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Covid-19 costs mount as Nordex posts €71 million H1 loss

Covid-19 costs mount as Nordex posts €71 million H1 loss

“Major production stops” and site interruptions pushed up costs and drove German turbine manufacturer Nordex to an operating loss in the first half of the year

Renewables boost RWE profits in H1

Renewables boost RWE profits in H1

Wind and solar earnings helped RWE increase its earnings in the first half of the year following its acquisition of renewable energy assets from E.on — along with higher prices for coal and nuclear generation

Ørsted posts Q2 net loss as Covid-19 hits harder

Ørsted posts Q2 net loss as Covid-19 hits harder

Pandemic catches up with the world's biggest offshore wind developer after "minimal" impact in first quarter

MHI Vestas to cut more Danish jobs as demand slows

MHI Vestas to cut more Danish jobs as demand slows

The Japanese-Danish manufacturer said it had upped production capacity when demand grew in recent years and was now responding to the current market

Rocket science will slash offshore costs

Rocket science will slash offshore costs

US space agency Nasa applies vibration-reduction technology to floating offshore wind

Blade repairs and upgrades hit Vestas' Q2 earnings

Blade repairs and upgrades hit Vestas' Q2 earnings

Vestas reissues guidance as losses increase

First floating turbine online off mainland Spain

First floating turbine online off mainland Spain

Saitec charts a course for larger demonstration projects with 1:6 scaled prototype of a 10MW turbine

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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.

Dongfang fast-tracks direct-drive designs for onshore and offshore

In-depth technology analysis of China's most powerful operating turbine by Eize de Vries

WindEconomics: Renewables could assist economic post-pandemic recovery

In June it was a little uncertain how the wind industry would be affected by the global pandemic, as its competitive position had been eroded by falling gas and oil prices. More recently, however, there have been hopeful signs, not least the publication of the Sustainable Recovery report by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

SGRE aims to cement market lead with tailored 3.X turbine for India

Siemens Gamesa launched its new SG 3.4-145 turbine to make the most of India's best wind sites. Eize de Vries finds out how the company's technical experts in Spain and India worked together to come up with the best design to offer flexible power ratings, withstand the country's hot, humid conditions and offer export potential.

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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.

Coronavirus has changed our world drastically, but we still have a job to do

This column is generally written with the reasonable expectation that the world will not have radically changed in the seven to ten days it takes to get from this keyboard to your intray. That is clearly not the case on this occasion.

Details needed over UK's onshore wind reprieve

The UK government’s effective ban on the development of onshore wind was impossible to reconcile with a target of net-zero emissions by 2050.

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