The US wind power industry is warning the coronavirus pandemic has placed more than half of its 44GW near-term project pipeline – and some 35,000 jobs – at risk, a reality complicated by it having been shut out along with the rest of the renewables sector of the newly announced $2trn stimulus package cleared by Congress to confront the wider economic crisis.

As Covid-19 pushes the national economy into recession, leaving millions of Americans unemployed and further roiling financial markets, Recharge looks at how the wind industry –which before the outbreak was forecasting a record 13.5GW-15.2GW