The European wind power sector – like all industries – has been heavily buffeted by the impact of Covid-19 in 2020, riding out the pandemic’s first wave on a record €14.3bn ($16.8bn) in project finance raised through to June, but still likely to fall well short of forecasted build-out for the year – and facing a period in its history expected to be critical to its ongoing growth as the EU fleshes out its post-coronavirus economic recovery plans and Green New Deal.