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UK: A court in Scotland has refused the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds' request to challenge a decision backing 2.3GW of offshore wind capacity.
UK: Polish firm Tele-Fonika Kable (TFKable) has acquired British subsea cable manufacturer JDR Cables.
UK: Dong Energy and Siemens-Gamesa Renewable Energy are linking up with British academic research centres to advance technological progress and cut the costs of offshore wind-generated electricity.
UK: In its 2017 Future Energy Scenarios (FES) report, the UK's transmission operator, National Grid, predicts offshore wind could be subsidy free in the UK before 2040.
UK: The UK arm of French developer EDF has acquired 11 wind projects in Scotland from local firm Partnerships for Renewables.
UK: EDF Renewable Energy has started floating the five gravity-base foundations out to its 41.5MW Blyth demonstration project site off north-east England.
EUROPE: Co-locating ground-mounted solar projects at wind farms looks like the perfect match.
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.