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Just over 500MW of new wind power capacity was added in Spain last year (pic credit: AEE)

Wind power breaks records in Spain in 2021

Wind was the top power source in Spain in 2021 despite new installations slowing from the previous year

Borssele III & IV consists of 77 of Vestas’s V164-9.5MW turbines and was fully commissioned in 2021 (pic credit: Van Oord)

Luxcara buys into Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm

Asset manager buys into Dutch offshore wind farm through acquisition of Van Oord’s stake in Blauwwind consortium

Vestas's Noga Vilan said the company has built-in flexibility because it has its own factories globally and also buys components from third parties

Wind power supply chains ‘need built-in flexibility’

Renewable energy supply chains have been tested more than fossil fuel ones in the Covid-19 pandemic, according to industry experts

Vestas was hacked on 19 November (pic credit: Getty Images)

Vestas calls for 'vigilance' after hackers publish stolen data

Danish firm warns staff and business partners to "stay vigilant" after cyber criminals publish personal data on dark web

Construction at the Fryslân wind farm had been delayed by multiple challenges (pic credit: Yvonne van Driel)

Offshore wind farm in Dutch lake finally online

Developer Ventolines overcomes litany of challenges to fully commission large Dutch offshore wind project

Cybercriminals targeted Vestas on 19 November (pic credit: Blogtrepreneur/Flickr)

Vestas CEO confirms hackers ‘leaked stolen data’

Danish turbine manufacturer continues to investigate after cyber criminals breached its IT systems in November

Daimler is buying wind generation to power car manufacturing, including at its Mercedes factories in Germany (pic: Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)

Energy transition brings new wind power buyers to the fore

As the drive for electrification gathers pace, the market for corporate renewable power purchase agreements is booming

Vestas said it is now close to normal operations following the cyber attack

Vestas confirms cyber security attack was ransomware

Operations now close to normal after investigations find breach mostly hit turbine manufacturer’s internal data

The bill includes tax credits for transmission, on top of $5 billion for long-distance transmission in the bipartisan infrastructure bill signed into law on 15 November (pic: Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)

US wind pins hopes on 'build back better' bill approval

Climate and infrastructure legislation clears House of Representatives, awaits Senate green light for crucial tax credit provisions

Despite the heavy losses, Siemens Gamesa CEO Andreas Nauen remains optimistic about the company’s future

Siemens Gamesa narrows full-year losses

Turbine manufacturer hit by supply chain and raw material issues, but narrows losses in full financial year

Vestas has further lowered its profit guidance for 2021, having previously done so for revenue and investments in Q2 2021

Vestas cuts forecast amid supply chain and cost pressures

Danish turbine manufacturer cuts profit guidance as supply chain pressures and cost inflation continue to bite

GWEC chief executive Ben Backwell

Exclusive interview: GWEC chief Ben Backwell

Ben Backwell on what keeps him awake at night, why working with governments and communities is crucial, and hopes for COP26

More than 100GW of wind power capacity was added in 2020, fuelling an increase in jobs (pic: Vestas)

Wind power jobs rose in 2020 despite pandemic, says Irena

Employment has risen by more than half since 2012, but wind power lags behind other renewables for employing women, report finds

Creating jobs for local people and developing a local supply chain has been an integral part of South Africa’s policy on wind development (pic: SAWEA)

Political support spurs wind power growth in South Africa

Procurement programme gives developers long-term visibility and has made the country the MEA region's top market

Capital Energy was awarded the lion's share in both auctions held this year

Spain awards 2.2GW of onshore wind in latest auction

Small players remain dominant in Spanish renewables tender as prices rise from record low seen in previous round

Engie is active in other South American markets and completed the 361MW Campo Largo 2 wind farm in Brazil in September

Engie kicks off work on Peru’s largest wind farm

French developer’s 260MW Punta Lomitas will increase Peru’s total wind capacity to more than 700MW once online in 2023

Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson unveiled the 'toolbox' for the EU and its member states today (13 October)

EU urges renewables expansion as energy prices rise

European Commission to issue member states with guidance on accelerating permitting processes for renewable energy in 2022

Vestas secured a big order for its V162-6.2 MW wind turbines (above) in Australia in Q3

Vestas announces 3.1GW of turbine orders in Q3

Danish manufacturer reports a decline in announced turbine orders in Q3 – but is yet to reveal full figures

The Gunaa Sicarú wind farm is due to consist of 96 of Siemens Gamesa’s SG 2.625-126 turbines

EDF denies Mexican court ruling will affect wind farm

EDF believes court ruling over indigenous land does not apply to its project on private land, and plans to proceed with construction

Clockwise from top left: Wallaby Boats crew transfer vessel, Eno Energy Eno160, Anker Foundations prefab foundations and Nawrocki Alpin’s RomotionCam

Husum brings innovation back into touching distance

Eize de Vries rounds up some of the exhibits that caught his eye at the recent Husum trade fair in northern Germany

Polish climate minister Michał Kurtyka said that the “overriding goal” of the agreement is to boost the participation of Polish companies in the country’s offshore wind sector

Poland targets local content with offshore wind sector deal

Government and industry sign long-awaited sector deal mirroring an agreement reached in the UK two years ago

Nordex CEO José Luis Blanco had previously warned of inflationary cost pressures due to the rising price of commodities (pic credit: U. Mertens)

Nordex latest wind turbine manufacturer to raise prices

German OEM follows Siemens Gamesa and Vestas in raising turbine prices amid price pressures and higher materials costs

Vietnam has 99MW of offshore wind capacity, including the Bac Lieu intertidal project (pic credit: Tycho/Wikimedia Commons)

Ørsted plans multi-gigawatt wind off Vietnam

Offshore wind giant signs agreement with Vietnamese conglomerate to develop projects off country’s south-east coast

China is due to add 7.5GW of offshore wind capacity this year (pic credit: MingYang)

Offshore wind surge too slow for net-zero – GWEC

New additions are due to ramp up over the next ten years, but more ambition is needed for net zero, GWEC warns

ODPEnergy, which operates the 50MW La Estrella wind farm in central Chile, won a third of the awarded capacity. It plans to develop more than 600MW of wind and solar energy projects

European firms big winners in Chile’s 2GW renewables tender

EDPR, Mainstream and Spain’s Opdenergy win contracts in latest wind and solar tender, which pushes prices below $24/MWh