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INDIA: The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched a request for proposals (RfP) for a 160MW wind-solar-storage project in Andhra Pradesh, southeast India.
GERMANY: Economics minister Peter Altmaier has presented measures for expanding the grid to better integrate renewable energy sources.
AUSTRALIA: The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has called on Australian governments to increase the emissions target in the proposed National Energy Guarantee policy, in order for it to be worthwhile.
FRANCE: The French government has passed a law designed to speed up the deployment of offshore wind power projects and issued guidelines to bring clarity for repowering onshore facilities.
INDIA: The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has annulled a 2GW tender after receiving only 1.2GW bids.
AUSTRALIA: A survey of renewable energy executives has unveiled a short-term wave of confidence sweeping the sector, but long-term scepticism about the continued political indifference at a federal level.
UNITED STATES: Electricity supplier NextEra Energy will close a nuclear plant five years earlier than anticipated, and partially make up for the lost output with new and existing wind capacity.
UNITED STATES: A record amount of wind power capacity is now under construction, according to figures released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
UK: Realism over the challenges that floating offshore faces was balanced by optimism that they will be overcome as experts gathered at the Windpower Monthly forum.
UK/GERMANY: In a complete policy reversal, the UK government has announced it will consider direct investment in a proposed new nuclear power station, Wylfa in North Wales.
Denmark, the country that probably did more than any other to pioneer wind power, plans to slash its onshore fleet by more than half.
Latin America has undergone a renewable-energy revolution over the past few years, doubling its installed capacity between 2007 and 2016. However, if we look just at wind and solar, capacity has actually increased 28-fold over that period.
The optics, as they say in political circles, were not good. The UK's offshore wind industry leaders gathered at Manchester for the sector's annual conference, confident that their ambitious growth plans would be supported by an address from the government's energy and clean growth minister.