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RSPB continues Scottish fight

RSPB continues Scottish fight

UK: A coalition of offshore wind companies has urged a bird protection charity to withdraw its application to appeal against the 450MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project.

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Sensors installed on Blyth gravity-base foundations

Sensors installed on Blyth gravity-base foundations

UK: Sensors have been added to two of the gravity-base foundations being installed at the Blyth demonstration project off the north-east UK.

Greencoat acquires 90MW portfolio

Greencoat acquires 90MW portfolio

UK: Greencoat has bought the North Hoyle and Slieve Divena wind farms from JP Morgan Asset Management for around £105 million (€115.5 million).

Forewind splits Dogger Bank zone

Forewind splits Dogger Bank zone

UK: The Forewind consortium has decided to go its separate ways, splitting the four projects between the three members.

East Anglia Three approved by UK

East Anglia Three approved by UK

UK: ScottishPower Renewable's (SPR) 1.2GW East Anglia Three offshore wind project has been approved by business and energy minister Greg Clark.

Scotland adds further £1.5 million to accelerator

Scotland adds further £1.5 million to accelerator

UK: The Scottish government has injected another £1.5 million (€1.66 million) into the Carbon Trust's offshore wind accelerator (OWA) programme.

UK job growth slows due to political upheval

UK job growth slows due to political upheval

UK: The rate of growth in renewable energy sector jobs has been slashed by more than two thirds over two years, coinciding with a rollback in government policies and funding since 2015 and Brexit uncertainty.


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.