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Macquarie acquires GIB for £2.3bn

Macquarie acquires GIB for £2.3bn

UK: A consortium led by Australian investment firm Macquarie has agreed to buy the UK Government's Green Investment Bank (GIB) for £2.3 billion (€2.75 billion).

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Community project to fund new homes in Scotland

Community project to fund new homes in Scotland

UK: A small 7.5MW project in Scotland has commenced operations that will see its revenues be used to build up to 500 new homes.

Greensolver and Infinergy form UK JV

Greensolver and Infinergy form UK JV

UK: Developer Infinergy and French project adviser Greensolver have formed a joint venture in the UK.

UK court blocks judicial review of GIB sell-off

UK court blocks judicial review of GIB sell-off

UK: A last-ditch attempt to derail the sell-off of the state-owned Green Investment Bank (GIB), reportedly to Australian banking investor Macquarie Group, has been thrown out in the High Court.

JDR wins East Anglia 1 cable supply contract

JDR wins East Anglia 1 cable supply contract

UK: JDR will supply the 66kV intra-array cables for ScottishPower Renewables' 714MW East Anglia One offshore wind project.

National Grid calls for storage law change

National Grid calls for storage law change

UK: National Grid, the UK's electricity system operator, wants the government to change the law to allow it to own and operate its own storage facilities.

Lower UK wind variability cuts project LCOE

Lower UK wind variability cuts project LCOE

UK: A new report has found the UK's offshore wind availability is less variable than previously thought, boosting projection estimates and strengthening economic viability.


Analysis

Policies and rise of storage stopping co-location

EUROPE: Co-locating ground-mounted solar projects at wind farms looks like the perfect match.

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.

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