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Germany climate package 'lacking in courage and power'

Germany climate package 'lacking in courage and power'

Major demonstrations against climate change took place in German cities on 20 September, the day when the government's "climate cabinet" announced decisions which, claimed the federal environment ministry, mark "a new beginning for German climate policy".

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'Price cannibalisation' warning after UK tender

'Price cannibalisation' warning after UK tender

Offshore wind prices were reduced by nearly a third in the UK's third contract for differences (CfD) tender, but falling market prices could dampen the effect of these cost reductions by the time the successful projects come online, an industry analyst has warned.

UK offshore down to £39.65/MWh, with 5.4GW awarded

UK offshore down to £39.65/MWh, with 5.4GW awarded

Offshore wind strike prices fell by almost a third, with nearly 5.5GW awarded across six offshore wind farms in the UK's latest contracts for difference (CfD) tender.

Repowering potential for SGRE in Senvion deal

Repowering potential for SGRE in Senvion deal

Senvion's service contracts and the opportunities they present for forging future repowering deals are likely to be among the embattled manufacturer's most attractive assets as competitor Siemens Gamesa pursues a deal, according to a wind power industry analyst.

Virginia utility plans 2.6GW-plus offshore wind farm

Virginia utility plans 2.6GW-plus offshore wind farm

Virginian utility Dominion Energy has announced plans for a 2.6GW-plus offshore wind project that it hopes to fully commission by 2026.

GE's Haliade-X in line for debut at Ørsted's US projects

GE's Haliade-X in line for debut at Ørsted's US projects

Ørsted has named GE as its preferred supplier for two offshore wind farms in the United States, where the manufacturer's 12MW Haliade-X turbine could be deployed in a commercial setting for the first time.

Relief as PG&E restructure plan promises to honour wind deals

Relief as PG&E restructure plan promises to honour wind deals

The US's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), says it will honour its long-term renewable-energy contracts -- including those for some 2.15GW of wind power -- as it struggles to exit bankruptcy.

UK 7GW leasing round to open next month

UK 7GW leasing round to open next month

UK seabed landlord the Crown Estate will open its fourth leasing round for sites capable of supporting at least 7GW of offshore wind development in October.

The rise and fall of Senvion

The rise and fall of Senvion

Senvion's demise has been on the cards for some time, but its collapse means the industry has lost a prominent technological pioneer in both the onshore and offshore sectors. Eize de Vries looks back on the company's impact on wind power development.

In Depth

Husum 2019: Germany heading for a "crash landing"

At a trade fair like Husum Wind 2019, every exhibitor has a story to tell. But with the German industry facing a cliff edge, could those stories and their innovations, start looking elsewhere?

SGRE unveils 'world's largest' blade rig

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is building what it claims is the world's largest blade testing rig at its facilities in northern Denmark.

Husum 2019: Germany's gloomy reality

"If this goes on, we'll have phased out wind energy long before lignite and coal."

Spotlight on PNE after Morgan Stanley offer

Developer PNE Group may soon be swallowed up following interest from a major global infrastructure investment company on the back of a promising growth strategy. Sara Knight takes a look at the numbers.

Profits tumble at major OEMs in first six months of 2019

Four of the major OEMs reported lower profits, or even losses, during the first six months of the year, as the industry prepares for a busy second half of the year.

Opinion

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.

Danish wind must respond to 'public momentum'

OPINION: Following the merger of two major lobby groups, and ahead of a general election, Denmark's wind industry is in a strong position to continue growing, writes Jan Hylleberg.

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