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AGL's renewables plans to replace Liddell

AGL's renewables plans to replace Liddell

AUSTRALIA: Local energy producer AGL will replace the generation lost from retiring its 2GW Liddell coal-fired power station by investing in a mix of renewables, gas and storage projects.

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Siemens Gamesa opens Taiwanese office

Siemens Gamesa opens Taiwanese office

TAIWAN: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has opened a new office in Taipei and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Taiwan International Ports to help launch the country's offshore sector.

SGRE's UK blade factory brings 2,000 jobs to area

SGRE's UK blade factory brings 2,000 jobs to area

UK: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's (SGRE) blade factory at the Green Port Hull facility in the northeast UK has directly created 1,063 jobs and supported a further 1,282 in the local supply chain, according to a new economic impact study.

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Clean Line to appeal against Grain Belt Express line decision

UNITED STATES: Clean Line Energy Partners has asked the Missouri supreme court to review state regulators' recent decision to refuse a development permit for the Grain Belt Express HVDC transmission line.

New tender systems in India and Germany hit OEM profits

WORLDWIDE: A 5% fall in third-quarter revenues has seen Vestas' results for the first nine months of the year stagnate at the same level as 2016.

New projects and offshore boost mixed results for developers

WORLDWIDE: Danish utility Orsted (formerly Dong Energy) reported its overall underlying third-quarter operating profit was down 10% on the same period last year, but its earnings from operating offshore projects increased by 39% as a result of the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension coming online.

WindEurope 2017: Lagerwey and Rosatom wind subsidiary launch JV

NETHERLANDS: Lagerwey has formed a joint venture -- Red Wind -- with Rosatom subsidiary NovaWind to supply 388 wind turbines by 2022. The announcement was made at WindEurope's conference in Amsterdam.

CIP to partner developer in Australia's first offshore project

AUSTRALIA: Danish fund manager Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners will team up with Australian developer Offshore Energy to deliver the country's first offshore wind farm.

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Paying lip service, or getting nervous?

WORLDWIDE: The oil and gas giants are showing some appetite for renewables, with offshore wind looking the most likely beneficiary. But their investments in clean energy still remain minuscule in comparison with their fossil-fuel interests.

Nuclear switch

FRANCE: French utility EDF's next generation of nuclear reactors will work in cooperation with renewables, rather than as rivals, to drive down fossil-fuel generation.

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Influential... and interesting in 2017

WORLDWIDE: Who are the people making the big waves in wind energy? The staff and senior contributors of Windpower Monthly make their pick of the key movers and shakers from the last year.

Top ten turbine makers of 2017

WORLDWIDE: Vestas cements its number one status, with Siemens Gamesa moving to number two following its merger earlier this year.

From powering homes to shielding them from noise

DENMARK: The world's leading offshore developer and a Danish recycling company have found a novel way to divert decommissioned turbine blades from landfill and reduce CO2 emissions in the process.

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