Brazil's first power auction of 2015, to be held on Monday (27 April), will be marked by strategic jostling as existing players try to consolidate their position in the 2GW-a-year market in the face of new entrants – and the return of old investors – amid higher prices and a maturing industry.
Proposals by energy minister Sigmar Gabriel to introduce a levy on heavy-polluting fossil power plants are increasingly dividing German society, with municipal utilities explicitly backing the plan, while large utilities and unions gear up for mass protests and political parties are split over the issue.
24 April 2015 01:14 GMT
German developer Wpd is set to be hit hard by a decision by the country's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency BSH to halt new licensing of far-offshore wind, with the measure affecting several of its North Sea projects.
22 April 2015 02:27 GMT
Spain's government has put forward a plan for a 500MW wind power tender that was immediately criticised by Spanish wind industry association AEE as insufficient, both in terms of volume and the expected level of support offered to a sector that has been becalmed for more than two years.
22 April 2015 10:01 GMT
Despite uncertainty over federal tax credits, the US wind industry is facing a more stable future, primarily through continued cost reductions and the market opportunity created by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
15 April 2015 05:30 GMT
The UK onshore wind industry reacted with dismay as the Conservative Party – one of the front-runners in the country's upcoming general election – confirmed it will end new taxpayer support for developments if it wins power.
14 April 2015 01:10 GMT
Brazil's National Development Bank (BNDES) and National Capital Markets Association (Anbima) are preparing a scheme to incentivise the issuing of corporate bonds to finance private investment projects, including wind plants.
10 April 2015 04:20 GMT
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