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FRANCE: France claims to have learned from the first two offshore tender rounds and has changed the system for the next one.
WORLDWIDE: The European Union's transport, telecommunications and energy council met on 6 June to discuss a range of energy issues.
EUROPE: One of the reasons for variations in estimates of the generation costs of wind is the difference in the cost of capital from country to country, generally termed the interest rate.
FRANCE: The government has issued a decree allowing the use of "competitive dialogue" when tendering offshore wind power projects.
CHILE: Developers are set to invest more than $2 billion in new wind farms in Chile over the five years after winning new contracts in the country's largest ever power tender.
INDIA: German manufacturer Senvion is continuing its expansion into new markets with the acquisition of the Indian factory and product portfolio of German firm Kenersys.
GERMANY: PNE Wind is gearing up for a legal battle over potentially unconstitutional aspects of Germany's new Offshore Wind Energy Act.
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The European energy market is changing. This transition is characterised by a significant expansion of residential power production, increased complexity in balancing demand and supply, and the first developments of renewable-energy sources combined with storage systems at an industrial level.
To the list of Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, GE and Alstom, Nordex and Acciona, we can now add Siemens and Gamesa (p10).
Wind power took another great leap forward in 2015. Nearly 60GW of new capacity was installed and commissioned worldwide, smashing the previous year's record of close to 50GW.