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German renewables levy to peak in 2021

German renewables levy to peak in 2021

The surcharge funding Germany's green energy expansion will rise in 2020 and peak in 2021, before falling as first-generation renewable power plants' 20-year contracts expire, according to a clean energy think tank.

Banks Renewables' legal challenge halts CfD auction

Banks Renewables' legal challenge halts CfD auction

UK developer Banks Group has launched a legal challenge against the UK government, claiming its contract for differences (CfD) support scheme discriminates in favour of offshore wind at the expense of onshore wind.

Danish summer generation up 25%

Danish summer generation up 25%

Denmark's wind fleet generated over 2TWh of electricity in June and July, a quarter more than the same period of 2018. But trade body Wind Denmark said the total could have been even higher.

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Andhra Pradesh throttles wind generation after court orders

After getting a rap from the court that stayed the tariff renegotiation order issued by the newly-elected state government, the state administration resorted to curtailing wind and solar power generation.

UK government urged to back onshore wind

A coalition of developers, trade bodies, investors and supply chain companies has written to the new UK energy minister pleading for support in developing new onshore wind capacity.

Wind titan Steve Sawyer dies

Steve Sawyer, the tireless general secretary at GWEC for over ten years between 2007 and 2017, has passed away after a short illness.

Renewables to compete with coal in Asia-Pacific by 2027

Wind and solar PV costs across Asia-Pacific will be on par with coal-fired power by 2027, increasing competition between renewables and coal, according to new research.

Europe first-half additions increase to 4.9GW

Wind power installation increased in Europe in the first half of the year, but current rates are not enough to meet EU renewable energy targets, WindEurope has warned.

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Modi re-election maintains India's momentum

OPINION: Narendra Modi has overseen an overhaul of the renewables landscape in India during his first term in office. For all of the setbacks, his re-election should be greeted warmly by the industry.

Onshore wind is UK litmus test

One of the last pieces of legislation passed through the UK parliament under the premiership of Theresa May set a target of net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050. It was supported by the man who has succeeded her as prime minister, Boris Johnson.

WindEconomics: More confirmation for low cost of wind

The International Renewable Energy Agency's (Irena) "Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018" report confirms that onshore wind energy is one of the cheapest electricity-generating options, now and into the future.

Jobs and investment make the case for wind

RenewableUK's policy supremo Emma Pinchbeck tells Shaun Campbell why onshore wind is essential for the country's economy and net-zero target.

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.

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