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Worker dies in fall at US wind  farm

Worker dies in fall at US wind farm

Police in Texas confirm they are investigating after a 39-year-old man fell to his death while working uptower on a turbine at the Langford wind project

Denmark launches tender for Thor

Denmark launches tender for Thor

The auction for the planned 800-1,000MW Thor offshore project will have a deadline of November 2021

Vestas wins 144MW supply deal in Greece

Vestas wins 144MW supply deal in Greece

Vestas grows its market share in Greece with a new 144MW order

GE Renewable Energy secures 576MW Invenergy order

GE Renewable Energy secures 576MW Invenergy order

Orders for 576 MW of onshore wind tech from Invenergy include GE’s 2.X-127 and 2.X-116 turbines

Sweden and Norway agree end to electricity certificate scheme

Sweden and Norway agree end to electricity certificate scheme

The possibility of an extension to the two countries' shared electricity system creates uncertainty, wind industry groups claim

Cross-sector group developing '100% recyclable' blade

Cross-sector group developing '100% recyclable' blade

Between 85% and 90% of a wind turbine’s total mass can be recycled today, but a new research group hopes to produce an entirely recyclable blade

Vattenfall to balance Finnish wind for Google

Vattenfall to balance Finnish wind for Google

Swedish energy firm Vattenfall will level out production from a wind farm powering tech giant Google

Covid-19 update: WindEnergy Hamburg goes digital

Covid-19 update: WindEnergy Hamburg goes digital

How the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is impacting the industry's 2020 goals.

Wind sector calls for more ambition as German cabinet approves energy reform

Wind sector calls for more ambition as German cabinet approves energy reform

Germany's federal cabinet has approved reform to help renewables provide 65% of the country's electricity by 2030

Oil major Shell to supply Microsoft with renewable energy

Oil major Shell to supply Microsoft with renewable energy

Details over a commitment to wind power remain sparse in a deal between big oil and tech that could be transformative if it delivers on its promise

'Questions remain' over China’s carbon neutrality pledge

'Questions remain' over China’s carbon neutrality pledge

Chinese premier Xi Jinping told the UN General Assembly that the world's top emitter plans to reduce its carbon emissions from 2030 and reach carbon neutrality by 2060

GE to supply 13MW Haliade-X turbines for world's largest wind farm

GE to supply 13MW Haliade-X turbines for world's largest wind farm

GE is due to uprate a prototype 12MW Haliade-X turbine to 13MW within months

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In Depth

Explainer: The hidden costs of oil storage

With the influx of renewables on the grid in recent years and the slump in demand due to Covid-19 health crisis, the price of oil has plummeted. So is there case to be made to store up oil at these low costs for when times are hard? Or should the global pandemic be the catalyst to leaving oil in the ground? We take a look at some of the figures.

Poland looks to renewables and nuclear to wean itself off coal

Poland plans to invest heavily in offshore wind power, solar PV and nuclear energy as it accelerates plans to reduce its dependence on coal

MingYang scales-up hybrid-drive technology to supersize class

Chinese OEM MingYang is forging a new place between direct-drive and high-speed geared wind turbine technology with its hybrid-drive designs. Eize de Vries talks to president and chief technical officer Zhang Qiying

Major OEMs facing huge losses as impact of Covid-19 pandemic hits hard

All four major western manufacturers recorded losses for the second quarter as the coronavirus outbreak continued to play havoc with the global economy and supply chains.

Opinion

Editor's view: a summer marred by losses

Wind power in Europe was not looking particularly healthy even before the pandemic struck.

SGRE: picking up the turbine pace

The merger of Siemens and Gamesa was never going to be a simple affair. Two major multinational wind-turbine manufacturers pursuing separate markets with different turbine technologies might have made all kinds of sense as a business plan on paper, but threw up all manner of questions about how that could actually be achieved on the production floors and at project sites.

Repowering is key to true 'transition'

There was always something slightly dispiriting about the phrase "energy transition". It represented something sluggish and recalcitrant -- a creeping, crawling process through conferences and committees about how shifting from dirty and resource-finite sources to clean and sustainable energy could be managed in the prevailing economic and political circumstances.

Coronavirus has changed our world drastically, but we still have a job to do

This column is generally written with the reasonable expectation that the world will not have radically changed in the seven to ten days it takes to get from this keyboard to your intray. That is clearly not the case on this occasion.

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