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BELGIUM: The head of the lobbying group for the Belgian offshore wind industry has criticised government plans for a second offshore zone, claiming it would be too crowded.
DENMARK: Following reports of a new 800MW project to be offered off the Danish coast, the country's wind industry association has called on the government to set a 3GW pipeline.
UK: The government should increase the UK's local content target from 50% by 2020 to 60%, a former energy minister has recommended.
EUROPE: Investors in new wind farms got more for their money last year as auction systems and technological advances drove down costs, according to a new report.
TAIWAN: The ministry of economic affairs (MOEA) plans to select 3.5GW of offshore projects by the end of April, and auction a further 2GW later this year, it has announced.
UK: The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) has launched a review of the UK supply chain ahead of publishing a development plan later this year.
FRANCE: A strongly worded statement by the French renewable energy association SER, the French Maritime Cluster (CMF), which represents maritime industries, and the naval industrial federation GICAN has called on the government not to "destroy" the offshore wind sector.
UNITED STATES: Demand for clean energy, digitalisation and moving away from centralised grid systems will be the growing trends in the US power market over the next five years, according to Lars Andersen, new North American president of K2 Management.
UNITED STATES: In densely populated regions such as the north-east, the proximity to major cities adds value to offshore wind projects, according to a new report.
TURKEY: Turkish energy minister Berat Albayrak unveiled plans in late February for a 1GW offshore wind project, with a tender set to be held later this year.
WORLDWIDE: Only a few years ago, wind's success was spreading into new regions across the world.
EUROPE: The zero-subsidy German offshore wind farms discussed in the July issue will be commissioned in 2024, by which time offshore-wind prices are likely to have come down and wholesale electricity prices are likely to have gone up.