WindEurope Hails IEA Report: "Strong Endorsement of Offshore Wind"

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"The numbers the IEA envisage for Europe are actually conservative", says WIndEurope CEO Giles Dickson.

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IEA: big volumes of offshore wind are key to Europe’s 2050 climate neutrality

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IEA: big volumes of offshore wind are key to Europe’s 2050 climate neutrality

Offshore wind is set to play a major role in the world’s energy mix according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the ‘Offshore Wind Outlook 2019’. The IEA predicts that global offshore capacity may rise 15-fold by 2040.

The IEA thinks European offshore wind capacity will reach 130-180 GW by 2040. They say falling costs and ‘remarkable technological progress’ – bigger turbines and floating offshore wind – will drive progress. They say offshore wind is already as stable a form of power generation as coal and gas in many places, given its high capacity factors. IEA Executive Director, Faith Birol, said at the report launch event that offshore wind will be the number one source of power generation in a carbon neutral Europe by... ... More: Official Press Release WindEurope

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