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Tribunal backs Neart Na Gaoithe in CfD dispute

Tribunal backs Neart Na Gaoithe in CfD dispute

UK: An arbitration tribunal has backed developer Mainstream Renewable Power over the cancellation of its contract for difference (CfD) agreement with the Low Carbon Contracts Committee (LCCC) for the 450MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project.

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UK formally launches second CfD auction

UK formally launches second CfD auction

UK: The auction to allocate contract for difference (CfD) support for renewable energy project delivery in 2021/22 and 2022/23, will run from 3 to 21 April.

Scotland approves second floating project in March

Scotland approves second floating project in March

UK: The Scottish government has approved the up-to-12MW Dounreay Tri floating offshore wind project, a week after approving another 48MW site.

Scotland approves 48MW floating project

Scotland approves 48MW floating project

UK: The Scottish government has approved the 48MW Kincardine floating offshore wind demonstration project, set for a site 15km from Aberdeen.

UK to replace renewables funding framework

UK to replace renewables funding framework

UK: The government has decided to scrap the widely criticised levy control framework (LCF) with a new set of controls to be announced later in 2017.

UK developer Infinergy acquired by its management

UK developer Infinergy acquired by its management

UK: The CEO and CFO of renewables developer Infinergy have acquired the shares from its Dutch owners Koop Group.

Legal challenge to Green Investment Bank sale

Legal challenge to Green Investment Bank sale

UK: The government's decision to provisionally award the sale of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) is being challenged in court by a rival bidder.


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Analysis: Major deals set challenge for top offshore supplier status

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 post-election onshore fears

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.

Analysis: UK government memos reveal tense Siemens talks over Hull

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.

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.

Analysis: Price-coupling fails to pass wind benefits to UK

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 government positivity boosts offshore

UK: The UK government has revealed plans to boost subsidies to offshore wind while cutting support for onshore wind and solar.

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