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  • The floating offshore wind pipeline has reached 54 GW, and European countries lead.
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COP26 and Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover has announced, and the UK Cabinet Office has confirmed, that the automaker will provide a fleet of electric cars to transport world leaders at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, aka the COP26, in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12.

If you’re wondering why it’s known as COP26, COP stands for Conference of the Parties, and it’s the 26th UN climate change conference. The COP26 is a make-or-break summit to formulate an actionable worldwide plan to slow global warming:

The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action toward the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

And if you’re also wondering why Jaguar Land Rover – well, it’s a British brand.

Summit delegates will travel to and from the venue in Jaguar Land Rover’s electric cars.

Thierry Bolloré, chief executive officer of Jaguar Land Rover, said:

We are delighted to partner with COP26 and provide a fleet of all-electric vehicles, including Jaguar I-PACE performance SUVs, to deliver zero-emission transport at the summit.

The automaker provided similar services at the G7 summit, held in Cornwall this summer.

Jaguar Land Rover aims to achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2036, and net zero emissions across its supply chain, products, and operations by 2039.

The global offshore floating wind pipeline

The total pipeline of floating offshore wind projects worldwide shows that it currently stands at over 54 gigawatts (GW) if all are fully constructed, according to a new report from RenewableUK, a British trade association for the wind, wave, and tidal power industries.

The pipeline includes projects from early-stage development through to those that are fully operational.

More than half of the pipeline is in Europe, at 30.9 GW. The UK leads globally, with 8.8 GW. Ireland has 7.7 GW in the pipeline, Sweden has 6.2 GW, and Italy has 3.7 GW.

Outside of Europe, Australia leads with 7.4 GW, South Korea has a floating offshore wind pipeline of 7.1 GW, and the US has a pipeline of 5.5 GW. Taiwan has 1.5 GW and Japan has 1.3 GW.

According to RenewableUK, a major global surge in floating wind deployment is expected between 2025 and 2030:

Graph: RenewableUK

Read more: World’s largest offshore floating wind farm is now complete

Photo: Jaguar Land Rover

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