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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.
GERMANY: The new Renewable Energy Act, and the harsher climate it has engendered, has been blamed by wind developer Juwi for its recent dramatic downsizing. Up to 400 out of 1,500 jobs are to go, the company said earlier this month, of which 250 will be in Germany.
GERMANY: Radar and wind turbines are not a happy combination of technologies. According to German wind energy association BWE, around 4GW of wind development is blocked across the country due to conflicts over the potential impact on radar, mainly operated by German air traffic control service DFS.
WORLDWIDE: It has been a busy month for the wind sector, with the agreed takeover deal by GE for Alstom Energy taking most of the headlines. Below the radar there has been a pick up in turbine deals, largely fuelled by emerging markets, especially Turkey and Brazil.
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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.