Wood Mackenzie: Global wind capacity to climb 60% in next five years

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:The outlook for the global wind market is on the upswing. According to Wood Mackenzie’s latest global wind power market update, global wind power capacity is expected to grow by 60 percent over the next five years.Our latest forecast shows a 5-gigawatt upgrade in the global offshore sector alone, yielding 129 gigawatts of new capacity and a compound annual growth rate of 26 percent for the burgeoning segment.Eligible offtakers are rallying to capitalize on the Production Tax Credit for wind before the full-value incentive expires in 2020 and then phases down. Developers qualifying wind facilities in 2017 are eligible for 80 percent of the full credit amount, incentivizing U.S. wind market growth. As a result, Wood Mackenzie has upgraded its outlook for the U.S. market by 16 percent quarter-over-quarter, highlighted by a 3.8-gigawatt upgrade in 2021 alone.The outlook in Northern Europe has been upgraded in the forecast by 6 percent. This should offset an otherwise dismal outlook update in Europe, as the other subregions combine for a 2.2-gigawatt downgrade.Onshore and offshore policy deadlines in China underpin a 2.9-gigawatt boost in the country from last quarter’s projections. Onshore developers are rushing to comply with a new policy that requires projects to be commissioned by the end of 2020 in order to capitalize on feed-in tariffs (FIT) before a subsidy-free era begins. Offshore developers must commission projects before the close of 2021 if they are to utilize the current level of offshore FIT.More: Global wind power capacity to grow by 60% over next 5 years Wood Mackenzie: Global wind capacity to climb 60% in next five yearslast_img read more

Casts of CBS Reality Shows to Be More Diverse, Network Says

first_imgCBS reality shows, including “Survivor,” “Big Brother” and “Love Island,” will feature more diverse casts next season, under an initiative that will also target development budgets and writing rooms, the network announced on Monday.Starting in the 2021-22 season, at least half of the cast members of its unscripted programs will be people of color, the network said in a statement. It said it would also allocate at least a quarter of its annual development budget for unscripted shows to those created or co-created by people of color, including Black and Indigenous people.- Advertisement – Those complaints came to light this year as widespread protests swept the United States after George Floyd, a Black man, was killed in police custody in Minneapolis, leading some entertainment companies, news organizations and other businesses to question longstanding industry practices. The announcement on Monday was the latest development in a series of steps the network has taken regarding diversity in its casting, staffing and storytelling. The network did not immediately reply to a request for more details about the initiative.In July, CBS Television Studios and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced a production deal for N.A.A.C.P.-produced content, saying that 25 percent of the network’s programs would come from creators who are people of color. CBS also pledged that, by the 2022-23 season, 50 percent of the writers on its shows would be people of color.The initiatives for its reality shows built on those commitments, CBS said in the statement on Monday.- Advertisement – Mr. Cheeks moved to his current role at CBS as it made a significant change in its leadership in January, months after the network merged with Viacom.- Advertisement – The network has faced criticism in recent years for a prime-time lineup that lacked diversity, including complaints from staff writers over how race and gender were handled at “All Rise,” a drama with a Black woman as its protagonist. George Cheeks, the president and chief executive for the CBS Entertainment Group, described the commitments as “important first steps” in bringing in new voices.“The reality TV genre is an area that’s especially underrepresented, and needs to be more inclusive across development, casting, production and all phases of storytelling,” Mr. Cheeks said in the statement. The network will also work to expand diversity in the creative and production teams, it said. – Advertisement –last_img read more