Record year for offshore wind in Europe

There was a 25% increase in new offshore wind capacity installed in Europe last year – double the amount added in 2016, according to data from WindEurope.

The average size of new turbines and wind farms also increased significantly, with the UK, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium accounting for 98% of the extra capacity.

“A 25% increase in one year is spectacular,” said WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson. “It just shows Europe’s ready to embrace a much higher renewables target for 2030.”

 

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