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North and Latin America increased wind power installations by 62% in 2020

According to the latest data released by GWEC Market Intelligence, 2020 was a record year for wind power growth in both North and Latin America, with nearly 22 GW of capacity installed despite COVID-19 impacts, demonstrating the incredible resilience of the wind industry and solidifying its crucial role in the region.

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Africa is only tapping into 0.01% of its wind power potential

According to the latest data released by GWEC Market Intelligence, the global offshore wind industry had its second-best year ever in 2020 installing over 6 GW of new capacity, keeping growth on track despite the impacts of COVID-19 felt in other energy sectors. This growth was driven by a record year in China, which lead the world in new annual offshore wind capacity for the third year in a row, and installed over half of the new offshore wind capacity globally last year.

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China installed half of new global offshore wind capacity during 2020 in record year

According to the latest data released by GWEC Market Intelligence, the global offshore wind industry had its second-best year ever in 2020 installing over 6 GW of new capacity, keeping growth on track despite the impacts of COVID-19 felt in other energy sectors. This growth was driven by a record year in China, which lead the world in new annual offshore wind capacity for the third year in a row, and installed over half of the new offshore wind capacity globally last year.

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Global Renewables Bodies Call on Mexico’s Government to Restore the Country’s Transition to Clean Energy

– Today the leading global renewable energy bodies, The Global Wind Energy Council and The Global Solar Council, jointly called upon the government of Mexico to urgently restore the country’s transition away from expensive and polluting fossil fuels, and reset the course to a sustainable future based on competitive, clean renewable energy.

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The road to the Global Wind Report 2021: Key Dates and Data Releases

Ahead of the release of this year’s Global Wind Report 2021 on 25 March, GWEC Market Intelligence will share the latest data and insights from 2020 on key markets and sectors for the global wind industry. Here’s a roundup of key dates on what to look out for in the upcoming weeks.

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Nearly 30 GW of new wind power capacity auctioned in H2 2020, a clear signal that growth is back on-track

According to new analysis by GWEC Market Intelligence in its latest Q4 2020 Wind Energy Auction Update, nearly 30 GW of new wind power capacity was awarded globally through auctions in the second half of 2020, which is a slight increase compared to the 28 GW awarded during H2 2019. This surge in new auctioned capacity is a clear signal that the industry is back on track and committed to building up the global pipeline of wind power projects.

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