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Indian energy giants to form renewables JV

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 14:51
Two of India’s biggest fossil fuel and power groups aim to collaborate to explore opportunities in renewables — including offshore wind — in their domestic market and abroad.
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Why joint tenders aren't working: German wind urges rethink

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 11:32
No wind developers submitted bids to compete against their solar PV counterparts in Germany’s fifth technology-neutral clean energy tender, prompting the head of the German wind energy association (BWE) to call again to scrap the joint auctions.
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Covid-19 weekly updates: 18-22 May

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 11:19
Here are the key places, projects and plans that the pandemic has impacted the wind power industry over the past week.
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Icebreaker approved, but with conditions that make it 'economically unviable'

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 09:52
The US’ first freshwater wind farm in the Great Lakes has finally been given the green light, but with operating constrictions that are “fatal” to the development.
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Finnish offshore developer planning 720MW extension

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 11:03
The developer of Finland’s first 40MW offshore wind farm is considering adding up to 720MW of new capacity to the site.
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TRANSITION FORUM Convenes Climate Innovators, Business Leaders, Policymakers and Investors to Scale Up Action for a Sustainable Future

Global Warming - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 07:00
TRANSITION FORUM 2020: TIME TO SCALE UP — ONLINE EDITION launches May 28, 2020 at 5pm Paris (CEST)/11am New York (EDT)/8am (Los Angeles) PDT

Pandemic Delays Leningrad II, Unit 2 Start Up

Nuclear Power - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 18:41
The coronavirus pandemic has forced a two-month delay on the start up of the Lennigrad II, Unit 2 reactor, pushing the expected start up to April 2010, according to Russian media outlet Kommersant.(read more)

Welding Milestone At Roopur Site

Nuclear Power - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 16:16
The Volgodonsk branch of AEM Technologies had completed the closing weld that connected the two halves of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) being manufactured for unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh, state-owned Russian nuclear power concern Rosatom said.(read more)

Cold Testing Completed At Barakah Unit 4

Nuclear Power - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 16:01
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said Tuesday that Cold Hydrostatic Testing (CHT) at Unit 4 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant had been completed.(read more)

Suzlon shareholders back debt deal

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 11:43
Shareholders of troubled Indian manufacturer Suzlon have approved the proposed debt restructuring deal, the manufacturer confirmed in a notification to the stock exchange.
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Denmark proposes 4GW "energy islands"

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 11:01
The Danish finance ministry has unveiled plans to support 4GW of new offshore wind capacity in the form of new energy islands which will both increase the country’s renewables share but also support decarbonising carbon-intensive industries.
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Ireland fast-tracks seven offshore wind farms

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 09:44
The Irish government has accelerated over 3GW of offshore wind capacity through a new marine permitting regime.
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Germany in talks to buy Tennet stake

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 15:24
The Dutch finance ministry, which owns Tennet, is looking to share the load of the capital investment required to improve the Netherlands' and Germany's grid infrastructure over the next decade.
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Lithuania plans 700MW offshore site

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 09:40
Lithuania’s energy ministry has proposed a site in the Baltic Sea for up to 700MW of offshore wind capacity it claims could meet a quarter of the country’s electricity needs.
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SGRE raises offshore bar with 14MW+ turbine and 222m rotor

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 06:03
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has unveiled details of the world’s largest and most powerful single-rotor turbine and aims for commercial availability by 2024. Eize de Vries spoke exclusively to the senior figures behind this ambitious product.
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US leapfrogs China as top investment market

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 05:46
Advisors EY ranked the US as the top investment market in its renewable energy country attractiveness index (Recai) for the first time since 2016, overtaking China, as the two countries diverged on retaining state support for renewables.
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EU Green Deal a ‘blueprint’ to recovery

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 16:13
The European Green Deal is a “starting point” to restore economic growth in Europe after the Covid-19 epidemic, France and Germany say.
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African chemicals giant launches renewables hunt

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 16:01
South African chemicals and mining giant Sasol has launched a search for 600MW of wind and solar power in the same week it was excluded from the world’s largest investment fund.
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Covid-19 weekly updates: 11-15 May

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 15:28
Here are the key ways that the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has impacted the wind power industry over the past week.
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Turbine output drops steeply after ten years: US research

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 09:44
The performance of newer US wind turbines degrades at a slower rate than that of older projects, with a relatively abrupt decline in output after ten years of operation coinciding with the withdrawal of federal support, according to a new study.
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