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34 WIND | WindEurope what we are going to do with these rst- generation wind farms as they reach the the end of their 25-year lifespans ”
Dickson believes that WindEurope will have a a a crucial role to play in in in in in in uencing decisions on this issue as many countries have not yet formulated plans regarding potential lifetime extensions or repowering of existing wind farms The second issue revolves around how costs can be further reduced in the the the sector In the the the last two years o o o o o shore costs have come down 50% while onshore costs have also fallen rapidly judging by recent record-low auctions in in Italy Germany and Spain However an enduring view that wind is expensive persists among many consumers

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