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Wider renewables sector outpaces wind for job growth

Wider renewables sector outpaces wind for job growth

Worldwide wind power jobs inched up 0.8% in 2019 – a slower rate of growth than the 4.3% average across the wider renewable energy sector

Oil trader Trafigura to invest in 2GW of renewables

Oil trader Trafigura to invest in 2GW of renewables

Commodity trading firm and fund manager form new company Nala Renewables targeting 2GW to be operating, in late-stage development or construction by 2025

GE Renewable Energy secures 576MW Invenergy order

GE Renewable Energy secures 576MW Invenergy order

Orders for 576 MW of onshore wind tech from Invenergy include GE’s 2.X-127 and 2.X-116 turbines

News and Analysis

Oil major Shell to supply Microsoft with renewable energy

Details over a commitment to wind power remain sparse in a deal between big oil and tech that could be transformative if it delivers on its promise

Iberdrola launches green hydrogen unit with UK and Spanish projects

Projects in Spain and the United Kingdom have been backed by investment of €150 million, creating 700 jobs.

MHI Vestas’ Kavafyan named new WindEurope chair

WindEurope's new chairman says wind power has a role to play in addressing the coronavirus and economic crises and in ensuring a fair transition to a sustainable energy system

Vattenfall to work with wooden tower manufacturer

Vattenfall and Modvion claim using wooden towers – instead of steel and concrete ones – could reduce carbon emissions from manufacturing by at least 25%

MHI Vestas aims to make installations safer and faster through new partnership

MHI Vestas has contracted Australian engineers Verton to provide solutions to to make offshore wind lifting operations safer

In Depth

Editor's view: a summer marred by losses

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

Six of the best: wind's CEO casualties in a long, hot summer

Several of the wind industry's long-established and best-known leaders have recently announced their departures. We look at their past achievements and the challenges their replacements will face

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

Vestas holds firm as leading OEM as China challenges for top spots

Five OEMs cornered two thirds of new global installations last year. Windpower Monthly casts an eye over the wind industry's leading contenders.

Coronavirus outbreak exposes our reliance on China

Too early to tell would be a fair summary of the wind industry's judgment on the extent to which the coronavirus outbreak will affect global turbine production and installations in 2020.