UK: A right-wing policy think tank has called on the UK government to reconsider plans to end support for onshore wind, adding it could add up to £90 million (€123 million) to consumers' bills each year.
CHILE: Chile's banks have pioneered renewable-energy project finance, but project curtailment is threatening profits. Finance was a major barrier to early wind development when legislation was introduced in 2008 requiring 5% renewable electricity sold on Chile's two largest grids from 2010.
CHINA: China is pushing on with more ultra-high-voltage (UHV) transmission lines to solve its long-standing curtailment problems that keep wind power off the grid. Construction of two 800kV UHV direct current (DC) power transmission lines started in June.