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Windpower Weekly 22nd November 2019

Welcome to your subscriber-only round-up of news, analysis and features on Windpower Monthly from the last seven days. 

Top stories
German climate policy has "lost direction"
Germany's new climate protection law, passed by parliament on 15 November, has crushed the sector's hopes that would help pull wind energy out of its current dramatic collapse as more details emerged. Renewables and energy associations have appealed to the government to reconsider its approach.
  German climate policy has "lost direction"
 
Why Enercon is struggling and Senvion has gone under
The shockwaves from the collapse of Germany's onshore wind industry has dealt blows to the major OEMs, with many having to take evasive action.
  Why Enercon is struggling and Senvion has gone under
 
Suzlon joins Enercon and Senvion on OEM crisis list
Suzlon's ability to continue as a going concern is in "significant doubt", according to the Indian wind turbine OEM's auditor in its latest report.
  Suzlon joins Enercon and Senvion on OEM crisis list
 
'Investment case boosted' in emerging offshore wind markets
The acceleration of offshore wind development in new markets boosted several countries in the latest renewable energy country attractiveness index (Recai) from advisors EY.
  'Investment case boosted' in emerging offshore wind markets
 
Business and Companies
Is RWE-E.on deal creating a 'Google of the grids'?
Smaller players are alarmed at concentration of market power, as wind sector worries what will happen when its priority grid access is scaled back from 2021.
  Is RWE-E.on deal creating  a 'Google of the grids'?
 
Northland targets 600MW off Japan
Canadian renewable energy developer Northland Power has entered into a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with Japanese counterpart Shizen Energy to target 600MW of offshore wind capacity in Japan.
  Northland targets 600MW off Japan
 
RWE Renewables grows pipeline to 20GW
RWE Renewables has grown its clean energy pipeline to around 20GW in the first few weeks after completing its acquisition of Innogy and E.on's portfolios, the developer announced.
  RWE Renewables grows pipeline to 20GW
 

WATCH: The renewables industry continues to be male dominated with women making up only 32% of the workforce. Windpower Monthly spoke to some of that 32% to find out how they got into the industry, why the disparity exists and what they think can be done about it.

Markets and Policy
New Jersey doubles offshore goal
New Jersey is doubling its goal for offshore wind power to 7.5GW by 2035, up from 3.5GW by 2030.
  New Jersey doubles offshore goal
 
Lack of RET stunting Australia investment
The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has called on Australia's energy ministers to take action against falling levels of investment, which is 60% lower in 2019 than it was a year ago.
  Lack of RET stunting Australia investment
 
Denmark unveils offshore support scheme for Thor
The operator of the Thor offshore project will receive state support through a similar support mechanism to the UK's contract for difference model, the Danish government has announced.
  Denmark unveils offshore support scheme for Thor
 
Oil and gas sector's lessons for floating offshore wind
Learning from the oil and gas industry can help accelerate floating offshore wind development and cut costs, according to attendees at a RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables conference.
  Oil and gas sector's lessons for floating offshore wind
 
WindEconomics: Nuclear escalates as wind prices keep falling
Nuclear power is too expensive. That is the implicit conclusion of the UK government, which has issued a consultation document on possible ways of reducing the electricity price.
  WindEconomics: Nuclear escalates as wind prices keep falling
 

GLOBAL REGIONS AND COUNTRY PROFILE PAGES
Take a look at our new sortable list of wind power capacities from around the world. Then take a deeper dive into your chosen country with our new market-specific pages with confidence ratings and the latest developments. 



TENDER WATCH
The shift to auctions is having a profound effect on the industry across the entire supply chain and servicing. This interactive table monitors where auctions are taking place, the prices seen in those markets and who the winners are. 

Projects and technology
MHI Vestas due to supply first floating 10MW turbines
MHI Vestas is in line to supply its 10MW turbine for a floating offshore wind project for the first time, having been named as preferred supplier for the Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) wind farm off the south coast of France.
  MHI Vestas due to supply first floating 10MW turbines
 
Neoen adds to Hornsdale battery
French developer Neoen has agreed with battery supplier Tesla to increase the Hornsdale Power Reserve by 50%.
  Neoen adds to Hornsdale battery
 
Total to supply storage system to subsidy-free Finnish site
A subsidiary of French energy giant Total, Saft Batteries, will provide a storage system to a subsidy-free Finnish wind farm. The 6MW/6.6MWh battery will be Scandinavia's largest.
  Total to supply storage system to subsidy-free Finnish site
 

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