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Beleaguered Spanish industry dares to hope again

Beleaguered Spanish industry dares to hope again

SPAIN: As the Spanish government responsible for draconian anti-wind reforms prepares to face the electorate, optimism and activity are returning to the sector. Windpower Monthly finds out what developers are planning for the future.

WindEconomics: Bullish projections for offshore wind

WindEconomics: Bullish projections for offshore wind

WORLDWIDE: The generation cost of electricity from offshore wind in the UK could undercut that of electricity from gas by 2030. This is the finding of a report from the UK's Climate Change Committee, undertaken by BVG Associates.

Analysis: Brakes on growth in Chile and Uruguay

Analysis: Brakes on growth in Chile and Uruguay

CHILE/URUGUAY: South America is a hot market for wind power, but after some years of rapid growth, installations in both Uruguay and Chile are set to slow beyond 2016.

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Moving forward in US, back in Germany

As the COP21 UN climate summit in December gets ever closer, one more step has been taken towards a renewables-heavy future, with the announcement of President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan for the US.

A ray of light amid support cuts

Precisely what constitutes an emerging market is a moot point, but by selecting the markets with an installed capacity under 1GW, a good rate of growth and the promise of more to come, we found the top ten worthy of the title.

Straight talking: Wind offers much to a world that is short of water

WORLDWIDE: My enduring image from the deadly European heatwave in the summer of 2003 was the picture of bedraggled French firefighters spraying what looked like a pathetically thin stream of water on top of the containment dome of a nuclear power plant in an attempt to keep the reactor cool.

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On Reflection: The unseen ticking bomb and how to defuse it

On Reflection: The unseen ticking bomb and how to defuse it

WORLDWIDE: The wind industry lives dangerously when it builds factories in markets supposedly protected by trade barriers. The propensity of such markets to explode is well known. We must campaign to eliminate all environmental tariffs and local content requirements.

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