UK: Decommissioning 37 offshore wind farms in various stages of development in UK waters could cost the government between £1.28 billion (€1.44 billion) and £3.64 billion (€4.12 billion), a new report has revealed.
UK: Van Oord and Jan De Nul have acquired MPI Offshore staff and a number of its vessels.
UK: More than 40GW of offshore wind farms could be installed in UK waters by 2050, according to the country's grid operator, National Grid.
UK: Foundation specialist EEW will provide 165 monopiles for the near-1.4GW Hornsea Two project situated 89 kilometres off England's east coast.
UK: Onshore wind should be readmitted back into the contract for difference (CfD) auction scheme from the early 2020s, a new report looking at UK infrastructure has argued.
UK: Using both met masts and remote sensing technology to measure project resources could reduce uncertainty, a consultancy has urged, instead of opting for a single-technology approach.
EUROPE: Co-locating ground-mounted solar projects at wind farms looks like the perfect match.
EUROPE: The battle between Siemens and MHI-Vestas (MV) for supremacy in the offshore market is intensifying as both firms took preferred supplier status with major orders.
UK: Amber Rudd has been named the new secretary of state for energy and climate change following the election victory for the Conservative Party. However, the result could set back to development of onshore wind in England.
UK: A Freedom of Information request to the UK government by Windpower Monthly over Green Port Hull negotiations has lifted the lid on difficult talks with Siemens.
UK: In 18 months, August 2016 to be exact, Enercon's European "storm control" patent will expire. But that has not stopped the company from heading for a UK court hearing in June to press a charge of alleged infringement by Siemens and its customers.
EUROPE: Strong winds in Germany on 16 February 2014 led to plummeting wholesale electricity spot market prices on the German/French spot electricity exchange, giving just EUR 14.5-17.9/MWh for the German region and EUR 20.0-20.7/MWh for France.