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Poland starts talks on 10GW-plus offshore plans

Poland starts talks on 10GW-plus offshore plans

The government has unveiled a first draft of a long-awaited offshore wind act, which outlines more than 10GW of capacity to be awarded by 2028.

EU unveils €1 trillion green spending package

EU unveils €1 trillion green spending package

The European Union’s (EU) €1 trillion green investment plan could help finance innovative technologies that deliver on climate neutrality, according to industry body WindEurope.

New York's Cuomo sets sights on new 1GW round

New York's Cuomo sets sights on new 1GW round

New York will issue a second solicitation for offshore wind projects this year, governor Andrew Cuomo said in a recent "state of the state" speech.

News and analysis

Andhra Pradesh issues first payments after standoff

Generators in Andhra Pradesh are finally receiving some of the payments for power from their wind projects after months of deadlock with the local government.

US zones carved up in fishing industry proposal

A major fishing group has asked the US government to designate six transit lanes off New England in areas slated for wind development.

Ørsted and Equinor head up new offshore action group

Ørsted and Equinor will lead a new group aiming to represent the opportunities offered by offshore wind and other ocean-based renewable energy sources in climate change discussions.

Rajasthan seeks to revive sector with new wind and hybrid policy

Rajasthan’s chief minister recently unveiled a new wind and hybrid energy policy that has been welcomed by the industry.

Taiwan cuts offshore wind tariffs

Taiwan’s ministry of economic affairs has cut the flat and tiered feed-in tariffs for offshore wind developers that sign power purchase agreements (PPAs) in 2020.

in depth

Trying to follow the money to grow energy storage

The need for more energy storage is a given as the UK aims for net-zero emissions by 2050, but more clarity is needed on future applications and revenue streams to attract investors, delegates at a recent conference in London were told.

Wind OEMs are having to fight on many fronts

The prominence of Chinese machinery in our selection of the year's best new wind-energy hardware cannot be ignored. It is partly a result of the country's leading OEMs finally being prepared to share more details of their product developments.

WindEconomics: IEA bullish on offshore growth and falling costs

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a detailed report on the prospects for offshore wind, including the global resource, the economics and likely future trends.

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 2

The next generation of new turbines continues apace in the second half of the year, but financial woes among many of the industry's western OEMs also bite. Here are the top articles from the latter half of 2019.

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 1

A spate of technology launches dominated the first half of the year, with a new generation of prototypes also being installed. Here are the top articles from the first half of 2019.