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Windpower Daily 01st November 2014

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Boulder Wind Power winds down operations
UNITED STATES: Boulder Wind Power is winding down its operations after failing to secure a partner for its generator designs, leading to the departure of its CTO and founder Sandy Butterfield.
  Boulder Wind Power winds down operations
 
UK 1.2GW offshore project under threat
UK: Scottish Power Renewables has said its 1.2GW East Anglia One project could be cancelled due to a lack of government funding.
  UK 1.2GW offshore project under threat
 
Dong earnings climb despite revenue fall
DENMARK: Dong Energy has increased earnings from its wind division by 50% in the first nine months of the year, despite a fall in revenues.
  Dong earnings climb despite revenue fall
 
Goldwind profits up fivefold
CHINA: Goldwind made a net profit of CNY 1.2 billion ($196 million) in the first three quarters of 2014, up five times on the figure for the same period last year.
  Goldwind profits up fivefold
 
EIB supports Irish wind connections
IRELAND: The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed a EUR 100 million loan facility with transmission system operator ESB Networks to help connect wind projects to the national grid.
  EIB supports Irish wind connections
 
Gamesa signs 82MW Greek deal
GREECE: Gamesa has struck a deal to supply the turbines for two wind farms in Greece with a combined capacity of 82MW.
  Gamesa signs 82MW Greek deal
 

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Question of the Week: Is GWEC's prediction achievable?
WORLDWIDE: Last week, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published a report stating 2TW of wind could be installed by 2030. Windpower Monthly asked whether this is a realistic goal.
  Question of the Week: Is GWEC's prediction achievable?
 
Analysis: Russia fails to restart Crimean projects
RUSSIA: The reconnection of 100MW of Crimean wind projects has been delayed by issues including uncertainty over their legal status, according to the the Crimean government.
  Analysis: Russia fails to restart Crimean projects
 
Question of the Week: Can Chinese manufacturers break into Europe and the US?
Following Chinese manufacturer CSIC's announcement it is targeting the European market with an offshore turbine, Windpower Monthly asked how Chinese manufacturers can break into the European and American markets.
  Question of the Week: Can Chinese manufacturers break into Europe and the US?
 
Analysis: Norway lags following Swedish pact
NORWAY: The 2012 pact between Norway and Sweden to jointly develop renewable energy projects was intended to spur the development of an estimated 6GW of wind capacity across both countries.
  Analysis: Norway lags following Swedish pact
 
Analysis: Energy Union vice-president selection turmoil
EUROPE: European Commission president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker's decision to make Spanish politician and oil and gas investor Miguel Arias Canete energy commissioner was one of the more controversial appointments to the EC leadership team.
  Analysis: Energy Union vice-president selection turmoil
 
Question of the Week: Will permanent magnet generators replace DFIG?
While some manufacturers are moving away from the traditional geared doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) machines, most turbines produced worldwide still follow this model.
  Question of the Week: Will permanent magnet generators replace DFIG?
 
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