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Denmark on course for 50% wind, growing interest in Norway and Finland

DENMARK: Virtually one third (33.2%) of Denmark's electricity came from wind during 2013, and the country is well on course to hit its target of reaching 50% by the end of the decade.

Windicator: Wind passes 300GW milestone despite slower growth

WORLDWIDE: World wind capacity increased by 13% in 2013 -- less than in 2012, when it rose by 22%. Additions in megawatts were also down on 2012, from 49.2GW in 2012 to 33.1GW last year.

Plenty of potential, but not much happening in Balkan region

CROATIA: There is plenty of potential for wind power in the Balkans, but progress is hindered by an absence of stable legislation, weak grid infrastucture and funding shortages.

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Global market passes 300GW

Last year's figures for new installations, painstakingly researched by our correspondents for Windpower Monthly's annual market status report, confirm that growth in wind power has slowed.

Survival despite policy dithering

If there is one word that dominates when talking about market conditions for wind power across the world it is "uncertainty".

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On Reflection: German wind market is lost in transition

GERMANY: According to the new German coalition government, the revised Renewable Energy Act -- known as EEG 2.0 -- will be in force by 1 August. Nobody knows what exactly will be included, or how it will affect the wind industry in the long term.

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Viewpoint: Regional policies can decide wind's future

AUSTRALIA: Australian wind energy has been on a roll for much of the time since the introduction of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) in 2001.

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