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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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Ørsted launches Ocean Wind lidar buoy

Ørsted launches Ocean Wind lidar buoy

UNITED STATES: Developer Ørsted has started measuring wind and wave conditions to determine the best turbine locations for its Ocean Wind project off the coast of New Jersey.

NY sets 800MW procurement date

NY sets 800MW procurement date

UNITED STATES: New York state will hold a solicitation for 800MW of offshore wind capacity in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Duke Energy rejects RFP wind farms

Duke Energy rejects RFP wind farms

UNITED STATES: Utility Duke Energy has abandoned plans to source 500MW of wind energy in the Carolinas due to financial concerns. It will instead try to source other renewable energy sources.

US fines Sinovel in IP theft case

US fines Sinovel in IP theft case

UNITED STATES: A federal judge has fined Chinese turbine maker Sinovel Wind Group $1.5 million for stealing trade secrets from US technology firm AMSC.

US environment protection chief Pruitt quits

US environment protection chief Pruitt quits

UNITED STATES: The head of the US' environment protection agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, has resigned from the role, following a scandal-hit 18 months in office.

Sinovel and AMSC reach settlement

Sinovel and AMSC reach settlement

UNITED STATES: Sinovel and AMSC have reached a settlement agreement worth $57.5 million ahead of the Chinese firm being sentenced for stealing trade secrets.


Analysis

'We will see renewables compete on levelised cost of energy'

UNITED STATES: Demand for clean energy, digitalisation and moving away from centralised grid systems will be the growing trends in the US power market over the next five years, according to Lars Andersen, new North American president of K2 Management.

Offshore wind more valuable than onshore in some areas

UNITED STATES: In densely populated regions such as the north-east, the proximity to major cities adds value to offshore wind projects, according to a new report.

Too many hurdles could kill off US's first HVDC line in 20 years

UNITED STATES: It looks like the end of the line for Clean Line Energy's most advanced project -- the Plains & Eastern transmission line.

US steel tariffs 'not a deal-breaker'

UNITED STATES: Donald Trump's aggressive new steel tariffs could raise the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) for a new wind project in the US by 2-3% on average, according to Make Consulting.

More states set to call offshore wind tenders

UNITED STATES: Now that the first project is operational, several north-eastern states are getting serious about offshore wind.

Clean Line to appeal against Grain Belt Express line decision

UNITED STATES: Clean Line Energy Partners has asked the Missouri supreme court to review state regulators' recent decision to refuse a development permit for the Grain Belt Express HVDC transmission line.