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Analysis: International talks aim to cut wind import tariffs

Analysis: International talks aim to cut wind import tariffs

WORLDWIDE: New talks aimed at eliminating import tariffs on environmental products could be a first step towards opening borders to free trade in wind turbines and components.

Analysis: Juwi cuts itself down to size

Analysis: Juwi cuts itself down to size

GERMANY: The new Renewable Energy Act, and the harsher climate it has engendered, has been blamed by wind developer Juwi for its recent dramatic downsizing. Up to 400 out of 1,500 jobs are to go, the company said earlier this month, of which 250 will be in Germany.

Windpower Data: Developer activity in emerging markets

Windpower Data: Developer activity in emerging markets

WORLDWIDE: Wind energy analysts have long predicted that the emerging markets will pick up the slack as mature markets such as western Europe slow. Windpower Monthly reports on significant progress in the Philippines in June, with projects that have passed planning approval.

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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.

Fresh perspectives or brain drain?

If there's one sure thing to spark controversy it's the creation of a league table based on subjective opinions. In this, Windpower Monthly's ranking of the top 30 leaders in the wind industry is likely to be no exception, even if the judging came from industry associations, our readers and our editorial team.

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We went to press this month with the news that Vestas, at long last, may be on the road to recovery.

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