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EUROPE: The rapid fall in offshore prices has left European politicians behind the curve, the head of trade body WindEurope has said.
POLAND: Developer Polenergia has obtained environmental approval for its 600MW Baltyk Srodkowy 2 offshore project.
INDIA: The energy ministry is seeking industry comments on a new draft policy aimed at strengthening the auction process.
RUSSIA: The Russian government has officially announced it will conduct a tender from 29 May to 9 June, for a selection of around 2GW of capacity due online in 2020.
DENMARK: Speaking after Dong Energy reported a 53% fall in earnings, CFO Marianne Wiinholt is confident the developer's zero-subsidy German offshore projects will "create value".
INDIA: Brazilian manufacturer WEG is planning its entrance in to the Indian wind market, by upgrading a facility to produce its 2.1MW turbine.
SPAIN: Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) in Iberdrola's renewables division fell 5% in Q1 compared to last year, on the back of low wind speeds.
FRANCE: EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) has entered into exclusive talks to acquire 67% of onshore wind player Futuren for "just under €320 million," according to its CEO.
WORLDWIDE: The industry faced a year of consolidation in 2016 according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) in its 2016 Global Wind Report, released in India today.
WORLDWIDE: A group of countries most vulnerable to climate change has called on the world's largest economies to end subsidies for fossil fuels as soon as possible.
CHILE: Spanish developer Acciona has secured a €100 million "green loan" from compatriot bank BBVA to help fund a series of renewables projects in Chile.
DENMARK: A report on the shape Denmark's energy policy should take in the next decade must look all the way to 2050, with wind subsidies removed from 2030, the country's energy commission has said.
DENMARK: Three years after launching the V110-2.0MW turbine, Vestas has further extended its 2MW platform with new models aimed at low wind markets. Windpower Monthly was given exclusive access to the new models.
INDIA: German manufacturers Nordex and Senvion have launched new turbines into the Indian market, thanks to recent acquisitions.
TURKEY: A 1GW wind tender should be assigned through a new competitive auction to a single consortium, with the winning bidder gaining the right to a 15-year fixed-price power purchase agreement, the energy minister has said.
CANADA: The Ontario government has finally paid more than C$28 million (US$21 million) owed to US firm Windstream Energy in a dispute over an offshore wind project.
NETHERLANDS: Vattenfall's Dutch subsidiary is facing a lengthy wait for its new onshore project to be connected to the grid after network firm Alliander said it would miss the deadline.
UNITED STATES: Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin has signed legislation to end the state's $0.005/kWh tax credit for wind.
UK: A consortium led by Australian investment firm Macquarie has agreed to buy the UK Government's Green Investment Bank (GIB) for £2.3 billion (€2.75 billion).
BELGIUM: Transmission operator Elia will build the planned modular offshore grid (MOG) to deliver offshore wind power to the onshore grid from four projects.
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