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Vattenfall's Hall appointed Eurelectric CEO

Vattenfall's Hall appointed Eurelectric CEO

Vattenfall CEO Magnus Hall has been appointed as president of Eurelectric, the European industry association for the electricity sector, for the next two years.

Orix plans to buy out cash-strapped Indian partner

Orix plans to buy out cash-strapped Indian partner

Japanese financial service firm Orix Corporation has announced it intends to buy the 51% stakes cash-strapped Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) holds in seven Indian wind farms co-owned by the two companies.

US military demands NextEra scrap two Oklahoma wind farms

US military demands NextEra scrap two Oklahoma wind farms

NextEra Energy has scrapped plans for 470MW of new capacity across two wind projects in central Oklahoma due to fears that they could interfere with low-flying military aircraft.

Nordex launches new 155-metre rotor diameter turbine

Nordex launches new 155-metre rotor diameter turbine

Nordex has unveiled a new turbine with a rotor diameter above 150 metres, targeting sites "without strict noise requirements".

Portuguese parliament slams excessive payments to generators

Portuguese parliament slams excessive payments to generators

The Portuguese parliament has approved a report calling for the government and regulators to curb excessive profits of electricity generators, including a €950 million alleged over-payment to EDP for guaranteeing supply from its Sines coal-fired plant.