EUROPE: Policy announcements in either France or Germany can have knock-on effects on the other, so the governments should work more closely to achieve the transition to a clean energy system, think tanks have said, while also helping to shape the future energy mix across Europe.
JAPAN: Pattern Energy has completed its first project in Japan, the 33MW Ohorayama site on the south side of the southerly Shikoku island.
GERMANY: Utility and developer EnBW recorded an increased operating profit (Ebitda) within its renewable energy segment due to an expanded and more productive wind portfolio.
SWEDEN: The Swedish Energy Agency has examined two models for removing or reducing transmission costs for offshore wind power to help promote cost-effective energy.
INDIA: Suzlon has received 500MW of orders for two wind farms that were awarded contracts in the country's 2GW federal auction in February.
SPAIN: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply turbines to a project near Granadilla de Abona on the island of Tenerife for Iberdrola.
BELGIUM: Siemens Gamesa's roll-on/roll-off concept, first announced in November 2015, has been fully implemented for the first time, the manufacturer has announced.
NETHERLANDS: Offshore contractor Van Oord's revenue from wind power increased slightly, while its overall results fell year-on-year.
UK: An offshore wind industry forum believes the UK should have 30GW deployed or contracted off the coast of the UK by 2030.
FINLAND: Power company Fortum will buy the power from developer Taaleri Energia and sell it to the Nordic electricity markets under a new agreement.
NETHERLANDS: Developer Vattenfall has been granted the licence to build the 700MW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind project in the latest Dutch offshore tender round, to be built without subsidy.