News and in-depth analysis of wind power, wind farms and wind industry companies and policy in China.
ITALY: Enel Green Power (EGP) has begun building another stage of its emerging markets strategy on the African continent.
SOUTH AFRICA: Prospects for South Africa's wind sector are looking brighter. On 16 April, the Department of Energy (DoE) issued a statement promising to "expand procurement of renewable energy", including an initial commitment to more than 9.2GW in the short and medium term.
UNITED STATES: Mega-projects of 1GW may be the ultimate goal for America's wind sector, given that sizeable offshore developments are moving further into the future due to high cost of energy and lack of local experience.
CHINA: China's National Energy Administration (NEA) has released a list of new wind projects totalling 34GW in capacity that await its final approval.
Site Manager (OFTO, SAP, HV, 132kV, 400kV) Natural Power Consultants Ltd Hull
Wind Resource Manager Orion Renewable Energy Group Oakland, California (US)
Pollution, Prevention and Control Officer Environment Agency Newcastle or Darlington
Principal Consultants/Technical Directors/Work Winners - Edinburgh or new Stirling office SLR Consulting Ltd Edinburgh or Stirling
Offshore Development Technical Director/Principal/Marine SLR Consulting Ltd Any SLR Consulting UK Office
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.