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IRENA, wind industry push for 380 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030

September 23, 2021

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have launched an agenda targeting 380GW of offshore wind, installed worldwide by 2030.

By 2050 the target is for 2000GW of offshore wind installed worldwide.

The compact sets out a clear route to help governments “make the fundamental changes required to achieve this ambition”.

As of 2020, GWEC Market Intelligence calculates 35GW of offshore wind installed capacity globally.

Through IRENA’s Collaborative Framework on Ocean Energy/Offshore Renewables, the groups will “intensify governments’ understanding of offshore wind”, as reflected in country NDCs, and by expanding membership of the Framework more governments will be able to increase their interests in offshore wind.

The compact sets out that: “Given the project development and construction timelines for offshore wind, these interventions are urgently needed”.

[Staff Report]

More: IRENA, GWEC eye 380GW by 2030 offshore wind target

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