UK: Dong Energy has installed two radar weather stations on England's east coast to map atmospheric data in three dimensions, in a programme the developer claimed is the first of its kind.
UK: The government has given its approval to the £18 billion (€21 billion) 3.2GW Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK, following a review of the project.
UK: German utility E.on has won a contract from system operator National Grid to supply a 10MW battery system in the UK to stablise renewable power entering the grid.
UK: RES Group will cut its onshore wind workforce in response to "changing market conditions" in the UK, following the closure of support systems to the sector.
UK: British energy storage firm Redt is shipping its flow battery system to the remote island of Gigha off Scotland's west coast, following successful testing on the mainland, in Cumbernauld.
NORWAY: Nine months after announcing it would stop investing in offshore wind, Statkraft has agreed with partner Statoil to divest its interest in three UK offshore projects.
EUROPE: The battle between Siemens and MHI-Vestas (MV) for supremacy in the offshore market is intensifying as both firms took preferred supplier status with major orders.
UK: Amber Rudd has been named the new secretary of state for energy and climate change following the election victory for the Conservative Party. However, the result could set back to development of onshore wind in England.
UK: A Freedom of Information request to the UK government by Windpower Monthly over Green Port Hull negotiations has lifted the lid on difficult talks with Siemens.
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.
EUROPE: Strong winds in Germany on 16 February 2014 led to plummeting wholesale electricity spot market prices on the German/French spot electricity exchange, giving just EUR 14.5-17.9/MWh for the German region and EUR 20.0-20.7/MWh for France.
UK: The UK government has revealed plans to boost subsidies to offshore wind while cutting support for onshore wind and solar.