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Windpower Daily 20th September 2014

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Hywind set to enter consent process
UK: Statoil intends to submit consent applications to construct its 30MW Hywind offshore floating project in January.
  Hywind set to enter consent process
 
Scottish referendum decision paves way for wind
UK: The UK's wind industry could be boosted following the 'No' campaign's victory in the Scottish independence referendum although energy policy is likely to change.
  Scottish referendum decision paves way for wind
 
Gallery: Vattenfall's Yttre Stengrund decommissioned
SWEDEN: Vattenfall has decided to dismantle the 10MW Yttre Stengrund, its first Swedish offshore wind project, after 13 years of operation.
  Gallery: Vattenfall's Yttre Stengrund decommissioned
 
Wind and the Scottish referendum (2010-2014)
UK: Scotland has voted against separating from the UK in a historic referendum but change in the energy sector is still likely as powers are transferred north.
  Wind and the Scottish referendum (2010-2014)
 
Nordex to reveal 64.4-metre blade at Hamburg
GERMANY: Nordex has announced plans to unveil a 64.4-metre blade at the WindEnergy Hamburg event next week (23-26 September).
  Nordex to reveal 64.4-metre blade at Hamburg
 
Moventas expands with new US facility
UNITED STATES: Moventas is to establish a wind gearbox service facility in St Paul, Minnesota, to deal with what it described as "growing demand" in the US.
  Moventas expands with new US facility
 

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Analysis: What is Siemens doing about onshore wind?
GERMANY: Siemens has grown swiftly to become a dominant force in the offshore wind market but has remained silent about its onshore wind performance and ambitions.
  Analysis: What is Siemens doing about onshore wind?
 
Analysis: Coal and nuclear on Google AWC offshore line
UNITED STATES: The first leg of the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC), designed to facilitate a growth in US offshore, could initially transmit electricity generated from coal and nuclear plants.
  Analysis: Coal and nuclear on Google AWC offshore line
 
Question of the week: Do we need vertical-axis turbines?
As horizontal-axis turbines increase in size, some are looking to vertical-axis machines as an offshore solution. Windpower Monthly asked Andrew Scott of the Energy Technologies Institute and Philippe Veyan of EDF Energies Nouvelles whether the technology has a future.
  Question of the week: Do we need vertical-axis turbines?
 
Analysis: Ontario firm on offshore moratorium
CANADA: New studies to examine the noise impacts and decommissioning requirements of offshore wind turbines do not signal a change in current policy prohibiting project development in the Great Lakes, according to the provincial government.
  Analysis: Ontario firm on offshore moratorium
 
Analysis: Doubt over renewables target hits investor confidence
AUSTRALIA: The two recommendations made by a review into Australia's renewable energy target (RET) programme would be disastrous for the country's wind sector, industry professionals claim.
  Analysis: Doubt over renewables target hits investor confidence
 
Question of the Week: The challenge for wind recruitment
This week, Windpower Monthly has spoken to US turbine manufacturer GE, and recruitment consultants Allen and Yorke, and EarthStream to discuss the biggest challenges in recruitment facing the wind industry.
  Question of the Week: The challenge for wind recruitment
 
Latest News From Windpower Offshore
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