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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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Utility to retire coal plants and increase wind portfolio

Utility to retire coal plants and increase wind portfolio

UNITED STATES: Utility Kansas City Power & Light (KCPL) has announced it will close six coal power units at three sites by 2019, while revealing plans to increase its renewable portfolio.

Trump seeks new deal over Paris - reaction

Trump seeks new deal over Paris - reaction

UNITED STATES: The president has announced the US plans to trigger the withdrawal process of the UN COP21 Paris climate change agreement, and renegotiate its contribution to the deal.

Trump defers Paris decision again - updated

Trump defers Paris decision again - updated

UNITED STATES: The US president has said he will make a decision on the exiting the COP21 Paris Climate Change agreement soon.

AWEA 2017: Day three - as it happened

AWEA 2017: Day three - as it happened

UNITED STATES: Coverage from the third and final day of the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) Windpower 2017 annual conference and exhibition in Anaheim, California.

AWEA 2017: Grid capacity expansion lagging behind wind growth

AWEA 2017: Grid capacity expansion lagging behind wind growth

UNITED STATES: With wind power development outpacing the expansion of transmission capacity in the US, grid congestion challenges are likely to get worse before they get better.

AWEA 2017: States to lead the way offshore

AWEA 2017: States to lead the way offshore

UNITED STATES: Panelists at a session on building offshore partnerships agreed the Trump administration creates uncertainty and that it is states that will lead the way.


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.

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.

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.

'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.