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'Still some milestones ahead'

'Still some milestones ahead'

UK: Bigger turbines and the creation of a local supply chain are raising expectations for the future of offshore wind in the UK. The next step could be looking at export potential.

UK offshore wind enters the next chapter

UK offshore wind enters the next chapter

UK: Dong Energy's Burbo Bank Extension is the first project to be commissioned after winning support in the UK's initial contracts for difference tender in 2014. David Milborrow looks at the balance sheet for this new round of offshore wind farms.

Fighting for wind

Fighting for wind

WORLDWIDE: Following his tenth anniversary as secretary-general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Steve Sawyer reflects on the progress wind power has made and its hopes and expectations for the future in conversation with David Weston.

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MEP would end priority dispatch for green power

EUROPE: The European Parliament's lead negotiator on reforms to the EU electricity market rules has backed the idea of abolishing the first call on grid access currently enjoyed by renewable power generators.

Indian state regulator bars additional wind power purchases

INDIA: The windy state of Karnataka, which was considered a safe haven for wind power, is the latest state in India to stop wind power procurement and signalled a shift to auctions.

South Korea turns its back on nuclear

SOUTH KOREA: President Moon Jae-in has said the country will move away from the use of nuclear energy and heralded an "era of clean energy".

Middle East and Africa set for 22% annual growth

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: Around 40GW of new wind power will be installed in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) by 2026, at an average growth rate of 22%, according to new analysis by Make Consulting.

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Wind backs words with deeds

This issue falls between two of wind power's biggest events of the year -- the American Wind Energy Association's conference in Anaheim, Los Angeles, and WindEurope's offshore showcase in London.

Viewpoint: 'No-cost' offshore wind -- how did Germany do it?

The most remarkable thing about three of the four winning bids in the recent German offshore-wind auction is that the successful bidders have rejected the safety net of a minimum reference price.

Wind enters the subsidy-free zone

The argument that wind power can only compete with conventional forms of electricity generation by being heavily subsidised looks more threadbare every month.

Wind fears Trump bubble bursting

Could the "Trump effect" on the global economy pose a greater threat to wind power's prospects than his denial of climate change science?

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