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Berkshire Hathaway Energy: Economies of scale

Berkshire Hathaway Energy: Economies of scale

UNITED STATES: The US's biggest wind-owning utility, Berkshire Hathaway, has rapidly built up a portfolio of well over 2GW, all in Iowa, and is investing $1.9 billion to add another gigawatt next year.

Apex Clean Energy: Acquisitor success

Apex Clean Energy: Acquisitor success

UNITED STATES: Apex Clean Energy, the independent renewables company specialising in taking on projects that have stalled, has amassed a 10GW wind portfolio that includes Ikea's first North American wind investment.

Wind and radar can learn to co-exist

Wind and radar can learn to co-exist

WORLDWIDE: France's military aviation authorities are calling for restrictions on wind turbine installation that would close off most of the country to new wind deployment. But the technology to mitigate turbines' effect on radar signals already exists.

Analysis: Uneasy partners? VCs and wind

Analysis: Uneasy partners? VCs and wind

UNITED STATES: Venture capitalist (VC) funding is essential for many wind tech start-ups. However, two high-profile VC-funded US wind start-ups have folded over the last year, most notably Boulder Wind Power.


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United States - Bumper 2012 expected to precede mass downturn

UNITED STATES: Fasten your seat belts -- it will be a bumpy ride. The domestic US wind market has entered a period of unprecedented boom as turbine makers and developers scramble to beat market uncertainty due to the possible expiration in December of the country's most significant financial incentive.

Canada - Construction surge may lead to finance bottleneck

CANADA: Canada is on the cusp of a surge in project construction that will not only more than double its total installed capacity over the next few years, but also significantly increase its profile in the broader wind-energy marketplace.

Latin America - Legislative delays stall nascent markets

LATIN AMERICA, EXCLUDING BRAZIL: Wind activity outside of Brazil is poised to grow. Mexico should see installed capacity increase this year, but elsewhere, legislative issues are holding up projects.