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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.
WORLDWIDE: Our annual guide to more than forty countries, giving new operating wind installations from 2015, current policies and prospects for the near future.
WORLDWIDE: The review of manufacturers' 2015 shares performance reveals that companies beat forecasts amid turbulent conditions.
UNITED STATES: Compliance with renewable portfolio standards (RPS) cost US consumers an average $12/MWh in 2014 - or a total of $2.6 billion.
UNITED STATES: The long-term phase-out of the production tax credit (PTC) is bringing more tax equity investors into the US market, leaving developers hopeful it will make what has always been their most expensive source of capital more affordable.
DENMARK: Danish offshore wind developer Dong Energy has set an indicative price range of DKK 200-255 (€26.89 - 34.29) per share ahead of its planned initial public offering (IPO) this summer.
UNITED STATES: White goods manufacturer Whirlpool is adding to its wind power generation by installing four Goldwind turbines at two additional Ohio factories.
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