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US outlines plans for new offshore wind leases by 2025

US outlines plans for new offshore wind leases by 2025

US government agency BOEM kicks off process to sell seven new leases off the east coast, California and Gulf of Mexico

EU urges renewables expansion as energy prices rise

EU urges renewables expansion as energy prices rise

European Commission to issue member states with guidance on accelerating permitting processes for renewable energy in 2022

Statkraft’s Fosen wind farm violates herders’ rights

Statkraft’s Fosen wind farm violates herders’ rights

Construction of two large wind farms in northern Norway violated reindeer herders’ cultural heritage rights, Supreme Court rules

News and analysis

Mexican energy reform could 'shut down wind's advance'

Proposed shake-up of Mexican power system would negate renewables’ advantages of being cheap and clean, according to energy groups

Four wind farms cancelled in Argentina under new rules

Developers cancel wind farms with 150MW combined capacity to free up demand and transmission for more viable projects

Offshore wind industry sees huge potential in new markets

Developers and sector analysts believe industry must put forward the business case for offshore wind in emerging markets

Italy assigns CfDs to 296MW of onshore wind in latest tender

Three repowering projects are among the wind and solar projects securing 20-year contracts in latest round

'CfD changes may be needed as UK offshore wind sector grows'

Auction mechanisms that have worked well in the past might not be fit for the future, according to offshore wind leaders

in depth

Wind power sector and fossil-fuel giants — friends or foes?

Will energy majors crush wind veterans with their deep pockets or become powerful allies on the path towards decarbonisation?

China’s oil majors dip their toes in offshore wind

Chinese oil and gas companies are beginning to invest in offshore wind, but seem less keen to own assets than European firms

How outdated grids push down the value of wind

US research shows value of wind and solar output falls as renewables supply bigger share, but prices remain higher than generation costs

WindEconomics: Why we need 236GW of wind power a year

IEA report focusing on most cost-effective and feasible path to net zero implies 30,000 new turbines are needed each year to 2030

Net zero ambitions fuel thirst to invest in wind power

Getting wind projects built and connected trumps financing hurdles, with demand now outstripping supply