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Politics block German offshore wind link

GERMANY: Germany's offshore wind sector has struggled to get its marine grid connections in place to hook up to the onshore network.

Same direction, different speed

WORLDWIDE: The different speeds at which business, governments and the public set a course towards a low-carbon future inevitably lead to clashes and collisions.

UK post-election onshore fears

UK: Amber Rudd has been named the new secretary of state for energy and climate change following the election victory for the Conservative Party. However, the result could set back to development of onshore wind in England.

Growth will come through productivity

In the last 30 years, the rate and cost of turbine installations have been key yardsticks for the wind industry. In that time, growth has been considerable and costs have fallen steadily. Based on these criteria it has been successful.

Wind Economics: Installed costs to fall from last year's peak

EUROPE: After a period of some uncertainty, offshore wind costs are now moving downwards. The EU/FOWIND's Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment suggests that installed costs of offshore wind peaked at just under €4,000/kW in 2014 and are now falling.

Pattern Energy profile: Our plan is to be the most profitable

UNITED STATES: Mike Garland, who becomes chairman of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) this month, heads an unusually innovative Californian wind company -- Pattern Energy.

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