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Offshore wind investment tilts away from Europe

Offshore wind investment tilts away from Europe

Investment in wind energy projects grew 3% in 2018, according to the latest figures from BloombergNEF (BNEF), as falling capital costs resulted solar investments falling 24%.

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Ørsted partners with US fishing coalition

Ørsted partners with US fishing coalition

Offshore wind developer Ørsted has entered into a partnership agreement with a coalition of US fishing industry associations to improve communications between the two sectors.

RWE nominates renewables management team

RWE nominates renewables management team

RWE has named its top team to lead a new renewable energy division following the completion of the transaction between the German group and E.on.

'Risk mitigation strategies increasingly popular'

'Risk mitigation strategies increasingly popular'

A new generation of buyers and improved data are making risk mitigation tools increasingly popular, according to the CEO of a valuation and risk analytics firm that provides risk management services for renewable energy.

GE's 12MW Haliade-X due for tests in Rotterdam

GE's 12MW Haliade-X due for tests in Rotterdam

The first prototype of the 12MW Haliade-X turbine will be installed in Rotterdam in the Netherlands this summer, manufacturer GE has announced.

Latest 10MW turbine launched by SGRE

Latest 10MW turbine launched by SGRE

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has unveiled its version of a 10MW offshore wind turbine, following similar product launches by sector rivals.

UAE's Masdar acquires first US project stakes

UAE's Masdar acquires first US project stakes

Masdar has acquired shares in two onshore wind projects in the US from John Laing Group.

New York ups offshore plans to 9GW

New York ups offshore plans to 9GW

Plans to nearly quadruple the state's offshore wind target to 9GW by 2035 have been unveiled by New York governor Andrew Cuomo.

First Tunisia tender rewards European firms

First Tunisia tender rewards European firms

Four projects of 30MW each have been awarded under the first round of the 'authorisation regime', representing an investment of TND400 million (€115.2 million), the Tunisian government announced.

Swedish certificate proposal 'threatens investments'

Swedish certificate proposal 'threatens investments'

The Swedish Energy Agency's (SEA) proposal to run the country's green certificate system until the end of 2030 could drive down prices and bankrupt early investors, the country's wind industry body has warned.

Enel launches €1 billion green bond

Enel launches €1 billion green bond

Enel has launched a €1 billion green bond to finance clean energy projects including development of renewable energy projects, smart grid technology and demand response initiatives.

Nordex wins 4.75GW of orders in 2018

Nordex wins 4.75GW of orders in 2018

Nordex recorded a 73% year-on-year increase in orders in 2018 as we chart the German company's growth since 2014.

Gujarat land allocation logjam threatens wind's viability

Gujarat land allocation logjam threatens wind's viability

Nearly 2GW wind capacity from federal auctions is stranded in Gujarat because of land allocation issues.

K2 Management lines up next CEO

K2 Management lines up next CEO

Danish Consultancy K2 Management has appointed a new CEO after parting company with its former head last year.

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Windpower monthly events

Opinion

Shell's entrance could transform the US offshore industry

Last month's blockbuster Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) triple auction in Massachusetts had significant implications for the wider US offshore wind industry, Liz Burdock of the Business Network for Offshore Wind writes.

Viewpoint: Why a zero-subsidy future means looking past LCOE

Just when we had all (sort of) got our heads round the idea of the levelised cost of energy (LCOE), we need to do more.

Wind delivers what policymakers asked, so why do they stall?

Winning the economic argument has been a fundamental goal for the global wind power industry over the past few years. Renewable-energy sources, it was said, would only really flourish when they were cost-competitive with fossil fuels and nuclear.


In Depth

Mapped: Vestas' 2018 record order total

Mapped: Vestas' 2018 record order total

The US was the dominant market for Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas in 2018, according to its preliminary data of order totals. Over a third of last year's order book was won in the country.

The 7 best performing wind markets in 2018

The 7 best performing wind markets in 2018

We take a look at which markets performed the best in 2018 by how much the installed capacity grew over the 12 months.

Turbines of the year 2018: Innovations

Turbines of the year 2018: Innovations

The best of the year's brightest ideas for enhancing wind energy.

Turbines of the year 2018: Rotor blades

Turbines of the year 2018: Rotor blades

Balancing transport and installation logistics with the requirement for bigger rotors.

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