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Taiwan ups offshore wind goal with plans to auction 15GW

Taiwan ups offshore wind goal with plans to auction 15GW

The Taiwanese government releases plans to auction 15GW of new offshore wind capacity due online between 2026 and 2035

Wind operators face cumulative fines under new Russian system

Wind operators face cumulative fines under new Russian system

Wind farms could lose all production payments from the Russian state under a new support scheme for projects commissioned in 2025-35

UK urged to target 30GW onshore wind by 2030

UK urged to target 30GW onshore wind by 2030

RenewableUK calls for onshore wind and green hydrogen capacity targets to help the country’s move towards its net zero by 2050 goal

News and analysis

Demand for minerals threatens clean energy rollout, IEA warns

‘Looming mismatch’ between world’s climate ambitions and availability of necessary critical minerals, according to a new report

Developers stay away from German onshore wind tender

Germany’s last onshore wind tender of 2020 was oversubscribed. But 2021’s first auction saw the return of a familiar trend

GWEC predicts wind industry jobs boom

The industry body believes the global build-out of 470GW of new wind capacity in 2021-2025 will create jobs across the value chain

Wind operators suffer $4bn hit in Texas cold snap

The average financial impact across all wind farms analysed in a study was $44.4m, with the highest hit for one project being $172.5m

Germany plans to boost onshore wind auction volumes

The energy minister announced plans to raise auction volumes from 2022 and cut the levy consumers pay to support renewable energy

in depth

Opinion: Hurdles ahead, but US will get there on offshore wind

With a president prepared to put resources and talent into offshore wind, the US is ready to get serious about creating its own industry

Why some wind markets are more ready for growth

Wind energy continues to grow. But some markets are more ready for growth than others, as part two of our market status report shows

WindEconomics: The fall and fall of wind and solar costs

Energy industry reports confirm wind and solar's price advantage over other sources and highlight strong job-creation potential

Baltic Insight report: Reaching out across the sea

With nine countries bordering the Baltic Sea, some cross-border projects are in the works, from transmission links to co-developing sites

Poland in pole position as Baltic Sea offshore wind gathers pace

Now that Poland has awarded power deals to its first offshore wind projects, read our insight report on the Baltic Sea