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  • US finds 'injury' from solar imports, opening door to PV tariffs

    The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Friday that imported solar equipment has caused “serious injury” to domestic manufacturers, siding with co-petitioners Suniva and SolarWorld, and moving the US renewables market significantly closer to the shockwave of solar tariffs. With two of its commissioners having been appointed by Democratic presidents, the quasi-judicial ITC ruled unanimously,

    Transition  rechargenews.com 21 hours old Karl-Erik Stromsta in New York

    Acciona gets ready for wind-plus-battery future

    Spanish developer Acciona Energia has opened the country’s first hybrid wind power storage project, a pilot scheme to trial the best ways to integrate green energy into the grid and tackle the intermittent nature of wind. The experimental wind farm, located in the in Barásoain region of Navarra, comprises five 3MW Nordex-Acciona turbines. The project was stared up earlier this year, as previousl

    Wind  rechargenews.com 22 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    Renewables building a brighter future for complex, angry Brazil

    DISPATCHES | The renewables sector isn't immune to the sense of malaise gripping Brazil but its major players have shown they're in for the long haul, writes Alexandre Spatuzza

    Transition  rechargenews.com 23 hours old Alexandre Spatuzza in Sao Paulo

    E.ON and Northland advance European offshore wind projects

    Utilities this week advanced key offshore wind projects in the English Channel, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea with a combined capacity of close to 1GW. German utility E.ON this week has installed the last of 116 MHI Vestas V112-3.45MW turbines at the 400MW Rampion wind farm off the coast of Sussex in southern England ahead of plan, and is celebrating the start of turbine installation at the 38

    Wind  rechargenews.com 22 Sep 12:03 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    Lamprell sees Baltic offshore wind opportunities

    United Arab Emirates-based shipyard Lamprell has its sights on the Baltic Sea for further renewable energy contracts, with the German sector taking centre stage. The Sharjah-headquartered group is looking to follow up on engineering, procurement, construction and installation work already secured in the industry, such as at the East Anglia 1 wind project off the UK, to make up for a shortfall in

    Transition  rechargenews.com 22 Sep 11:19 GMT Eoin O'Cinneide

    Hopes fade for higher German renewables targets after election

    Hopes are fading that federal elections on Sunday may result in Germany increasing its renewable energy targets or accelerating its energy transition, as all latest opinion polls point to narrowed-down options for Chancellor Angela Merkel in the choice of her future coalition partners. Pollsters say more than a third of voters are still undecided. They nevertheless agree that a last-minute swing

    Transition  rechargenews.com 22 Sep 10:37 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    'No two emerging markets are the same'

    OPINION | Risks are different in each country, and winning a tender is a long way from delivering an operational project at the bid price, writes Aaron Daniels

    Transition  rechargenews.com 22 Sep 09:16 GMT Aaron Daniels

    'Until now in Germany every turbine went up, economic or not'

    5 MINUTES | UKA won a 660MW pipeline in Germany’s onshore wind auction as service provider to 'citizens' energy' groups – and the developer's managing director Gernot Gauglitz insists it will all be built

    Wind  rechargenews.com 22 Sep 08:51 GMT Bernd Radowitz

    Strong support for offshore wind in New Jersey ahead of election

    A strong majority of New Jersey voters would like to see the state kick-start its stalled offshore wind market, according to a new survey, ahead of a gubernatorial election that could dramatically reshape the market’s prospects. In a poll conducted in recent weeks by Fairleigh Dickinson University, 73% of registered New Jersey voters surveyed said they support offshore wind development off their

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Sep 21:09 GMT Karl-Erik Stromsta in New York

    Brazil cancels Energimp 219MW as project cull continues

    Three weeks after Brazil held a tender to de-contract unfinished generation projects, power regulator Aneel confirmed the cancellation of a further 219MW of wind and 30MW of solar plants that have not been built. During its weekly board meeting Aneel board members voted to revoke licenses and execute guarantees on the wind and solar projects, as it returned to the normal process of flushing lame-

    Transition  rechargenews.com 21 Sep 16:10 GMT Alexandre Spatuzza in Sao Paulo