Industry body warns of constraints hitting wind power in Europe

The level of deployment of new wind energy capacity up to 2023 could be anywhere between 67 and 112 gigawatts depending on regulatory constraints and the ambition of national governments

The level of deployment of new wind energy capacity up to 2023 could be anywhere between 67 and 112 gigawatts depending on regulatory constraints and the level of ambition of National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), the trade association WindEurope says in its latest market analysis.

The higher figure could be achieved if governments produce “super ambitious” NECPs, improve significantly the permitting process and keep up investment in grid infrastructure, according to the trade association. Failing that, only 67 GW will be installed over the next five years, putting the EU’s renewable energy target of 32% by 2030 at risk, it warned.

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