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'Worst year for installations' in EU since 2011

'Worst year for installations' in EU since 2011

New wind capacity in Europe totalled 11.68GW in 2018, down 32% from the record 17.1GW in 2017, new figures from WindEurope showed.

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Europe hailed for leadership in integration

Europe hailed for leadership in integration

The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) has hailed the EU as a role model for renewable energy in a report looking at ways to integrate wind and solar into power systems.

Japanese 2018 installations up 60%

Japanese 2018 installations up 60%

Japan installed 261MW last year, up 61% year on year on 2017's additions, but lengthy environmental impact assessments (EIAs) continue to hinder development, according to the country's wind power association (JWPA).

Iberdrola's profits boosted by new capacity

Iberdrola's profits boosted by new capacity

Increases in wind power capacity and production boosted profits for Iberdrola's renewables business in 2018, according to the developer's full-year results.

Bids summited in New York request

Bids summited in New York request

A total of 18 bids from four developers were submitted in the New York solicitation for offshore wind projects of 800MW or more.

Equity fund claims CTG's EDP takeover bid 'too low'

Equity fund claims CTG's EDP takeover bid 'too low'

A US-based investment fund has called on China Three Gorges (CTG) to end its attempted takeover of Portuguese energy firm EDP.

Vattenfall and Eneco repower Dutch site

Vattenfall and Eneco repower Dutch site

Vattenfall and Eneco have completed repowering a wind farm on the Dutch coast, nearly doubling its capacity to 50.4MW.

15 injured following crew transfer vessel crash

15 injured following crew transfer vessel crash

Fifteen people were reportedly injured, some seriously, after a crew transfer vessel (CTV) destined for the 350MW Wikinger project, collided with a cargo ship in the Baltic Sea this morning (19 February).

Hopes for 'competitive' prices as Dunkirk draws heavyweights

Hopes for 'competitive' prices as Dunkirk draws heavyweights

Fierce competition is expected to produce competitive pricing as some of the biggest offshore wind developers sign up to bid for the 750MW Dunkirk offshore wind project.


In Depth

Cost-competitiveness to 'underpin Canadian wind growth'

The key drivers of Canada's wind capacity lie in grid decarbonisation, electrification, and corporate procurement, according to the country's wind energy association, CanWEA.

Energy storage picks up pace as costs fall

Cheaper and more efficient energy-storage systems are set to accelerate the deployment of renewables, but solar PV is more likely than wind power to benefit from the advances in technology.

Ambitious Clean Line Energy 'wrapping up'

Did Clean Line's HVDC plan push for too much too soon? How the political climate and seemingly unsurmountable barriers for multi-state HVDC lines led to the demise of the independent developer's ambitious plans.

Energy costs analysis: Why wind broke into the mainstream in 2018

The wind-power industry's hard work to lower the levelised cost of energy paid off in 2018, as report after report confirmed the sector as a mainstream technology that can beat most other generating sources on price.

WindTech: SGRE responds to changing Indian market

On an exclusive visit to Siemens Gamesa India's production plant in Nellore, Eize de Vries talks to Ramesh Kymal, the company's onshore CEO, about ramping up production for its tailor-made low wind 2.1MW SG 2.1-122 model.

Are Portugal's offshore wind projections ambitious or absurd?

The offshore wind investment plan, presented to Portugal's parliament this month, has been met with widespread scepticism.

Collaboration key to cost reductions, Innogy believes

Financial and technological collaboration is the key to driving down costs and taking wind power into a merchant environment, Innogy's management believes.

February 2019

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Opinion

Challenges lay ahead for Taiwan

The recent negotiations between the industry and Taiwan's government on a Feed-In Tariff goes to show just how far the market has yet to go to become a major offshore wind player, writes Alastair Dutton, chairman of GWEC's Global Offshore Wind Task Force.

Viewpoint: Hybrid projects unlock new revenue streams

The rapidly declining cost of solar and battery-storage is changing the nature of what the renewable-energy sector can deliver.