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Ørsted installed 12 artificial reef structures on the seabed at its Anholt wind farm in the Danish Kattegat

Ørsted installs 3D-printed reefs at Anholt offshore wind farm

Danish energy firm Ørsted unveils latest plans to boost biodiversity at one of its offshore wind farms

Offshore wind vessels are to be designated as ‘Vessels of National Interest’ by the Biden administration (pic credit: Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)

Biden administration launches federal partnership to boost US offshore wind

Policy initiative is geared to unlock an estimated $109bn for US offshore supply chain, including vessels

Workers at the Ananthapur Wind Farm in India (Pic credit: SGRE)

India needs $223 billion to meet 2030 renewables targets

Ambitious wind and solar goals mean India may need to tap into new sources of finance, BNEF report suggests

News and analysis

CfD reform could attract £175bn in wind investment

RenewableUK manifesto outlines a framework for sweeping reforms to meet 2035 net-zero goal

Global offshore wind pipeline doubles

China and UK lead offshore market, with over 90GW planned in each country, says RenewableUK

Proposals to speed up grid connection in US get unanimous FERC approval

Cluster approach will streamline interconnection processing, introduce penalties on transmission providers, and reduce waiting times for wind projects

in depth

Opinion: Distribution of value in the wind industry is broken – it’s time for a new settlement

In signing off from Siemens Gamesa after three years that might diplomatically be described as ‘eventful’, I wrote to colleagues that: “I suspect it will get worse before it gets better, but it will get better”.

Opinion: Slow down turbine development to speed up the offshore rollout - Vestas CTO

It's time for a more collaborative approach to meet 2030 offshore wind deployment targets

Why wind turbines are more reliable than wind

Analysis of long-term data shows that lower annual outputs tends to be down to below average winds rather than a decline in turbine performance

Opinion: Lack of female leadership is an uncomfortable truth for the wind industry

Building a net zero workforce means a step change on the representation of women

Opinion: How do we close the offshore wind skills gap?

A three-pronged approach is required, including seeking people with transferable skills as well as a diverse workforce