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GERMANY: Turbine manufacturer Enercon could be harder hit than other market players by the German federal government's plans for renewables.
ASIA-PACIFIC: Wind installations in 2015 and prospects for 2016 for countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including China, India and Australia. Including our unique Feelgood Factor rating based on political support, investor confidence, structural readiness, and pipeline.
WORLDWIDE: Our annual guide to more than forty countries, giving new operating wind installations from 2015, current policies and prospects for the near future.
EUROPE/UNITED STATES: A proposed trade pact between the EU and US is now in doubt after French president Francois Hollande said he would block the deal.
GERMANY: Siemens has recorded profits of €137 million in its Q2 financial quarter up from a loss of €44 million in the same period last year.
NORWAY: Chinese manufacturer Envision Energy has acquired Norwegian digital energy company BazeField.
FRANCE: GE Renewables is reportedly looking into acquiring the Gamesa-Areva offshore wind joint venture as it aims to become "one of three major players" in the industry.
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