The Blog - What’s happening in wind

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Posted 13/11/2018
Author Frances Salter

We talk to Sive, Paget & Riesel’s Dan Chorost on the growth of the US offshore wind industry

Dan Chorost, principal at environmental law firm Sive, Paget & Riesel, and member of A Word About Wind, has been supporting on the early growth of the US offshore wind sector. He discusses...

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Posted 05/09/2018
Author Frances Salter

Member Q&A: Brandon Sack, Westar Energy

We spoke to Brandon Sack, who leads renewable development at Westar Energy, about his favourite projects and the future of US wind. Interested in taking part in a member Q&A? Email us at ...

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Posted 04/09/2018
Author Dr Carolyn Heeps

What are the next steps for developing US offshore?

A market is only as strong as its weakest link, says Dr. Carolyn Heeps, Head of Renewables, North America, at Lloyd’s Register. Want to talk in more depth about the North American market? Join us...

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Posted 28/03/2018
Author Richard Heap

Why are Russian trolls so interested in US wind farms?

The US government has said that Russian hackers and trolls are waging war on its electricity grid and energy policies – but why? Richard Heap reports

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Posted 06/03/2018
Author Richard Heap

Why do US utilities like to own their own wind farms - and what does it mean for developers?

US utilities are increasingly looking to develop and own wind farms – but what does this mean for the business models of wind developers? Richard Heap reports

We've recently released a...

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Posted 05/03/2018
Author Ilaria Valtimora

US offshore wind needs free trade, not protectionism

President Trump started March by launching an international trade war over steel and aluminium imports, which will further stoke fears about protectionist policies in the burgeoning offshore wind...

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Posted 22/02/2018
Author Ilaria Valtimora

Mexico Windpower: Introduction to the Mexican wind market

It is four years since Mexico opened up its energy market to private and foreign investment, and the government is still grappling with regulatory challenges. [NB. We published this piece in the...

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Posted 19/02/2018
Author Richard Heap

Mexico Windpower: Investors enter but court sows uncertainty

Project finance activity in the Mexican wind and solar markets rocketed last year – but growth in the wind market is steady rather than spectacular.

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Posted 13/02/2018
Author Ilaria Valtimora

Why are US wind farm owners repowering their projects?

MidAmerican Energy, NextEra and Quinbrook have highlighted the potential benefits of repowering their wind farms. [Note: This is an extended and updated version of a Wind Watch article originally...

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Posted 18/01/2018
Author David Burton and Jeff Davis

What is the impact of tax reform on US wind tax equity deals?

Guest blog from David Burton & Jeff Davis, Partners, Mayer Brown

We've recently published a complimentary ebook on North American wind: 5 Lessons on the North American Wind Business. Click here to...

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