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WORLDWIDE: Global wind installations are set to break the 60GW barrier once more from 2019, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) predicts.
GERMANY: Hydrogen produced by surplus wind and solar energy can become cheaper than natural gas by the 2030s, according to new analysis.
INDIA: The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), India's largest thermal power generator backed by the government, recently issued a tender for 2GW of wind power.
BELGIUM: The head of the lobbying group for the Belgian offshore wind industry has criticised government plans for a second offshore zone, claiming it would be too crowded.
DENMARK: Following reports of a new 800MW project to be offered off the Danish coast, the country's wind industry association has called on the government to set a 3GW pipeline.
FRANCE: Renewable energy support schemes are not effective in driving the country towards its climate objectives, despite their significant costs, according to a new report from France's Court of Auditors.
UK: The government should increase the UK's local content target from 50% by 2020 to 60%, a former energy minister has recommended.
WORLDWIDE: Renewable energy policies must focus on end-use sectors, not just power generation, a new report claims.
WORLDWIDE: BP's recently published Energy Outlook 2018 provides compelling evidence of the increasing attractions of both wind and solar photovoltaics.
WORLDWIDE: A new study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) concludes that onshore wind-generation costs are now towards the lower end of the range of costs for fossil fuels.
WORLDWIDE: Only a few years ago, wind's success was spreading into new regions across the world.
IRELAND: Irish onshore wind generation is enjoying a period of rapid growth but there are big funding and infrastructure challenges ahead, as Mike Tavern, technical director at engineering and environment consultancy Sweco explains.
WORLDWIDE: Wind energy reached a turning point in 2017, becoming the cheapest source of electricity generation in many locations.