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Clean Technica

The Global Wind Energy Council announced on Wednesday that it would form a new Offshore Wind Taskforce dedicated to accelerating the development of offshore wind technology in non-European markets such as Asia and North America.

Announced on the sidelines of the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg, Germany, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced the formation of the Offshore Wind Taskforce as a means to support the acceleration of global offshore wind deployment in markets outside of the dominant Europe — such as North America and Asia, where countries like the United States and Taiwan are beginning to emerge as the next big destination for offshore wind.

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Windpower Monthly

Discussing the new Global Offshore Taskforce, Stiesdal called it “a way to combine forces when it comes to the promotion of offshore wind on a much larger scale.” The taskforce is aiming to make this promotion a much more coordinated effort outside Europe.

Talking about the main offshore markets beyond 2020, Stiesdal remarked “Europe will of course remain the main market” but said that the US has “come off to a flying start”, saying that “it’s magnificent how the US has come from a first prototype project to now within a few years it has bids that are more or less comparable to the very competitive bids in Europe.”

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Recharge News

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has set up an offshore wind taskforce to back the sector’s development beyond Europe.

GWEC appointed Alastair Dutton – who helped spur Britain’s world-leading offshore wind deployment with roles at the Crown Estate and UK government – to chair the taskforce and named industry pioneer Henrik Stiesdal as its first global offshore wind ambassador.

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Energy Watch

“The whole wind energy industry is changing, and I am not hesitant to call it disruption,” says Global Wind Energy Council Chair Morten Dyrholm an interview with EnergyWatch.