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WindEurope elects Nordex CEO as new chairman

Nordex CEO José Luis Blanco called for urgent action on project permitting, auction design and access to finance after wind industry body WindEurope elected him as its new chairman.

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Germany has 18 military radars that could be affected by the pending transport permitting law (pic credit: Ullstein Bild/Getty Images)

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German wind sector fears military radar law could restrict turbines

The German wind industry fears that a new transport law could enable the military to slow or prevent development of wind farms in up to a third of the country, including in some coastal regions with the best wind resources.

Developers' wind projects could move more quickly...or more slowly through the permitting system, warns David Barrows

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Opinion: US Clean Water Act overhaul will see biggest changes to wind permitting in decades

Earlier this month, US federal agencies published new permiting rules pertaining to the Clean Water Act (CWA) that have implications for the wind industry.

Xcel's Rush Creek wind farm in Colorado. (pic credit: Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

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Xcel Energy eyes 3.4GW new wind in $15 billion Colorado energy transition plan

US utility Xcel Energy has announced plans to invest up to $15 billion in renewable energy infrastructure across the state of Colorado, including in 3.4GW of new wind energy capacity.

Düsseldorf district government has started the spatial planning process for the Windader West corridor (pic credit: Bildagentur-online/Universal Images Group)

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Amprion advances plans for German wind transmission corridors

Transmission system operator Amprion and technology firm Hitachi Energy have concluded a strategic agreement for the preferential delivery of four converter stations to be used for Germany’s direct-current Korridor B project.