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Moventas - expanding in the US and delaying in UK

Moventas - expanding in the US and delaying in UK

UK: Moventas has said that its proposed expansion in the UK, including the construction of a factory, will be put on hold until the offshore market in the country recovers, but said is looking to expand in the US.

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Oklahoma to cut tax credit four years early

Oklahoma to cut tax credit four years early

UNITED STATES: Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin has signed legislation to end the state's $0.005/kWh tax credit for wind.

Canadian wind sees opportunities in north-east US

Canadian wind sees opportunities in north-east US

UNITED STATES: Massachusetts has issued its much-anticipated request for proposals (RFP) for 9.45GWh a year of clean energy.

GE to supply 250MW Willow Springs project

GE to supply 250MW Willow Springs project

UNITED STATES: Lincoln Clean Energy has reached financial close on the 250MW Willow Springs wind farm in Haskell County, Texas.

PacifiCorp targets Wyoming for wind development

PacifiCorp targets Wyoming for wind development

UNITED STATES: PacifiCorp has revealed that it will seek to build, or buy power from, 1.1GW of new wind power by 2020, mostly in Wyoming.

Wind to power 7-Eleven stores in Texas

Wind to power 7-Eleven stores in Texas

UNITED STATES: Convenience store owner 7-Eleven has joined the ranks of corporate buyers of wind energy.

Update - Trump starts roll-back on climate change policy

Update - Trump starts roll-back on climate change policy

UNITED STATES: President Trump signed the executive order to review his predecessor's Clean Power Plan (CPP) on 28 March, but has yet to decide whether to withdraw the US from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.


Analysis

Investors fear 'Trump effect' on global wind energy costs

UNITED STATES: As the US wind industry races to complete projects before the PTC expires, concerns are growing over looming tax reforms and the threat of border tariffs.

Over-forecasting prompts call for changes in Miso system

UNITED STATES: Wind operators in the US Midwest may have been deliberately over-forecasting their production to increase the compensation they receive from the regional grid operator.

Maryland governor unveils green package amid veto override bid

UNITED STATES: The governor of Maryland has revealed a package of environmental measures including funding for the renewables sector, but faces criticism from the green lobby over his veto for 2016's clean jobs bill.

Wind-hydro project looks to export power to New England

CANADA: Energy company Emera has launched a solicitation for wind and hydro supply to be delivered south to Massachusetts, a plan that will finally test the feasibility of what Canadian wind energy producers have long imagined could be an important new market opportunity.

'The first thing we know is that we don't know'

UNITED STATES: Vague, if not downright contradictory, policy proposals leave the US wind-power industry unsure of the likely impact of a Donald Trump presidency on American energy generation.

Industry fears for long-term health

UNITED STATES: Donald Trump's surprise win in the presidential election should have little immediate impact on the country's wind energy market, say industry leaders and market analysts.