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AUSTRALIA: The federal government has dropped the country's clean energy target (CET) in a further blow to the renewables industry after years of indecision.
POLAND: US firm Invenergy has formally notified the government of its intention to seek international arbitration if a dispute over cancelled power purchase agreements is not resolved within six months.
UK: Artefacts dating back as far as the Bronze Age have been discovered during an archaeological dig along the planned route of a 37-kilometre cable for the 714MW East Anglia One project.
UK: Mobile phone network EE, part of the BT Group, has signed a five-year power purchase agreement to run its operations on renewable energy.
UK: The experience of building Wales' largest onshore wind farm will help push the business case for future renewables co-location and hybrid sites, says Vattenfall.
UNITED STATES: Construction of the 730-mile TransWest Express (TWE) transmission project could start in 2019, if all permits are secured and there is enough electricity demand in California.
SWEDEN: Transmission company ABB has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Swedish technology firm Northvolt, which is building "Europe's largest lithium battery factory".
UNITED STATES: General Motors (GM) is buying 200MW of output from two wind projects to power its manufacturing facilities in Ohio and Indiana.
UK: Managing the charging of electric cars as a flexible load will reduce stress on the electricity grid and could encourage more investment in renewable energy generation.
UNITED STATES: With low gas prices pushing down wholesale prices, developers are finding utilities are keener to buy wind farms than the power they generate.
WORLDWIDE: Battery-storage technology has very high public visibility at present for several reasons.
WORLDWIDE: The turbines being installed today represent a massive technological advance in size, generating capacity and reliability over those from just ten years ago. So what will the next ten years bring?