The International Energy Agency (IEA) sees offshore wind as a “rising global force on the energy landscape”, executive director Fatih Birol told the opening session of the WindEurope conference yesterday. With around 20GW of offshore wind installed globally today, compared to more than 500GW of onshore wind, the offshore sector has not figured prominently in the Paris-based IEA’s previous analyses and forecasts of the global energy market. But the IEA expects the world’s offshore wind capacity to more than triple by 2025, and edge close to 200GW by 2040 — with the potential to go substantially further if ambitious government policies were put in place.
IEEFA 26th Sept 2018 read more »
The Danish energy ministry has launched an investigation into potential areas for the next three offshore wind projects by 2030, but the country’s wind association has called for an expedited screening process.
Wind Power Offshore 28th Sept 2018 read more »
Energy giant EDF Renewables is rumoured to be floating a substantial stake in the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm.
Energy Voice 28th Sept 2018 read more »