Windpower Monthly OCTOBER 2020

Cover article

Wind rises to fill the gap as energy demand slumps and emissions fall

Wind rises to fill the gap as energy demand slumps and emissions fall

Wind power's potential to carry a greater role in worldwide electricity generation has been highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic. But huge investment and political will is still urgently required to drive further progress in the sector

Features

'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

WindEconomics: Bigger turbines shave 40% off costs of wind

As wind turbine sizes and ratings have increased since 2010, project costs in the US have fallen dramatically

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


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Analysis

Energy transition 'too slow' though renewables will dominate by 2050

Massive renewables growth will require significant investment and create huge challenges for developers, grid operators and policymakers.

Show us the policies: Wind industry reacts to new EC emission targets

Wind is 'ready to deliver' but Europe's 2030 emission reduction targets cannot be delivered without policy fixes

BP enters offshore wind through $1bn US deal with Equinor

BP will pay $1.1 billion for a 50% stake in leases Equinor paid $180 million for in recent years

Who is Ørsted’s next CEO, Mads Nipper?

Current head of pump manufacturer Grundfos Mads Nipper was named as Ørsted’s next CEO this week and is due to replace Henrik Poulsen from 1 January 2021

Comment

Sector's performance during crisis gives reasons to be cheerful

There are good grounds for optimism for the future of the global wind power industry.

Backpage: The last word in wind -- October 2020

Research finds public support for offshore buildout in UK and Germany; plus thought you were drowning in data?