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US offshore wind: pipeline or pipe dream?

US offshore wind: pipeline or pipe dream?

At the launch of the AWEA Offshore Windpower conference (22-23 October) in Massachusetts, Windpower Intelligence data shows the potential -- but improbable -- pipeline facing the US industry between 2020 and 2026.

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Vattenfall scraps project after Swedish military veto

Vattenfall scraps project after Swedish military veto

Vattenfall and property developer Wallenstam have scrapped a 300MW wind farm off the coast of Sweden after the country's military vetoed the companies' revised plans for the project.

China Wind Power: Trade barriers hampering the industry

China Wind Power: Trade barriers hampering the industry

At the start of the China Wind Power 2019 conference and exhibition (21-24 October), the industry's global association has said now is the time to remove, rather than build, barriers in order to reach the world's emission reduction targets.

SGRE and Senvion agree European wind asset deal

SGRE and Senvion agree European wind asset deal

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has reached an initial agreement to acquire Senvion's European business including all intellectual property, most of its onshore servicing operations, and a blade factory.

Global wind fleet to grow 62% by 2024 -- IEA

Global wind fleet to grow 62% by 2024 -- IEA

Global renewables capacity is set to increase by nearly 50% in the five years to 2024, but this projected 1.2TW expansion could be more than 300GW higher with improved government intervention, according to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report.

Senvion collapse could contribute to 'modest' turbine price gains

Senvion collapse could contribute to 'modest' turbine price gains

New analysis predicts onshore wind turbine prices could see a "modest" increase in the early part of the next decade, in part due to the collapse of Senvion.

Wind set for bulk of new South African capacity to 2030

Wind set for bulk of new South African capacity to 2030

South Africa's government expects 14.4GW of new wind power capacity to be installed between 2022 and 2030 under its final Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) -- more than any other energy source in this period.

New policy measures fall flat in latest German tender

New policy measures fall flat in latest German tender

Prices remained level in Germany's latest undersubscribed tender for onshore wind -- the first after a raft of policy measures were adopted to revive the country's faltering energy transition.

EDPR and Aker Solutions plan 500MW South Korean floater

EDPR and Aker Solutions plan 500MW South Korean floater

EDP Renewables (EDPR) and offshore engineering firm Aker Solutions have bought into a consortium with WindPower Korea to develop a 500MW floating wind farm off Ulsan, South Korea.

In Depth

Wind pushing UK renewables past fossil fuels

Renewables will soon provide the largest share of the UK's electricity generation mix, according to official figures, with the growth in wind -- lately in offshore -- driving the sector to a tipping point.

Rush to beat subsidy end puts the squeeze on supply chains

China might struggle to meet growing offshore demand, while construction and connection bottlenecks could lead to project cancellations in the US.

WindEconomics: US costs fall as turbine ratings increase

The latest report from the Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory (LBNL) in the US chronicles the continuing development of wind energy, accompanied by steady falls in costs of both projects and energy.

WindTech: Why wood works for modular, low-carbon towers

A Swedish company has come up with a novel design to make towers more cost-effective to manufacture, transport and install while reducing lifecycle LCoE. And it is made almost entirely out of wood.

Why wind needs a more diverse workforce

The evidence is clear in the bottom line: companies with diverse workforces outperform those that draw their recruits from a narrow base. But wind power needs to do more to recruit and retain the best talent.

Opinion

Strike action and strike prices dominate news agenda

The Windpower Monthly editorial team did not participate in the worldwide climate-crisis strikes and protests of 20 September. We thought we would serve the cause better by continuing to report on the latest developments in the global wind-power industry, a vital component in the transition to clean energy.

US wind continues to grow as economics beats Trump rhetoric

Donald Trump won the US presidential election in November 2016 with a promise to revitalise the country's coal industry.

Modi re-election maintains India's momentum

OPINION: Narendra Modi has overseen an overhaul of the renewables landscape in India during his first term in office. For all of the setbacks, his re-election should be greeted warmly by the industry.

Onshore wind is UK litmus test

One of the last pieces of legislation passed through the UK parliament under the premiership of Theresa May set a target of net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050. It was supported by the man who has succeeded her as prime minister, Boris Johnson.

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