Windpower Monthly: January 2017
WORLDWIDE: Bigger doesn't always mean better, but the winners from our fifth annual review of the wind industry's best new turbines and major components tended towards the large size for the hardware that contended for the 2016 Windpower Monthly awards
WORLDWIDE: The volume end of the wind-power market, where competition over price and specification is at its most intense
WORLDWIDE: The super-sized new generation machinery that is driving down offshore wind costs
WORLDWIDE: Greater power without weight penalties in drive development
WORLDWIDE: Blade development reached new lengths in 2016 in both the onshore and offshore sectors
WORLDWIDE: Best of the year's brightest ideas at the cutting edge of wind-energy design and development
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EUROPE: The publication of the European Commission's (EC) 'Winter Package' of energy measures has raised questions over a lack of clear governance towards meeting renewable energy targets to 2030.
UNITED STATES: German utility E.on is fighting publicly over a lucrative power purchase agreement (PPA) for the output from its 200.1MW Papalote Creek II project in Texas.
NETHERLANDS: A consortium comprising oil and gas giant Shell, offshore construction specialist Van Oord, and developers Eneco and Mitsubishi/DGE will build the 700MW Borssele III and IV projects at €54.50/MWh.
United States Climate denier appointed to lead US environment agency
Philippines Uncertainty over future of Philippines industry
Former Siemens chief technology officer Henrik Stiesdal delivered a fascinating "masterclass" on the future of wind energy at a pre-Christmas event in FTI Consulting's London offices. The "father of the modern wind turbine" more than lived up to his billing with a wide-ranging, informative and highly entertaining lecture.1 comment
WORLDWIDE: "I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good." Many academics agree that this statement, made in 1775 by Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations, is the underlying reason why free trade is more effective than protectionist measures in delivering prosperity to society.
WORLDWIDE: Climate deniers tighten grip on power; Royal Dutch Shell goes to fly a kite; and strange figures and facts.