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Australian backers launch Windlab takeover bid

Australian backers launch Windlab takeover bid

Australian investors Federation Asset Management has launched a takeover bid for compatriot developer Windlab, proposing to buy all the outstanding shares in the wind-solar hybrid project specialist.

Vestas plans 'zero-waste turbines' by 2040

Vestas plans 'zero-waste turbines' by 2040

Vestas plans to eliminate non-recyclable waste from the manufacturing, operation and decommissioning of its wind turbines by 2040, becoming the first turbine maker to announce such a target.

Oil and gas sector 'could do much more for renewables'

Oil and gas sector 'could do much more for renewables'

Oil and gas majors’ unwillingness to invest effort and money in renewables may prevent technologies such as offshore wind from growing at the scale needed to fight climate change, according to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report.

China trade deal no help for rising US wind costs

China trade deal no help for rising US wind costs

The recent US-China trade deal does not appear to alleviate the harsh tariffs on Chinese imports that have affected the US wind industry.

Offshore wind spending reaches record high in 2019

Offshore wind spending reaches record high in 2019

A late surge of offshore wind farm financings in the fourth quarter helped make 2019 a record year for the sector, while total investments in wind power capacity rose 6% year on year, according to new figures.