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GWEC expects 'growth spurt' from 2019

GWEC expects 'growth spurt' from 2019

WORLDWIDE: Global wind installations are set to break the 60GW barrier once more from 2019, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) predicts.

Cost of wind-generated hydrogen to fall below natural gas

Cost of wind-generated hydrogen to fall below natural gas

GERMANY: Hydrogen produced by surplus wind and solar energy can become cheaper than natural gas by the 2030s, according to new analysis.

Indian thermal generator calls 2GW wind auction

Indian thermal generator calls 2GW wind auction

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.

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Proposed Belgian zone 'too dense', lobbyist claims

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.

Danish industry calls for 3GW vision

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.

French court slams renewable energy schemes

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 content should be increased, ex-minister claims

UK: The government should increase the UK's local content target from 50% by 2020 to 60%, a former energy minister has recommended.

Renewables policies needed for heating and transport sectors

WORLDWIDE: Renewable energy policies must focus on end-use sectors, not just power generation, a new report claims.

in depth

WindEconomics: Oil major predicts boost for wind and PV

WORLDWIDE: BP's recently published Energy Outlook 2018 provides compelling evidence of the increasing attractions of both wind and solar photovoltaics.

WindEconomics: Renewable costs continue to fall

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.

A handful of major markets drive growth

WORLDWIDE: Only a few years ago, wind's success was spreading into new regions across the world.

OPINION: Certainty needed to keep Irish momentum

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.

At the tipping point: 2017 wind cost analysis

WORLDWIDE: Wind energy reached a turning point in 2017, becoming the cheapest source of electricity generation in many locations.

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