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The EU has unveiled a strategy to bolster the wind farm sector, which is facing economic challenges.

The European Commission has introduced a new plan to bolster Europe's position as a global leader in the wind energy sector. This plan includes measures to increase financial support through export credit agencies and the European Investment Bank. The European Union's goal is to produce at least 42.5% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, with a focus on wind energy. However, it's currently falling short of its target to reach over 500 gigawatts of wind capacity by 2030. The plan also involves examining foreign subsidies, especially from China.
The EU aims to streamline project permitting, add 37 gigawatts of wind power annually, and emphasize labor market training. This strategy is seen as a significant development for the industry. European wind power companies have faced challenges due to increasing competition and inflation. To address this, the Commission intends to improve auction designs and consider non-price factors in procurement, like cybersecurity and sustainability. Danish firm Orsted, a global offshore wind leader, supports the plan as crucial for Europe's green transformation and energy independence.




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    • Saustine Lusanzu

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      Good strategy

      • Johannes Luiga

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        Really important

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        • Kevin

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          The EU is doing an incredible job in bolstering these efforts

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          • mercy nduta

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            Achieving 100% renewable energy is our goal.

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            • Peter Kamau

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              The EU really doing a commendable job with the windfarms

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              • johnte ndeto

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                EU coming through for wind farm sector in times of difficulty is really appealing and should be encouraged

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                • walter lungayi

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                  It's great to see the EU taking steps to support the wind farm sector, which is important for transitioning to more sustainable energy sources. By addressing the economic challenges faced by this industry, the EU can help ensure that wind power continues to grow and play a significant role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This strategy is a positive step towards a cleaner and more sustainable future.

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                  • George Kariuki

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                    This new strategy is a significant development for the wind energy sector.

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                    • Rotich Kim

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                      Wind farm need more support

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                      • Grace Njeri

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                        Wind farm sector must receive all manner of support.

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