The Blog - What’s happening in wind

Posted 10/01/2017
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What challenges does the wind sector face in 2017? Find out now!

Our Finance 2017 report is finally out!

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Posted 14/12/2016
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Profit-conscious Shell dives in to offshore

 

Last month Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden told the Energy for Tomorrow conference in Paris that he did not see enough profitability in the renewables industry. We covered this in a Wind...

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Posted 07/12/2016
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A day at sea: the energy behind the energy

In offshore wind, few things are constant.  However, one thing that is, is that everyone in the industry always – without fail - has an opinion on how the market is shaping up. 

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Posted 02/12/2016
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EU’s power plan lacks boldness

The European Commission this week published its draft Renewable Energy Directive, a 1,000-page programme of reforms designed to help EU member states cut carbon emissions by 40% from 1990 levels by...

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Posted 25/11/2016
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Blade firm deals should not mean job cuts

 

It is a good time to own a firm specialising in turbine blade production. Some of the largest turbine manufacturers are sniffing around for takeovers, and that means potentially big rewards for...

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Posted 17/11/2016
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Strategic shift paved way for Vattenfall’s record-breaking deal

In September, Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall won contracts to build two offshore wind farms totalling 350MW in Danish waters, at a levelised cost of energy of €64/MWh.

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Posted 08/11/2016
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Who are the 100 most influential people in wind? Find out now!

Today is the day! Yes, the US people finally get to vote in the presidential election.

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Posted 01/11/2016
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Wind braced for US election result

 

Just one week to go. Next week, we will find out to whom Barack Obama will pass the US presidency: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

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Posted 28/10/2016
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Investor confidence in UK wind slips again

 

The latest edition of the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index, released this week by consultancy Ernst & Young, has buoyed countries across Europe. 

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Posted 26/10/2016
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Tags Risks

Wind turbine gearboxes: When is 20 years not 20 years?

Learning more about your wind farm can help extend the life of your gearboxes from 20 years to 25 years, and maximise your investment returns, writes Francesco Cornacchia.  

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