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Principle Power has previously installed its WindFloat platform at projects off Portugal and Scotland (above)

Japanese power giants eye floating wind near site of Fukushima nuclear meltdown

Japanese gas giant Tokyo Gas plans to build an offshore wind farm off the Fukushima prefecture of Japan using Principle Power’s floating platforms.

Denmark currently has 2.3GW of operational offshore wind capacity (pic credit: Ørsted)

Denmark puts 15GW offshore wind 'at risk' with pause on open door permitting

Denmark has put 15GW of offshore wind farms at risk while it pauses permitting for projects under its ‘open door’ scheme as it clarifies legal issues with the EU, according to the renewable energy industry.

Two 500MW turbines were installed at Keele University in England’s west midlands last year

Wind sector demands change as England commissions just 1MW onshore in 2022

Just two onshore wind turbines with a combined capacity of 1MW were commissioned in England last year, according to industry body RenewableUK, which renewed calls for the government to create a “level playing field” between different energy sources.

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Maine approves 1GW onshore wind farm and transmission line

Maine regulators have unanimously approved Longroad Energy’s 1GW King Pine wind farm in the north of the state and LS Power Base's 345kV transmission line, to help end the state’s “overreliance” on gas and boost its economy.

Seriti plans South African wind farm to power coal mining

South African coal mining firm Seriti will build what could be the country’s largest wind farm to help power its coal mining operations amid blackouts and volatility on the national grid.

Wind power development picks up in Scandinavia

Recent weeks have seen a flurry of activity in Scandinavia, with wind farms connected to the grid, power purchase agreements (PPAs) and turbine orders signed, and new projects announced.

Falling EU wind turbine sales and investments an ‘alarm bell’ – WindEurope

Wind farm investments and turbine sales fell in European markets last year, according to industry body WindEurope, which renewed calls for stronger European policies to promote renewable energy.

Ørsted feels inflation squeeze for wind farms before investment decision – CEO

Rising costs are "very challenging" for projects that have been successful with low strike prices at tender but have not yet reached financial close, according to Ørsted CEO Mads Nipper.

In Depth

2022: Windpower Monthly's review of the year

Windpower Monthly's editorial team is now on leave for the Christmas break. We will be back on 3 January, but in the meantime, read our review of the year and a selection of our features and analysis from 2022.

2022: The year in wind power auctions

Windpower Monthly rounds up a selection of the most important developments in auctions in 2022.

Could Mara regulator be a gamechanger for Ireland’s offshore wind?

A lack of dedicated policy and outdated legislation in Ireland has directly impeded the development of the country’s offshore wind.

Interview: 15 minutes with Vestas development chief Thomas Alsbjerg

Vestas’ executive vice president for digital solutions and development Thomas Alsbjerg on permitting, partnership and the company’s project development ambitions

Wind power buildout versus biodiversity – a question of priorities?

As the industry strives to deliver the rapid build-out of wind, developers are working to ensure the fight against climate change does not come at the expense of biodiversity