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'Investment case boosted' in emerging offshore wind markets

'Investment case boosted' in emerging offshore wind markets

The acceleration of offshore wind development in new markets boosted several countries in the latest renewable energy country attractiveness index (Recai) from advisors EY.

New Jersey doubles offshore goal

New Jersey doubles offshore goal

New Jersey is doubling its goal for offshore wind power to 7.5GW by 2035, up from 3.5GW by 2030.

US projects concede turbine spacing to fishing industry demands

US projects concede turbine spacing to fishing industry demands

Developers of offshore wind projects off the northeast US coast have agreed to space their turbines in line with some of the demands of the local fishing industry.

Denmark unveils offshore support scheme for Thor

Denmark unveils offshore support scheme for Thor

The operator of the Thor offshore project will receive state support through a similar support mechanism to the UK's contract for difference model, the Danish government has announced.

Oil and gas sector's lessons for floating offshore wind

Oil and gas sector's lessons for floating offshore wind

Learning from the oil and gas industry can help accelerate floating offshore wind development and cut costs, according to attendees at a RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables conference.

Asia Pacific to drive 'global market to 2030'

Asia Pacific to drive 'global market to 2030'

"Significant capacity additions" in Asia Pacific are expected to drive a 29% growth in the value of the global wind power market between 2019 and 2030, reaching $124.6 billion by the end of the forecasting period, according to new analysis.

US and China to 'challenge UK's top offshore spot'

US and China to 'challenge UK's top offshore spot'

The UK is likely to retain its position as world leader in installed offshore wind capacity over the next few years, but will face challenges from the US and China as the technology becomes more attractive in markets beyond western Europe, according to new analysis.

In depth

Rush to beat subsidy end puts the squeeze on supply chains

China might struggle to meet growing offshore demand, while construction and connection bottlenecks could lead to project cancellations in the US.

Community investor schemes gaining ground

In early July, Belgian developer and owner-operator Parkwind launched an initiative to raise up to €20 million from private individuals to support its offshore projects.

Unlocking the potential for offshore wind in Poland's Baltic Sea zone

Poland has huge potential for offshore wind in the Baltic Sea, with 10GW of capacity envisaged by 2040. During an economic congress in mid-May, officials from the country's energy ministry presented ways to develop its renewable-energy sources, with offshore wind highlighted as a key component.

WindEconomics: How the UK reaches net-zero emissions by 2050

The UK government's Committee on Climate Change (CCC) mapped out the way for the country to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in a new report.

The hot and cold markets of 2019 so far

As we reach the mid-point of the year, Windpower Monthly takes a look at which markets are on a hot streak, and which are suffering from a freeze in installations.

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