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Indian energy giants to form renewables JV

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

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

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'

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

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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Suzlon shareholders back debt deal

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Ontario court overturns halt to EDPR wind farm

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 09:16
An Ontario appeal court has reinstated EDP Renewables’ right to build a 100MW wind farm after the government abruptly revoked consent for the project.
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Renewables sector in EU permitting plea

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 10:49
The heads of eight renewable energy trade groups have written to the European Commission (EC) urging it to call for changes to the bloc’s permitting procedures to support a post-Covid-19 recovery.
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Hydrogen feasibility project construction begins

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 14:33
Construction of a turbine to produce hydrogen at a test site in the Netherlands begins as project partners aim to prove the commercial viability of the technology.
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New offshore wind partnership targets South Africa

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 12:03
Swedish developer Hexicon has formed a joint venture with South African counterpart Genesis Eco-Energy Developments to build what would be the continent’s first offshore wind project.
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