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Cheap power, brutal competition

Cheap power, brutal competition

UNITED STATES: With low gas prices pushing down wholesale prices, developers are finding utilities are keener to buy wind farms than the power they generate.

Identifying assets and improving returns

Identifying assets and improving returns

EUROPE: Established in 2010, Quercus Investment Partners is rapidly closing in on a place as one of Europe's top three renewable infrastructure funds.

'We have stopped seeing ourselves as merely providing turbines'

'We have stopped seeing ourselves as merely providing turbines'

EUROPE: Vestas is calling for renewable technologies to focus more on integrating with the grid and on policymakers to speed up system change.

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French utility set to buy Quadran

FRANCE: The third largest supplier of electricity in France, Direct Energie, is in exclusive negotiations to buy French renewables developer-operator Quadran for around €416 million.

Senvion names new chairman

GERMANY: Turbine manufacturer Senvion has appointed former UK National Grid CEO Steven Holliday as its new chairman, replacing the retiring Stefan Kowski.

GWEC celebrates 500GW on Global Wind Day

WORLDWIDE: Leading trade bodies, led by the Global Wind Energy Council, have celebrated reaching 500GW installed capacity world wide, on Global Wind Day 2017.

Oil and gas majors cannot ignore renewables' success, report says

WORLDWIDE: The oil and gas industry should be taking note of renewables' success and investing in wind and solar, according to a report by Wood Mackenzie.

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Wind fears Trump bubble bursting

Could the "Trump effect" on the global economy pose a greater threat to wind power's prospects than his denial of climate change science?

Viewpoint: Removing blockers and creating enablers

WORLDWIDE: "I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good." Many academics agree that this statement, made in 1775 by Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations, is the underlying reason why free trade is more effective than protectionist measures in delivering prosperity to society.

GE puts blades at the cutting edge

Another month, another major acquisition. GE has once again dipped into its seemingly bottomless pockets, this time to buy the world's biggest independent manufacturer of wind-turbine rotor blades, LM Wind Power.

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