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On Reflection: The power of lower cost cannot be denied

On Reflection: The power of lower cost cannot be denied

Wind power in the US is winning the fight against fossil-fuel energy sources on economic as well as environmental grounds, says Chris Brown of Vestas North America. Its growing efficiency and rapidly falling costs make the case compelling.

Expectations high in build up to COP21

Expectations high in build up to COP21

WORLDWIDE: With the US and China making the right noises and a reformed approach, there are signs that the climate change summit in Paris could yield better results than previous efforts. The renewables sector is well-placed to benefit, but much still has to be clarified.

Wind is ready for vital role in meeting EU targets

Wind is ready for vital role in meeting EU targets

EUROPE: To meet its early pledge to reduce greenhouse gases by at least 40% to 2030, the EU must invest in cross-border transmission to make the most of renewable technologies.

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Viewpoint: Wind offers optimism to the climate topic

WORLDWIDE: You don't need to be one of the 40,000 people heading to December's climate jamboree in Paris to know that the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN's climate framework (COP21) is a big deal.

Sector has come far, over to the politicians

Four years ago, we put together our first list of leaders in wind. It was 2011 and, having reached over 200GW installed capacity, the market was no longer a niche industry.

Straight talking: What we can all learn from the German Energiewende

While every aspect of Germany's Energiewende -- the transition to increasing dependence on renewables in energy supply -- has been the subject of much debate both domestically and internationally, we should keep in mind that Germany is the first major industrialised country to undertake such an energy "transformation".

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.

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