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Massachusetts weighs up doubling requests target

Massachusetts weighs up doubling requests target

Massachusetts is considering doubling its solicitations of offshore wind to 3.2GW. The first round of solicitations for 1.6GW of offshore wind is already under way, meaning the new goal could add a further 1.6GW by 2035, Windpower Monthly confirmed.

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Calls for increased German offshore ambition

Calls for increased German offshore ambition

A coalition of industry organisations has called for Germany to raise its offshore wind targets to 20GW by 2030 and then 30GW by 2035 after installations slowed last year.

UK onshore wind installations plummet in 2018

UK onshore wind installations plummet in 2018

Onshore wind installations in the UK fell to 598MW in 2018, down from a record high of 2,666MW the previous year, new figures from Renewable UK show.

Industry needs more tariff-free steel, WindEurope claims

Industry needs more tariff-free steel, WindEurope claims

Annual increases of the amount of imported steel exempted from European Union (EU) tariffs will push up the price of wind and put 2030 renewable energy targets at risk, trade association WindEurope has claimed.

GWEC warns Taiwan on tariff changes

GWEC warns Taiwan on tariff changes

Plans to cut the feed-in tariff (FIT) for offshore wind in Taiwan has caused an uproar in the industry, with many of the major developers now pausing activities in the country, until the issue is resolved.

Ørsted signs Japanese offshore wind MoU

Ørsted signs Japanese offshore wind MoU

Ørsted has entered the Japanese offshore wind sector by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to work jointly on offshore wind projects.

Offshore wind investment tilts away from Europe

Offshore wind investment tilts away from Europe

Investment in wind energy projects grew 3% in 2018, according to the latest figures from BloombergNEF (BNEF), as falling capital costs resulted solar investments falling 24%.

RWE nominates renewables management team

RWE nominates renewables management team

RWE has named its top team to lead a new renewable energy division following the completion of the transaction between the German group and E.on.

Ørsted partners with US fishing coalition

Ørsted partners with US fishing coalition

Offshore wind developer Ørsted has entered into a partnership agreement with a coalition of US fishing industry associations to improve communications between the two sectors.

'Risk mitigation strategies increasingly popular'

'Risk mitigation strategies increasingly popular'

A new generation of buyers and improved data are making risk mitigation tools increasingly popular, according to the CEO of a valuation and risk analytics firm that provides risk management services for renewable energy.

GE's 12MW Haliade-X due for tests in Rotterdam

GE's 12MW Haliade-X due for tests in Rotterdam

The first prototype of the 12MW Haliade-X turbine will be installed in Rotterdam in the Netherlands this summer, manufacturer GE has announced.

Latest 10MW turbine launched by SGRE

Latest 10MW turbine launched by SGRE

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has unveiled its version of a 10MW offshore wind turbine, following similar product launches by sector rivals.

UAE's Masdar acquires first US project stakes

UAE's Masdar acquires first US project stakes

Masdar has acquired shares in two onshore wind projects in the US from John Laing Group.

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Opinion

Shell's entrance could transform the US offshore industry

Last month's blockbuster Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) triple auction in Massachusetts had significant implications for the wider US offshore wind industry, Liz Burdock of the Business Network for Offshore Wind writes.

Viewpoint: Why a zero-subsidy future means looking past LCOE

Just when we had all (sort of) got our heads round the idea of the levelised cost of energy (LCOE), we need to do more.

Wind delivers what policymakers asked, so why do they stall?

Winning the economic argument has been a fundamental goal for the global wind power industry over the past few years. Renewable-energy sources, it was said, would only really flourish when they were cost-competitive with fossil fuels and nuclear.


In Depth

Mapped: Vestas' 2018 record order total

Mapped: Vestas' 2018 record order total

The US was the dominant market for Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas in 2018, according to its preliminary data of order totals. Over a third of last year's order book was won in the country.

The 7 best performing wind markets in 2018

The 7 best performing wind markets in 2018

We take a look at which markets performed the best in 2018 by how much the installed capacity grew over the 12 months.

Turbines of the year 2018: Innovations

Turbines of the year 2018: Innovations

The best of the year's brightest ideas for enhancing wind energy.

Turbines of the year 2018: Rotor blades

Turbines of the year 2018: Rotor blades

Balancing transport and installation logistics with the requirement for bigger rotors.

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