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Wind power has become Australia’s primary source of renewable energy after it produced more electricity in 2019 than hydro capacity for the first time.
Vestas has suspended its financial guidance for 2020 due to the “poor visibility” caused by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The growth of renewable energy is insufficient to meet global climate targets, according to the International Renewable Energy Association (Irena).
With coronavirus (Covid-19) dominating headlines, Windpower Monthly has set up a live blog to bring you the latest on how the pandemic is impacting the sector. Here are five key developments from the last week.
France’s fifth onshore wind tender was oversubscribed, with the regulator awarding more capacity than initially planned due to prices falling to a record low.
The rift between some major commercial fishing interests and the nascent US offshore-wind sector remains as wide as ever, according to public comments submitted in response to a US Coast Guard (USCG) port-access study.
Over the last five years, the UK and France have missed out on over 1.8GW of capacity due to using out-dated technology.
Global wind capacity will more than double in the ten-year period between the end of 2019 and the end of 2029, according to new analysis.
As the country recovers from its economic crisis and the accompanying lull in renewables installations, new investors are entering the market and developers are making use of the latest turbine technology.
While there is a consensus that the costs of onshore and offshore wind energy will continue to fall, there is, unsurprisingly, some variation in the projections.
The UK government’s effective ban on the development of onshore wind was impossible to reconcile with a target of net-zero emissions by 2050.
The wind industry had a better year than in 2018, but the slowing Chinese economy and permitting problems in major markets are affecting growth. Windpower Monthly does some number crunching.
With a pro-renewables coalition government in place and the promise of more, better regulated auctions to come, hopes for a long-term revival in this former European stronghold are high.