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EUROPE: Failure to reach a Brexit deal would deliver a major blow to Europe's energy sector, industry leaders have warned policymakers.
UNITED STATES: Wind service provider Aeolus Energy and Dutch shipbuilders Ulstein Design & Solutions will design a service operations vessel (SOV) for the US offshore wind sector.
WORLDWIDE: Political leaders and industry influencers have been reacting to the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
WORLDWIDE: The window to limit world temperatures rises to less than 1.5°C and avoid the worst climate change impacts could close within the next 12 years, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned.
WORLDWIDE: Faster commissioning of Chinese transmission lines and larger auction volumes could help boost capacity growth by nearly a quarter over the next five years, according to a new report.
UNITED STATES: The White House has announced Bernard McNamee, currently head of policy at the US energy department, to fill a vacant seat on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
WORLDWIDE: The chance of the world limiting global warming to well below 2°C, as required by the Paris Agreement, is now "almost zero", financial services firm PwC has said in its latest low carbon economy index.
HAMBURG 2018: Europe's wind power industry has succeeded in reducing costs in the shift to auction systems, but more improvements can be made, according to WindEurope's chief policy officer Pierre Tardieu.
WORLDWIDE: This could be a pivotal year for wind energy. As gas prices rise, and the fuel-saving value of wind becomes greater than its cost, subsidies will no longer be needed. This will encourage more development, which will result in lower turbine and project costs, creating a virtuous circle.
There are many good reasons to celebrate the recent strong market development of offshore wind in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC). Most forecasters expect APAC to take the volume lead for annual installed offshore wind capacity from 2025.
Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers sparked the great financial crisis, and you will be hard-pressed to find an economist who doesn't think that it could happen again, soon.
UK: Britain's National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has delivered a resounding vote of confidence in renewable energy by recommending that the UK aims for 50% renewable-electricity generation by 2030. It suggests only one more contract for a nuclear power station before 2025.
WORLDWIDE: Governments the world over try to maximise the economic gain of wind-farm developments in their countries. While much local economic benefit will arise from activities that need to be carried out on site, such as operation and maintenance, often governments seek more.