The Blog - What’s happening in wind

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Posted 17/10/2018
Author Frances Salter

Chatham Partners' Felix Fischer on the future of German offshore and the step away from subsidies

Felix Fischer is one of the founding partners of infrastructure law firm, Chatham Partners. He specialises in advising developers and investors with regard to renewable energy facilities, with a...

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Posted 07/08/2018
Author Ilaria Valtimora

What are the risks of investing in offshore wind in Taiwan?

The offshore market in Taiwan is becoming an increasingly popular choice for investors and developers, as falling prices and tough competition make Europe less attractive. However, are the...

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Posted 30/05/2018
Author Ben Scholes

How can the wind industry enhance digitisation of operations?

 Something very strange happened to the wind industry last year: it reduced costs. 

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Posted 23/05/2018
Author Frances Salter

Where does the UK's offshore wind market go from here?

The UK Government and offshore wind industry are working together on a sector deal that could boost offshore wind in UK waters and support British firms going overseas, but we haven’t heard much...

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Posted 12/04/2018
Author Ilaria Valtimora

Why should offshore wind investors trust the Polish government?

Businesses are starting to look seriously at developing offshore wind farms in the waters near Poland – but can investors trust a government that has so effectively damaged the onshore wind...

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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 28/02/2018
Author Richard Heap

What do floating wind turbines mean for investors?

The completion of Hywind Scotland is a big moment for floating wind farms, but DNV GL says more must be done to de-risk projects for investors. [NB. This is an updated version of an article that...

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Posted 12/02/2018
Author Frances Salter

Can a wind farm survive a hurricane?

The US offshore wind sector is gathering speed, and this means that more wind farms will find themselves in harm's way in the nation's annual hurricane season. But how much of a threat are they?

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Posted 24/01/2018
Author Ken Boyne

Ireland gears up for offshore expansion

The Republic of Ireland’s proposed Renewable Energy Support Scheme is finally set to give offshore wind projects a route to market, says Ken Boyne, Managing Director at Dublin-based engineering...

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Posted 03/10/2017
Author Dominic Szanto

What trilemma? Offshore auction answers UK wind energy questions

The UK government has published the results of the second Contracts for Difference auction, for which only offshore wind, dedicated biomass and advanced conversion technologies were eligible to...

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