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Vestas' retains top OEM spot despite squeezed market share

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 16:56
Global wind turbine commissioning increased 21% to nearly 61GW in 2019, with Danish manufacturer Vestas once again taking the top supplier spot despite its market share being squeezed and despite the OEM installing less capacity than it did the previous year.
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Hornsea Two green hydrogen plans tested

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 11:39
The world’s largest offshore wind farm may produce green hydrogen that will power an oil and gas refinery in the north-east of England as part of an industrial-scale trial of the technology.
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Chile advances South America's biggest wind farm

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 16:49
Chilean energy company Colbun has applied for an environmental licence to build the largest wind project in Latin America.
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Coronavirus 'jeopardises 2020 Chinese installations'

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 12:02
Production delays caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak could halve wind turbine installations in China in 2020 if the epidemic continues to impact the supply chain into the middle of the year, according to global energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie.
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European installations 'fall short of Green Deal ambition'

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 11:01
European wind power installations increased 27% last year, but annual additions need to double if the EU is to be carbon neutral by mid-century, industry body WindEurope has warned.
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Open-source 15MW digital turbine launched

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 10:26
Researchers have launched a 15MW reference wind turbine to help manufacturers assess performance and costs ahead of developing a prototype.
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Norwegian oil and gas investor forms renewables group

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 17:13
A private equity investor is bundling 20 oil and gas firms in its portfolio into a new industrial group to help them expand into other parts of the energy sector, including renewables.
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Middle East and African installations slow in 2019

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 11:50
Wind power installations slowed in Africa and the Middle East last year, according to Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) figures, but the industry body expects faster growth in the next five years.
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Suzlon on the brink as debts mount

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 16:26
Suzlon recorded another $100 million-plus loss in the third quarter of its fiscal year, while its debt grew, turbine deliveries ground to a halt and restructuring talks with lenders continued without resolution.
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EDF buys into 1GW Irish offshore project

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 14:18
EDF Group has bought a 50% stake in the Codling offshore wind farm, clearing the way for its clean energy subsidiary to develop the 1GW Irish project with Fred Olsen Renewables.
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Mayflower lowers US offshore to $58/MWh

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 10:39
Shell and EDP Renewables’ 804MW Mayflower Wind project will generate electricity for $58.47/MWh over its 20-year lifetime, marking a new benchmark for US offshore wind.
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New schedule for delayed Vineyard site

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 10:12
Vineyard Wind has been forced to put back the expected completion date of its first 400MW offshore wind project after US agencies finally issued an updated permitting timetable.
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European electrification ‘would boost need for renewables’

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 16:05
The electrification of transport, buildings and industrial sectors in Europe could help to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Europe by 60% between 2020 and 2050.
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‘Energy transition underway’ as global emissions flatline

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 10:56
Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions remained static in 2019 with more renewables and nuclear output, and advanced economies switching from coal to natural gas.
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SGRE overtakes Suzlon in India

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 15:30
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) seized new orders from embattled Senvion to surpass Suzlon as India’s top turbine supplier in 2019.
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Engie will not renew CEO Kocher's contract

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 12:04
Engie has decided against reappointing CEO Isabelle Kocher when her contract runs out in May 2020, explaining that “further development of the group’s strategy requires a new leadership”.
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Cool response ends Acciona takeover of Nordex

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 11:58
The proposed takeover of Nordex by Acciona has been dropped after shareholders were left unimpressed by the Spanish firm’s offer.
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Equinor sets sights on becoming 'offshore wind major'

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 12:16
Equinor plans to become a major offshore wind developer and grow its renewables fleet tenfold by 2026, which will help it to meet another new target of halving the net carbon intensity of its energy production by 2050.
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Enercon widens climbing crane reach

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 12:15
Enercon has adapted its innovative climbing crane solution in order to install its EP3 and EP5 platforms with higher weights and longer blades.
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Record offshore additions 'not enough for EU targets'

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 10:15
The record 3.6GW of offshore wind installed in Europe in 2019 is well short of the ambition needed to fulfil wind power’s role in the European Commission’s Green Deal, WindEurope has warned.
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