UK: More than 20% of the entire UK's infrastructure construction contract value in 2016 came from the offshore wind industry, new research from market analyst Barbour API has found.
UK: Private equity firm Terra Firma has announced it sold the 400MW onshore wind portfolio owned by developer Infinis to JP Morgan Asset Management.
UK: Framework rules for the UK's second contracts for difference (CfD) auction, set to open in April, states projects to be completed in phased developments must not exceed 1.5GW.
UK: The UK government's handling of the levy control framework (LCF) has been heavily criticised by an influential group of MPs.
UK: Vattenfall has announced the UK arm of steel fabricator Eiffage will manufacture the 11 suction bucket foundations for its 92.4MW European Offshore Wind Development Centre project off Scotland.
UK: French floating platform designer Ideol and marine renewables firm Atlantis Energy have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to investigate the potential in developing 1.5GW of floating wind capacity in the UK.
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.