UK: The final report published by the government's energy and climate change committee (ECCC) has urged the removal of regulatory barriers to energy storage and advocates subsidies to give the sector a boost.
UK: The UK needs to act immediately if it is to reach its targets on emission reductions, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has warned.
UK: Successful bidders for contracts for difference (CfDs) will face more restrictions in future if they fail to deliver their projects, the energy department announced
UK: Gearbox specialist Moventas has completed a 3.6MW load test bench and assembly centre in the UK, able to support a range of different makes.
UK: Dong Energy has helped fund a trial looking at the use of drones to assess the numbers of birds nesting on a cliff.
UK/IRELAND: Infrastructure fund NTR has acquired 64MW of operational and under construction wind capacity in Scotland and Ireland.
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.