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New offshore wind advocacy body launches

New offshore wind advocacy body launches

Ten companies and business associations from across the supply chain have formed the world's first trade organisation exclusively dedicated to offshore wind.

Bid prices on the rise in Alberta auction

Bid prices on the rise in Alberta auction

A total of 763.7MW across five projects were awarded contracts in Alberta's second and third renewable energy tenders, as prices inched up to C$39/MWh (US$29.12/MWh) from the record-low bids in the province's first auction one year ago.

Sumitomo dives into French offshore market

Sumitomo dives into French offshore market

Sumitomo Corporation has acquired a 29.5% interest in a joint venture (JV) developing two French offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of just under 1GW.

Policy vacuum dents long-term confidence

Policy vacuum dents long-term confidence

The lack of any coherent federal energy or climate policy beyond 2020 is damaging investor confidence in Australia, according to a new industry survey following a record year for activity.

Second Kenyan site reaches financial close

Second Kenyan site reaches financial close

Just like London buses, after waiting ages for one, two come along. Private investment firm Actis has completed financing on the 100MW Kipeto project in Kenya, for what will be the second wind site in the country.