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GWEC: Wind power industry to install 71.3 GW in 2020, showing resilience during COVID-19 crisis

According to the latest market outlook published today by GWEC Market Intelligence, 71.3 GW of wind power capacity is expected to be installed in 2020 despite the impacts of COVID-19, which is only a 6 per cent reduction from pre-COVID forecasts. This is a significant increase from original predictions that expected wind power installations to be reduced by up to 20 per cent due to the pandemic, demonstrating the resilience of the wind power industry across the globe.

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GWEC calls on Vietnamese government to extend wind tariff and maintain regional leadership in clean energy investment

An industry alliance led by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has called on the Government of Vietnam to urgently extend the wind energy Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) scheme. Vietnam’s wind industry is already facing a slowing of investment in 2020 because of uncertainty around the investment framework, and further delays to the FiT extension will hinder supply chain development and cost reduction in the emerging wind market, and ultimately undermine Vietnam’s goal of affordable, reliable and clean electricity

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Women in Wind: Gender diversity must be a priority in the wind sector for a just recovery

The Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, a joint initiative of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), have released a guide on Best Practices for Gender Diversity in Talent Recruitment, a resource to advance gender equality in the wind industry and attract top talent and skills with the end-goal of building a dynamic and inclusive workforce that can drive the global energy transition.

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OREAC: 1,400 GW of offshore wind is possible by 2050, and will be key for green recovery

On World Ocean Day, the Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition (OREAC) has announced its vision for 1,400 GW of offshore wind globally by 2050 to drive decarbonisation and a green economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. This ambition goes beyond current offshore wind forecasts, but is entirely achievable considering the resource potential, technology innovation, and government appetite to position offshore wind at the centre of the global energy transition.

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