Trump opts for Clean Power Plan foe as environmental chief

His choice of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt signals he will move to rescind President Barack Obama's signature rule to combat climate change

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Trump selects pro-wind US governor as China envoy: reports

During his long tenure, Iowa's Terry Branstad has sought to foster trade ties with China and wind investment by its OEMs in his state

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IN DEPTH

Brazilian wind heavyweight CPFL at the crossroads

Group weighs strategy with 1.2GW of wind in place and China State Grid waiting in the wings, reports Alexandre Spatuzza

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Apple links with Goldwind for Chinese wind power

Tech giant will take stakes in wind companies with Chinese OEM

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Dutch plan to step up offshore expansion to 1GW a year after 2023

Roadmap foresees new tenders that would give Netherlands most ambitious offshore wind programme in the world

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Google to reach 100% renewable energy milestone in 2017

Landmark will cement Google's status as the world’s largest corporate buyer of wind and solar power

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China General Nuclear enters Irish wind with 230MW Gaelectric deal

First foray into Ireland for Chinese group that is building in Europe

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DISPATCHES

Hull looks to the future as Siemens puts it centre-stage

The port city is in the offshore wind big-league – now Siemens and the UK government hope it can stay there

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Norway's Scatec Solar enters Brazil with swoop for 150MW

PV group will advance four projects in state of Ceará that won power deals in 2015

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IN DEPTH

Chinese tallest tower turbines deal for Vestas

Order for 40 2MW machines with 137-metre hub height for Titan Shandong province project

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EDPR withdraws application for 250MW US wind project

Spain's Gamesa was in line to supply turbines to the Number Nine project in northern Maine

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Statoil leads new investment group for Oxford PV

PV pioneer’s latest funding round fuels home-stretch push to commercialise perovskite technology

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The Big Deal

Casa dos Ventos comes of age in Brazilian wind

With over 1GW of projects under its belt Casa dos Ventos is in the big league of Brazilian renewables and is adapting to its new status, writes Alexandre Spatuzza

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CIRCUIT

China's Envision buys 500MW French wind power portfolio

Ambitious Chinese group deepens European footprint with Velocita deal

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Illinois High Court to hear Clean Line project appeal

A lower court blocked construction in the state of the transmission line that would carry 3.5GW of wind energy

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TerraForm Power sets January deadline for bids

The yieldco also belatedly filed its 2015 financial results, as it moves to distance itself from parent SunEdison

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Newsmaker

Greg Clark: An ally of sorts for British renewables?

He's no green messiah but the UK's energy secretary has more sympathy for renewables than many in his party, writes Christopher Hopson

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OPINION

SPE: 'EU energy package a new dawn for European solar'

Proposed measures on small-scale PV and national support schemes are welcome, but there is still plenty of room for improvement, writes SolarPower Europe boss James Watson

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Siemens cuts logistics costs with turbine transport vessel

German group says Ro-Ro concept can save up to 20% over road movement

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CEZ starts Western Europe expansion buying German array

The acquisition by the Czech utility is part of a 1GW drive for solar, onshore and offshore wind assets

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Aqualis-owned OWC tapped for installation scope-out off Taiwan

Consultancy will assess use of vessels for unidentified developer

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UPDATE

GE turbine down for repairs at Block Island

GE will repair the damaged Haliade turbine after a stray drill bit was "left inside the generator"

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Chinese giants in running for Canada's Northland: report

CTG and SDIC said to be among bidders as Canadian renewables group mulls its options

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