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Japan needs 130GW of wind capacity to reach 2050 carbon-neutrality target

Japan needs 130GW of wind capacity to reach 2050 carbon-neutrality target

New prime minister Yoshihide Suga announced Japan will aim to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Scotland aims for 11GW offshore wind by 2030

Scotland aims for 11GW offshore wind by 2030

The Scottish government hopes its increased offshore wind ambition will support its plans for renewables to power 50% of its electricity, heat and transport by 2030

WindEconomics: Solar PV narrowly beats wind on costs in UK

WindEconomics: Solar PV narrowly beats wind on costs in UK

By 2035, offshore wind will be cheaper than onshore, government predicts

News and analysis

‘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

Australia backs 26GW wind and solar-powered green hydrogen hub

The Australian government has agreed to ease the permitting processes and aid investment of a 26GW wind and solar-powered hydrogen and ammonia complex in Western Australia

Transcript in full: What Trump and Biden said on wind in the final US presidential debate

In the last roll of the dice over who becomes the next US President, the Republican and Democratic candidates at last found a few minutes to argue over wind power

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

Russia to adopt CfD model for wind tenders

The Russian government is expected to change the way it awards wind power contracts in tenders from next year

in depth

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

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

'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

Covid-19 Insight Report: Spain

Resurging sector proves resilient in hard hit Spain

Covid-19 Insight Report: Poland

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