020 but now faces delays

Russia more than triples capacity in 2020 but now faces delays

Wind farm commissioning in Russia has continued in 2020 as developers caught up with delays from 2019, but they now face a race against time, with 700MW still due to come online by the end of the year

India and the UK break into EY's top five investment markets

India and the UK break into EY's top five investment markets

Australia, India and the UK continue a march up the top table of investment markets in EY's renewable energy country attractiveness index (Recai)

Vestas launches probe as newly installed V150 collapses in Sweden

Vestas launches probe as newly installed V150 collapses in Sweden

Vestas and developer Wpd have launched investigation after a newly installed Vestas V150 turbine collapsed at a Swedish wind farm over the weekend

Nordex sees sales and earnings rise in busy 2020 despite fewer orders

Nordex sees sales and earnings rise in busy 2020 despite fewer orders

The manufacturer confirms sales of €3.2 billion in the first nine months of 2020 amid demand for Delta4000 series

Damage control - How quickly can Biden undo Trump's climate policy?

Damage control - How quickly can Biden undo Trump's climate policy?

We look at where Biden can move fast to shift focus towards renewables and where he will face battles

Offshore wind helps RWE earnings grow in first nine months of 2020

Offshore wind helps RWE earnings grow in first nine months of 2020

Better wind conditions and higher wind farm utilisation helped boost RWE's earnings from offshore wind in the first nine months of the year

World's longest wind turbine blade gets engineers' approval

World's longest wind turbine blade gets engineers' approval

LM Wind Power's 107-metre blade is currently the longest in the world

Nordex reissues 2020 financial guidance

Nordex reissues 2020 financial guidance

Nordex expects a year-on-year increase in consolidated sales in 2020, but expects to see its operating profit margin squeezed

Wind and solar could overtake gas and coal by 2024

Wind and solar could overtake gas and coal by 2024

The International Energy Agency forecasts renewable energy capacity additions will reach record levels this year, while other energy sectors have struggled

Russia to slash support and increase fines for new wind farms

Russia to slash support and increase fines for new wind farms

Government proposes halving support for new projects while mandating 100% local content and increasing fines for late commissioning

Wind shares recover with Biden on the brink

Wind shares recover with Biden on the brink

After prices plummeted earlier this week, wind power shareholders recover their confidence as Joe Biden edges ever closer to the White House

'Wind will be the backbone of future energy systems', WindEurope CEO

'Wind will be the backbone of future energy systems', WindEurope CEO

In a wide-ranging interview, WindEurope head Giles Dickson assesses the current and near-future state of play for wind power

Iberdrola pinpoints wind in €75 billion investment to double renewables capacity

Iberdrola pinpoints wind in €75 billion investment to double renewables capacity

Spain-based utility aims its money at the energy transition and economic recovery with an investment plan targeting 30GW of wind to boost its total renewables capacity to 60GW by 2025

Coronavirus pandemic sends Siemens Gamesa to €900 million full-year loss

Coronavirus pandemic sends Siemens Gamesa to €900 million full-year loss

Siemens Gamesa reported a net loss of €918 million in its 2020 fiscal year, down from a €140 million net profit in the previous, global pandemic-free year

Wind power installations set for record year despite pandemic – GWEC

Wind power installations set for record year despite pandemic – GWEC

The Global Wind Energy Council argues wind power's expected record growth in 2020 demonstrates its resilience

Vestas' Q3 profits squeezed despite record turbine deliveries

Vestas' Q3 profits squeezed despite record turbine deliveries

Vestas CEO Henrik Andersen said the coronavirus pandemic continued to impact the Danish manufacturer in Q3

Confidence rises in German onshore and global offshore wind markets

Confidence rises in German onshore and global offshore wind markets

Positive assessment from industry experts around the world offers stark contrast to extremely negative results one year ago, despite the impact of the Covid-19 crisis

US wind power 'on track for record year' despite Covid-19

US wind power 'on track for record year' despite Covid-19

In the first nine months of the year, 6.3GW of new wind power capacity has been commissioned in the US – a 72% increase from one year earlier

GE Renewable Energy turns first quarterly profit since 2018

GE Renewable Energy turns first quarterly profit since 2018

GE Renewable Energy recorded a profit in Q3 2020 due to improved pricing, tighter capital spending and job cuts, according to its latest investor presentation

Growing wind portfolio and major divestment pushes Ørsted through the Covid crisis

Growing wind portfolio and major divestment pushes Ørsted through the Covid crisis

Danish developer Ørsted reports an 18% fall year-on-year fall in profits in Q3, but a 2% rise for the first nine months of the year

‘Extreme weather, cyber-attacks and variable electricity’ among key threats to wind power, finds IEA report

‘Extreme weather, cyber-attacks and variable electricity’ among key threats to wind power, finds IEA report

Major study points to serious challenges to the security of supply with the share of wind and solar electricity generation globally set to rise from 7% to 45% by 2040

Vattenfall’s Q3 wind profits squeezed amid pandemic

Vattenfall’s Q3 wind profits squeezed amid pandemic

Vattenfall experienced lower electricity prices as demand fell during the pandemic

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