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WindEnergy Hamburg 2020: ‘Concrete measures’ needed to meet EU wind targets

WindEnergy Hamburg 2020: ‘Concrete measures’ needed to meet EU wind targets

Despite the EU’s lofty ambitions for wind, more specific measures are needed to help it fulfil its role in the decarbonisation of Europe, industry players said at WindEnergy Hamburg

EDP CEOs resign amid corruption probe

EDP CEOs resign amid corruption probe

EDP chief executive António Mexia and EDPR head João Manso Neto wrote to the Portuguese utility announcing their resignations yesterday (30 November)

Climate policies ‘not enough’ for Paris climate goals

Climate policies ‘not enough’ for Paris climate goals

With 62% of global electricity from solar and wind predicted by mid-century, a DNV GL forecast for growth falls well short of transformation needed for decarbonisation

News and analysis

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

UK offshore wind to compete in own CfD tender round

The UK government hopes to award contracts to 12GW of renewable energy capacity in the next auction rounds, which are scheduled for late 2021

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)

Europe’s ‘hidden demand’ for green hydrogen could hit 1,400TWh

Demand could see the technology become mainstream in three years according to a report from a new coalition backed by WindEurope, Nordex and RWE Renewables

Offshore wind construction rules 'need major shift' to hit 300GW target

The EU’s wind industry has warmly welcomed the EU Commission’s plans for 300GW of offshore wind by 2050, but it warns that money alone won’t solve the ‘mammoth task ahead’

in depth

WindEconomics: More analysis needed on system costs as renewables grow

Comparing recent government studies with work by Imperial College shows need for more detailed work on predicting system costs with increasing amounts of renewables

WindEconomics: Solar PV narrowly beats wind on costs in UK

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

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