2021-10-26
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Despite pandemic: world installs 6.1GW of Offshore Wind in 2020

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The Global Offshore Wind Report 2021 published by the GWEC finds that wind has the biggest growth potential of any renewable energy technology.

Official Press Release GWEC:

World installs 6.1GW of Offshore Wind in 2020, led by China

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World installs 6.1GW of Offshore Wind in 2020, led by China

Offshore Wind capacity grew steadily in 2020, but governments will need to act decisively to improve policy in order to scale up installations at the pace required to help the world meet its carbon emissions targets and avoid the worst effects of global heating, according to the Global Wind Energy Council, which launches its flagship Global Offshore Wind Report 2021 today.

The global offshore wind industry installed 6.1GW of capacity in 2020, down slightly from a record 6.24GW in 2019, although GWEC expects a new record year in 2021, as China’s offshore wind sector rushes to install 7.5GW ahead of the expiry of current feed in tariffs (FITs). China led the world in new installations for the third year in a row with more than 3 GW of offshore wind grid connected... ... More: Official Press Release GWEC

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GWEC, capacity, China, gigawatts, offshore, Europe, Netherlands, Belgium, net zero targets, Global Offshore Wind Report 2021, scenario







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