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Two died when a truck carrying a wind turbine blade overturned on a highway (Pic credit: Policía Rodoviaria Federal, Brazil)

Two dead after wind blade truck overturns in South America

Two people died after a truck carrying a wind turbine blade overturned on a highway in Brazil in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco.

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, or Lula, won Brazil’s election, with 50.1% of the votes cast (pic credit: Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

Brazilian offshore wind poised for launch after Lula election win – industry

The election of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (Lula) as Brazil’s next president should bode well for the development of offshore wind energy, a senior industry official told Windpower Monthly.

One of the Brazilian developer's projects in its home market, credit: Casa Dos Ventos/flickr

TotalEnergies and Casa dos Ventos to develop 12GW renewables portfolio

French oil supermajor, TotalEnergies (TTE) and Brazilian developer, Casa dos Ventos (CDV) have created a joint venture to develop a renewables portfolio including up to 4.5GW of wind in which both parties will take 34% and 66% ownership, respectively.

Three wind projects to advance after Brazil tender

Offshore wind farms with green hydrogen production are under construction in Europe, including Hollandse Kust Noord in the Dutch North Sea (pic credit: Crosswind)

Green hydrogen boom will drive offshore wind in Latin America to 34GW by 2050

With Brazil and Colombia leading the charge, Latin America will see a sharp increase in offshore wind projects, with capacity reaching 34GW by 2050, according to analysis from Wood Mackenzie.

Atlas acquired the Juramento wind project in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais in June (pic credit: Christyam de Lima/Getty)

GIP buys LatAm wind and solar developer Atlas

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has acquired renewables developer Atlas Renewable Energy from sustainable investor Actis, the companies said this week.