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There may be a pause in wind power growth in 2020 because of coronavirus, but 2019 saw a 19% growth in wind power, particularly because of efforts in China and the US. 60.4 Gigawatts were added. To meet Paris Climate Accords 100 Gigawatts would be required. Some see economic stimulus packages as a way to build the necessary infrastructure to reach that goal, and beyond (200 Gigawatts is eventually needed). Climate may get a benefit from the virus as economies slow, a cross-consequence. At the same time, coal plants are aging and wind power tech and implementation approaches are advancing.

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