FRANCE: French environment minister Philippe Martin has called on industrial and energy companies to submit "technical solutions and financial plans" for the development of floating wind energy in the mid-term.
JORDAN The 117MW Tafilah wind power project, western Jordan, is in the final stages of financial close, having secured a loan of $221 million from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in partnership with various European and regional financial institutions.
GERMANY: Three diver deaths at German offshore wind sites in the last three years have not been adequately investigated, according to the Divers Association, an organisation fighting for safe diving practices throughout the world.
WORLDWIDE: The global wind industry took a battering in 2013, with few developers committing to new projects. But the sector now looks to be heading in the right direction, driven by a buoyant China and new growth in the US.