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TURKEY: Turkey has laid out a blueprint for growth in wind and other renewable energy sources in its first national renewable energy action plan.
GEMANY: Major German trade union IG Metall began a campaign in 2013 to get works council and trade union representation in the around 250 companies connected with the Enercon foundation, Germany's flagship turbine builder.
UNITED STATES: Broadwind Energy and two executives have been fined $1.7 million by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for accounting and disclosure violations.
FRANCE: A draft law outlining France's energy transition, which is currently going through parliament, will be "one of the government's most important laws", prime minister Manuel Valls said last week when opening the annual conference of renewable energy trade association SER.
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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.