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UNITED STATES: One of the biggest "patent trolls" is moving into American wind technology for the first time. Intellectual Ventures (IV) of Bellevue, Washington has quietly applied for at least five high-quality and widely applicable patents for reducing noise and birds strikes at utility-scale wind projects.
GERMANY: It could take a year for a decision to be made on whether to charge managers at insolvent developer Prokon Regenerative Energien with delayed filing of insolvency and fraud, according to the public prosecution of the German city of Lübeck.
CHINA: In June China's National Energy Administration (NEA) published its long-awaited offshore wind power feed-in tariff (FIT) - CNY 850/MWh ($130) for offshore wind and CNY 750/MWh for intertidal installations.
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.
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Senior Geo-Environmental Engineer Senior Geo-Environmental Engineer Peritus Green Central Scotland / Fife Region / Glasgow City / Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
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Senior Geotechnical Engineer Senior Geotechnical Engineer Peritus Green South East England / East Sussex / Kent / London (Greater) / Surrey
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.