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New UK database aims to speed up offshore wind site surveys

New UK database aims to speed up offshore wind site surveys

Database hopes to avoid duplication work on environmental permits while protecting flora and fauna in marine environment

North Carolina eyes offshore wind opportunity

North Carolina eyes offshore wind opportunity

State governor’s executive order asks for 2.8GW by 2030 and 8GW by 2040 as momentum builds in the US's nascent offshore sector

Indian wind sector to bounce back from 2021 – GWEC

Indian wind sector to bounce back from 2021 – GWEC

Global Wind Energy Council sees positive signs for Indian wind market, but warns of “external shocks” similar to coronavirus pandemic

News and analysis

BOEM kickstarts Gulf of Mexico offshore wind drive

Task force meeting will explore opportunities for offshore wind development on the Outer Continental Shelf

India bets big on wind-solar hybrid technology

With more than 6GW of capacity awarded and tenders outperforming standalone wind rounds, hybrid projects are taking centre stage in India

Developing economies’ energy transition ‘needs $1trn by 2030’

Emerging markets must see sevenfold rise in clean-energy spending for the world to deliver on net-zero goals, IEA says

Better framework needed to co-locate wind with storage in US

Falling costs are driving growth in hybrid projects, but experts call for more coordination in siting, grid connection and tax credits

Norway to open more sites for offshore wind development

Energy minister Tina Bru announced plans for identifying more offshore wind sites and auction processes at a floating wind event

in depth

Siemens Gamesa adds electrolysers to wind turbines

SGRE and Siemens Energy are testing how to produce hydrogen directly from wind turbines, with plans for large-scale offshore trials

Good market conditions bring diversity to wind in Greece

Find out how the Greek government's efforts to speed up permitting are attracting investors in the final part of our focus on southern Europe

Permitting woes create ‘air of sadness’ in Italy’s wind industry

Prospects may look up this year, but little has been permitted after that, part two of our southern European markets focus shows

Vestas’ Mediterranean boss on potential in southern Europe

Vestas president for the Mediterranean region sees good growth prospects in the area if red tape is removed. Floating offshore beckons, too

Opinion: Hurdles ahead, but US will get there on offshore wind

With a president prepared to put resources and talent into offshore wind, the US is ready to get serious about creating its own industry