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Alstom-GE deal set for shareholder vote

FRANCE: Alstom has given an update on the acquisition of its energy division by GE, stating that French Foreign Investment authorisation has been obtained and the deal is set to go to a shareholder vote.

Windpower Top 30 - GE's McEntee tops list

The fourth Windpower Monthly Top 30 places wind industry leaders according to their ability to influence, using categories such as global reach, financial clout and megawatt might. The resulting ratings reveal personnel changes and new industry trends.

Top 30 People: 1. Anne McEntee - CEO Renewable Energy, GE Power and Water

Anne McEntee has headed GE's renewables division since April 2013. However, GE is now set for its most significant renewables acquisition since it subsumed Enron in 2003.

Windpower Top 30 - the wind manufacturer chiefs

WORLDWIDE: It is that time of year again when Windpower Monthly selects and ranks the most influential people in the wind power industry.


Latin America surges from potential to power

LATIN AMERICA: Favourable wind resources and government policy have driven exponential expansion in the Latin American wind market. Predictions that by 2020 capacity will have grown fivefold are making the region a safe haven for beleaguered US and European manufacturers.

Wind Economics: The competition wind faces

WORLDWIDE: In previous months in this section, I have discussed the gradual convergence between the generation costs of photovoltaics and those of onshore wind, and the cost of nuclear. These are wind's principal competitors, but there are others.

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