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North Carolina urged to embrace offshore wind

North Carolina urged to embrace offshore wind

UNITED STATES: Fifty conservation groups, elected officials, and local businesses have written to the Governor of North Carolina, urging him to ramp up efforts to capture the state's "immense" offshore wind resources.

North Seas region urged to target 230GW offshore wind

North Seas region urged to target 230GW offshore wind

EUROPE: Decarbonising the electricity supply will require deploying 230GW of offshore wind capacity in the North Seas by 2045, consultant Ecofys estimated.

Scotland adds further £1.5 million to accelerator

Scotland adds further £1.5 million to accelerator

UK: The Scottish government has injected another £1.5 million (€1.66 million) into the Carbon Trust's offshore wind accelerator (OWA) programme.

Netherlands offers Zuid-Holland at zero-subsidy

Netherlands offers Zuid-Holland at zero-subsidy

NETHERLANDS: The Dutch minister for economic affairs said the license for the Zuid Holland 1 wind projects will be offered to any developer wanting to make a zero-subsidy bid, before starting the auction process.

OWE 2017: US ready for rapid offshore deployment

OWE 2017: US ready for rapid offshore deployment

UK: The US offshore wind market has been slow to get started, but the right conditions are now in place for rapid progress, according to Jose Zayas, director of the wind energy technologies office at the US Department of Energy.

OWE 2017: Confident industry looks foward to strong growth

OWE 2017: Confident industry looks foward to strong growth

UK: Industry figures at this afternoon's (6 June) Offshore Wind Market Outlook panel in London were united in foreseeing a buoyant future for the sector, as it sat "on the cusp of an energy transformation".

OWE 2017: Grid upgrades 'the biggest challenge' for offshore wind

OWE 2017: Grid upgrades 'the biggest challenge' for offshore wind

UK: Achieving significant grid upgrades and Europe-wide integration of renewables are the most important steps to secure the future success of offshore wind, Germany's state secretary for energy, Rainer Baake.

In depth

Attacks on offshore continue

FRANCE: France's fledgling offshore industry is facing yet more delays as opponents continue to challenge projects. So far, six projects are in the permitting process and a further three are planned in French waters.

Industry optimistic over offshore's future

UK: Confidence was high in London for Europe's biggest offshore event the year. Political opposition is fading as fast as costs are falling, and the industry is looking forward to sustained growth.

UK offshore wind enters the next chapter

UK: Dong Energy's Burbo Bank Extension is the first project to be commissioned after winning support in the UK's initial contracts for difference tender in 2014. David Milborrow looks at the balance sheet for this new round of offshore wind farms.

'Still some milestones ahead'

UK: Bigger turbines and the creation of a local supply chain are raising expectations for the future of offshore wind in the UK. The next step could be looking at export potential.

Fighting for wind

WORLDWIDE: Following his tenth anniversary as secretary-general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Steve Sawyer reflects on the progress wind power has made and its hopes and expectations for the future in conversation with David Weston.


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