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India seeks 160MW hybrid site proposals

India seeks 160MW hybrid site proposals

INDIA: The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched a request for proposals (RfP) for a 160MW wind-solar-storage project in Andhra Pradesh, southeast India.

German grid expansion plan published

German grid expansion plan published

GERMANY: Economics minister Peter Altmaier has presented measures for expanding the grid to better integrate renewable energy sources.

Australia NEG needs stronger emissions goal

Australia NEG needs stronger emissions goal

AUSTRALIA: The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has called on Australian governments to increase the emissions target in the proposed National Energy Guarantee policy, in order for it to be worthwhile.

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France repowering clarified, offshore simplified

FRANCE: The French government has passed a law designed to speed up the deployment of offshore wind power projects and issued guidelines to bring clarity for repowering onshore facilities.

India cancels 2GW auction round

INDIA: The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has annulled a 2GW tender after receiving only 1.2GW bids.

Mixed feelings from Australia summit

AUSTRALIA: A survey of renewable energy executives has unveiled a short-term wave of confidence sweeping the sector, but long-term scepticism about the continued political indifference at a federal level.

NextEra to replace Iowan nuclear with wind

UNITED STATES: Electricity supplier NextEra Energy will close a nuclear plant five years earlier than anticipated, and partially make up for the lost output with new and existing wind capacity.

Record US construction levels

UNITED STATES: A record amount of wind power capacity is now under construction, according to figures released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

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Floating pioneers undaunted by challenges

UK: Realism over the challenges that floating offshore faces was balanced by optimism that they will be overcome as experts gathered at the Windpower Monthly forum.

WindEconomics: UK government steps up support for nuclear power

UK/GERMANY: In a complete policy reversal, the UK government has announced it will consider direct investment in a proposed new nuclear power station, Wylfa in North Wales.

Living in a world of contradictions

Denmark, the country that probably did more than any other to pioneer wind power, plans to slash its onshore fleet by more than half.

How auctions pushed down prices in Latin America

Latin America has undergone a renewable-energy revolution over the past few years, doubling its installed capacity between 2007 and 2016. However, if we look just at wind and solar, capacity has actually increased 28-fold over that period.

OPINION: Offshore plan falling on deaf ears

The optics, as they say in political circles, were not good. The UK's offshore wind industry leaders gathered at Manchester for the sector's annual conference, confident that their ambitious growth plans would be supported by an address from the government's energy and clean growth minister.

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