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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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Climate denier appointed to lead US environment agency

Climate denier appointed to lead US environment agency

UNITED STATES: A known climate sceptic with close ties to the fossil fuel industry has been appointed by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA).

Statoil invests in US energy storage developer

Statoil invests in US energy storage developer

UNITED STATES: Convergent Energy and Power, a US-based energy storage asset developer, has received a strategic investment from Statoil Energy Ventures, a corporate fund set up by Norwegian energy firm Statoil.

Google to be 100% renewables in 2017

Google to be 100% renewables in 2017

UNITED STATES: Global technology firm Google has announced its operations will run on 100% renewable energy from 2017, a year ahead of schedule.

Flow battery installed in Washington

Flow battery installed in Washington

UNITED STATES: Snohomish County Public Utility District (SNOPUD) has installed a 2MW/8MWh vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB), supplied by UniEnergy Technologies, which will be based on an open standards platform.

Block Island set back with turbine damage

Block Island set back with turbine damage

UNITED STATES: A turbine at Deepwater Wind's 30MW Block Island project has been damaged after part of a drill was left inside.

US Wind puts forward 750MW Maryland plan

US Wind puts forward 750MW Maryland plan

UNITED STATES: Developer US Wind has issued its plans for a 750MW offshore wind project off the US' east coast, a week after Deepwater Wind.


Analysis

'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.

Yieldcos consider all options for life after SunEdison

UNITED STATES: Institutional investors are likely to show the most interest as Terraform Power and Terraform Global, the two yieldcos controlled by bankrupt SunEdison, put themselves up for sale.

Cheap imports hamper PTC boost for US supply chain

UNITED STATES: The US supply chain is a multi-billion dollar industry employing more than 21,000 people. Given the five-year production tax credit (PTC) bubble, the domestic sector is already operating at full tilt, and more production lines and shifts are already being added to existing factories.

Pattern Energy leads faint yieldco recovery

UNITED STATES: Pattern Energy's recent public offering of stock is a sign of recovery in the battered US yieldco market, although the sector still has some distance to go before it convinces investors of its long-term sustainability.

How Vestas won the Midwest

UNITED STATES: A well-proven, competitively priced turbine and a strategic service agreement gave Vestas the edge over its rivals to win a 2GW deal with MidAmerican.