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Colombia reschedules aborted tender

Colombia reschedules aborted tender

Colombia will hold a tender for renewable energy capacity "before the end of October" and is offering longer-duration contracts, after an auction scheduled for February was called off over anti-trust concerns.

Global investment falls in first half of 2019

Global investment falls in first half of 2019

A fall in Chinese clean energy investment as the country moves from government tariffs to an auction system dragged down global spending in the first half of the year, according to new analysis from BloombergNEF (BNEF).

'Prioritise onshore wind', UK told

'Prioritise onshore wind', UK told

The UK government should prioritise creating a route to market for onshore wind and solar PV as part of its efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.

News and analysis

India looks to unblock projects

Soon after Narendra Modi's re-election, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is battling to resolve key issues facing renewables. But state governments have other ideas.

The hot and cold markets of 2019 so far

As we reach the mid-point of the year, Windpower Monthly takes a look at which markets are on a hot streak, and which are suffering from a freeze in installations.

Mexico key to Central America and Caribbean growth

More than 9.5GW of new wind capacity will be commissioned in Central America and the Caribbean by the end of 2028, with the majority of this capacity being added in Mexico.

Confidence in Germany falls in new survey

A poll of the global wind industry reveals a more positive mood in both the onshore and offshore sectors than in 2018 with the notable exception of Germany.

US lawmaker introduces binding 50% RE target

A bi-partisan bill has been introduced in the US Congress requiring a 50% Renewable Energy Standard (RES) by 2035.

in depth

WindEconomics: How the UK reaches net-zero emissions by 2050

The UK government's Committee on Climate Change (CCC) mapped out the way for the country to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in a new report.

Danish wind must respond to 'public momentum'

OPINION: Following the merger of two major lobby groups, and ahead of a general election, Denmark's wind industry is in a strong position to continue growing, writes Jan Hylleberg.

Giles Dickson: 'It's not about subsidy, it's about revenue stability'

Since Giles Dickson took over the helm at WindEurope nearly four years ago, the region has replaced long-running support schemes with competitive auctions and corporate buyers are now entering the market. He tells David Weston why this is a good thing for the industry.

Votes required for green agenda

Australians went to the polling booths on 18 May to vote in what was billed as the climate-change election. If that was the case, then the climate lost.

US grid starved of investment

Houston will host this year's American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) conference and exhibition (20-23 May), an appropriate choice given the size and health of the Texan wind energy market.

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