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January 17th
CHINA: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has signed contracts to supply 96MW of turbines to two wind farms in China.
January 17th
UK: The cost of energy review published by Dieter Helm in October has been criticised as an unrealistic model of the energy market by leaders of the UK's energy and renewables industries.
January 17th
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: World Bank Group member, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), has arranged an $80 million financing package for a 50MW wind farm in the Dominican Republic.
January 16th
EUROPE: Fund manager Glennmont Partners has launched a fund to invest in 500MW of renewable energy assets across the European Economic Area.
January 16th
WORLDWIDE: The total value of investments in the wind-power sector in 2017 amounted to $107 billion, the lowest annual figure since 2013, according to the latest figures.
January 16th
UNITED STATES: The Trump administration is proposing to ease guidelines for designing and operating offshore wind projects.
January 16th
UNITED STATES: The US faces a lack of transmission planning that could reduce major companies' appetite for renewable energy, including wind power, a new report has warned.
January 16th
DENMARK: MHI Vestas CEO Jens Tommerup is stepping down and leaving the offshore joint venture. He will be replaced by former Adwen chairman Philippe Kavafyan.
January 15th
SWEDEN: German manufacturer Nordex has been awarded a 115MW order from Falck Renewables to supply two projects in Västerbotten, north Sweden.
January 15th
GERMANY: The country's offshore wind capacity in the North Sea generated almost 16TWh of electricity in 2017, an increase of 47% year on year, transmission operator Tennet said.
January 15th
GERMANY: Utility Innogy has agreed to buy a 400MW pipeline of wind farms from developer Primus Energie, with the Regensburg-based company overseeing the projects' completion.
January 15th
UNITED STATES: A report into the US wind fleet by predictive analytics firm Uptake has found approximately 12TWh of wind energy is lost to downtime each year.
January 15th
MONTENEGRO: Renewable energy firm Masdar has agreed to acquire a 49% stake of Krnovo Energy, which owns Montenegro's only operational wind farm.
January 15th
WORLDWIDE: Renewable energy is set to continue falling in price beyond 2020, and will soon be consistently cheaper than most fossil fuels if the right policy and regulatory frameworks are in place, according to a new report.
January 12th
RUSSIA: The country's first commercial-scale wind farm has been commissioned, Finnish developer Fortum has announced.
January 12th
UNITED STATES: Amid a restructuring of the Berkshire Hathaway Energy group, its subsidiary MidAmerican Energy also has a new CEO.
January 12th
UNITED STATES: Developer sPower has placed an order with Vestas for the first time, purchasing 400MW of its 2MW and 4MW turbine components.
January 11th
UNITED STATES: The government's Energy Information Administration (EIA) said around 49% of new utility-scale electricity generation added in 2017 came from renewables.
January 11th
GERMANY: Despite a strong fourth quarter, Nordex's turbine order intake for 2017 fell 22% year-on-year, due in part to slowing business in Europe.
December 19th
INDIA: After a difficult year for the wind industry in India, Siemens Gamesa India CEO Ramesh Kymal talks exclusively to Windpower Monthly.