Editor's Choice Archive

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December 2017


Europe’s €36 billion industrial success story: but for how long?
05 December 2017 The European wind industry contributed €36bn to the EU’s GDP in...

November 2017


FOWIND commissions India's first offshore LiDAR
02 November 2017 The FOWIND Consortium has commissioned India's first offshore LiDAR off...

September 2017


WindEurope elects RES Group’s Ivor Catto as new Chairman
29 September 2017 Ivor Catto has been elected for an 18-month term by WindEurope’s board...

Irizar Forge joins Van Beest
22 September 2017 Van Beest – manufacturer of Tycan, Excel and Green Pin lifting equipment...

June 2017


Wood Group helps Tsetsii Wind Farm erect first turbine in Gobi desert
29 June 2017 Wood Group’s clean energy business, previously known as SgurrEnergy,...

January 2017


European offshore wind investment rose by nearly 40% in 2016
26 January 2017 European offshore wind investment reached €18.2 billion in 2016, according...

October 2016


US Government under pressure to restore wind subsidies
25 October 2016 A bipartisan group of 144 lawmakers has delivered an open letter to the...

April 2016


European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) becomes WindEurope
11 April 2016 The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has rebranded to become WindEurope.

November 2015


Latest news from EWEA 2015
16 November 2015 Giles Dickson, chief executive officer of the European Wind...

February 2015


Viking gets the go-ahead, again
11 February 2015 The Viking wind farm will proceed on the Shetland islands after the...

Isle of Man set for 6MW turbines
02 February 2015 Dong Energy will use turbines rated at 6MW or higher for its...

January 2015


Wind now China’s third largest power source
28 January 2015 China’s wind energy capacity has increased by 30% since 2014, which...

Scrap UK wind power subsidies, says Tory MP
19 January 2015 An end to subsidies for offshore wind projects is being debated in the...

December 2014


UK’s first national renewables training college will focus on wind energy
22 December 2014 A new multi-million pound national training college is set to help...

November 2014


Google purchases power from 63MW Dutch project
19 November 2014 Google has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Eneco to...

October 2014


Budget cuts threaten UK offshore wind farms
31 October 2014 Several proposed offshore wind farms may be scrapped due to a lack of...

August 2014


Decc looks to extend CfD subsidy to foreign projects by 2018
05 August 2014 The British Government has outlined plans to allow foreign developers...

Shetland turbines get go-ahead
01 August 2014 Scottish judges have removed the last legal obstacles to the 370MW...

Europe to be 15% wind-powered by 2020
01 August 2014 Nearly 15% of Europe’s electricity will be generated by wind by...

July 2014


Wind projects announced as Ukraine prioritises energy security
25 July 2014 VALOREM and WKN Windkraft Nord are to build new projects in the Odessa...

UK, Germany and Poland must clean up act on CO2
23 July 2014 Germany, the UK and Poland have topped the “dirty 30”, a list of the 30...

Brazil’s BNDES approves $252 million of wind farm loans
04 July 2014 Brazil’s development bank BNDES has approved R$557 million ($252 million)...

May 2014


Siemens to supply 22 turbines for Danish wind project
30 May 2014 Vattenfall has awarded Siemens a repowering contract to supply 22...

April 2014


Senvion signs contracts for 27 turbines in France
30 April 2014 Senvion SE has concluded four contracts with ENERTRAG, one of the...

March 2014


US Government under pressure to restore wind subsidies
27 March 2014 A bipartisan group of 144 lawmakers has delivered an open letter to the...

Massive wind farm in Outer Moray Firth approved
19 March 2014 The Scottish Government has given the green light for a major offshore...

February 2014


Siemens wins major order for output-enhanced wind power turbines
25 February 2014 Siemens Energy has been awarded a major order by Minnesota Power for 64...

Vestas receives 21MW order for Costa Rica
17 February 2014 Vestas has signed an order for seven V90-3.0MW wind turbines for the...

February 2013


Vestas to supply towers for third parties for North American wind power projects
20 February 2013 Vestas is implementing its plan to create a more flexible and...

Global wind energy: solid growth in 2012
20 February 2013 The Global Wind Energy Council’s 2012 market statistics showed...

Pexa launches the BASF RELEST wind turbine repair coatings system in the UK
20 February 2013 Pexa, the specialist supplier of surface-finishing materials to the...

Statement by AWEA interim CEO Rob Gramlich on President Obama’s State of the Union speech
12 February 2013 “Wind power became the number one source of new US electric...

EU wind power grows in 2012 – but industry challenged in 2013
08 February 2013 The EU wind energy sector installed 11.6GW of capacity in 2012, bringing...

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