Hosted by senior analyst, Peter White and joined by wind power specialist, Harry Morgan, the webinar was held to explain our new quarterly tracking service for Wind, coinciding with the launch of our first quarterly report entitled, “Wind soars in 2019, faces struggle through Covid-19, as subsidies fall.”
The service is introduced alongside 3 further tracking services – on solar, energy storage and hydrogen, as part of Rethink Energy, the weekly news analysis service.
We entered the energy market with Rethink Energy in early 2019, and produced its first forecast in June 2019, and has so far produced four fully fledged forecasts, predicting out initially to 2030, but with our offshore wind forecast pushing out 20 years to 2040 we have decided to keep 20 year horizons for all future forecasts.
Rethink is in the midst of launching a series of quarterly updated reports – the first two in wind and solar – followed swiftly by tracking of energy storage projects and trends, and another on the scaling up of a new hydrogen economy. They’re all helping us build the perspective to see beyond merely project pipeline oriented forecasts.
The first of these services is doing little more than count completed projects, auction awards and fresh capacity brought online, but this is just the starting point. We’re building deeper industry contacts and getting them to share their thinking in interviews with us, report on government stimulus at every level in the energy food chain and how each country is planning to transition renewables into an era of parity with fossil fuels.