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Fund to support Russian localisation to be set up

Fund to support Russian localisation to be set up

Investment group Rusnano and billionaire Alexey Mordashov have announced plans to set up an investment fund for the localisation of electrical wind turbine equipment in Russia, according to local media reports.

Vestas plans 'zero-waste turbines' by 2040

Vestas plans 'zero-waste turbines' by 2040

Vestas plans to eliminate non-recyclable waste from the manufacturing, operation and decommissioning of its wind turbines by 2040, becoming the first turbine maker to announce such a target.

China trade deal no help for rising US wind costs

China trade deal no help for rising US wind costs

The recent US-China trade deal does not appear to alleviate the harsh tariffs on Chinese imports that have affected the US wind industry.

News and analysis

Poland starts talks on 10GW-plus offshore plans

The government has unveiled a first draft of a long-awaited offshore wind act, which outlines more than 10GW of capacity to be awarded by 2028.

EU unveils €1 trillion green spending package

The European Union’s (EU) €1 trillion green investment plan could help finance innovative technologies that deliver on climate neutrality, according to industry body WindEurope.

New York's Cuomo sets sights on new 1GW round

New York will issue a second solicitation for offshore wind projects this year, governor Andrew Cuomo said in a recent "state of the state" speech.

Andhra Pradesh issues first payments after standoff

Generators in Andhra Pradesh are finally receiving some of the payments for power from their wind projects after months of deadlock with the local government.

US zones carved up in fishing industry proposal

A major fishing group has asked the US government to designate six transit lanes off New England in areas slated for wind development.

in depth

Trying to follow the money to grow energy storage

The need for more energy storage is a given as the UK aims for net-zero emissions by 2050, but more clarity is needed on future applications and revenue streams to attract investors, delegates at a recent conference in London were told.

Wind OEMs are having to fight on many fronts

The prominence of Chinese machinery in our selection of the year's best new wind-energy hardware cannot be ignored. It is partly a result of the country's leading OEMs finally being prepared to share more details of their product developments.

WindEconomics: IEA bullish on offshore growth and falling costs

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a detailed report on the prospects for offshore wind, including the global resource, the economics and likely future trends.

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 2

The next generation of new turbines continues apace in the second half of the year, but financial woes among many of the industry's western OEMs also bite. Here are the top articles from the latter half of 2019.

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 1

A spate of technology launches dominated the first half of the year, with a new generation of prototypes also being installed. Here are the top articles from the first half of 2019.