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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.

Darkening clouds gather over UK industry

Darkening clouds gather over UK industry

UK: The UK's wind industry is bracing itself for more stormy weather as it tackles a volatile political environment with a general election looming, a new and unproven subsidy scheme, and a planning system that has been heavily criticised.

UK training college will address skills shortfall

UK training college will address skills shortfall

UK: The precise location has yet to be chosen and details of the courses that will be offered remain sketchy, but the UK's first national college for wind energy is scheduled to open its doors to students in autumn 2016.

Analysis: Enercon pressures Siemens over wind tech IP case

Analysis: Enercon pressures Siemens over wind tech IP case

UK: In 18 months, August 2016 to be exact, Enercon's European "storm control" patent will expire. But that has not stopped the company from heading for a UK court hearing in June to press a charge of alleged infringement by Siemens and its customers.


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United Kingdom - Gearing up for a busy year amid regulatory change

UNITED KINGDOM: This year will be a busy one for the UK wind industry, with onshore developers striving to ensure that projects are operational ahead of changes to the renewables' incentive scheme next year. Offshore, manufacturers will be pinning down locations for factories and distribution centres ahead of the massive demand expected from developers involved in the UK's next wave of offshore projects - Round 3.