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Windpower Daily 24th April 2014

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Alstom denies GE buyout reports
FRANCE: Alstom has denied that GE is poised to buy out the company for $13 billion, as has been reported in the press.
  Alstom denies GE buyout reports
 
Gallery: Samsung 7MW turbine installation
UK: A video has emerged of the 7MW Samsung Heavy Industries turbine being installed at the Energy Park Fife in Scotland.
  Gallery: Samsung 7MW turbine installation
 
Bolivia conducts feasibility studies for wind expansion
BOLIVIA: Bolivia is looking at expanding its wind capacity with feasibility studies in the south and east of the country while boosting its only project from 3MW to 24MW.
  Bolivia conducts feasibility studies for wind expansion
 
UK Conservative Party to end onshore subsidies
UK: The Conservative Party has pledged to end wind subsidies after the next general election in 2015 and give local councils more power in approving new projects.
  UK Conservative Party to end onshore subsidies
 
Siemens 3MW to be used at Kniphagen
GERMANY: Siemens Energy will provide five SWT-113 3MW turbines for the Kniphagen wind farm in Ostholstein, Germany.
  Siemens 3MW to be used at Kniphagen
 
Intel tops US renewables league table
UNITED STATES: Intel has come top in an assessment of companies' renewable energy use by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
  Intel tops US renewables league table
 
Kazakhstan announces $150m wind investment
KAZAKHSTAN: Kazakhstan plans to build up to six wind projects in northern Kazakhstan by 2018, according to a recent statement by Anton Fedyaev, head of the department of housing and communal services and energy of the Kazakh government.
  Kazakhstan announces $150m wind investment
 

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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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