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Europe sees fivefold boost to offshore wind under 60 GW pledge

Four northern European countries have pledged to install 60 GW of offshore wind power over the next ten years, increasing capacity fivefold.

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The governments of Germany, Denmark and Belgium backed a pledge to install 60 gigawatts of new offshore wind power next decade, more than fivefold existing capacity.

Energy ministers from the three countries joined chief executives from 25 companies including Dong Energy A/S, the world’s biggest offshore wind developer, to issue a statement pledging to work together to increase investment and reduce costs.

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