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Wind and radar can learn to co-exist

Wind and radar can learn to co-exist

WORLDWIDE: France's military aviation authorities are calling for restrictions on wind turbine installation that would close off most of the country to new wind deployment. But the technology to mitigate turbines' effect on radar signals already exists.

WindEconomics: Offshore will be cheaper than nuclear

WindEconomics: Offshore will be cheaper than nuclear

WORLDWIDE: Although no offshore wind farms have been built in the US, 4.9GW of capacity is at an advanced stage of preparation, according to a Navigant Consulting report for the US Department of Energy.

Turkey starts to remove obstacles to growth

Turkey starts to remove obstacles to growth

TURKEY: Wind power continues to grow rapidly in Turkey despite a slow and cumbersome permitting process.

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Straight Talking: Climate change is back on public and political agenda

WORLDWIDE: After the collapse of the last big climate summit of world leaders in Copenhagen in 2009, for many if not most people the climate issue was over, or at least the hope of serious action by governments was over.

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Grid is key to selling wind's benefits

The US and China may be the biggest generators of wind power, but they are also the two worst polluters. It is this fact that has enabled other countries resisting the drive towards renewables to argue that there is no point in reducing their carbon emissions.

Wind has moved past green agenda

Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's vice-chancellor and minister of energy and economic affairs, spoke passionately at the opening of the WindEnergy fair in Hamburg, the industry's leading technology showcase.

On Reflection: Crowd funding could boost UK community wind

On Reflection: Crowd funding could boost UK community wind

UK: Crowd funding is one of the measures being considered by the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) to help resolve the funding issues encountered by many energy projects.

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