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FRANCE: France should replace its current guaranteed premium purchase price with competitive tenders for onshore wind power projects, energy regulator CRE said.
EUROPE: GE is to provide operations and maintenance support to EDF for the converters at its wind projects across Europe.
CHINA: A 300MW offshore wind project in eastern China is to begin tendering for developer, according to local government sources.
UNITED STATES: Connecticut lawmakers have ended an effective moratorium on the building of wind projects that had been in force in the state since 2011.
UK: The UK government has approved five offshore projects among the first renewable energy developments to qualify for its new contracts for difference (CfD) subsidy regime.
MEXICO: US power company Intergen has agreed to purchase a 50% stake in the first phase of the 155MW Energía Sierra Juarez project.
UNITED STATES: Google is to buy up to 407MW of wind-sourced power from MidAmerican Energy as part of its push towards powering its data centres with renewable energy.
UNITED STATES: Nordex has confirmed it will supply 16 of its 2.5MW N100 turbines to the 40MW Fourmile Ridge project in Maryland.
UNITED KINGDOM: Denmark-based MT Højgaard has been found liable for grouting issues at the 180MW Robin Rigg offshore wind project by the High Court in London.
CANADA: Pattern Energy has completed the purchase of the 184MW Meikle project in British Columbia under a deal worth CAD 28 million (EUR 18.4 million).
INDONESIA: Singaporean investment firm Asia Green Capital Partners is planning to construct wind projects with a capacity of 157.5MW in Indonesia.
WORLDWIDE: Activity in the wind industry declined by a third in the first quarter of 2014 compared with a year before, according to data from Windpower Intelligence.
GERMANY: RWE Innogy has been forced to retender for the turbine supply for its Nordsee 1 offshore project in the German North Sea following a technical issue with Senvion turbines it was planning to use.
CHINA: A prototype of Goldwind's new low-wind 2MW turbine is operating and connected to the grid, the Chinese manufacturer has revealed.
UNITED STATES: The Department of Energy (DoE) has issued a draft $4 billion loan guarantee solicitation for renewable energy and energy efficient projects.
Japan/Canada: Sony and Hydro-Québec have agreed to form a joint venture to research and develop a large-scale energy storage system for wind and solar energy.
UNITED STATES: Minnesota Power has submitted plans to regulators to build a 750MW transmission line that will facilitate the storage of energy from wind projects in the US in Canadian hydro projects.
IRELAND: Irish utility Bord Na Móna has confirmed the end of its 2GW Clean Energy Hub development following the Irish and UK governments failure to come to a supply agreement.
PAKISTAN: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has invested in a new 50MW wind farm to be developed in Pakistan.
MEXICO: The North American Development Bank (NADB) is funding two wind farms in Mexico with a combined capacity of 252MW.
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