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Wind 'could hit 900GW by 2023'

Wind 'could hit 900GW by 2023'

WORLDWIDE: Faster commissioning of Chinese transmission lines and larger auction volumes could help boost capacity growth by nearly a quarter over the next five years, according to a new report.

New Jersey seeks help starting offshore wind sector

New Jersey seeks help starting offshore wind sector

UNITED STATES: New Jersey's Economic Development Authority (EDA) is seeking help to prepare the state's port infrastructure and supply chain programs to support its nascent offshore wind sector.

Virginia plans 5GW wind and solar by 2028

Virginia plans 5GW wind and solar by 2028

UNITED STATES: Virginia should aim to have 3GW of onshore wind and solar PV in development or operating by 2022 and 2GW of offshore wind online by 2028, the state's new energy plan reaffirms.

Stiesdal: 'The US has made a flying start'

Stiesdal: 'The US has made a flying start'

HAMBURG 2018: The United States' first steps in offshore wind have impressed the Global Wind Energy Council's global offshore ambassador.

GWEC sets up offshore wind task force

GWEC sets up offshore wind task force

HAMBURG 2018: The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has set up a task force to accelerate the development of offshore wind across the world.

Virginia could be offshore investment 'tipping point'

Virginia could be offshore investment 'tipping point'

UNITED STATES: If Virginia was to back development of offshore wind, it could become the tipping point in investment by developers, a new report by BVG Associates has concluded.

DNV GL launches floating wind guidelines

DNV GL launches floating wind guidelines

GERMANY: Certification body DNV GL has published revised standards for the design of floating wind turbines and their structures.

In depth

Floating pioneers undaunted by challenges

UK: Realism over the challenges that floating offshore faces was balanced by optimism that they will be overcome as experts gathered at the Windpower Monthly forum.

New agreement keeps France's offshore wind hopes alive

FRANCE: The offshore wind sector breathed a sigh of relief when president Emmanuel Macron announced late last month the government has reached agreement on new, lower tariffs for the six offshore projects awarded in 2012 and 2014, thus saving them from cancellation.

'We will see renewables compete on levelised cost of energy'

UNITED STATES: Demand for clean energy, digitalisation and moving away from centralised grid systems will be the growing trends in the US power market over the next five years, according to Lars Andersen, new North American president of K2 Management.

Offshore wind more valuable than onshore in some areas

UNITED STATES: In densely populated regions such as the north-east, the proximity to major cities adds value to offshore wind projects, according to a new report.

Turkey plans to enter offshore with 1GW tender

TURKEY: Turkish energy minister Berat Albayrak unveiled plans in late February for a 1GW offshore wind project, with a tender set to be held later this year.

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