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.
Danish utility Dong's decision to go ahead with development of the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension project off the UK is the first time an offshore wind farm has been green-lighted based on readings collected by floating lidar, according to the technology's supplier, FLiDAR.
24 April 2015 09:20 GMT
Japan’s fledgling offshore wind market offers abundant opportunities for foreign equipment suppliers, developers and O&M specialists to share their expertise, help reduce capital costs and bring down operating expenses, according to MAKE Consulting.
23 April 2015 08:59 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
21 April 2015 07:07 GMT
German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon has brought a legal dispute regarding its former Indian subsidiary to an international arbitration court in London, and is calling on India to improve investor security, managing director Hans-Dieter Kettwig said.
17 April 2015 12:26 GMT
German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon expects its 2015 wind turbine installations to rise only slightly to 4GW, up from 3.937GW erected globally last year, sales director Stefan Lütkemeyer said during the Hanover industrial fair.
15 April 2015 02:42 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
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