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Poland targets local content with offshore wind sector deal

Poland targets local content with offshore wind sector deal

Government and industry sign long-awaited sector deal mirroring an agreement reached in the UK two years ago

‘PPAs can hedge risks for wind farms exposed to market’

‘PPAs can hedge risks for wind farms exposed to market’

Renewables software firm voices support for power purchase agreements at Husum Wind 2021 event in northern Germany

Offshore wind set for largest CfD budget share in UK tender

Offshore wind set for largest CfD budget share in UK tender

UK seeks up to 3.5GW of onshore wind in long-awaited tender round, but does not set capacity limit for offshore wind

News and analysis

European firms big winners in Chile’s 2GW renewables tender

EDPR, Mainstream and Spain’s Opdenergy win contracts in latest wind and solar tender, which pushes prices below $24/MWh

Australian bill could pave way for offshore wind

Government introduces legislation to create framework for building, maintaining and decommissioning offshore wind

‘Renewables growth not fast enough for net zero’ – DNV

Analysts claim action has been insufficient in hard-to-decarbonise sectors, the hydrogen economy and energy efficiency

Wind industry calls for action ahead of German election

WindEurope and other groups urge Germany to fix permitting bottlenecks and implement a repowering strategy

Germany seals Namibia green hydrogen partnership

African country’s abundant wind and solar resources underpin potential for successful hydrogen economy, German minister says

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How outdated grids push down the value of wind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