The Australian government is delaying granting an exploration license for what could be the country's first offshore wind farm due to an "ideological hatred of renewable energy", a union has claimed.
A total of 18 bids from four developers were submitted in the New York solicitation for offshore wind projects of 800MW or more.
Fifteen people were reportedly injured, some seriously, after a crew transfer vessel (CTV) destined for the 350MW Wikinger project, collided with a cargo ship in the Baltic Sea this morning (19 February).
Last month's blockbuster Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) triple auction in Massachusetts had significant implications for the wider US offshore wind industry, Liz Burdock of the Business Network for Offshore Wind writes.
GERMANY: A German consortium has developed, tested and validated a self-aligning, lightweight, four-legged semi-submersible floating-platform concept that integrates the turbine tower. Eize de Vries highlights the technological innovations.
UK: Draft plans for the UK's next contracts for difference (CfD) budget for offshore wind point to the country staying on course for delivering 1-2GW of new capacity annually by 2030, but only just.