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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: 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.
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.
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.
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: 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 & 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.
Windpower Monthly Events
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.
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.
The argument that wind power can only compete with conventional forms of electricity generation by being heavily subsidised looks more threadbare every month.
Could the "Trump effect" on the global economy pose a greater threat to wind power's prospects than his denial of climate change science?