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Tanti reappointed Suzlon chief

2 hours 26 min ago
INDIA: Turbine manufacturer Suzlon has announced chairman Tulsi Tanti has been reappointed managing director from 1 April.
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Poland falling behind on renewables target

3 hours 54 min ago
POLAND: Poland's share of renewables in energy consumption in 2016 fell short of what is needed to meet its 2020 target, and the gap is likely to grow, the wind industry has warned.
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CANWEA 'applauds' Canadian budget

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 16:10
CANADA: The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CANWEA) has shown its support for the new federal budget that supports the country's energy transition.
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Xcel Energy expands US plans

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:47
UNITED STATES: Xcel Energy has broadened its US expansion plans to 11 new wind projects across seven states, totalling 3.38GW in capacity.
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Statkraft divests Dogger Bank stake

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:39
UK: Norwegian developer Statkraft has exited the Forewind consortium developing the four 1.2GW projects in the Dogger Bank zone.
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Russian region backs 1GW plans

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:13
RUSSIA: The Ulyanovsk region in southern Russia is targeting up to 700MW of wind by 2024, with hopes of expanding to 1GW, the Russian Association of the Wind Industry (RAWI) has said.
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Japanese offshore wind 'not utilised and underestimated'

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:52
JAPAN: Japan's move away from nuclear and fossil fuel power can be helped by offshore wind supporting the country's baseload power, a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has found.
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Partnership prepares as Turkey debuts new auction system

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:49
TURKEY: A consortium comprising GE and local power producers has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) ahead of the launch of a new auction system.
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EDF EN picks up pace in France

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:15
FRANCE: EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) aims to accelerate growth in its domestic market, adding 5-6GW of renewable capacity by 2030.
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Norwegian consortium plans 900MW portfolio

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:35
NORWAY: Three Scandinavian firms have formed a new joint venture with a view of developing 900MW of new wind capacity in Norway.
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Tribunal backs Neart Na Gaoithe in CfD dispute

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:35
UK: An arbitration tribunal has backed developer Mainstream Renewable Power over the cancellation of its contract for difference (CfD) agreement with the Low Carbon Contracts Committee (LCCC) for the 450MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project.
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Canada island plans to increase wind by a third

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:13
CANADA: The government of Prince Edward Island (PEI) wants to add another 70MW of wind energy to its electricity grid, building on what is already the highest penetration of any province in Canada.
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EC approves GE's LM takeover

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 16:25
EUROPE: The European Commission's competition authority has granted the proposed GE Renewable Energy takeover of blade manufacturer LM Wind Power.
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Call for global renewables share to increase to 65%

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:48
WORLDWIDE: The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have set out a vision for 2050, where renewables' share of primary energy supply will increase from 15% in 2015, to 65%.
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Senvion enters Ireland with first win

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:13
IRELAND: German turbine manufacturer Senvion has won its first Irish contract, supplying infrastructure investor NTR with machines for a project in County Meath, north-east Ireland.
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Nordex CEO quits after poor forecast

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:00
GERMANY: Nordex CEO Lars Bondo Krogsgaard has resigned and will be replaced by former Acciona Wind Power chief Jose Luis Blanco, after the manufacturer predicted a downturn in sales for 2017.
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UK formally launches second CfD auction

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:32
UK: The auction to allocate contract for difference (CfD) support for renewable energy project delivery in 2021/22 and 2022/23, will run from 3 to 21 April.
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Scotland approves second floating project in March

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:13
UK: The Scottish government has approved the up-to-12MW Dounreay Tri floating offshore wind project, a week after approving another 48MW site.
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Avangrid wins North Carolina auction

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 10:01
UNITED STATES: Iberdrola's US subsidiary has placed a winning bid of $9 million to obtain the development licence for the Kitty Hawk area off North Carolina.
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Xcel Energy to invest $2.5bn in northern US

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 16:34
UNITED STATES: Developer Xcel Energy has pledged to support the development of 1.55GW of new wind capacity in four northern US states, as signs of a boom in the US continue.
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