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European wind spending down 18% in 2019

European wind spending down 18% in 2019

The wind power sector spent €51.8 billion in Europe last in 2019, down nearly a fifth from a record year in 2018, according to industry body WindEurope.

Renewables accounted for 72% of 2019's new energy additions

Renewables accounted for 72% of 2019's new energy additions

The renewable energy sector added 176GW of new capacity last year, accounting for 72% of global power growth. However, this growth is insufficient to meet global climate targets, according to the International Renewable Energy Association (Irena).

Covid-19 weekly updates: 30 March-3 April

Covid-19 weekly updates: 30 March-3 April

With coronavirus (Covid-19) dominating headlines, Windpower Monthly has set up a live blog to bring you the latest on how the pandemic is impacting the sector. Here are five key developments from the last week.

News and Analysis

Nordex books 1.6GW orders in Q1

Nordex’s turbine orders surged 58% in Q1 2020, with its Delta4000 series making up 85% of the capacity contracted.

Prices hit new low in French onshore

France’s fifth onshore wind tender was oversubscribed, with the regulator awarding more capacity than initially planned due to prices falling to a record low.

Innogy splashes down in Taiwan

Innogy has entered the Taiwanese offshore wind sector with the aim to secure grid capacity for a 448MW project off the north-west coast.

Fishing and offshore industries no closer to finding solutions

The rift between some major commercial fishing interests and the nascent US offshore-wind sector remains as wide as ever, according to public comments submitted in response to a US Coast Guard (USCG) port-access study.

Philippines awards 1.2GW offshore rights

A consortium of international groups claims to have been awarded the rights to develop The Philippines' first two offshore wind projects.

In Depth

Details needed over UK's onshore wind reprieve

The UK government’s effective ban on the development of onshore wind was impossible to reconcile with a target of net-zero emissions by 2050.

How permitting delays are hitting US offshore's ‘pathfinder’ project

The US’s nascent offshore wind sector is struggling to stick to its timetable as it faces new permitting obstacles and opposition from the fishing industry. Ros Davidson explores the ramifications for the 800MW Vineyard project

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.

Ten of the best projects from the last decade

The Windpower Monthly team selects its pick of ten of the most ambitious and interesting wind projects that have been installed in the past ten years.