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Analysis: US government fines Broadwind $1.7 million

Analysis: US government fines Broadwind $1.7 million

UNITED STATES: Broadwind Energy and two executives have been fined $1.7 million by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for accounting and disclosure violations.

Analysis: US market at cross roads

Analysis: US market at cross roads

UNITED STATES: Turbine OEMs enjoyed a short-lived seller's market in the US at the end of last year as developers scrambled to take advantage of the most recent extension of the $0.023/kWh production tax credit (PTC) by placing conditional equipment orders for an estimated 6GW of new wind projects.

Remote mines add wind

Remote mines add wind

WORLDWIDE: More mining companies are recognising the benefits of using wind power in remote locations to cut diesel fuel bills and ensure secure supply.

Analysis: Ontario gears up for 565MW

Analysis: Ontario gears up for 565MW

CANADA: Bidding is likely to be highly competitive as Ontario goes to the market to buy wind energy for the first time since scrapping its fixed-price feed-in tariff (FIT) programme for large-scale projects 20 months ago.


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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.