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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.
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.
UK: The Scottish government has approved the up-to-12MW Dounreay Tri floating offshore wind project, a week after approving another 48MW site.
UK: The Scottish government has approved the 48MW Kincardine floating offshore wind demonstration project, set for a site 15km from Aberdeen.
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: The CEO and CFO of renewables developer Infinergy have acquired the shares from its Dutch owners Koop Group.
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.
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.