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WindEnergy Hamburg 2020: How top wind CEOs are navigating the Covid-19 pandemic

WindEnergy Hamburg 2020: How top wind CEOs are navigating the Covid-19 pandemic

Manufacturing, developer and investor chiefs say the wind industry has proved its resilience while showing it can be relied upon in a crisis

Siemens Gamesa to overtake Vestas by 2025

Siemens Gamesa to overtake Vestas by 2025

Vestas, Siemens Gamesa and GE will push their market share to nearly two thirds of the global market by the end of the decade, analysts at Wood Mackenzie believe

French courts give Saint-Brieuc the green light

French courts give Saint-Brieuc the green light

France could finally start offshore construction next year after the country's highest court rejects latest challenge against Iberdrola's Saint Brieuc project

WindEnergy Hamburg 2020: Why communication must be central to energy transition

WindEnergy Hamburg 2020: Why communication must be central to energy transition

COP26's climate champion called for stronger messaging from the wind power industry at the WindEnergy Hamburg 2020 virtual event

Proposed Vietnam tariff cuts ‘jeopardise wind sector growth’

Proposed Vietnam tariff cuts ‘jeopardise wind sector growth’

GWEC has described the proposed cuts as “one of the most dramatic reductions seen in any wind power market to date”

WindEnergy Hamburg 2020: European cooperation ‘critical’ to UK offshore wind targets

WindEnergy Hamburg 2020: European cooperation ‘critical’ to UK offshore wind targets

The UK's trade commissioner for Europe said the country wants and needs to work with its European partners in offshore wind development

GE replaces MHI Vestas as Vineyard Wind’s preferred supplier

GE replaces MHI Vestas as Vineyard Wind’s preferred supplier

Vineyard Wind has chosen GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X as the preferred turbine model for its project off Massachusetts

WindEnergy Hamburg 2020: ‘Concrete measures’ needed to meet EU wind targets

WindEnergy Hamburg 2020: ‘Concrete measures’ needed to meet EU wind targets

Despite the EU’s lofty ambitions for wind, more specific measures are needed to help it fulfil its role in the decarbonisation of Europe, industry players said at WindEnergy Hamburg

EDP CEOs resign amid corruption probe

EDP CEOs resign amid corruption probe

EDP chief executive António Mexia and EDPR head João Manso Neto wrote to the Portuguese utility announcing their resignations yesterday (30 November)

WindEurope elects Siemens Gamesa CEO Nauen as new chairman

WindEurope elects Siemens Gamesa CEO Nauen as new chairman

WindEurope’s new chair described the path towards a just and sustainable energy transition as a “collective task”

Climate policies ‘not enough’ for Paris climate goals

Climate policies ‘not enough’ for Paris climate goals

With 62% of global electricity from solar and wind predicted by mid-century, a DNV GL forecast for growth falls well short of transformation needed for decarbonisation

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In Depth

Explainer: The hidden costs of oil storage

With the influx of renewables on the grid in recent years and the slump in demand due to Covid-19 health crisis, the price of oil has plummeted. So is there case to be made to store up oil at these low costs for when times are hard? Or should the global pandemic be the catalyst to leaving oil in the ground? We take a look at some of the figures.

EXCLUSIVE: Enercon’s E-nacelle marks next 'technology transition leap'

Enercon has extended the nacelle of its EP5 and EP3 platforms to move the electrical system up-tower. Eize de Vries gets a sneak virtual preview of the E-nacelle before it launches at WindEnergy Hamburg 2020 this week

Vestas’ new CTO Anders Nielsen on the benefits of modularity — and trucks

Six months into his new role as the CTO of Vestas, Anders Nielsen speaks to Eize de Vries about modularity and how his experience in truck manufacturing can feed into wind power

Moventas pushes gearbox technology past 200Nm/kg boundary

Chief technology officer Jyrki Virtanen talks to Eize de Vries about the technology that enabled the Exceed Evo+ innovation

Opinion

Sector's performance during crisis gives reasons to be cheerful

There are good grounds for optimism for the future of the global wind power industry.

Editor's view: a summer marred by losses

Wind power in Europe was not looking particularly healthy even before the pandemic struck.

SGRE: picking up the turbine pace

The merger of Siemens and Gamesa was never going to be a simple affair. Two major multinational wind-turbine manufacturers pursuing separate markets with different turbine technologies might have made all kinds of sense as a business plan on paper, but threw up all manner of questions about how that could actually be achieved on the production floors and at project sites.

Repowering is key to true 'transition'

There was always something slightly dispiriting about the phrase "energy transition". It represented something sluggish and recalcitrant -- a creeping, crawling process through conferences and committees about how shifting from dirty and resource-finite sources to clean and sustainable energy could be managed in the prevailing economic and political circumstances.

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