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Market Status: United Kingdom - New regime cuts cost as election looms

Market Status: United Kingdom - New regime cuts cost as election looms

UNITED KINGDOM The UK looks set for another year of steady if unspectacular growth in wind power capacity. Trade body RenewableUK predicts around 1GW being added to the onshore fleet in 2015, while three new offshore projects amounting to 479MW are also scheduled for commissioning this year.

Market Status: Pakistan - Developers welcome tariff cap removal

Market Status: Pakistan - Developers welcome tariff cap removal

PAKISTAN Wind-power capacity nearly doubled in 2014.

Market Status: Overview - The year wind bounced back

Market Status: Overview - The year wind bounced back

GLOBAL Windpower Monthly predicted an upswing in wind power's fortunes during 2014 in its annual global market status report last April. But the bounce-back has been higher than we envisaged.

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An opportunity not to be missed

The present fall in the price of oil seems, so far, not to have prompted a backlash against "costly" renewable energy.

On reflection: Why Australia should not give up on renewables

On reflection: Why Australia should not give up on renewables

As the government battles to reduce the current renewables policy, the Australian wind industry is experiencing lost jobs and dwindling economic opportunities. Yet, there is a clear economic case for continuing renewables support.

Straight talking: The big four obstacles to tackle before December

WORLWIDE: Returning from the United Nations COP 20 Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, last December, I was struck by how much has changed in the past 25-plus years, and how much has remained the same.

Wind offers security over volatility

Every year our economics correspondent, David Milborrow, gathers together all the most recent global energy data, analyses and forecasts, crunches the numbers and concludes where wind-power generation costs stand against different forms of energy generation, including thermal, nuclear and other renewables.

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