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Windpower Daily 24th April 2014

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UK approves five offshore projects for subsidies
UK: The UK government has approved five offshore projects among the first renewable energy developments to qualify for its new contracts for difference (CfD) subsidy regime.
  UK approves five offshore projects for subsidies
 
China announces 300MW offshore project
CHINA: A 300MW offshore wind project in eastern China is to begin tendering for developer, according to local government sources.
  China announces 300MW offshore project
 
Google agrees to buy 407MW wind from MidAmerican
UNITED STATES: Google is to buy up to 407MW of wind-sourced power from MidAmerican Energy as part of its push towards powering its data centres with renewable energy.
  Google agrees to buy 407MW wind from MidAmerican
 
France should end premium price, says regulator
FRANCE: France should replace its current guaranteed premium purchase price with competitive tenders for onshore wind power projects, energy regulator CRE said.
  France should end premium price, says regulator
 
Connecticut lifts three-year wind moratorium
UNITED STATES: Connecticut lawmakers have ended an effective moratorium on the building of wind projects that had been in force in the state since 2011.
  Connecticut lifts three-year wind moratorium
 
Intergen buys in to 155MW Mexican project
MEXICO: US power company Intergen has agreed to purchase a 50% stake in the first phase of the 155MW Energía Sierra Juarez project.
  Intergen buys in to 155MW Mexican project
 

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Analysis: German renewables law 'could have been worse'
GERMANY: Months of protests accompanied by a stream of suggestions for improvements from the German wind and renewables sector has resulted in a draft renewables law that could have been worse.
  Analysis: German renewables law 'could have been worse'
 
Analysis: Repowering of iconic California cluster in doubt
UNITED STATES: Most of the repowering in the iconic Altamont Pass in northern California will screech to a halt if the production tax credit (PTC) is not reinstated, said Rick Koebbe, president of PowerWorks. The Idaho-based company is repowering about 54MW in the area, the cradle of the utility-scale global wind industry.
  Analysis: Repowering of iconic California cluster in doubt
 
Analysis: XEMC faces uphill battle for US offshore market
UNITED STATES: At first glance, New Jersey's rejection of a plan by Fishermen's Energy to build a 25MW demonstration offshore wind farm is a blow to the efforts of China's XEMC.
  Analysis: XEMC faces uphill battle for US offshore market
 
Analysis: EGP sets criteria for emerging markets
WORLDWIDE: Enel Green Power has expanded its options for growth in emerging markets with the inclusion of six new countries in its latest industrial plan.
  Analysis: EGP sets criteria for emerging markets
 
Controlled response to munitions on the seabed
GERMANY: The discovery of unexploded ordnance on the seabed has caused delays and cost overruns on a number of offshore projects. But if the right precautions and procedures are followed, the problem can be managed.
  Controlled response to munitions on the seabed
 
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