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Moventas - expanding in the US and delaying in UK

Moventas - expanding in the US and delaying in UK

UK: Moventas has said that its proposed expansion in the UK, including the construction of a factory, will be put on hold until the offshore market in the country recovers, but said is looking to expand in the US.

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Offshore wind is a California policy 'Rubik's Cube'

Offshore wind is a California policy 'Rubik's Cube'

UNITED STATES: A new report into deploying large-scale offshore wind off the Californian coast will pose a number of major planning hurdles.

US tax credit omitted from Senate bill

US tax credit omitted from Senate bill

UNITED STATES: The US Senate has introduced its new tax bill but made no new proposals to the renewable-energy-supporting production tax credit (PTC), placing its on a collision course with the other legislative chamber, the House of Representatives (HoR).

Lawmakers and industry rebuke Perry proposal

Lawmakers and industry rebuke Perry proposal

UNITED STATES: The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has joined forces with other energy industry groups to oppose the US Department of Energy's (DOE) recommendation to promote coal and nuclear plants "to support grid resiliency".

Pattern Energy makes net loss despite increased output

Pattern Energy makes net loss despite increased output

UNITED STATES: Pattern Energy posted a net loss of $48.4 million in the third quarter, the company reported.

Wind Catcher owner plans more renewable investment

Wind Catcher owner plans more renewable investment

UNITED STATES: American Electric Power (AEP), the utility which owns the 2GW Wind Catcher site in Oklahoma, intends to spend an extra $1.8 billion on new renewable generation between 2018 and 2020.

US tax proposals cut wind support

US tax proposals cut wind support

UNITED STATES: A new tax bill launched in the US Congress could cut the production tax credit (PTC) from its current $0.023/kWh to $0.015/kWh.


Analysis

Wyoming 3GW needs HVDC line, but will California buy power?

UNITED STATES: Construction of the 730-mile TransWest Express (TWE) transmission project could start in 2019, if all permits are secured and there is enough electricity demand in California.

Leaked DOE report shows grid coping well with more wind

UNITED STATES: Variable renewable resources are not a reliability risk for America's electricity grid, according to a leaked preliminary draft of a closely watched report for the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Investors fear 'Trump effect' on global wind energy costs

UNITED STATES: As the US wind industry races to complete projects before the PTC expires, concerns are growing over looming tax reforms and the threat of border tariffs.

Maryland governor unveils green package amid veto override bid

UNITED STATES: The governor of Maryland has revealed a package of environmental measures including funding for the renewables sector, but faces criticism from the green lobby over his veto for 2016's clean jobs bill.

Wind-hydro project looks to export power to New England

CANADA: Energy company Emera has launched a solicitation for wind and hydro supply to be delivered south to Massachusetts, a plan that will finally test the feasibility of what Canadian wind energy producers have long imagined could be an important new market opportunity.

Over-forecasting prompts call for changes in Miso system

UNITED STATES: Wind operators in the US Midwest may have been deliberately over-forecasting their production to increase the compensation they receive from the regional grid operator.