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FRANCE: The French onshore wind sector is set to benefit as the government proposes ambitious new targets, but uncertainty surrounds the forthcoming transition to a market mechanism.
UNITED STATES: Following the annual turbine shut-down to protect birds, owners of Altamond Wind's 83MW of 100kW turbines remain tight lipped over the future of the project and if it will ever reopen.
Wind power in the US is winning the fight against fossil-fuel energy sources on economic as well as environmental grounds, says Chris Brown of Vestas North America. Its growing efficiency and rapidly falling costs make the case compelling.
FRANCE: GE has completed its acquisition of Alstom's power and grid business, following the €12.35 billion agreement announced in 2014.
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.