Offshore wind industry growth falling short of net zero goals

According to a Global Wind Energy Council report, the global offshore wind industry had a record year in 2021 in terms of new capacity but is still projected to fall short of the International Energy Agency's net zero goals by 2030. 

More giant offshore turbines were installed in 2021 than in any previous year, with 21.1 gigawatts (GW) of capacity connected to the grid.

The council raised its previous forecast for installations by the end of the decade by 17% and now expects 316 GW of capacity to be built by that stage.

Credit: Reuters

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