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GE Renewable Energy orders up 32% in Q4

3 hours 38 min ago
UNITED STATES: Conglomerate GE said orders for its renewable energy unit increased by 32% in the final quarter of 2016, up to $3.3 billion.
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Wobben patent appeal rejected

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 15:33
UK: The UK Court of Appeal has dismissed a claim by Wobben Properties in a patent infringement dispute over storm control technology.
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Gamesa wins 325.5MW order from Iberdrola

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:00
MEXICO: Gamesa has been awarded two turbine supply contracts from shareholder Iberdrola for projects in Mexico, totalling 325.5MW.
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German adds 818MW offshore in 2016

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:07
GERMANY: With 156 new turbines totalling 818MW feeding into the network in 2016, Germany's offshore wind fleet grew to 947 turbines with, in all, 4,108MW at the end of the year.
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AGL to build 200MW site in New South Wales

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:02
AUSTRALIA: AGL Energy has announced the 200MW Silverton project is set to go ahead after it was sold to a local energy fund.
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Masdar takes Hywind Scotland stake

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:01
UK: United Arab Emirates-based renewable energy firm Masdar has acquired a 25% stake in the UK's first floating offshore wind project.
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Russia's first offshore site planned for White Sea

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:50
RUSSIA: The country's first offshore wind power plant is set to be built in the White Sea, near the town of Kem, northwest Russia, according to a recent agreement.
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Federal backing for 1.5GW site in Wyoming

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:44
UNITED STATES: Federal offices have awarded permits to a 1.5GW project in sourthern Wyoming, as state legislators propose a wind power purchase ban.
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SB Energy sells stake in offshore joint venture

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:00
JAPAN: SB Energy has sold its share in an offshore wind power project located in Ibaraki prefecture, due to differences of opinion between the three partners.
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Absorbing consenting costs a 'gamechanger' in UK offshore

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:58
UK: Government adviser the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) believes the UK can reduce offshore wind costs further by absorbing consenting costs and a greater focus should be placed on floating foundations.
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North Carolina auction date set

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:57
UNITED STATES: The US Department of Interior (DOI) has announced the next federal offshore wind lease auction will take place on 16 March, with nine companies qualified to bid.
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PNE receives Gode Wind 3 planning permit

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:58
GERMANY: Developer PNE Wind has been awarded planning permission for its Gode Wind 3 offshore wind project, meaning its sale to Dong Energy can be completed.
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Siemens 8MW awarded initial certification

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:31
GERMANY: Certification and advisory firm DNV GL has confirmed designs for Siemens' 8MW offshore wind turbine reach international standards, meaning a prototype can be installed.
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Avangrid unmoved by North Carolina claims

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:47
UNITED STATES: Iberdrola's US subsidiary Avangrid Renewables has brushed aside efforts by politicians in North Carolina, who have reportedly asked the incoming Trump administration to stop the state's first wind project, despite the turbines having already been installed.
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Goldwind installs 3MW prototype with LM blades

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 12:35
CHINA: LM Wind Power has installed 66.9-metre blades on manufacturer Goldwind's new 3MW prototype turbine in Zhangbei, north-east China.
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Sweden sets 100% renewable energy production target

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 12:11
SWEDEN: A roadmap to help Sweden achieve "100% renewable energy production by 2040" has been laid out by the country's parliamentary energy commission.
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UK proposes National Grid roles split

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:02
UK: Electricity grid systems are to be managed separately from the transmission functions of National Grid to avoid conflicts of interest as the smart grid and more flexible electricity supply and demand solutions develop, the government has announced.
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Danish wind share falls in 2016

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 16:02
DENMARK: Lower wind speeds have caused wind's share in total electricity consumption to fall for the first time in eight years.
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GIB passes investment target as sell-off looms

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:22
UK: Government-backed offshore wind investor, the Green Investment Bank (GIB) has acquired a 75% share in the 270MW Lincs offshore wind project from Centrica and Siemens Project Ventures for £731m (€841m).
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Marubeni cancels part of port-based project

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 09:25
JAPAN: The Marubeni Corporation has informed the Ibaraki prefectural government it will stop developing a wind project planned for a site in Kashima port.
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