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US policy failures prompt continued need for PTC

US policy failures prompt continued need for PTC

A powerful committee in the US Congress has proposed extensions to the US's key support mechanism for wind for a further five years, potentially providing some breathing space for an overstretched supply chain. But its course to becoming law will be a difficult path to navigate.

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US projects concede spacing to fisheries demands -- updated

US projects concede spacing to fisheries demands -- updated

Developers of offshore wind projects off the northeast US coast have agreed to space their turbines in line with some of the demands of the local fishing industry. It should not affect the timeline of the 800MW Vineyard 1 site in Massachusetts.

Lack of RET stunting Australia investment

Lack of RET stunting Australia investment

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has called on Australia's energy ministers to take action against falling levels of investment, which is 60% lower in 2019 than it was a year ago.

New Jersey doubles offshore goal

New Jersey doubles offshore goal

New Jersey is doubling its goal for offshore wind power to 7.5GW by 2035, up from 3.5GW by 2030.

Total to supply storage system to subsidy-free Finnish site

Total to supply storage system to subsidy-free Finnish site

A subsidiary of French energy giant Total, Saft Batteries, will provide a storage system to a subsidy-free Finnish wind farm. The 6MW/6.6MWh battery will be Scandinavia's largest.

German climate policy has "lost direction"

German climate policy has "lost direction"

Germany's new climate protection law, passed by parliament on 15 November, has crushed the sector's hopes that would help pull wind energy out of its current dramatic collapse as more details emerged. Renewables and energy associations have appealed to the government to reconsider its approach.

'Investment case boosted' in emerging offshore wind markets

'Investment case boosted' in emerging offshore wind markets

The acceleration of offshore wind development in new markets boosted several countries in the latest renewable energy country attractiveness index (Recai) from advisors EY.

Neoen adds to Hornsdale battery

Neoen adds to Hornsdale battery

French developer Neoen has agreed with battery supplier Tesla to increase the Hornsdale Power Reserve by 50%.

WindEconomics: Nuclear escalates as wind prices keep falling

WindEconomics: Nuclear escalates as wind prices keep falling

Nuclear power is too expensive. That is the implicit conclusion of the UK government, which has issued a consultation document on possible ways of reducing the electricity price.

In Depth

Oil and gas sector's lessons for floating offshore wind

Learning from the oil and gas industry can help accelerate floating offshore wind development and cut costs, according to attendees at a RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables conference.

How can innovation in submarine cabling reduce costs for offshore wind?

Submarine cables are vulnerable and, whether static or dynamic, protecting and stabilising them is critical. Any damage can lead to massive cost and also disrupt the functioning of the entire turbine.

WindTech: NGC gears up for the turbine drivetrain future

As the Nanjing High Speed Gear Manufacturing Company celebrated its 50th anniversary, Eize de Vries represented Windpower Monthly at its wind-power supply-chain forum, and exclusively visited its production facilities in Nanjing.

Faces of protests on the streets of London

Undeterred by a police-enforced ban and more than 1,800 arrests, Extinction Rebellion's climate -change protests in the streets and squares of London continue.

Horns Rev 1, 2, 3: three generations of turbine output analysed

The three projects that make up the Horns Rev offshore-wind hub off Denmark's west coast perfectly illustrate how the sector developed over the last two decades. Windpower Monthly dissects the performance data to see if bigger really is better.

Opinion

The real world needs action now

Fatih Birol, executive head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), is not alone in recognising a "growing disconnect" between what is being discussed in climate summits and reports, what policymakers are actually doing about it, and what is happening in real life.

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.

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