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GERMANY: New CFO, Manav Sharma, says manufacturer will invest in greater product development, as he aims to bring stability to the German firm now under US ownership.
CANADA: Alberta's first left-leaning administration in over four decades plans significant cuts in carbon emissions, giving the wind industry hope in a province long dominated by fossil-fuel suppliers.
SPAIN: Spain's inland revenue suspects regional administration officials of receiving at least €110 million in backhanders from wind developers, including affiliates of utilities Iberdrola and Endesa, in return for project licenses, according to leaked reports.
UK: A Freedom of Information request to the UK government by Windpower Monthly over Green Port Hull negotiations has lifted the lid on difficult talks with Siemens.
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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.