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Analysis: Enercon affiliate loses labour dispute over weekend work

Analysis: Enercon affiliate loses labour dispute over weekend work

GEMANY: Major German trade union IG Metall began a campaign in 2013 to get works council and trade union representation in the around 250 companies connected with the Enercon foundation, Germany's flagship turbine builder.

Analysis: US government fines Broadwind $1.7 million

Analysis: US government fines Broadwind $1.7 million

UNITED STATES: Broadwind Energy and two executives have been fined $1.7 million by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for accounting and disclosure violations.

Portfolio shake-up for Europe's energy majors

Portfolio shake-up for Europe's energy majors

EUROPE: Falling wholesale power prices and environmental pressures are making the big European energy companies reconsider their portfolios. But whether that means a stronger focus on renewables depends on their home market and ownership structure.

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Monday Comment: the rollercoaster ride of Sinovel

Monday Comment: the rollercoaster ride of Sinovel

The results season tends to highlight the theory that all news is cyclical. Yet last week's Sinovel announcement that it made a profit in 2014 raised eyebrows -- not least its own -- as it had already predicted a loss for the year.

On reflection: Agree to inspect to stay out of court

On reflection: Agree to inspect to stay out of court

WORLDWIDE: Negotiations between wind-turbine seller and buyer tend to focus on who takes the blame when something goes wrong. They should concentrate on avoiding anything going wrong in the first place by agreeing an escalating inspection regime.

On reflection: Give offshore projects the name they deserve

On reflection: Give offshore projects the name they deserve

WORLDWIDE: Offshore wind farms are large enough in terms of scale and generation capacity that they merit being called power stations. And defining them as such will help attract engineering experience and draw up common standards.

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