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'Federal politics has failed energy consumers'

'Federal politics has failed energy consumers'

The Clean Energy Council has issued a policy directive ahead of the federal elections in May, calling for the next government to commit to a 50% renewable energy target by 2030.

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Eskom warned against contract renegotiations

Eskom warned against contract renegotiations

Debt-ravaged state utility Eskom is considering renegotiating contracts with companies successful in South Africa's first two renewable energy tenders, according to reports.

Tower firm Ambau files for insolvency

Tower firm Ambau files for insolvency

Ambau, a German manufacturer that has been making wind turbine towers and offshore wind turbine foundation and transition pieces since 1993, applied to the Cuxhaven District Court to open insolvency proceedings.

Lithuanian energy company seeks offshore partner

Lithuanian energy company seeks offshore partner

State-controlled energy company Lietuvos Energija is looking for strategic partners with which to develop offshore wind farms in the European Economic Area and then in the Lithuanian Baltic Sea.

Equinor to explore floating wind in South Korea

Equinor to explore floating wind in South Korea

Equinor has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) to investigate the potential for floating offshore wind development in South Korea.

Andhra Pradesh launches new wind-solar-storage tender

Andhra Pradesh launches new wind-solar-storage tender

Two power distribution companies in Andhra Pradesh have launched a tender for 600MW of wind-solar hybrid projects with energy storage.

German onshore tender undersubscribed again

German onshore tender undersubscribed again

Prices fell slightly in Germany's most recent tender for onshore wind, but the auction was again undersubscribed, reflecting permitting backlogs and industry caution, the country's wind energy association claimed.

Cost-competitiveness to 'underpin Canadian wind growth'

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.

Vestas leads Goldwind in 2018 onshore installations

Vestas leads Goldwind in 2018 onshore installations

Vestas extended its market share of onshore wind turbines commissioned last year, while the world's total new onshore capacity declined 3%.


In Depth

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.

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.

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.

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.

Exclusive: The inside story of Vestas' ground-breaking new platform

Vestas' new onshore platform, christened EnVentus, propels medium-speed geared drivetrain technology and modular design into the mainstream market, setting new standards for power rating and rotor size at 5.6MW and 162 metres.

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.