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CHILE: Aela Energia was the big winner in last October's round of electricity contracts in Chile, winning almost two thirds of the total on offer.
FRANCE: The French onshore wind sector is set to benefit as the government proposes ambitious new targets, but uncertainty surrounds the forthcoming transition to a market mechanism.
UNITED STATES: Following the annual turbine shut-down to protect birds, owners of Altamont Wind's 83MW of 100kW turbines remain tight lipped over the future of the project and if it will ever reopen.
Wind power in the US is winning the fight against fossil-fuels on economic and environmental grounds, says Chris Brown of Vestas North America, with growing efficiency and rapidly falling costs.
CHINA: The Chinese wind-power market faces a tough year as the industry gets to grips with new government requirements. Though growth slowed in 2011, the market still performed very strongly, with over 15GW of newly installed capacity. Industry officials expect the wind industry to continue to lead the world in growth in 2012 as the government counts on the technology to raise the nation's consumption of renewable energy.